Sun Records icon Jerry Lee Lewis and Nashville star Rhiannon Giddens joined Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and other country and rock stars for the opening day of the Stagecoach music festival in Indio, California. Friday’s (April 28) lineup also featured a diverse array of performers, including Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Anderson East, the Randy Rogers... Read more »...more
The first time Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon received a song idea from Willie Nelson via a text message, it shocked him. The message was the beginning of what became “Roll Me Up,” a musical living will of sorts that ended up on Nelson’s 2012 album Heroes. “It’s the strangest thing I’ve ever done... Read more »...more
Recording Blonde on Blonde wasn’t easy starting out for Bob Dylan. The first recording date attached to the album took place in New York on Oct. 5, 1965. “Like a Rolling Stone” had hit No. 2 on Billboard over the summer and Highway 61 Revisited was just released the month prior. As remembered in Sean... Read more »...more
4/29/17 - The Columbus / Fall River community appears to like student archery. Earlier this week, the Columbus School District accepted nearly $7000 in donations in support of the "Cardinals Unlimited" fourth through twelfth grade student archery teams. Over 20 donations were received from individuals, families and businesses. Archery growth in the Columbus School District over the past five years has been faster than most students, parents and teachers had expected. Archery Coach Jen Parchem say that archery interest in public schools has grown since the early 1900's. Cardinals Unlimited will be sending a number of archers to the national competition in Kentucky next month after doing well earlier this school year in state competition.
4/29/17 - The YMCA of Dodge County will be hosting a fundraising event tonight. The theme is back to the 80’s were attendees are encouraged to wear 80’s style clothing, with an award to be giving out to the best dressed. There will also be 50/50 raffles, live and silent auctions, cash bar, appetizers, and 80’s themed entertainment. Kristen Fabisch, who works as the Financial Development Director for the YMCA, says the proceeds will help the financial assistance program. Those who cannot pay for a membership to the Y can apply for financial aid. Fabisch says pretty much anyone can be accepted into the program and with fundraising events it helps more people come to the Y. Fabisch adds that the proceeds will also help get new playground equipment. She says that supporting the Y helps kids to young adults exercise and gets them moving more. The event starts at 5:30pm tonight at the Chapel of Archangels in Beaver Dam. Tickets are available at the Y for $20 or at the door of the church. For more information you can contact Kristen Fabisch at 920-887-8811, ext. 105 or at kfabisch@theYdc.org
4/29/17 - A Beaver Dam group is working to help brighten the future of local children. The Optimists Club serves 18 non-profit agencies that have youth as their focus. Club President Margaret Theis explains some of the things their group focuses on when they recently joined us at WBEV’s Community Comment. Theis says that the club will work on fundraising efforts to help support these groups and give personal support by assisting at different events. Jeff Rehberg, who is a member of the club, says their optimist creed is what makes them different from other civic groups. He says the creed is a set of principles that guide your existence as members and acts as a source of energy. Adding that it helps you look at the world through rosy colored glasses or to see the cup half full. The Optimist Club says that they are looking for more members to join their group. There will be a membership drive this Sunday at 6pm at John’s Bar in Beaver Dam. For more information on the club you can call 920-885-5396.
4/29/17 - A 17-year-old Fond du Lac High School student has been charged for allegedly threatening to shoot up the school. According to the criminal complaint a female student heard Carlos Martinez Thursday afternoon make the threat near the door of a classroom at the end of a class. The threat apparently left the student shaken. Later Martinez was confronted about the threat in High School Principal Michelle Hagen’s office with a School Resource officer present. Martinez told them that people take things too seriously and that we “Make a big deal out of everything nowadays.” Martinez was charged in Fond du Lac County Court Friday with making terrorist threats and disorderly conduct. Cash bond was set at $500 and he was ordered not to have contact with the high school or its property. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, May 12th.
4/29/17 - There was no disruption in classes at Mayville High School yesterday following the discovery of a suspicious note. The Mayville Police Department learned Thursday night about the note found at the high school. That night, several students were interviewed by police. It was determined that a 15-year- old student wrote the note as a prank. That student was not in school yesterday. The Mayville police are working closely with the school district to fully investigate the matter. Acting Police Chief Ryan Vossekuil says he does not believe there is a credible threat to any Mayville school at this time.
4/28/17 - Dodge County residents are being warned about the dangers of heroin and methamphetamines. In his April column, Sheriff Dale Schmidt says it his goal to continue to educate the public about the drug epidemic that is taking so many lives. He says that many heroin addictions begin with the use of pain medications resulting from injuries to help deal with pain. They then find that heroin is a cheaper option than the pain pills that are available in the black market. Schmidt adds that simple economics switches someone from pain pills to heroin. Schmidt says that methamphetamines have been slowly making its way into Dodge County as an alternative to heroin and has a different type of high. It speeds up the system as opposed to slowing down the system. Schmidt adds that most users realize that their chances of overdosing are much slimmer but it greatly reduces their quality of life in the long run and makes them more dangerous to law enforcement because they can become more aggressive. Schmidt writes in his article at this is not simply a law enforcement problem, but a community problem and that it will take help of everyone to combat these issues.