Category: News

A shot at redemption

At KMCI’s annual Community Relations Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, Warden Jennifer McDermott led discussion. As part of the institution’s yearly effort to give the local community a better understanding of occurrences at the medium-security prison, Security Director Tom Pollard talked about his department’s work, while Deputy Warden Michelle Haese highlighted the educational endeavors taking place at KMCI.

Dirt finally flies for four lanes to Fondy

GREENBUSH — The first shovelfuls of dirt have been dug on State 23 for its four-lane expansion, and work started in full on Monday, May 13.

On Wednesday, May 8, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, Wis. Alongside various county, state and WisDOT officials, Governor Tony Evers was present. He delivered a speech before partaking in the ceremony.

Hemp industry blossoms, will marijuana be next?

When Abbie Testaberg married her husband, Jody, in 2010, she told him to quit his job. He had been working for a medical marijuana co-operative in California when the couple met in Wisconsin.

“I wanted him to forget what he was good at and passionate about and get a real job and we could move on with our lives,” Testaberg said.

High-tech bloodhounds unleashed

While the advancement of global positioning system (GPS) technology is a major source of convenience, it is also a cause for concern.

In March 2019, James Muns of La Crosse was arrested under several charges for allegedly stalking and harassing a woman. These charges include two counts of misuse of a GPS device: “place without consent” and “obtain information.” A GPS tracker was found on the victim’s car, where it had allegedly been placed without her knowledge.

Child welfare tops underfunding woes

SHEBOYGAN – The child welfare crisis is the greatest issue facing Sheboygan County – and should be as well for state government.

County Administrator Adam Payne made that statement in his report at the April County Board meeting and supervisors made the same case earlier in the month at their monthly breakfast meeting with local legislators.

One type of private burial allowed

KOHLER — A new ordinance prohibiting most burials of human remains on private property was enacted on March 18 at the monthly village board meeting.

Ordinance No. 2019-3 created a chapter in Kohler’s Municipal Code entitled “Disposition of Human Remains.” The chapter restricts burials on private property. One exception is noted: The burial of “a biodegradable vessel containing human ashes shall be allowed.” The burial of a nonbiodegradable vessel containing human ashes is prohibited.