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The Fond du Lac County Public
Health Officer says local health care providers have been alerted
following an announcement last week of a salmonella outbreak in the
Midwest. State health officials say 10 cases in three states,
eight in Minnesota and one each in Wisconsin and Oklahoma have been
linked to two multi-state Salmonella outbreaks. Fond du
Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says so far there have
been no reported cases of salmonella linked to this outbreak in the
Fond du Lac area.
FINAL NUMBERS ARE OVER A HALF-MILLION PEOPLE
final numbers are in, and over a half-million people walker through
the gates at E-A-A’s AirVenture last week in Oshkosh. Spokesman
Dick Knapinski says many things came together this year to provide
an excellent event for everyone.
He says perfect weather, variety and depth of exhibits,
aircraft demonstrations, and a rebounding economy all helped bring
in hundreds of thousands of people.
Knapinski says the attendance was around their initial
estimate of 550-thousand, an increase of two-percent from last year.
It could be the highest attendance in a decade. Knapinski
says aviation fans from 80 countries were at the week-long show this
DU LAC COUNTY WELL WATER SURVEY TO BE MAILED OUT
survey about well water will soon be mailed to randomly selected
rural residents in Fond du Lac County. Community, Natural Resources, and Economic Development
Educator with UW-Extension Diana Hammer Tscheschlok says the survey
is asking the public how they are doing in regards to educations
programming about well water. Tscheschlok
says the results will be used to evaluate the county’s programming
for rural residential well owners.
The Fond du Lac County Health Department, Code Enforcement,
Land Conservation, and UW-Extension departments have worked together
to offer many resources, like township-wide testing programs,
monitor septic systems and operate the drinking water testing lab.
People who return the survey by the deadline will be entered
into a drawing to win a free well water test.
If you have any questions about the survey, call 920-929-3173
or online at fonddulac.uwex.edu
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State Approves Its First Hospital Sale To For-Profit Firm
(Watertown, WI) -- In a first for Wisconsin, the majority of a
non-profit medical system will be sold to a profit-making business.
The state Justice Department has agreed to let Life-Point Health buy
80-percent of the Watertown Regional Medical Center in a for-profit
joint venture. State law required the review. Watertown will get
30-million dollars from Life-Point, plus the right to buy
two-million dollars of Life-Point stock at a pre-set price in the
future. Watertown will use the proceeds for a foundation that will
keep a 20-percent share in its health system. The fund is expected
to have over 40-million dollars after Watertown's long-term debt is
paid off. Life-Point is based in Brentwood Tennessee. It runs almost
70 hospitals in almost two dozen states. The Watertown Regional
Medical agreement was first announced last fall. It's expected to be
finalized in the next two months.
$34 Million Embezzler Gets Her Sentence Chopped Again
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Milwaukee business embezzler Sue Sachdeva (satch-dee'-vuh)
will be freed from prison in 2017. Federal Judge Lynn Adelman (ay'-dle-man)
agreed yesterday to chop her sentence by another 33 months. That
will give her a total of just over eight years behind bars. The
51-year-old Sachdeva was originally sentenced to eleven years for
embezzling 34-million dollars from Milwaukee's Koss headphone
manufacturer. She previously had two-and-a-half years taken off her
term for good behavior. Attorneys on both sides say she deserves
another break, for helping convict two men who stole property bought
with the money she embezzled. Sachdeva used the money for stylish
clothing and jewelry, expensive vacations, and an upscale home in
Milwaukee Tannery Faces $169,000 OSHA Fine
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Nineteen safety violations are being levied
against a Milwaukee tannery where an employee was killed in
February. The U-S Occupational Safety and Health Administration has
recommended a 169-thousand-dollar fine for D-R Diedrich and Company.
The agency inspected the plant after 59-year-old Juan Gonzalez died.
Authorities said he was inspecting a bearing on a large machine when
its 15-hundred pound roller disengaged and hit him in the head.
Officials said the company did follow proper safety procedures on
the machine in question. OSHA said one of the 19 violations was
willful. The firm still faces a reduced 60-thousand dollars fine
from a 2009 death at the same tannery.
Two Loons Saved After Anglers Snared Them
(Rhinelander, WI) -- Two loons have been saved after anglers snared
them in a northern Wisconsin lake in the space of a month. Both
loons were injured on Two Sisters Lake near Rhinelander in the
Oneida County town of Newbold. Mark Naniot (nan'-ee-ot) of the Wild
Instincts rehab facility near Rhinelander said a hook was pulled
from the mouth of a male loon that hatched chicks the same day. The
second loon was spotted by kayakers who cut a fishing line -- but
there was still a hook in the female's leg that caused difficulties.
Naniot said he also tried saving two other loons snagged by anglers
recently, but one died from starvation due to a fishing line wrapped
around its bill. Wisconsin had around four-thousand loons in 2010. A
new count was taken earlier this month.
(Thanks Ken Krall, WXPR, Rhinelander)
Winning Lottery Numbers
(Madison, WI) -- Here are Thursday's winning Wisconsin Lottery
numbers: Five-Card Cash; 5-diamonds, Q-hearts, J-diamonds, Q-clubs,
10-clubs -- Supercash; 3-7-8-20-23-33, No Doubler -- Pick-3; 4-7-9
-- Pick-4; 3-6-4-9 -- Badger-5; 15-21-29-30-31.