Waupaca County Sheriff Arrest Three Individuals In Drug Investigation

In a Press Release from Waupaca County Sheriff:

Photo Courtesy of Waupaca County Sheriff

WAUPACA – Attorney General J.B. VanHollen and Waupaca County Sheriff Brad Hardel have announced sheriff’s office investigators and special agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), with assistance from Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force members, as well as New London Police Department and Clintonville Police Department, have arrested three individuals as part of a multi-jurisdictional marijuana trafficking investigation, which has been ongoing for the last several months.

On Wednesday, October 30, 2014, DCI special agents, Sheriff’s office SWAT team and investigators executed search warrants at two residences in the rural Clintonville area. The residences located on Behnke Road resulted in the recovery of over 56 pounds of harvested marijuana plants and many harvested marijuana buds found drying in outbuildings on the property. Additional stalks of recently harvested plants were found, along with computers digital media, cellular telephones, drug paraphernalia and related documents.

The Marijuana has an estimated street value in excess of $140,000.00.

As a result of the search warrants, the following individuals were arrested and booked into the Waupaca County Jail with charges pending:
Allan J. Schubert, of Clintonville, DOB 10/21/1961
Lynn M. Koszuta, of Clintonville, DOB 11/04/1966
Thomas C. Boldig, of Clintonville, DOB 01/21/1963

Tentative charges could include Manufacture/Delivery THC(>10,000g), Possession With Intent to Deliver THC (>10,000g), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintain Drug Trafficking Place. Further information will be made available through the filing of criminal complaints by the Waupaca County District Attorney.

Defendants enjoy the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.

A drunken driving arrest or crash on Halloween could be the ultimate horror story

With Halloween celebrated on a Friday this year, law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for drunken drivers this weekend.

 

“Halloween not only is a time for kids to trick or treat, it’s also a night of partying for adults, especially when the holiday falls on a weekend. Unfortunately, some adults don’t celebrate responsibly and choose to get behind the wheel while impaired,” says David Pabst, director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Transportation Safety.

 

Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes on Halloween in Wisconsin. In 2008, the last year when Halloween was on a Friday, five people were killed, according to WisDOT.

 

“This year, if you designate a sober driver before you celebrate and don’t let your friends drive if they’re impaired, we could attain zero traffic deaths on Halloween,” says Pabst.

 

To help combat drunken driving, WisDOT has recently updated and added new features to its free “Zero In Wisconsin Drive Sober” mobile app. This app includes a find-a-ride feature that uses a smart phone’s GPS system to locate alternative transportation, a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and interactive games to help determine whether someone should give up their car keys. Since its launch in March 2013, nearly 58,000 people have downloaded the app. The app can be downloaded for free by visiting Zero in Wisconsin online (www.zeroinwisconsin.gov).

 

WisDOT also offers the following advice for a fun and safe Halloween:

·         If you’re feeling buzzed, you probably are over the 0.08 (alcohol concentration) limit and should not drive. Take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

·         Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. (Visit www.tlw.org for more information).

·         If you see a drunken driver, call 911 immediately.

Clintonville Finance Committee works closer to a budget…

Clintonville Finance committee met Tuesday evening 10-28-14 to continue working toward a solution to balance the budget. (See Handouts Below) All committee members were present. Council members were also on hand and the only one missing was newly appointed Alderperson District 3 Amy Steenbock. The meeting lasted 3 hours many residents left during the meeting due to the length. Brad Rokus and James Beggs spoke during the citizens forum. (See Video Recording Below).

VIDEO FROM THE MEETING

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Marion Landing Zone Medical Call 10-28-14

Marion Ambulance requested a Landing Zone at the Marion Wayside at around 9:15 AM Tuesday morning as they were paged to a medical call in the Township of Grant. Marion Fire Department was paged to assist. Marion Police Department also assisted.

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Seymour Thunder Dominate Oconto Falls Panthers

MATCH SCORES:

Match #1 Seymour 25   Oconto Falls 18

Match #2 Seymour 25 Oconto Falls  17

Match #3 Seymour 25 Oconto Falls  13

Seymour will advance to play Notre Dame  Saturday evening @ 7:00PM  @ Notre Dame

Video From The Action By Timothy Zilch

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Pre-Game Interview with Oconto Falls Head Coach Rochell Otto
Pre-Game Interview with Seymour Head Coach Laura Trautmann
Post-Game Interview Seymour Senior Michelle Wenninger
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Pictures From Tonights Game: (Click on Pictures for a Larger View)

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Clintonville Budget and Personnel Issues

The Finance Committee was able to come from $425,063.00 down to $234,914.00. The Finance Committee will meet again Tuesday October  28th 2014 at 4:00pm to hopefully come up with the  negative $234,914.00. Here is the video from the Tuesday October 21st 2014 Finance Committee meeting..

VIDEO FROM: Tuesday October 21st 2014 Finance Committee meeting

VIDEO FROM: Tuesday October 21st 2014 Personnel Committee Meeting

Marion Fire Department Training 10-18-14

The Marion Area Fire Department along with Clintonville Area Ambulance and Medevac out of Wausau held a joint training at the Marion Athletic Park Saturday morning.  Checkout the Video and Pictures.

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NEWS UPDATE: Clintonville Hires Interim City Administrator

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Clintonville – Tuesday Evening City Council members approved the “Interim” hiring  of  former Little Chute Administrator Chuck Kell effective Monday October 21st 2014. WGWI sent an information request to Clintonville  Clerk-Treasurer Peggy Johnson  on wages of Chuck and in a reply Johnson informed WGWI Chuck will be paid $75.00 per hour. WGWI did some background on Chuck and here is what we found: 

 

Appleton Post-Crescent May 23, 2012 Little Chute Administrator Chuck Kell’s future on agenda

Source: http://archive.postcrescent.com/article/20120523/APC0101/305230066/Little-Chute-Administrator-Chuck-Kell-s-future-agenda

LITTLE CHUTE — For the sixth time in two months, the Village Board will meet behind closed doors today to discuss the employment of Administrator Chuck Kell.

Meeting records show the board first convened in closed session on March 22 to discuss Kell’s employment. Meeting agendas have described the discussions as a “performance evaluation of the Village Administrator.”

The board has taken no action since March and Wednesday’s agenda says no action will be taken once the board returns to open session.

Village President Michael Vanden Berg would not comment on what’s being discussed or what actions the board could take once the ongoing meetings conclude. Trustees Jim Hietpas, Larry Van Lankvelt and Tammy Frassetto also would not comment on the closed session proceedings.

Other village trustees could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

Clerk Vicki Schneider said in her experience, the only action she’s seen from a closed session meeting on a performance evaluation is a salary increase.

According to village code, the board is in charge of setting the administrator’s salary. The board also can remove the administrator from office by a two-thirds vote.

Chuck Kell currently earns $105,560 annually. Before his appointment in November 2005, he served as director of planning and zoning for Portage County and was the president of the Village of Whiting for three terms.

Earlier this year, Kell was named a finalist for the administrator post in the Village of Weston, a community just outside of Wausau. He was part of the village’s top five picks, but was turned down last month when community leaders decided on another applicant.

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Stevens Point City-Times February 8, 2012 Former Whiting Chief Chuck Kell: “My Conscious is Clear”
Source: http://spcitytimes.com/?p=554

by Brandi Makuski, City- Times Editor

Chuck Kell has had a lot of fingers pointed his way.
Kell, former Village of Whiting President who also served as Portage County Planning & Zoning Coordinator, said his hands are clean in the McDill Pond debacle that began last June, when the water was drawn down to a mere 10 inches after crews discovered a leak in the dam. Recent inspections by engineers have uncovered improper procedures were used during the 1999 dam construction, but Kell said his actions were by-the-book. “I didn’t have anything to do with the design or the construction,” Kell said. “I would have expected the DNR to have address that before the project was built.”

Kell left the Village of Whiting in 2005 for what he called “career advancement” to take a job as Village Administrator in Little Chute, WI. According to Kell, his role was an administrative one, which involved completing and filing permits for rebuilding the dam. The improvement project was a hybrid one performed jointly by both DOT and county forces when the highway- and hence the bridge- was widened.

Kell said he knew the village had lots of experience with the old dam, but hired a consultant to help see the new project through. Even so, he says a subcontractor with dam expertise was needed. He also said he couldn’t remember names of the hired parties. “As for how it was actually built, I honestly couldn’t tell you if the village looked at that.”

He would have expected frequent and thorough inspections from both the DOT and DNR. “Whether the dam was inspected adequately, I couldn’t tell you; that’s all in the hands of the DOT.” Kell said he’s picked up “bits and pieces” of the current situation from online media.

“The way I see it, it sounds like there was a design flaw in the plans.”
Kell said any number of people should have noticed the problems, from the construction firm that was hired to the sewage treatment plant employees.
“But the plans were approved by the village, so in my mind, if there was an issue, I would lay it on the engineering firm,” he said. He also added his conscious is clear.
“I’d been in the village for 25 years, and I felt I did as much as I could for the county,” he said.

Clintonville Fire Call 10-15-14 Midtown Laundry

Clintonville Fire Department was paged to Midtown Laundry 9 11th Street Wednesday afternoon just before 3:00PM for a reported smoke coming from a machine. Bystanders on scene said it smelt like a belt was hot and they could smell rubber. No injuries were reported.

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