Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports the arrest of a 40 year old Cashton woman on four counts of Possession of schedule II controlled substances, stemming from an investigation into missing Fentanyl patches from an area nursing home.
Dawn L. Frederick, age 40 of Cashton was arrested on July 5th 2013 following an investigation into reports of missing Fentanyl patches from the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin statute 961.41 (3a)(am) Possession of schedule II controlled substance, is a class I felony.
During an interview with Vernon County Investigator Mathew Sutton, Dawn Frederick admitted to taking four Fentanyl patches. Frederick had a partial patch in her possession at the time of her arrest. The theft of the Fentanyl patches occurred while Frederick was employed as the Certified Dietary Manager at Vernon Manor. Frederick will appear in court on Monday July 8, 2013.
In a part of the state where the military base is the largest employer, $500 billion in sequester cuts in 10 years for the Department of Defense, is cause for concern.
Those who operate Fort McCoy will see approximately 20 percent less in their paychecks thanks to mandated furlough days which have now begun. The civilian employees must take one furlough day every week between now and September 30th. That amounts to 11 days.
Linda Fournier, the Fort McCoy public affairs officer says that amounts to $3.7 million less spent in the area.