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Vaccination Rule Public Hearing

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The Assembly Constitution and Ethics Committee heard from many in the community about vaccines and the importance of having parents being able to have parental authority when it comes to vaccinating their children. I am pro-vaccinations, and I am also for allowing parents, who best know their children and their genetic and environmental factors, to choose when it comes to vaccinations. Should any complications arise, it is a parent’s responsibility and not the government’s to take care of their children. Thank you to all of those that came to speak.

Coronavirus Updates

Yesterday, the State of Wisconsin declared the COVID-19 a public health emergency. DHS has been directed to use all resources necessary to respond to and contain the outbreak. This enables them to take certain steps as the lead agency responding to this public health emergency, including authorizing state funds to support local health departments with costs related to isolation and quarantine, and use of the Wisconsin National Guard.

Since yesterday morning, there are 2 confirmed cases in Fond du Lac County. The county health department sent out a press release, shown below. They are working closely with Agnesian Healthcare to address any concerns. Screening and testing sites have been created. As noted, all confirmed cases are in isolation. There is no need to panic, but continue to be cautious with your surroundings and wash your hands. For more information, please call the numbers listed on the document or visit the health department website. Stay safe and healthy!

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Women's History Month

March is Women's History month. Women have had a significantly positive impact for the world since the beginning of time and I would like to extend my appreciation for each one, especially my wife, mother, and daughters.

Although there are countless women that stand out, I wanted to recognize the historical importance of a Fond du Lac native, Kate Hamilton Pier. Raised in Fond du Lac, she went on to influence women's roles in law by getting two bills passed in Wisconsin, allowing women to act as legal assignees and female attorneys to be court commissioners. In 1891, she was later appointed to Milwaukee County Circuit Court commissioner - the first time a woman was granted a judicial appointment in the country. Most notably, Pier was the first Fond du Lac woman to vote, and she did so before the 19th Amendment was passed. Fond du Lac is lucky and thankful to have a prestigious woman to make such an impact. Thank you to all the women that make the world a better place.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I hope you all enjoy the holiday with family and friends as we start to look forward to spring! The St. Patrick's Day parade at Veterans Park on Saturday in Fond du Lac is unfortunately cancelled. Please be safe and responsible as you take the time to celebrate.

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Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, March 13 – K-9 Veterans Day
  • Saturday, March 14 – Celebrate Scientists Day
  • Sunday, March 15 – Ides of March
  • Monday, March 16 – Freedom of Information Day
  • Tuesday, March 17 –St. Patrick's Day
  • Wednesday, March 18 – Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • Thursday, March 19 – International Earth Day

For more fun and out-there holidays, visit checkiday.com, a website created by a former Fond du Lac resident!

Today in History - March 13th
  • 1781 – William Herschel saw what he thought was a "comet," but it was actually the discovery of the planet Uranus.
  • 1868 – Senate began US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial.
  • 1950 – General Motors reported net earnings of $656,434,232 (record).
  • 2005 – Bob Iger was named CEO of Walt Disney International, succeeding Michael Eisner.
  • 2014 – "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, premiered in Los Angeles.