Posted at 2 p.m. on January 4, 2020 The Brillion News Visitor restrictions are now in place at all Hospital Sisters Health System hospitals in eastern Wisconsin as a response to the increase of flu cases. Hospitals affected by the restrictions are St. Mary and St. Vincent in Green Bay, St. Nicholas in Sheboygan and St. Clare Memorial in Oconto Falls. Restrictions announced are: > No visitors under the age of 12 in inpatient areas > No visitors of any age with flu-like symptoms including fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever, vomiting or diarrhea The hospitals want to limit the number of healthy visitors to one or two per patient at a given time. These restrictions and guidelines are not in place for a pediatric patient coming to a hospital for an outpatient appointment. While these restrictions are not vastly different than existing infection prevention restrictions for visitors, the high numbers of influenza cases in area communities (including those people requiring hospitalization) have prompted the hospital group to temporarily put these restrictions in place. HSHS will send out a notification once these have been lifted. These restrictions are in place to help keep patients safe and help prevent the spread of germs, the hospitals said. The HSHS also said: > It is not too late to get a flu shot > Washing your hands frequently is one of the best ways to avoid the flu There may be exceptions based on special patient needs that allow families to be with their loved ones. These cases can be discussed with each individual patient’s care team.
Posted at 9:30 a.m. on December 11, 2019 The Brillion News TOWN OF BROTHERTOWN – The Chilton Fire Department Responded to a house fire on South Washington Road, south of Chilton, shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. The home was a total loss, despite the efforts of firefighters. There were no injuries. Cold temperatures and icy ground made it tough for firefighter, some of whom experienced falls, according to Chief Bob Schoenborn. Chilton Fire was assisted by mutual aid from the New Holstein, Kiel, St. Anna, Town of Calumet, Stockbridge, Potter, Hilbert, Town of Harrison, St. Cloud, Mt. Calvary, St. Nazianz and Collins fire department, the New Holstein EMS First Responders, Ascension Calumet Ambulance, and the Calumet County Sheriffs Department. Highway crews from the Town of Brothertown and Calumet County treated the roads to keep tanker trucks ferrying water to the fire scene. Chief Schoenborn also thanked Kwik Trip, Roepkes Village Inn and Cheers of Chilton for bringing food to firefighters.
Posted at 11:22 a.m. on September 16, 2019
The Brillion News
CLOUD NINE – The Wisconsin State Patrol plans to use aircraft and ground-based officers to watch for speeders and reckless drivers in several northeast Wisconsin counties this week.
If weather conditions are unfavorable for flying, enforcement typically proceeds using ground-based units. Traffic enforcement efforts are planned for Monday, September 16 along I-41 in Outagamie County; Tuesday, September 17 along I-41 in Winnebago County; and Friday, September 20 along I-43 in Brown County.
“We publicly announce many of these enforcement efforts to reinforce that our goal is voluntary compliance with traffic laws,” said Captain Ryan Chaffee with the State Patrol’s Northeast Region Fond du Lac Post. “Officers will be watching for speeding, tailgating or other reckless driving behaviors that risk the safety of all travelers.”
Most State Patrol aerial missions are made possible through federal funds specifically designated to support traffic law enforcement. The State Patrol analyzes data on traffic crashes and citations to identify highway corridors for enforcement efforts.
State Patrol aircraft use a timing device known as VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder) along with highway markings to determine vehicle speeds. When pilots detect speeders, aggressive or reckless drivers, they contact ground-based units to initiate a traffic stop.
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