Posted at 12:25 on January 1, 2020 The Brillion News WRIGHTSTOWN – At 1:47 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the Wrightstown Police Department, Wrightstown Fire Department and County Rescue were dispatched to the area of Louise Drive in the Village of Wrightstown for a one-vehicle accident – with the vehicle on fire. The initial report from the driver of the vehicle advised witnesses that her children were in the vehicle. That information was relayed to the Brown County 911 Center, which notified emergency responders. Wrightstown Police Chief Greg Deike said the first officers on scene arrived to find the vehicle completely engulfed in fire. They tried to get to the vehicle to rescue anyone trapped in it, but were turned back by the flames. The driver and witnesses were located in a nearby building where the driver’s injuries were tended to by EMS personnel. During the initial interview with the driver, it was determined that there were no children in the vehicle and the driver had been the only occupant. The female driver was transported to the hospital due to her injuries. She was treated and later booked into the Brown County Jail on suspicion of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated.
Posted at 11:45 a.m. on December 19, 2019 The Brillion News WRIGHTSTOWN – In unanimous votes on Wednesday evening, December 18, the Wrightstown Community School District Board of Education approved two companion motions that set a referendum vote for the April 7, 2020, general election. At issue is a $28.7 million proposal for additions to the elementary school, a small addition to the middle school building, infrastructure upgrades at all three schools, and campus security upgrades. The question is a “not to exceed” request. The actual final designs for the proposed capital investments have not been established. Superintendent Carla Buboltz said the district will be running a comprehensive information campaign, but it cannot ask for a “yes” vote by district electors. The April 7 election also features county board and municipal elections, as well as the state’s presidential preference primary. It is expected to draw a heavy voter turnout. The district includes all or portions of the Village of Wrightstown and the towns of Brillion, Kaukauna, Morrison, Holland, Wrightstown, Rockland and Lawrence. A complete story on the school board’s decision will be featured in the December 26 print edition of THE BRILLION NEWS.
Posted at 2 p.m. on November 21, 2019 The Brillion News GREEN BAY – At the end of a hearing in Brown County Circuit Court on Thursday, November 21, Judge John Zakowski ruled that the petitioners behind the initiative to incorporate Greenleaf as a village had met all the legal requirements for the matter to go forward to a study and hearing by the state Department of Administration. Also at the hearing, the Village of Wrightstown asked to be officially listed as an “interested party” in the process, and Zakowski granted that request. The Village of Wrightstown’s attorney, Robert Gagan, argued that the Greenleaf group – which the village feels is really the Town of Wrightstown – wants to incorporate Greenleaf, then annex the rest of the Town of Wrightstown, essentially surrounding the Village of Wrightstown on three sides and blocking it from expanding. A COMPLETE REPORT ON THE HEARING BEFORE JUDGE ZAKOWSKI WILL BE FEATURED IN THE NOVEMBER 28 PRINT EDITION OF THE BRILLION NEWS. THE BRILLION NEWS IS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF BOTH THE TOWN OF WRIGHTSTOWN AND THE VILLAGE OF WRIGHTSTOWN.