RIB MOUNTAIN - A Wisconsin State Patrol Captain wants to know, who's ready to report for duty? The department is looking for new cadets. But recruitment and training is no easy task. "[It's] very hard to find qualified candidates. It's a struggle," said Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Adrian Logan. Captain Logan wants five people to answer the call.
The department's looking for new cadets who'll train to become state troopers. However, the process of finding the right candidate is no easy task and takes dedication from both sides. "It's a very extensive process," said Logan. After passing a background check and interview, candidates will go through 12 weeks of field training, 26 weeks of training with an officer, then a yearlong probation period. "You've got to be committed to it," said Logan. The dedication for the role doesn't stop there.
"Even when you're off duty, you're on duty," said Logan. While on duty Logan said the role calls for a person with character. "You have to be honest and truthful that's what we tell all the cadets," said Logan. This class of cadets will bring troopers back to counties like Oneida, Price, Forest and Florence. They have been without troopers for more than half a year.
You have to be at least 18 years old and have at least 36 college credits in any field to apply. Applications are due March 25th and training starts in September. For more information on how to apply head to wis.gov online and search cadets.
ARBOR VITAE - You won't find Neal Anderson where he'd like to be this time of year: on a lake. Instead, he mainly stuck in the shop taking out his frustrations on cedar boards with a saw.
"This is where you get the meaning of the term 'pier pressure,'" Anderson said.
The Northland Docks owner traditionally likes to have his team wearing waders and putting docks in on area lakes this week, but with more than a foot of ice still on many lakes, they're pretty much stuck on shore.
WAUPUN - The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun.
Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age. DNA testing can determine eye, skin and hair color, as well as genetic ancestry and face shape.
WASHINGTON D.C. - 33 Korean War Era veterans, 50 Vietnam Era veterans, and 5 World War II Era veterans boarded the 31st Never Forgotten Honor Flight Monday morning.
"[It's] unbelievable what's going on," said one veteran.
Flight #8651 left Central Wisconsin Airport Monday morning for Reagan National Airport. From there, police escorts led buses filled with veterans from around north central Wisconsin to visit memorials in Washington D.C. They visited Korean, Vietnam, and Lincoln Memorials.
CRANDON - Former Crandon School Board President Brian Tupper has resigned from the board, effective early Tuesday morning.
The board voted Tupper out as president at a meeting Monday night. Within hours, he submitted his resignation from the board. The board had selected Jeff Ackley Jr. as its president and Glen Pfeifer as its vice president on Monday.
The move leaves the district with a new school board president, no permanent middle/high school principal, and no working superintendent.
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