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3:18 PM, Oct. 9, 2013  |  Comments
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Incident at dog park leaves officer, canine wounded

A dog bit a De Pere police officer in the ankle and the dog was grazed by a bullet fired by the officer in an incident at De Pere Dog Park on the city's west side Tuesday morning, Oct. 8.

An officer was investigating an unoccupied vehicle at the park at 1400 Biotech Way around 6:50 a.m. The officer entered the park to try to find the owner and announced his presence without response, according to the De Pere Police Department.

While walking on a trail, the officer was confronted by a dog charging at him out of the woods in an "aggressive manner," police said. The officer backed away from the dog until he couldn't back up further.

Another dog he didn't see bit his ankle and charged at him, jumping at his face in what the officer thought was an attempt to bite him again, police said.

The officer fired his handgun at the dog that bit him, grazing it in the cheek. Both dogs retreated, and their owner was located in the park.

The officer sustained what was described as a minor injury from the bite. The dog that was grazed was taken to a veterinarian by its owner for treatment.

Winter storage available at fairgrounds

Brown County Park Management is providing storage at Brown County Fairgrounds in De Pere for those seeking a place to store their boat, trailer and/or motor home for the winter.

The fairgrounds park staff will accept items until the storage facility is filled on these dates: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Storage will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees will be collected when items are brought in.

Pricing information can be found online at www.browncountyparks.org or by calling the Brown County Park Management office at (920) 448-4466.

All boat motors must have a 6-inch clearance from the floor to be accepted, and a Wisconsin Boater's Registration Card is necessary to verify boat length.

Those who store items at the fairgrounds won't have access to them until the spring removal. The spring-removal dates are Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13. A $10 fee will be charged per day for items that aren't removed by April 13.

Brown County Fairgrounds is located at 1500 Fort Howard Ave.

Costco plans opening in Bellevue on Oct. 17

Specialty retailer Costco announced it will open its new membership warehouse store in Bellevue at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.

The 148,000-square-foot warehouse is located at 2355 Costco Way between Monroe and Lime Kiln roads off Wisconsin 172.

This will be the fifth Costco warehouse in Wisconsin, according to the state of Washington-based company.

The Bellevue store will offer quality, name-brand and private-label merchandise at incredible values. The new location will feature a variety of convenient specialty departments, including a gas station, a fresh bakery, fresh meat, fresh produce, a fresh deli with rotisserie chicken, an optical department, 1-hour photo, a pharmacy, a tire center, a hearing-aid center, a food court, and fine wine and liquor.

Bank to hold fundraiser for nonprofit

Employees of Nicolet National Bank in Bellevue will hold a Brat and Burger Fry for Spare Key from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the bank location, which is located in front of Target and Copps on Lime Kiln Road.

The Spare Key nonprofit provides rental and housing payments to families with seriously ill or critically injured children in the hospital.

County farm bureau meeting next week

Members of the Brown County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Legends Brewhouse & Eatery of De Pere, 875 Heritage Road.

All farm bureau members are encouraged to attend the meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. The county's voting delegates for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells in December also will be selected.

For more information, call Kimberly Rusch at (866) 355-7345.

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