Saturday, October 20, 2018

Journey Together Service Dog, Inc. and its unique prison dog program

In this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour chatting with Pam Schubert, board member; Jenny Dubie, vice-president; and Brenda Cirricione, president of Journey Together Service Dog, Inc. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization in Oshkosh, WI, whose mission is to "provide highly trained service dogs to people diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dogs are placed at no charge with qualified Wisconsin residents."
Journey Together has developed a unique prison dog program with the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, whereby dogs in training reside at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution. According to their website "Inmates apply to become dog handlers. Those accepted into the program volunteer their time to provide care and training of the dogs. Community volunteers also play key roles in the program. Some go into the prison to instruct training classes for the Inmates. Others take dogs on trips in public so that the dogs can gain the experience essential for them to be service dogs for individuals that have been diagnosed with PTSD."
The prison dog program was discussed in-depth during the show. The women also explained the differences between service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals. As an added bonus, the women brought three dogs - Patton, Midnight, and Yates - who are currently in training, and they demonstrated the kinds of things they can do for the people they are eventually matched with.
This organization provides a tremendous service to people suffering from PTSD, as well as to the inmates who are dedicated to working with and training these dogs. You can learn more about Journey Together at And you can see the show in its entirety here or by following this link:

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh on the Radio visits with folks from the local library and museum

An Episode of Eye on Oshkosh on the Radio was recorded on Monday, Oct. 8 featuring guests from the Oshkosh Public Library and the Oshkosh Public Museum. You’ll want to check out this hour-long radio program to get all the latest information of what’s going on at both the library and museum, including their holiday programming, some of which is getting underway now, in advance of Halloween. 
The program will run for two weeks beginning on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. Eye on Oshkosh on the Radio airs on Wednesdays at 5 pm and Saturdays at 8 pm. Tune in to WOCT, 101.9 FM directly on your “dial,” or listen to it on the TuneIn Radio app on your Smart Phone.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Oshkosh Area Humane Society - taped 10-4-18

In this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Joni Geiger and Cheryl Rosenthal from the Oshkosh Area Humane Society about a variety of shelter subjects and animal protection and welfare in general. Among the topics discussed were how the most recent annual Walk for
the Animals went and how much money was raised for the shelter’s medical fund; the need for a new van for transporting animals and how you can help with that need; a new low-cost spay/neuter program for cats; the church’s Pet Food Pantry; a new adoption venue the shelter tried; and other general ways to keep your pets safe, especially if they go missing. The show can be seen here or by
clicking on this link:

Friday, October 05, 2018

Wisconsin State Patrol Law of the Month for October 2018

Headlights help motorists see what’s ahead - and allow other travelers to see you

Fall is a time of year when hours of daylight grow shorter and weather conditions like fog can create challenges for motorists. The Wisconsin State Patrol’s October Law of the Month covers laws and safety tips on proper vehicle lighting.
“Keeping all lights on your vehicle clean and functioning properly allows drivers to see what’s ahead and will help ensure that other travelers can see you,” Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Ryan Chaffee of the Northeast Region/Fond du Lac Post said. “It’s also a good idea to clean the outside and inside of your vehicle’s windows to help enhance vision and reduce glare.”
  • State law requires drivers to use headlights during hours of darkness - defined as the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise - and all other times when there is insufficient natural light to clearly see a person or vehicle 500 feet away (equivalent to about one-and-a-half football fields). Driving with defective vehicle lights can result in a warning from law enforcement requiring vehicle owners to complete needed repairs within a specified time frame. State law (347.06) provides for a citation of $163 and assessment of three demerit points for operating a motor vehicle without required lamps lighted.
  •  State law (347.12) requires drivers to dim their headlights whenever approaching or following within 500 feet of another vehicle.
  • In 2016, state law was revised to require headlight use any time that weather conditions (such as fog, rain or snow) make it difficult to discern objects 500 feet away.
 “Many modern vehicles have an automatic headlight setting that functions well in most driving scenarios,” Captain Chaffee said. “But, when in doubt, it’s a good idea to simply click on your vehicle’s low beam headlights.”