Library Welcomes Fox Lake Police Chief Jim Rohr

Join the Fox Lake’s own police chief Jim Rohr and Wisconsin non-fiction crime author John Ferak at the Fox Lake Public Library on July 26 at 1PM for Ferak’s discussion of his book Bloody Lies and Chief Rohr’s part in solving this crime of 2006.

Dodge County and Cass County, Nebraska are 500 miles apart, but they are forever linked by a chilling late night double murder similar to the events described in Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood.

The crime involved a gold ring left in an old farmhouse, terrific detective work by Chief Rohr while working for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, and the discovery of an evidence-planting scandal that sent Nebraska’s most celebrated CSI director to prison.

Chief Rohr eventually realized that the murders in rural Nebraska were committed by a pair of joyriding teenagers from Horicon, Gregory Fester and Jessica Reid.

Chief Rohr will share his insight, key recollections, and his own commentary on various aspects of the case/BLOODY LIES.

Call the Fox Lake Public Library for more information at 928-3223.

July’s Book Club Selection

mrs_lincolns-dressmaker-3_4Wisconsin author Jennifer Chiaverini’s fiction book Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker will be discussed by the Book Club on Tuesday July 22 at 6pm. It is the story of Elizabeth Keckley, who moved with her son George to Washington D.C. in 1860, where she set up a dressmaking shop. Eventually she became the dresser and close confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln. They bond over the loss of their sons. Chiaverini’s novel is historical fiction at its best.

Family Fun Night at the Horicon Marsh

Join us for the second annual Family Fun Night at the Horicon Marsh. On Tuesday, July 15th from 5-9 pm., families are invited to spend the evening at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center, which is located between the towns of Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28.

Activities will include wildlife hikes, dip netting, crafts, cookie decorating, a marsh scavenger hunt, and more. Families are welcome to pack a picnic and have dinner at the marsh. Baked goods and water will be available for purchase from the Friends of the Horicon Marsh.

This free event will be held rain or shine and includes both indoor and outdoor activities. Family Fun Night is made possible by the collaborative effort of the Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System; public libraries of Dodge, Jefferson, and Washington Counties; Wisconsin DNR and Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.