New Holstein Mayor Jeff Hebl unveiled a plan at last Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Committee of the Whole which would consolidate the New Holstein Police Department into the Calumet County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

No action was taken on the proposal which was made in front of dozens of city taxpayers—all wearing masks—who filled the Community Center.

“There’s a lot of anxiety in this room right now—I completely get it,” Mayor Hebl said as he began the presentation and discussion. He quickly added that he needed to dispel a rumor in light of events happening around the country. “We are not defunding,” he said.

(Please see the September 10 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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