Local News Briefs 12/21/13
United Way $93,000 Shy Of Goal
than two weeks left in their fall fundraising campaign the
Some Similarities In Factors For Fatal Snowmobile And Car Accidents
it’s just getting started
Weather Decisions For Schools Made Early As Possible
Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert at the beginning of the month reviewed the procedures for school delays and cancellations for winter weather for the school board. Sebert says they try to make those decisions as early as possible. He says they consult with the bus companies, other superintendents and their Coordinator of Facility Services John Williams before a decision is made. He says in addition to the media they get the word out through their Alert Now program, which sends out calls and emails to notify parents. Of course you can catch the latest cancellations on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ and KFIZ.com.
Salvation Army Theft
The Oshkosh Police Department is investigating the theft of a Salvation Army Red Kettle from outside the Wal-Mart Store on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at about 6:00 PM. A male subject is observed in video stills walking into the Wal-Mart Store,
Winter Is Here
Winter officially begins today, meaning motorists need to do their best being prepared for the worst. When it comes to travelling in winter storms, the best advice for motorists is to simply stay off slippery roadways if possible so highway workers can do their job. If you must travel, buckle-up, slow down, and allow extra time and following distance. If you do slide off the road – call for help, and stay buckled-up in your vehicle until emergency responders arrive. Your vehicle offers protection from the weather, and also from other vehicles that might lose control and crash into you.
$10,000 was raised in support of area food pantries thanks to attendees, donors
and sponsors of the 2013 Empty Bowls Fundraiser. The event, which was held on December 4, 2013
at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel, had over 500 people attend. The event was organized
by the Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni Group and sponsored by Agnesian HealthCare
and Associated Bank to raise awareness to hunger in our community and world and
raise money for local food pantries and shelters. This year, six area food pantries benefited
from the generosity of the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, with each receiving a check
for $1,639.00. The following food
pantries were assisted: Broken Bread, Fondy Food Pantry, Loaves & Fishes,
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