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Local News Briefs Saturday 8-30-14



West Nile Virus Has Arrived In FDL County


Fond du Lac County has had its first dead bird test positive for the West Nile virus. County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says they’ve tested quite a few dead birds for the mosquito-bourn illness this summer, but one sent to the state lab about two weeks ago tested positive for the virus. She says that means using mosquito repellant, long-sleeved shirts and longer pants. She says 80 percent of people never display West Nile virus symptoms even though they have the disease. She says about 1 percent of people who contract the virus can become seriously ill and it can become life threatening for them. 


Gudex Picking Up Recognition


State Senator Rick Gudex has received some recognition recently for his efforts during the past legislative session. The state lawmaker from Fond du Lac got an award from the Associated Builders and Contractor of Wisconsin for helping lift some regulations. The Tavern League gave him an award for the Brown Jug Bill, which did something about fake IDs and serving underage drinkers. The Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce or WMC also gave him awards for his pro-business voting. But one award meant more, which he says came from the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. He says they named him legislator of the year for helping out on a bill regarding pharmacist. The WMC award was given to him at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac.


Oshkosh Schools Awarded Counseling Grant


The Oshkosh Area School District has received a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant was awarded through the Elementary School Counseling Program. It will be used to enhance school counseling services for all 14 elementary schools in the Oshkosh Area School District. The grant is for a three-year period. School officials say 566 grant applications were reviewed and 41 projects were awarded including the project in Oshkosh.


MPTC Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For Eisenbahn Trail Connection


Moraine Park Technical College’s West Bend campus now has a connection to the Eisenbahn Trail. MPTC vice president of academic affairs Jim Eden says the trail runs behind their West Bend campus. He says for years students who ride their bikes have been suggested connecting the campus with the trail. He says there campus dean worked with the student government group to make it happen. The public is invited to the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, September 3rd at 11:30 a.m. There will be free refreshments, cake and prize drawings. The Eisenbahn Trail is a 25 mile trail that runs through West Bend, Kewaskum, Campbellsport and Eden.


Ripon Police Officer Butters Honored


The Ripon Common Council this past week honored Police Officer Randy Butters who retired recently after 35 years of serving the public. City Administrator Lori Rich says when Butters started there were no computers of cell phones and he’s seen a number of changes since 1979. He was also the department’s school liaison officer. Rich says although he’s retired he remains active. She says he’s a big outdoorsman and helped the Ripon High School Outdoors Club. She says he’s become more active with that and he doing more on a nationwide basis.


Office Closings


City and County offices in the area will be closed for business Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday. In Fond du Lac the Public Library and Senior Center will also be closed and transit buses will not be running. For Fond du Lac that also means trash pickup will be the following day on Tuesday along with Tuesday’s normal collection. 

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