KFIZ News 8/12/16

East Scott Street Closing Announced

Fond du Lac’s Department of Public Works tells us East Scott Street will be closed between Taft Street and Wettstein Avenue.  The street will be closed next Monday and may remain closed for the week.  Scott Street will be closed to allow for maintenance work to be performed on the bridge deck over DeNeveu Creek.  Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route as there will not be a signed detour.

Ripon Common Council Special Meeting

Ripon’s Common Council will hold a special meeting today to consider loaning $60,000 to Ernessi Organics from the City’s revolving loan fund. That’s half of what the company needs to expand. The company grows leafy produce for grocery stores and restaurants. Among those it supplies are 13 Festival Food locations, Webster’s Market Place in Ripon, and the Green Lake Crossroads Market.

Fuel Supplier Begins Expansion Projects In Dodge County

Flint Hills Resources, which supplies about a third of the gasoline and fuel used in Wisconsin, has begun its $27 million expansion of two fuel terminals in Dodge County. The project in Waupun is just starting. It is expected to more than double the loading capacity of the two-bay terminal with the addition of three new bays. A fifth loading bay is also being added in Junction City and that work is already underway. That project will be completed this fall and the one in Waupun in the fall of next year. Together the projects will give Flint Hills the capability to supply at least an additional 27,000 barrels per day of product volume to central Wisconsin markets.

Manitowoc Cranes Closing Facility In Manitowoc

About 528 employees of Manitowoc Cranes in Manitowoc will be affected by the moving of some of its crane operations to Pennsylvania. The company announced its plans earlier this week to close the crane manufacturing facility. The state’s Department of Workforce Development Wednesday issued a mass layoff notice confirming the closing. Layoffs will be done in stages beginning this year and will be completed by mid-2017.  The company will keep its headquarters, crane product engineering, and crane support functions in Manitowoc.

Correctional Officers Needed

The State Corrections Department is recruiting those interested in correctional officer jobs at Columbia Correctional, Fox Lake Correctional, and Waupun Correctional Institutions. To apply for a correctional officer position, candidates can visit the state employment website, create a user account, and search announcement code 16-02248 to complete an application. Candidates can complete an application on the website and will receive a call to schedule an interview.

Pacesetters Important In FDL Area United Way Fundraising Efforts

Pacesetters for the Fond du Lac Area United Way have already begun their efforts for this fall’s campaign. Society Insurance is the lead pacesetter for the campaign. United Way Executive Director Amber Kilawee announced the junior-pacesetter recently on KFIZ. She says Fox Valley Savings Bank will serve in that capacity. She says this year’s campaign goal is $760,000. Tracy Scheider of Society Insurance says they have already held a Nacho Day, sold Sundaes and root beer floats, and are having a silent auction for gift baskets to raise money for the United Way. They also planned a Hawaiian Day. Kilawee says they will announce how much the pacesetters have raised so far during Fondue Fest, which will be on Saturday, September 10th in Downtown Fond du Lac.