KFIZ News Friday 1/20/17

Woman Injured In Accident Near Plymouth

Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say a 20-year-old woman was trapped inside her vehicle after it hit a patch of black ice on County Highway P and went off the road Wednesday night. She was heading south on the highway west of Plymouth when she lost control and her vehicle went off the road and hit a tree. She was taken to Aurora Medical Center to be treated for her injuries.

Jackson Mans Arraignment Rescheduled

An arraignment for the 22-year-old Jackson man facing a reckless homicide and other charges for a fatal multi-vehicle accident in Washington County has been rescheduled for next month. Dylan Hodgson was supposed to be arraigned this week, but that arraignment has been rescheduled for February 15th.  Sixty-year-old Cynthia Patrick was killed in the July 19th accident on Highway 60 when Hodgson lost control of his vehicle trying to pass two others. Hodgson is being held in the Washington County Jail on a $15,000 cash bond. 

Idaho Trucker Charged For Beaver Dam Burglary

Bond was set at $50,000 cash for an Idaho truck driver suspected of breaking in to the Fleet Farm Store in Beaver Dam. Paul Henderson was charged in Dodge County Court this week. A break in at the store on North Spring Street set off multiple alarms Tuesday. Police say a chainsaw worth $400 was taken. Henderson was previously convicted of burglary in another state. In Dodge County Court he’s facing burglary, theft, and felon in possession of a firearm charges. His preliminary hearing is next Thursday.

FDL Literacy Program Gets Big Portion Of Yearly Funding From The United Way

Fond du Lac Literacy is one of the 26 agencies that depend on United Way funding. Coordinator Jen Mattice says they get a big portion of their funding from the Fond du Lac Area United Way. She says in 2016 they got 30 to 35 percent of their funding from the United Way campaign. She says there are a lot of programs that would not happen without that funding. She says that includes the 211 resources, tutor and student referrals. She says without that funding it would be hard for their program to make it another year. As for the literacy program it teaches about 75 to 80 adults to read every year.

DFC Teams With Problem Gambling Council For 5K Run Walk

Drug Free Communities and the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling are teaming up for a fundraising run. Fond du Lac Police Officer Erik Foster says Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County says the run will raise awareness for both groups, but is also a fundraiser. The 5K Run/Walk is April 8th at Lakeside Park. He says Drug Free Communities is known for its efforts combating opioid abuse, prescription drug abuse, alcohol abuse and other efforts. The run on April 8th will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., a Kids 100 yard run at 10 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk after that. Foster says to pre-register visit the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling website.

MPTC Students Complete CAN Boot Camp

A group of Moraine Park Technical College students completed a Certified Nursing Assistant program during a boot camp over the winter break. Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald says they completed in less than half the time what normally takes eight weeks to do. She says they managed the accelerated program in three weeks. She says it is a program required of everyone going into the health care field. She says whether it is a doctor or nurse or other technician in the medical field you need a CNA completion during some point in your career. She says they held graduation or completion ceremonies this week at bother their Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses.

Scholarship Opportunities Available Through UW FDL Foundation

The deadline to apply for scholarship funding through the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation is March 31. During the current academic year, 43 students at the university have been awarded more than $38,000 in UW-Fond du Lac Foundation scholarships.  Scholarship applications and information can be found at the UW-Fond du Lac website or by calling the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation at 920-929-1335. On Thursday, March 30, UW-Fond du Lac is hosting its fifth annual Corks & Forks to raise money for scholarships.