KFIZ News : Friday 10/14/16

City Leaders Remember Rick Gudex

hearing more from members of the community and their reaction to the death of
State Senator Rick Gudex on Wednesday. Tom Herre, Interim President and C-E-O
of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce
worked closely with Gudex on the Fond
du Lac
City Council. Herre said that Gudex was a “role
model for public service” and that he served the City of Fond du Lac and eventually the State for “all
the right reasons”. Herre said that Gudex was “My boss and my friend” and that
he had so much more to give and that the city will miss him. Fond du Lac Fire
Chief Peter O’Leary said that Gudex will be missed on both a personal and a
professional level and that Gudex was a big supporter of the City’s Fire


US 45 at US 151 to Close Monday

State Department of Transportation has announced that US Highway 45 at US
Highway 151 in Fond du Lac will close beginning Monday morning for
approximately a month. The closure is necessary to remove the access ramps from
Highway 45 to Highway 151, work on the approaches for the overpass of US 45
over 151 and to construct the intersection with the new frontage road
connecting US 45 and the County Highway V/US Highway 151 intersection. The
detour for northbound traffic on Highway 45 will be west on County Highway B to
North on County Highway V to US 45. The southbound detour for Highway 45 will
be County Highway V south to County Highway B East to Highway 45.


Create an
Emergency Plan In Case of Fire


National Fire Prevention Week, and this year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check The
Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Along with the reminder to check
and replace smoke alarms, the importance of having an emergency plan in case of
fire is also being stressed. Division Chief of Fire Prevention for Fond du Lac Fire and
Rescue, Troy Haase says your family needs to know where to go in case of a
fire. That means knowing how to escape from your house, especially rooms on the
second floor. Haase adds that families should have a designated gathering place
where everyone should go once they have gotten out of the house.


FDL Leaf
Collection Starts Monday


City of Fond du Lac’s
annual leaf collection will begin Monday. Crews will begin collecting leaves in
the southeast section of the city and will proceed in a clockwise direction –
to the southwest, northwest and northeast section. The City’s Public Works
Department anticipates crews will complete around three sweeps through the city
this fall, weather and time permitting. Leaf collection will continue for around
seven weeks, ending on Friday, December 2nd. The City reminds
residents that leaves should be raked in rows next to the curb for collection
and that leaves should not be placed in plastic bags or in your automated
garbage collection carts. Once again this year, a map will be available on the
City’s website to track the progress collection crews have made. Go to www.fdl.wi.gov and click on “Leaf Collection
Progress Map” under “Important Notices”.


Main Flushing in FDL on Monday


City of Fond du Lac
Water Utility will begin city-wide water main flushing on Monday. Flushing will begin Monday on the northeast side of the
city, then move to the southeast section on Tuesday and Wednesday, the
southwest section of the city on Thursday and finish in the northwest section
next Friday. Flushing operations will run from
7:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. The Water Utility says residents may notice a slight
temporary discoloration of water during the hydrant flushing, but it poses no
health risk. Residents should avoid doing laundry or using automatic ice
machines until the water runs clear, and should not run water while crews are
flushing on their street.



Oshkosh Prison Stabbing


correctional officer at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution was taken to the
hospital after an inmate assaulted him with what authorities say was a
makeshift knife. The incident happened around 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, when
the 37-year-old officer was escorting a 49 year old inmate. Other prison
employees were able to subdue the inmate. The injured officer was taken to Mercy Hospital
in Oshkosh for
treatment for non-life threatening injuries to his arm. Police are recommending
charges of battery by an inmate.