KFIZ News Headlines : Saturday, 4/22/17

Title One Schools of Recognition

Several local schools received Title One Schools of Recognition
Honors from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction this week. In the Fond du Lac School District,
Waters Elementary
was named a High Progress school, while both Chegwin
Elementary and Sabish
Middle School
were named
“Beating the Odds” schools by the DPI. High Progress Schools are those that
fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing a growth in reading and
math. Beating the Odds schools are in the top 25 percent of high poverty
schools in the state and have above-average achievement in reading and math. Oakfield Elementary School
was named a High-Achieving and High
Progress School

by the DPI. These schools are among 178 schools across the state recognized for
high achievement in educating students from low-income families. An awards
ceremony for the schools will be held at the State Capitol on May 1st.

Oshkosh Meth Arrests

A man and a woman from Oshkosh are
facing charges after authorities recovered meth at a home in Oshkosh. Investigators with the Oshkosh
Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s
Department Drug Unit conducted a search at a home in the 1,000 block of Jefferson Street
after an investigation. There, authorities recovered just under a quarter pound
of methamphetamine, which has an approximate street value of ten-thousand
dollars.  A 48 year old woman and a 30
year old man were arrested at the home and taken to the Winnebago County Jail.
Both are face charges of possession with intent to deliver meth and maintaining
a drug dwelling. The 30 year old man also had an outstanding warrant.

Butter Inspection Battle

(WRN) An Ohio
butter maker is challenging Wisconsin‘s
1953 law that requires all butter sold in the state to be inspected and graded
by approved inspectors. Minerva Dairy has filed suit in U-S District Court in Madison, claiming the law is unconstitutional because it
tries to protect Wisconsin‘s
larger dairies. Minerva says most butter sold in the U-S is ungraded, and Wisconsin just recently
began enforcing its long running ban on such products. The Wisconsin Ag
Connection says a creamery in Sheboygan
found a loophole in the law not long ago, by unpacking imported butter and
having certified inspectors check out the product before selling it.

FTC Top Frauds

The Federal Trade Commission recently released its list of the top
frauds of 2016, and for the first time, Imposter Scams passed Identity Theft to
become the second most common category of consumer complaints. Frank Frassetto
from the Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection says that
should come as no surprise to people living in Wisconsin. He says that’s because we have
received an abundance of those types of scams, from the government imposter
scams, medical alerts to tech support scams and they just keep on coming.  Frassetto says reports of identity theft have
leveled off a bit, but the FTC still received three million reports of ID theft
in 2016. He says 75 percent of those ID theft cases are related to tax identity

Grothman to Hold Open House in
FDL Monday

Congressman Glenn Grothman is
hosting an open house at his new Fond
du Lac
office on Monday. The public is invited to stop
by and tour the office and meet Congressman Grothman and his staff from 3 until
6pm at the office located at 24
West Pioneer Road
in Fond du Lac.

Shred Day in FDL Today


An opportunity for people to shred unwanted personal documents is
being held this morning in Fond du Lac.
A shred day will be held at Fox Valley Savings Bank at 51 east First Street from 9am until 11:30
am. Senior Center Director Cathy Loomans talked about the importance of
shredding old documents on her Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) talk
on KFIZ this week. Loomans says you’re supposed to keep important documents and
information for a period of seven years, but after that time they should be
shredded. This prevents people from finding old documents in your garbage and
getting personal information off them. A second shred day will be held in Fond du Lac next Saturday
the 29th at National Exchange Bank & Trust.


Wings for Autism


The second Wings for Autism event put on by the Arc of Fond du Lac
and the Appleton International Airport
is coming soon. The event will be held at the Appleton Airport
on Saturday, May 13th.  David
Boelter, Executive Director of the Arc says there are a number of families who
have a loved one with autism or some sort of disability who may want to take
part in air travel, but they don’t know how that loved one would react to the
process. This event is a dress rehearsal for air travel for anyone with a
disability Boelter says the program is absolutely free and will last from
around 11 am to about 2:30 pm that day at the airport and includes the whole
process of getting ready for a flight, including checking baggage and boarding
the plane. Boelter says the Arc of Fond du Lac is one of 30 Arcs across the
country participating in a program like this. Interested families can call the
Arc at 923-3810.