KFIZ News: Monday, 10/17/16

at Half-Staff for Gudex


Governor Walker has ordered flags across the state to fly at
half-staff today in honor of State Senator Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac. Authorities say Gudex died of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound early Wednesday morning in the Town of Eden. In a
statement released over the weekend, the Gudex family thanked those who
have shown their support since the senator’s death, and revealed that Gudex
suffered from “an overwhelming depression and hopelessness that he kept to
himself.” The family added that Gudex loved his family and “cared deeply for
the people of his district”. The public is invited to attend Funeral services
for Gudex that will be held at 2pm this afternoon at Shepherd of the Hills
Catholic Church in Eden.
Visitation will be held beginning at 10am until the time of the service at the


of Theresa Hit
& Run


Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a hit and run accident involving a
car versus a bicycle in the Town of Theresa
Friday night. Authorities say 25 year old Kyle J. Dais of Fond du Lac was
riding north on Highway 175 on his bike when he was hit by a car that continued
driving north without stopping to check for injuries or report the crash. His bike
was equipped with proper front and rear lights. Vehicle parts located at the
scene are believed to be from a 1999-2001 Buick Century with damage to the
passenger side. The car should be missing the passenger side mirror and have
other damage consistent with hitting a person on a bike. Authorities are asking
for any information about vehicles that match the description. Dais was taken
to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The incident
remains under investigation.


US 45 at US 151 to Close Monday

Highway 45 at US Highway 151 in Fond du Lac is closed starting today for approximately
30 days.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. Detours are in place during the


Registration Assistance in FDL Today


du Lac County UW-Extension educators will be assisting with voter registration
and absentee voting in Fond du Lac
this afternoon. Diana Tscheschlok, Community Development Educator with Fond du
Lac County UW-Extension, says the programs are a part of promoting access and
public participation in decision making. Extension officials will be at the
City/County Government Center on Macy
in Fond
du Lac
today from 2 until 4pm to answer questions
about registration and voting. Laptops will be available for people to see
their ballot ahead of time and to view the types of photo ID’s that are
acceptable when voting. Services will be available in both English and Spanish
languages. People interested in attending are encouraged to bring proof of
local residence and a photo ID.


Report Card to
the Community


public is invited to a “Report Card to the Community” on combating opiate
addiction in Fond du Lac
. The presentation
will take place at 5:30 pm this evening at the City/County Government Center in
Fond du Lac and
is sponsored by District Attorney Eric Toney, the Fond du Lac Police Department
and Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac. Toney and Police Chief Bill Lamb will
lead the discussion, with leaders of the county’s “four pillars” that are
battling opiate addiction in the county. A question and answer period will
follow the report. For more information on local
efforts for prescription medication disposal and what you can do to reduce
prescription drug abuse in Fond
du Lac
visit the Drug Free Communities website at


FDL Leaf
Collection Starts Today


City of Fond du Lac’s
annual leaf collection begins today. 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. Public Works crews  are expected to complete around three sweeps
through the city this fall, weather and time permitting. Leaf collection will
continue for approximately 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 Begins Today


City of Fond du Lac
Water Utility begins city-wide water main flushing today. Flushing
begins today 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.