KFIZ News Monday 10/31/16

Nance Needed Calming Influence

Her sister was on trial, but Eve Nance’s name continually came up in a Fond du Lac County trial. Tina Ewell last week was tried for allegedly helping Eve hide the body of her husband Tim Nance after Eve shot and killed him in November of 2013. Eve Nance testified during the trial and was constantly mentioned including during closing arguments Friday. Deputy District Attorney Dennis Krueger told the jury Eve Nance panicked on November 1st 2013 after killing Tim and that was borne out by all the calls she made to Tina Ewell. He said Tim Nance died at 4:30 that afternoon and according to cell phone records Eve called Tina five times over the next nine minutes. Defense attorney Dawn Sabel took a different approach saying Eve Nance had just did something horrible and needed the calming influence of her sister. Sabel said Eve needed something constant and normal in her life at that time.The trial was held over five days.

Campbellsport Schools Referendum

Voters in the Campbellsport School District will be asked to approve a $23.4 million referendum next week. District Administrator Paul Amundson says their middle-high school was built in 1938. He says curriculum needs and the age of the building are driving the referendum. If successful they would tear down the 1938, 1951 and 1956 sections of the building and put up a new facility in its place that would house a new gym, technical education, and STEM classrooms. He says there is a demand for skilled workers in the area and they need to provide more of that type of education. If the referendum passes it would raise taxes for a $100,000 home by $62 a year for three years and go to $40 after that. In April of 2015 Campbellsport voters rejected a $25 million referendum by less than 300 votes.

FDL Students Do Well On State Student Assessment Testing

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says students in the district did well during recent assessment testing. He says the state’s Department of Public Instruction is embargoing the results of the so-called report cards until November 14th, but he did say the students did pretty well. He says the reason results are being held back is so the DPI can hear any inquiries from school districts about the testing. He says the review period allows for any inquiries and there were several this year. Sebert says their teachers, principals, and staff is doing the right work and it is having a nice impact on student learning outcomes and results.

DFC Police Depts Train For Alcohol Sales Compliance Checks

Retailers and their employees who sell alcohol can get free training on alcohol sales laws during a program at the City-County Government Center in Fond du Lac Tuesday afternoon. The free training is at 2 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center in the lower level of the building. The training is being offered by Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac and Waupun Police Department in partnership with Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County and the Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 initiative.  Police Departments conduct ongoing alcohol compliance checks. During those checks, underage compliance check buyers attempt to make purchases of alcoholic beverages at area establishments. Over the next year organizers of the training hope to have 100 compliance.

Concrete Repairs On Interstate 41 SB At Hwy 151

Wisconsin’s DOT says maintenance crews will be repairing concrete on southbound I-41 at US 151 in Fond du Lac County begins this morning. The work should be completed by 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. A continuous right lane closure will occur during repairs. In addition, the southbound I-41 off-ramp to US 151 will close Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Southbound 1-41 traffic seeking US 151 should exit at County Highway D and take County Highway D to US 151. All work is weather dependent.

Home Heating Safety Tips

With the heating season upon us the Division Chief of Fire Prevention for Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue offers some safety tips. Troy Haase says furnaces should be tested each year to make sure they are working properly and are not putting carbon monoxide back in to the home. He says you should also make sure your wood stove or chimney is clean and working properly. He says some people use space heaters and if you are going to use them make sure you keep some safety tips in mind. Haase recommends keeping flammable materials more than three feet away from them and never use an extension cord with them. He says they should be plugged directly into an electrical outlet.