KFIZ News Monday 7/25/16

Man Found Dead In Hamilton Park

An autopsy will be conducted to determine why a 52-year-old man died in a Fond du Lac park over the weekend. Police say the man was found unresponsive on a bench near the basketball court in Hamilton Park. The man may have been homeless. The time of the call was 7:07 Friday night.

Grothman Likes Trump Speech

Congressman Glenn Grothman says Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention should set the tone for the rest of his presidential campaign. Grothman was in Cleveland for the speech. He thought it was interesting and was particularly pleased with what Trump said about getting tough on the immigration problem. He says Trump also recognized something has to be done about the divisiveness in the country. This week the focus shifts to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Student Meetings Replace Amazing Race At Moraine Park

After three years Moraine Park Technical College has decided to abandon the “Amazing Race” theme for student orientation in the fall. Moraine Park Vice President of Student Services Stan Cram says the effort was successful. He says they had a 90 percent retention rate for the students who participated and their GPAs also were higher than other students. He says the problem was they only got about 100 students for the orientation program. He says they’ve decided to schedule “student meetings” instead. Each meeting will go about 90 minutes. Sessions start the first week of August. He says it will be smaller and more intimate and all three campuses will have sessions. MPTC has campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, and West Bend.

Golf Course Scam

Waupun Police are warning about scammers using the name of a local golf course to scam businesses. They call around to local businesses posing as someone from Rock River Country Club in Waupun. They then try and get you to advertise on score card books. Police urge residents not to give them any information. They also say scammers are able to program their phone so when it comes up on your call ID it looks like a local number. Golf courses throughout the U.S. are being targeted.

Grant Will Help Redevelop Former Oshkosh Manufacturing Site

A Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant will help redevelop a former manufacturing site in Oshkosh. The $375,000 grant will help redevelop the Jeld-Wen property, into a mixed-use development that would include residential, commercial and office space. Plans also call for a new grocery store, which would be located in an area of the city designated as a food desert. The 27- acre site is located along the Fox River, in Oshkosh’s Morgan District. The project could generate up to $60 million in private capital investment.

Open House For Horicon Shaw Planning Group Draft Master Plan

DNR officials say the public can comment on a draft master plan for several Dodge County Wildlife areas during an open house at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center on August 3rd. The open house will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a formal presentation at 6:15 and a question and answer period after that. The Horicon-Shaw Planning Group draft master plan is for the Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, Shaw Marsh Wildlife Area, Sinnissippi Extensive Wildlife Habitat, and the Horicon Rough Fish Station.  Primary objectives include maintenance of open wetland habitats, such as emergent marsh for a wide variety of wildlife.