KFIZ News Monday 9/26/16

Horicon Woman Charged For Drunken Driving Accident

The 32-year-old Horicon woman who got into a car accident with her three –year-old daughter on board told a Sheriff’s deputy she swerved to avoid a turkey in the road. According to the criminal complaint Noelle Deehr’s denied drinking that day, but told investigators she had a few cocktails the night before. Deehr went off of County Highway MM in the Town of Ashippun hit an embankment and utility pole. Her daughter was thrown from the SUV and was flown to Children’s Hospital with broken bones and a lacerated liver. Deehr was charged in Dodge County court Friday with her second OWI causing injury with a child in the vehicle. Bond was set at $10,000 cash and a preliminary hearing will be held on Thursday.

Narcan Training Session In FDL Tuesday

Those who have loved ones or acquaintances with heroin or opioid addiction problems are invited to attend a Narcan Training session Tuesday in Fond du Lac. It will be at St. Paul’s Cathedral on West Division Street at 5:30 p.m. Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller says they will teach people how to safely administer Narcan in the event of an overdose. She says they are asking people to call the Health Department to register at (920) 929-3085 because they will also be giving away free Narcan kits. Each kit has three doses of Narcan in it. Other training sessions will be held at Families United in Ripon on Thursday, October 17th in Ripon, and another session will be at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Fond du Lac on Saturday, January 14th at 10 a.m.

Transportation Committee Being Formed

Frustrated by delayed or incomplete state highway projects, officials in Fond du Lac County are forming their own Transportation Committee to voice their needs in Madison. Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation President Steve Jenkins says that frustration has grown over the years and more recently the project at State Highway 23 and County Highway K has added fuel to the fire. He says the opinion in Madison is that we are happy with what transportation planning is for the County and that is not true. He says they are looking for business people who would like to serve on the committee. He says the intention is to have one voice for transportation in Fond du Lac County. Jenkins says anyone interested in serving on the committee should call the FCEDC at (920) 929-2928.

In Person Absentee Voting Goes Statewide Today

In-person absentee voting expands to all municipalities in the state today. The form of early voting began in Fond du Lac last Tuesday, but Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg says it is now available through Friday, November 4th. She says if you vote in a rural area make sure you make an appointment with the town or village clerk first if you want to vote absentee in-person. She says not all town and village clerks work full-time. She says you also have the option of voting by mail. She says by state law no voting is allowed on the day before an election. She says that gives municipal clerks time to go through all the absentee ballots to make sure everything is in order. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8th.

FDL School Board Preview

The Fond du Lac School Board tonight will be asked to approve agreements with two pre-schools for 3-year-old early childhood special education. The agreements for 3-year-olds with disabilities are with the Shining Stars Learning Center and Camelot Children’s Center. District Health and Safety Coordinator Marian Sheridan will also give a trio of reports to the board. Among the reports will be an annual report on District Health and Safety programs and a School Climate Report. The board meets at 5 p.m. at The District Administration Center Board Room.

Special Assessments Approved For Improvements On Harrison Street

The North Fond du Lac Village Board recently approved the levying of special assessments for improvements made to a stretch of Harrison Street. By approving a resolution the Village Board set interest rates for the assessments and authorized the levying. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says the board recently held a public hearing on the assessments, but no one showed up to speak for or against the assessments. He says only a few properties were affected by the reconstruction and the special assessments. Only 6 to 8 properties were affected because they had improvements made to their property during the reconstruction. He says the work included improvements to the infrastructure, street and sidewalks.

Blue Goose Coffee Sale Benefits FDL Area United Way

The Fond du Lac Area United Way is slowly making progress on its fall fundraising campaign. The annual effort kicked off earlier this month, in fact at the Fondue Fest. Betsy Rollin of the United Way says they are at 18 percent of their $760,000 goal. She says that works out to $140,000. She says various fundraisers help with the effort and a Coffee Sale at Horicon Bank’s Blue Goose Coffee House Thursday will help their effort. Thursday is National Coffee Day. The Blue Goose is located inside the bank at 854 East Johnson Street in Fond du Lac. Sale hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bike Share Demonstration In FDL Today

The City of Fond du Lac is exploring the possibility of implementing a bike share program. Residents are invited to attend an open demonstration this afternoon. Stop by anytime from 2:00-4:00 pm as BCycle, LLC from Madison presents program options and details in Parking Lot 17. That parking lot is on the corner of Sophia and Division Streets by Hamilton Park. Cities comparable in size to Fond du Lac, such as Ann Arbor and Battle Creek, Michigan and Greenville, North Carolina have had success with their program launches.