KFIZ News Saturday 11/19/16

Altrusa Raising Funds For New Oshkosh PD K9

Altrusa International of Oshkosh has begun a new campaign for a new member of the K-9 program at the Oshkosh Police Department. The funds should be available in the next two years to replace one of the K-9’s that will be retiring near that time. Altrusa is a non-profit service organization that addresses local needs.

Hunting Safety Reminders

The Chief Conservation Warden for the Wisconsin DNR wishes hunters a safe and successful gun deer season. Todd Schaller says hunters have to depend on themselves and others to make it a safe hunt. He says to keep TAB-K in mind or Treat every firearm as it is loaded, Always point the muzzle in a safe direction, Be sure if your target and what is beyond, and Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until it is safe and your ready to shoot. He also reminds hunters using tree stand to wear vests and harnesses and keep yourself tethered to the tree. He says when climbing up or down a tree always maintain three points of contact by keeping 2 feet and 1 hand on the tree or 2 hands and a foot. 

Senator Johnson On Melvin Laird

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he didn’t know Melvin Laird personally, but Laird represented the state well at both the state and national level. Laird passed away at the age of 94 this week. Laird served in the State Senate and then for 17 years representing the 7th Congressional District before being named U. S. Defense Secretary under President Nixon in 1969. Senator Johnson says Laird was a great Wisconsinite who made our state proud.


Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says he was fortunate enough to see the High School musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” twice. His daughter was one of the performers. He says like most of the extracurricular efforts district students are involved with, it was first rate. He says there are incredible opportunities in the Fond du Lac School District whether it is athletically, academically or in the fine arts. He says the kids they have in the district are top notch.

MPTC Among Best For Vets

Moraine Park Technical College is moving up the ranks when it comes to Military Friendly Schools. Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald says recently Military Times put out its Top Ten list of the Best for Vets Career and Technical Colleges. She says last year they ranked ninth in the nation and this year they moved up to eighth. She says in addition they have also been named a Military Friendly school for the seventh straight year.