KFIZ News Saturday 12/3/16

Sign Shootings

Washington County Sheriff’s officials say they received several reports regarding the reckless use of firearms. A series of signs along Highway 167 in the Town or Erin were shot approximately 27 times. One of the signs had a building and a blind hill behind it. Authorities say in addition to being dangerous is costs about $250 to replace each sign. 

Fox Lake City Administrator Resigns

The City of Fox Lake will be looking for a new city administrator.  Gary Rogers recently submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Tom Bednarek.  After serving in the position for just over three years, Rogers last day as city administrator is set for December 30.  Rogers says now is a good time to retire since he is in good health and can start to cross some items off his personal bucket list. 

Beer Belly Bar Burglary

Green Lake County authorities are investigating a burglary at Beer Belly Bar in Princeton that occurred this week. Princeton Police are looking for a suspect who used a hand tool to break into gaming machines and take cash from them. Some Marlboro Red pack cigarettes were also taken. The break-in occurred during the overnight hours Wednesday into Thursday morning. Anyone with information is urged to call the Green Lake County Crime Stoppers program at 1-800-438-8436.

Representative Born Assigned To JFC

State Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam has been named to the legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tabbed born for the assignment. Born says he feels honored to be assigned to the committee as it prepares to work on the state’s next two-year budget.  The 16-member committee is made up of members from both the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate.

Recount Ballots Being Kept Secure

Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg says the room where they are doing a recount of the Presidential vote at the City-County Government Center will be secure through the duration of the recount. She is hoping the recount will be completed by next weekend. Until then the ballots will be kept secure. She says the ballots will be kept locked up at night and they have great law enforcement professionals if there is any issue. The federal deadline for completion of the recount is Monday, December 12th.

Ripon Common Council Approves Insurance Quote

The Ripon Common Council this week approved a $182,000 quote from Diedrich Insurance to provide the City’s property, liability, and workers’ compensation insurance for the next three years. City Administrator Lori Rich says every three years they renew the City’s insurance. She says the quote by Diedrich was the lowest of the two quotes they received. She says there was about a $17,000 difference in the premiums. She says Diedrich is a local firm and they have been very happy with their services over the years.

Lady Automotive Technician Opportunity

Moraine Park Technical College President Bonnie Baerwald says being an automotive technician isn’t just for men in the community. She says she checked with Moraine Park Automotive Instructor Tim Moy and they do have some women enrolled in their programs. She says they have four ladies in their program and one is doing very well. Baerwald says it is certainly a male dominated career path, but MPTC has services and opportunities to open it up to women as well.

Penny Campaign Success

Fond du Lac Area United Way Executive Director Amber Kilawee says they had nine schools participate in their Penny Campaign drive this fall, including the elementary and middle schools in North Fond du Lac. Friday there was an all-school assembly at Lakeshore Elementary in Fond du Lac for the school that raised the most in that effort. She says students at the school raised $1,100 this year. It is the second year in a row that Lakeshore students raised the most in the challenge. All together over $3,400 was raised through the Penny Campaign.

Byron Historical Society Open House Today

The Byron Historical Society will host its annual Open House and Exhibit today at the Bryon Town Hall. It will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s theme is “Great Adventures Near and Far,” which will commemorate the centennial of America’s entry into World War I and will include adventures of Town of Byron residents. The event also kicks off the historical society’s 2017 calendar sale. At 3 p.m. there will be a lighting ceremony for the outdoor holiday display. The town hall is located at N3097 Highway 175 in Byron.

KFIZ/107.1 Christmas Parade

KFIZ and 107.1 The Bull will be honoring our men and women in uniform during the Christmas Parade in Fond du Lac today. The theme for the parade is “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.” The parade starts at 4:15 p.m. with live coverage beginning at 4:30 on KFIZ. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the parade and will light the Community Christmas Tree at Veterans Park at the conclusion of the parade. A panel of local judges will award prizes for the “Most Creative,” “Best Children’s Entry” and “Best Use of Theme” floats. The parade route is from the intersection of Rees and Main Streets north to Main Street and Western Avenue.