KFIZ News Saturday 6/25/16
Keep An Eye Out For Highway Work Zones
Maintenance work on I-41 in Fond du Lac this week may have inadvertently contributed to a fatal accident that claimed two lives and led to three injuries. Three vehicles were involved in the accident. A Chevy Cruze ran into the back of semi and was in turn rammed from behind by a Jeep Grand Cherokee. State Patrol Captain Tony Burrell says there is going to be more traffic during the summer, but also work zones for highway repair and construction so motorists need to keep a sharp eye out. He says when you see the construction barrels or any signs remove any distractions, slow down, make sure you have your seat belt, and pay attention to the traffic around you.
Deforest Man Charged For High Speed Chase In Dodge County
Bond was set at $5,000 this week when a 25-year-old Deforest man made his initial appearance in Dodge County court on a felony fleeing charge. Christian Barry allegedly led an officer on a high speed chase through several townships at speeds up to 130 miles an hour. The officer tried to pull him over for a busted tail light. Barry was driving on a suspended license. A preliminary hearing is set for June 30th.
Sheboygan County High Speed Chase
A 36-year-old man wanted on a felony arrest warrant led Sheboygan County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase Thursday night. He was spotted at a Kwik Trip in the Town of Wilson, but he saw deputies in the area and sped out of the parking lot. Speeds reached 110 miles an hour before he lost control and crashed into a ditch. He was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. The man was wanted by Plymouth Police.
Scott Street Railroad Crossing Will Be Closed
Fond du Lac’s Public Works Department tells us the Scott Street Railroad Crossing west of Lakeshore Drive will be closed for two days. The closure will begin Tuesday and will remain closed approximately two days. The railroad crossing will be closed to allow for track maintenance near the railroad crossing. Drivers are encouraged to use the detour route of Brooke Street, Arndt Street and Hickory Street. Bus service on Scott Street will be moved to Arndt Street from Brooke Street to Hickory Street.
NFDL Village Board Approves Parking Restriction On Harrison Street
The North Fond du Lac Village Board this week approved parking restrictions on a one-block area of Harrison Street that now prohibits parking on both sides of the street. Nick Leonard is the Director of Engineering and Planning for the village. He says it’s between Minnesota Avenue and Prospect and due in part to the reconstruction of Harrison Street. He says it will help with the visibility for an intersection that is very busy. One side of that street was already no parking.
Governor Honors Women In Business
Governor Scott Walker says it’s a privilege to host the Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business. During a stop in Fond du Lac this week Governor Walker said the awards set an example for young women. He says it shows them that you can be both an effective business and civic leader. Dr. Ann Schlaefer of Schlaefer Optometrists of Campbellsport picked up one of the awards highlighting women-owned businesses. She was one of fifteen women recognized. Schlaefer was honored with the Torchbearer Award. The awards were presented at the State Capitol.
Breakfast On The Farm
The J&J Pickart Farm in Malone will host this Sunday’s Breakfast on the Farm. Hours for the Breakfast are from 8 a.m. to Noon. In addition to the delicious breakfast there will be tours, a kiddie pedal tractor pull, antique farm equipment display, a petting zoo and family activities. The farm is located near Johnsburg on County Highway Q. Additional parking will be available at Country Vision Coop in Malone, which will have shuttle bus service. Bob Hoffmaster will be doing live reports from the farm from 8:30 to 9 a.m.