KFIZ News Saturday 7/2/16

Iron Ridge Man Arraigned For Motorcycle Chase

A 38-year-old Iron Ridge man who led a Horicon police officer on a high speed chase was arraigned in Dodge County Court this week. Jeffrey Mead pled not guilty to a fleeing an officer charge. He allegedly was going up to 110 miles per hour when his motorcycle sped away from the officer who was trying to pull him over. He will be back in court on August 1st.

Indiana Man Charged In Dodge County Car Theft

Bond was set at $5,000 cash for an 18-year-old Indiana man suspected of stealing a running car from outside a Lomira gas station.  Kyrun Flemming is facing a felony car theft charge in Dodge County Court.  The state patrol stopped him in Fond du Lac County shortly after the alleged theft earlier this week.  He has a preliminary hearing on July 7th.

Back To School FDL Has New Web Site

Back to School Fond du Lac has a new web site up and running.  It’s full of information on how families can register as well as how the community can help. At the site you can find complete information about signing up your school age kids for ‘shopping day’ Saturday August 20 by clicking on the registration button on the Home page. There is also information about volunteering or donating to the program.

Fondy Students Talk With The Governor

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says three high school students recently got a chance to have a one-on-one session with Governor Scott Walker. He says it happened during a listening session Walker held in Fond du Lac. Sebert, a social studies teacher, and the three students from Fondy High attended the session. Sebert says the students were shy and didn’t say much. He says he had to leave but learned from the teacher that the three students got a chance later to talk with the Governor.

Dave Haase Encourages Bike Riding

The Fond du Lac man who recently completed a 3,100 mile ultra cycling event has some advice for parents. Dave Haase finished second in the cross country bicycling race and was the top American finisher. He says kids should have the opportunity to ride bikes. He says it is something they will enjoy that will keep them in shape. He encourages parents to give them that chance. He says parents should quit driving their kids all over. He says they should park their cars and ride a bike with their kids. He says it is good, easy exercise, and it is fun.

Salvation Army Needs Volunteers For Food Pantry

The Fond du Lac Salvation Army’s Food Pantry is always in need of donations of non-perishable food, but food isn’t the only thing they need. Social Services Director Ron Jacobson says they also need volunteers to help out at the pantry. He says they could use at least one volunteer every day. He says they start at 8:15 in the morning and are usually open until 12:30, except Wednesdays when they are open until 5 p.m. He says you can work as little as two hours and if lifting heavy objects is a problem they can find other things for you do.

Packers Players Get Special Ride In Ripon

The fire chief in Ripon says it’s not often the Green Bay Packers come to town, so they wanted to make the visit special. Some Green Bay Packer players, past and present, were in Ripon last month as part of their Tailgate Tour. Ripon Fire Chief Tim Saul says the fire department gave them a ride on top of their ladder truck taking them through town and to Royal Ridges where the program was held. He says those players told him they were excited because it’s the first time doing the tour that they have been brought in by fire truck. Of course the special treatment isn’t just reserved for Packers’ players. Saul says they also give the Ripon High School Football team a ride on the truck during homecoming.