KFIZ News Saturday 8/13/16

Zoning Change Request Dropped

The owner of Scenic Ridge Condominium Development has dropped a zoning change request that would have resulted in the sale of the property to Lenz Truck Center for a parking lot and a maintenance building. Fond du Lac Principal Planner Joellyn Dahlin says owner-occupants of neighboring condominium units were opposed to the change. She says that swayed the owner of the undeveloped lot to drop the request. The Scenic Ridge Condominium development is on the west side of South Seymour Street, which is north of Lenz Truck.

Ripon Common Council Approves Loan Request

Ripon’s Common Council Friday approved loaning $60,000 to Ernessi Organics from the City’s revolving loan fund. That’s half of what the company needs to expand. City Administrator Lori Rich says the Council voted unanimously to approve the loan. The City’s Loan Review Board had recommended approval. The company grows leafy produce for grocery stores and restaurants. Among those it supplies are 13 Festival Food locations, Webster’s Market Place in Ripon, and the Green Lake Crossroads Market.

Local Meat Processors Provide Products For State Fair Auction

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair raised more than $130,000. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, which supports Wisconsin 4-H activities.  Some local meat processors were among those who provided products for the auction. Brandon Meats had the 2nd Reserve Grand Champion in the Flavored Summer Sausage category. Eden Meat Market had the Grand Champion in the Whole Muscle Jerky category. The 2016 Best of Show Award went to meat processor Maplewood Meats of Green Bay. The company earned the honor for its Flavored Summer Sausage. It sold for $13,500.

Strong Women Strength Training Offered

UW-Fond du Lac Continuing Education Department and Fond du Lac County UW-Extension is again offering a Strong Women Strength training program starting in September.  The class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, September 7Th through November 14th at UW-Fond du Lac. It will also be offered Tuesdays and Thursday September 6th through November 10th at the St. Agnes Convent Founders Hall on County Highway K. Both classes are from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Space is limited and there is a fee. Registration must be completed by August 30th. To register call Pam Bartoli at (920) 929-3173.

Senior Center Proclamation

September has been proclaimed Senior Center Month in Fond du Lac. City Council President Lee Ann Lorrigan read the proclamation at the City Council’s meeting this past week. She presented the proclamation to Senior Center Director Cathy Loomans. Loomans says next Friday they will be celebrating National Senior Citizens Day. She says people don’t appreciate how much volunteering seniors do during their retirement. She says to celebrate National Senior Center Day the Senior Center will have walking tacos next Friday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30.

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team Plays Today In FDL

The Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team will be playing three games at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac this afternoon. They take on a Fire Department team at noon, a team from the Police Department after that, and finally a local team that will include veterans. Saul Bosquez is a member of the Wound Warriors Team. He is from Brownsville. He says donations to the team help them stage a softball camp for kids from 8 to 12 years of age that are amputees themselves. He says it’s a big moment for those kids being with others like themselves and for the Wounded Warrior Softball Team there is nothing more rewarding than helping out those kids. The Wounded Warrios Amputee Softball Team is not associated with the Wounded Warrior Project.

Piping Hot Concert In Downtown FDL

The Red Hot Chili Pipers will be performing a free concert on Sheboygan Street this afternoon at 4 p.m. Not to be confused with that other band with a similar name the Pipers are what is known as a “bag rock” band using bagpipes to do songs by the Beatles, AC/DC, Queen, Deep Purple, and Survivor. Jacqui Corsi of the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts says their great sponsors are the reason the concert is free. The concert will be in front Thelma and the Library.

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