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KFIZ News : Thursday, 10/13/16

Rick Gudex Dies at Age 48

 

State Senator Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac died Wednesday
morning of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. That information
coming from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and the County Medical Examiner
after a preliminary investigation into the death of the 48 year old. The
Senator’s body was found at approximately 1:34 Wednesday morning in the Town of
Eden. Gudex was
first elected to the 18th District Senate Seat in 2012, and in 2015
announced he would not seek re-election. Republican Dan Feyen and Democrat Mark
Harris are running for the 18th Senate Seat vacated by Gudex. Both
issued statements Wednesday offering their prayers for the Gudex family. Further
follow up investigation into Gudex’s death and toxicology results are still
pending.

 

 

Remembering Rick Gudex

 

People around
the county and the State of Wisconsin
are remembering State Senator Rick Gudex who passed away Wednesday morning. County Executive
Al Buechel shared his thoughts with KFIZ Wednesday afternoon, saying that he
was “shocked and saddened” by Gudex’s death. He added he will be greatly missed
not only in Madison as a senator, but as a
person in Fond du Lac.
 Steve Jenkins, President of the Fond du
Lac County Economic Development Corporation said Gudex was a friend to the
community and to economic development in the state.

 

FDL School District Presented Well
Workplace Award

 

The Fond du Lac School District was recently presented
the Gold Well Workplace Award by the Wellness Council of America and its local
affiliate, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin. The award recognizes an
organization for its commitment to the health and well being of their
employees. Some of the initiatives the district takes part in include the “Get
Up and Go Challenge”, which promotes daily physical activity. In addition, over
382 participants received vaccinations to combat flu outbreaks, and a District
survey conducted in 2015-16 found that 92% of employees are tobacco free. To
receive the award, organizations must meet a set of criteria outlined by the
Wellness Council of America and their seven benchmarks to a Well Workplace.
Since 1991, over 1,000 groups ranging from educational institutions to both
for-profit and non-profit businesses have been presented the award,

 

Medicare
Enrollment Period Coming Soon

 

Open enrollment
for Medicare Part D begins October 15th, and the Senior Benefit
Specialist for Fond du Lac
County
, Julie Hilbert, is
taking appointments to meet with those interested in changing their plan. Hilbert
says she began taking appointments on Monday and is now booking into November.
Hilbert says she will be offering appointments in Waupun on October18th
at the Waupun Senior
Center and October 26th at Russell
Manor in Ripon for those who may not be able to make the trip to Fond du Lac.  For any questions or to schedule an
appointment, contact Julie at 929-3521.

 

Name Released in
Town of Marshfield
Crash

 

The
name of the man injured in a crash Tuesday in the Town of Marshfield has been released. 72 year old
Jack G. Johnson of Waldo was injured in a one vehicle crash in the Town of Marshfield around mid-day
Tuesday. According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department, Johnson was
driving west on County Highway C near Palm Tree Road when he failed to
negotiate a curve, travelled off the roadway overcorrected and rolled over. Johnson
was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. Flight for Life
responded to the scene and flew the him to ThedaCare
Regional Medical
Center in Neenah for treatment of significant injuries.
Johnson remains at the hospital receiving treatment. The accident was reported
around 11:44am Tuesday.

 

 

Name
Released in Oshkosh
Death

 

The
name of the 20 year old man who died from injuries sustained when he fell in Oshkosh over the weekend
has been released. According to Oshkosh Police and the Winnebago County Coroner’s
Office, 20 year old Daniel Tamter of Oshkosh died
Monday at a Madison
hospital. Authorities say Tamter was walking south on Wisconsin Street,
crossing Pearl Avenue near the UW-Oshkosh campus around 3 am Sunday when he
fell while crossing the street. He was taken to Mercy
Hospital in Oshkosh
by friends and then flown to a Madison
hospital where he died. Autopsy results show the injuries were consistent with
a fall.