KFIZ News Thursday 10/20/16

Two Teens Arrested For Waupun Thefts

Waupun Police say a couple of anonymous tips led to two arrests and the recovery of a stolen vehicle and other stolen items. Tuesday morning police investigated several thefts including a vehicle, two long guns and a weed eater taken from some residences. Tuesday afternoon Beaver Dam Police got two anonymous tips about the stolen car. They took two teens in the stolen vehicle into custody. After interviewing the 16 and 17 year-olds they were able to recover the guns at a Beaver Dam residence. Police are looking at the possibility that others were involved in the thefts.

Flu Shot Important

The Fond du Lac County Health Department began their school-based flu shot clinics this week. Laura Berndt is a public health nurse. She says the CDC recommends anyone 6 months or older get the shot to ward off the flu. This year the nasal mist is not an alternative. She says research found the last two seasons the flu mist was not effective. She says if you do get sick from the flu it is recommended you stay home from work or school to prevent spreading the flu. She says you should drink plenty of fluids, consider taking medications that reduce the symptoms and wash your hands frequently. She says their school-based clinics allow them to vaccinate young children who are in a high risk category when it comes to the flu. You can get more information about the health department’s seasonal influenza clinics at the County’s website.

Getting School Kids Involved In Well Water Testing

The Fond du Lac County UW Extension Service is deviating a little from its well water testing program this fall. Diana Tscheschlok says usually they’ve offered it in different townships, but after a random survey of well water users this past year they are providing a different opportunity. She says they will be asking families who have kids in Waupun’s Rock River Intermediate School to sample their well water next week. She says it is a way to get information out to families of younger kids in a new way. The testing days are next Wednesday and Thursday. She they are asking the families to take samples the evening of Wednesday, October 26th or the morning of Thursday, October 27th and send the samples to school with their kids that Thursday morning. She says at the end of next month they will schedule an educational program to talk about the results of that testing.

Marians Business And Industry Awards Dinner Next Tuesday

Some deserving individuals and companies will be honored during Marian University’s 35th Annual Business & Industry Awards Dinner next Tuesday night. Jeffrey Reed is the Dean of Marian’s School of Business and will act as Master of Ceremonies. He says the Arc of Fond du Lac will be honored with a Special Achievement Award. Ron Emanuel of The Goldsmith will also be recognized with a Special Achievement Award. Reed says they will present Mid-States Aluminum the Business of the Year Award. Other winners include Drexel Building Supply who is the Economic Development Award winner and Gilles Frozen Custard, which will pick up the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The dinner will be held at Marian’s Stayer Center.

Senator Johnson Staff In FDL Next Monday

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s staff will be holding office hours in Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac next Monday. They will be at the North Fond du Lac Community Center from 10:15 to 11:15 that morning and the Fond du Lac Public Library from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.

FDL Noon Kiwanis Pancake Day

The Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis are holding their annual Pancake Day today at the American Legion Hall. They will be serving until 7 p.m. Kiwanis President Don Kurki says each year they donate $20,000 back to the community to programs that benefit children and Pancake Day goes a long way towards that. He says some of the programs they help fund include Learn to Swim at the YMCA, the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale, free parenting newsletters and more.  In addition to their members they get help from others to serve during Pancake Day. He says that includes high school Key Club members from Rosendale and St. Mary’s Springs and an action club from Brooke Industries. In addition to the great food there will be a 50/50 cash raffle. Tickets are available at the door. Next August Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Barenaked Ladies Will Kick Off 2017 EAA AirVenture

Barenaked Ladies will kick off EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 with an opening night concert on Monday, July 24th. The band has sold over 14 million albums and earned numerous awards. The band has had several big hits including “If I Had $1 Million Dollars,” but is most recognized for the theme song for the TV show “The Big Bang Theory.” Ford Motor Company is sponsoring the performance, which is free to EAA attendees. The 65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Oshkosh Police Receive Donation From Altrusa

This week Altrusa International of Oshkosh donated 200 A&W Root Beer float coupons to the Oshkosh Police Department and the Oshkosh Adult Crossing Guards. The 100 a Month Project will provide 100 items each month that will be distributed locally. It is a promotion to celebrate Altrusa’s 100th anniversary that takes place next April. Oshkosh Police will use the coupons to further promote positive encounters with the youth in the City. Altrusa is a non-profit service organization that addresses local needs. Oshkosh Police Chief Dean Smith received the coupons from Altrusa board member Celeste Hathaway.