KFIZ News Thursday 10/27/16

Man Hit By Car At Johnson And Main

An elderly man suffered minor injuries when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Johnson and Main in Fond du Lac Wednesday morning. Fire Department officials say the man was taken to St. Agnes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident was reported about 6 a.m.

Waupun City Budget

The Waupun Common Council next month will consider a 2017 City Budget that carries with it an 11.6 percent tax levy increase. During a Committee of the Whole meeting this week the Council approved publishing of the budget.  For property taxpayers in Dodge County the levy increase would amount to $89 more on a $100,000 home and for Fond du Lac County property owners $77. The City Budget includes raises for employees, police and fire department vehicle purchases, a repair at the community center and the razing of former Washington Elementary School. The public hearing for the budget and Council action are scheduled for November 15th. 

Safety Taken Seriously In NFDL School District

The North Fond du Lac School Board held their fourth annual safety forum earlier this week. District Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says the state’s Department of Public Instruction requires them to update their emergency response plan every three years, but the district does it every year. He says the safety forum is a way of keeping school district residents up to date on their safety initiatives. They also had a discussion on internet safety and social media’s impact on schools. He says they do monitor social media to make sure no threats are being made. Recently a 15-year-old Fond du Lac boy made a threat on Snapchat towards students and teachers at Horace Mann High School. He was taken into custody and charges were brought against him.

Forward Service Corporation Hosting Open House And Job Fair Friday

Forward Service Corporation in Fond du Lac will host an Open House and Job Fair Friday. Cassandra Johnson of Forward Service Corporation says the public can learn more about the Wisconsin Works and FoodShare Employment and Training they do. They will also have 14 employers on hand. She says if you need a job bring copies of your resume and be dressed appropriately. She says one of the employers will be conducting interviews at the job fair. She says they will also have a staff member on hand to help people with their resumes. Hours for the Open House and Job Fair are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Forward Service Corporation is at 223 North Seymour.

Leadership FDL Taking Applications For Next Fall

The Director of Leadership Fond du Lac says now is the time to get in names of employees businesses would like to see involved in their program next fall. Lesley Manowske says they are taking applications and there is a fee that businesses should budget for. She says their current class will be entering their third month in the ninth month program next month and are very busy. She says they are learning about the City and County and are working on projects that will help the community. Adult Leadership Fond du Lac classes have about 25 to 30 participants. Their youth program takes 20 students. For more information about the program contact Manowske at the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce at (920) 921-9500.

UW FDL Student Government Association Hosts Voter Education Open House

The UW-Fond du Lac Student Government Association will host a voter education open house this afternoon from 12-1:30 p.m., at the University Center Commons. Candidates attending will make brief remarks then will available to speak directly with students and answer questions. Candidates invited to attend include those running for the 6th Congressional District seat, 18th and 14 State Senate Districts, and the 52nd State Assembly District.