KFIZ News Thursday 11/10/16

Horicon Man Killed In Motorcycle Vs Deer Accident

Columbia County Sheriff’s officials say a 76-year-old Horicon man was killed when his motorcycle hit a deer Monday. Anton Salaks Sr. was on Highway 33 in the Town of Pacific when a deer ran out in front of his bike. He was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from the bike. A MedFlight helicopter flew him to the UW Hospital in Madison where he died.

Oshkosh Sex Offender Moves

An Oshkosh sex offender has moved to Room 233 in the Motel 6 at 1015 South Washburn Street. Forty-year-old Jason Lemmers was convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in 1993. He also sexually assaulted a two-year-old girl. Lemmers will be on GPS monitoring and is on extended supervision until April 29th of 2018.

Kewaskum Schools Referendum Approved

Voters in the Kewaskum School District approved a $28.4 million referendum in Tuesday’s election. The money will be used to fund improvements to the middle school and high school. Across the district 61 percent of voters voted in favor of the referendum. In Fond du Lac County 59 percent of voters were in favor of it.

Fall Drug Take Back A Success In FDL County

Fond du Lac County law enforcement and Agnesian HealthCare collected and disposed of 4,222 pounds of unused and old prescription drugs during the Fall Drug Take Back collection. Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County officials say that is a 34 percent increase over the 2015 collection. In addition to the drug drop boxes at police departments in the County, Agnesian HealthCare introduced drug drop boxes at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac and Waupun Memorial Hospital in the past four months.

FDL County Board Preview

Fond du Lac County supervisors will consider approving the 2017 County Budget, tax levy, and five-year capital improvements plan tonight. The board will also consider a two-year agreement with a union for Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office employees and setting daily rates for semi and fully private rooms at Harbor Haven Health & Rehabilitation. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.

Olsen Says Senate Victory Was Sweet

State Senator Luther Olsen says his victory over Waupaca Mayor Brian Smith in the 14th State Senate race Tuesday was sweet. He says it was a tough race and one that opposition poured millions of dollars into. He says the opposition spent about $2 million against him, but despite that he got 57 percent of the vote. Olsen says he is pleased that Republicans were also able to hold on to the 18th State Senate seat. He says Dan Feyen worked hard campaigning door-to door. Olsen says he is ecstatic that Feyen will be able to keep Rick Gudex’s legacy going. He says in the next session they need to solve the transportation funding issue, look at funding K-12 public education and the university system, and make sure employers are getting the skilled workers they need.

Ballweg Wins Seventh Term In State Assembly

State Representative Joan Ballweg will be returning to the State Assembly for a seventh term representing the 41st State Assembly District, which includes a portion of Fond du Lac County. She received nearly 71 percent of the vote to defeat challenger Bradley Peterson in Tuesday’s election. Ballweg believes her efforts in the western part of her district led to her victory. She says Republicans picked up an additional seat in the Assembly and now hold a total of 64 seats. She says believes that is the largest majority any one party has ever held in the Assembly. Plus Republicans will have 20 of the 33 seats in the State Senate. Ballweg will return to the State Capitol second in seniority in the Republican Assembly Caucus.

Waupun School District Moving Forward After Referendum Passage

Officials in the Waupun School District are wasting little time moving on improving their schools following voters’ passage of a $36 million referendum. District Superintendent Tonya Gubin says they are already looking at bond interest rates to take advantage of low interest rates. She will also be meeting with their architects to develop a plan on moving forward. She says that is just the preliminary work, most of what they will be doing will occur in the spring and summer months.

Klements Sausage Recall

Klement’s Sausage Company in Milwaukee is recalling approximately 1,689 pounds of beef and pork products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials.  The recall concerns 1ounce plastic packages of ready to eat beef and pork snack stick products containing 2 pieces. The items were shipped to vending distributors in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

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