KFIZ News Thursday 12/15/16

Wild Rose Man Placed On Probation For Sadoff Thefts

A 52-year-old Wild Rose man who defrauded Sadoff Iron and Metal of Fond du Lac has been placed on probation for five years. Fond du Lac County Judge Gary Sharpe recently imposed and stayed a12 month jail sentence and ordered the probation for Daniel Christianson.  According to the criminal complaint the Fox Valley Metal semi-truck driver brought scrap vehicles filled with extra weight to Sadoff’s to sell. Sadoff’s owner told an investigator Sadoff’s was cheated out of over $100,000.

Ice Not Safe Yet

It’s the age-old question; is the ice safe on Lake Winnebago?  Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeff Bonack says in his opinion it is too early. But he says if you really want to know ask those who deal with it on a daily basis. He says fishing clubs around Lake Winnebago, bait shops, and the owners of taverns adjacent to the lake are more likely to hear or know about the conditions. Bonack is the Dive Team leader and operates the Ice Boat for the Sheriff’s Department. He says the sub-zero weather at night helps to create ice during a cold snap, but he says all the snow that is forecast for this weekend isn’t good for the ice. He says the blanket of snow will insulate the ice and prevents the cold weather from forming more of it.

Missing Lakeland University Student Found Dead

Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say a missing 18-year-old Lakeland University student was found dead in a pond on the university’s property. A roommate reported Kaelin O’Neal missing. He had last been seen Sunday morning. The Sheriff’s dive team recovered O’Neal’s body. Investigators say there was nothing criminal about his death.

Another Resource For Making School Closing And Delay Decisions

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says they use every possible resource in determining when school should be cancelled or delayed and now that includes the National Weather Service. Sebert says it’s a free service for school districts. He says they were sent all kinds of information about the weather and upcoming storms. Sebert says he and John Williams their Coordinator of Facility Services talk to each other and consult others before making a decision about cancellations or delays. He says they speak with Johnson Bus, snowplow drivers and they look at what other school districts are doing. Sebert updated the school board this week about their policy for weather-related school closing and delays.

City Of FDL Holiday Closings Announced

City of Fond du Lac offices will be closing at noon on Friday, December 23rd and 30th and will be closed all day on Mondays, December 26th and January 2nd. The Municipal Service Center will close at 11 a.m. on those Fridays and will also be closed all day on those Mondays. Fond du Lac Area Transit will operate on those Fridays, but not on those Mondays. The Senior Center will be closed those Mondays. The Public Library will be closed on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day and will close at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and be closed all day on New Year’s Day. Refuse and recycling will be picked up on those Fridays, but collections for those Mondays will be picked up Tuesday, December 27th and January 3rd along with those days’ normal collections.