KFIZ News Thursday 7/14/16

Pokemon Go Game Not A Big Concern For FDL Police

Police in Fond du Lac have had a couple of reports of suspicious activity due to kids playing the Pokemon Go game. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says concerns they have are about people playing it will they drive leading to inattentive driving. He says there have been trespassing issues as well. Overall he says it has not been a huge problem for the police department.

Scammers Steal From Washington County

Authorities in Washington County say scammers spoofed the e-mail address of the County Administrator and assumed his identity. By doing that they stole more than $87,000 from the county last month. Emails were sent back and forth to the County Treasurer, which resulted in the funds being transferred to an entity called “State Consultants.” Procedures are being reviewed to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

County Board Meeting Cancelled FDL School Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Fond du Lac County Board meeting scheduled for next Tuesday has been cancelled. The meeting was cancelled due to insufficient business. The board’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 16th at 6 p.m. Meanwhile the Fond du Lac School Board cancelled this past Monday due to lack of a quorum, has been rescheduled. It will be held next Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Baldwin Urges Senate To Schedule Vote On Judicial Appointment For Wisconsin

Senator Tammy Baldwin took to the floor of the Senate Tuesday to call for floor votes for a number of judicial appointments, especially one in Wisconsin.  Baldwin says letting the seat stay vacant for over 6 years is irresponsible. Baldwin said,”We have a highly qualified nominee who deserves a vote.  A vote from this body.” Last month, Senator Baldwin sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting that he schedule a floor vote on Donald Schott’s nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  She says that Republican opposition to judicial appointments is hurting the country and the people who need the help of the courts. 

Nationwide Search Will Be Conducted For FLAAC President

The interim President and CEO of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce says a nationwide search will be conducted for the next person to hold his position on a more permanent basis. Tom Herre says when Joe Reitemeier retired it gave the Chamber a chance to reevaluate the position. He says when they complete the evaluation they will hold a nationwide search for the position. He says it reaches throughout the community with so many programs. Herre says holding the position has given him a better chance to see just how many services the Association offers member businesses. The Association has over 850 members.

FRC Family Fun Run Saturday

The Family Resource Center will hold its 1st Annual Family Fun Run Saturday in Fond du Lac. Interim Executive Director Tina Potter says the run/walk event is for both kids and adults. She says there is a 5k (3.1 miles) race for adults and 1k (.62 miles) race for kids. Those who register in advance will receive t-shirts. Registration the day of the Fun Run will be at the Eagles Club on North Park Avenue with the race routes around Lakeside Park. Registration that morning begins at 7:30 with the race starting at 8:30. You can also register online. The event will benefit the programs of the Family Resource Center.

Chapter 52 Open Prior To Thelma Thursday Concerts

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s Chapter 52 Bookstore is capitalizing on Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts 11 Thursdays of Summer free concert festivities. Chapter 52 will be open 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through August 25. The used book store is located next to the library and across the street from Thelma. Tonight Andy’s Automatics will perform. The concert begins at 7 p.m.