KFIZ News Thursday 7/28/16

Three Injured In Winnebago County Accident

Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old Menasha man early Wednesday morning for driving drunk after he caused two accidents on I-41 that injured three people. Investigators say he ran into a median wall just south of State Highway 26. A car also traveling north then came along and hit the truck. The driver of that car, a 20-year-old Appleton man, was flown to ThedaCare in Neenah with serious but non-life threatening injuries. His two passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to hospitals in Oshkosh. The pickup truck driver was outside of the truck when the car crashed into it. He wasn’t hurt. The accident was reported at 12:23 a.m.

Toddler Saved From Drowning

A two-year-old boy was saved from drowning at the Hartford Aquatic Center Monday afternoon. A lifeguard saw the toddler floundering in about two feet of water. She and other swimmers got the little one out of the water and lifeguards and a nurse started CPR. The little boy had no pulse and wasn’t breathing, but they managed to revive him. He was taken to Hartford Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Waupun Common Council Will Select Interim Mayor

Waupun’s Mayor gave a tearful farewell during a special meeting of the Common Council this week. Kyle Clark has resigned due to health reasons. Clark talked about how much it meant for him to serve the community and then he thanked his wife for her support. The meeting was to decide how to fill the mayor’s slot because Clark’s term runs until April of 2018. City Attorney Dan Vande Zande outlined different options and the Council decided two things. They will hold a special election next April for the final year of Clark’s term, but they will also appoint an interim mayor. (People interested in that should submit their names and letters of interest to the City Treasurer by next Tuesday. The Council will select the interim mayor at their August 16th meeting. Clark was with the City of Waupun for 31 years as City clerk and administrator and has been Mayor since 2014.

Aviation Business Park Being Introduced In Oshkosh Today

What better place to introduce an Aviation Business Park than at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh? Audra Hoy of the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation says the business park at Wittman Regional Airport is a project developed by Winnebago County and the City of Oshkosh. She says Wisconsin companies employ more than 24,000 workers that support the aerospace manufacturing sector. The new Aviation Park in Oshkosh is expected to spur over $73 million in economic activity in the next 10 years and create 250 to 500 jobs in the area. Hoy says the feedback they’ve gotten at AirVenture this week tends to support those projections. The new Aviation Park will be introduced today at AirVenture.

Aids Ride Traveling Through The Area This Weekend

Look for a number of bicycle riders in the area for the 2016 Wisconsin Aids Ride over the next four days. Kristin Wollenberg of the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin says it’s a 300 mile event that starts out in Madison, but will use Horicon High School as a base camp. She says it’s supported by volunteers who do a number of tasks including preparing meals for the riders. Riders gather pledges and do fundraisers ahead of the event to raise money for it. On Friday the ride will take riders through Columbus Park in Campbellsport, Buttermilk Creek Park in Fond du Lac, and Dale R. Michels Memorial Park in Brownsville before returning to Horicon. Over the last 14 years the ride has raised $3.3 million for HIV prevention, care, and treatment services in Wisconsin.

MPTC District Board Vacancy

Moraine Park Technical College is accepting applications until August 12 for a position on its District Board, due to the resignation of board member Lisa Olson. Applicants must be a school district administrator and may reside anywhere within the Moraine Park District. The appointment will expire June 30, 2018. Applicants must submit a completed application, including at least two written references supporting their nomination to the District Board and must attend the public hearing of the District Board Appointment Committee tentatively scheduled to be held Monday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. The meeting site will be released in the coming weeks. All completed applications should be addressed to Mr. Lowell Prill, Secretary, Moraine Park Technical College District Board, 235 North National Avenue, P. O. Box 1940, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1940.   

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