KFIZ News Thursday 8/11/16
At Least Another Week For Repairs To Stop And Go Lights At Ninth And Main
Fond du Lac Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says he appreciates the patience of residents as they fix a broken traffic control system at the intersection of 9th and Main Streets. He says they’ve had vehicles take out traffic control systems before, but this time the controller was extensively damaged. He says usually the controller stays intact so the controller goes into a flashing light mode. This time stop signs were put up until new equipment for the controller system arrives and is installed. He says because of the amount of wiring involved it will be another week at least before repairs can be made. He says it will take a minimum of four days just to do the wiring.
Olig Taking Ramp Walk Today
Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig will take the traditional ramp walk this afternoon signifying his retirement from the Sheriff’s Department after nearly 35 ½ years. He says quite a bit has changed over those years including the equipment they use and the special teams they developed. He says now every squad car is equipped with a computer. He says he’s pleased to see others moving up with his retirement. Ryan Waldschmidt will become Captain of Operations and Lieutenant Jim Borgen will become Assistant Jail Administrator. The ramp walk is at 3:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office at 180 South Macy Street in Fond du Lac.
Oshkosh Drug Arrests
Two Oshkosh men were arrested Monday for drug offenses in the first block of West 10th Avenue. Police executed a search warrant finding suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia inside a residence on West 10th Avenue. The 26 and 23-year-old men were taken to the Winnebago County Jail on drug charges.
St Marys Springs Academy Grand Opening Slated
St. Mary’s Springs Academy in Fond du Lac will have a grand opening for its new PreK-12th grade campus on Sunday, August 21st. Director of Advancement Julie Moyer says the public is welcome to the event, which kicks off at 1 p.m. with a speech and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Academy President Kelly Norton will give the opening speech. There is a blessing, balloon launches and a ribbon-cutting. From 1:20 to 4 p.m. there will be open tours. At 2 p.m. the High School Student Council will have a flag ceremony. Moyer says the finishing touches are being put on the school. She says that includes putting in grass and finishing the playground. She says they are also finishing up the chapel.
CSOs Free Up Police For More Serious Calls
Fond du Lac Police use their Community Service Officers or CSO’s to free them up for more serious calls. Officer Erik Foster says some of the calls officers take don’t require investigation or enforcement action. He says taking a report on a theft with no suspect or anything to go on, abandon vehicles, traffic control, and special events are all examples of things a CSO will do for them. He says the CSO’s are equipped with black and white cars that look like squad cars, but are marked differently. Foster says he will be introducing some of their new CSO’s during KFIZ’s Behind the Badge program Friday mornings at 9:10 a.m.
Fill The Boot
Members of Fond du Lac Fire Department Local #400 will be holding their annual Fill the Boot fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The kick-off event is at Main and Division Street today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will fan across the City. They will also be at Division and Park on Friday. Last year Fond du Lac Firefighters raised more than $15,000 for the MDA through the Fill the Boot collection.