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KFIZ News Thursday 8/18/16

Senator Johnson On Milwaukee Violence

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says continued violence in Milwaukee and other cities won’t solve any problems. He says in order to heal what happened in Milwaukee, our community leaders and law enforcement officials need the support of all Wisconsinites. He says inner city efforts like the Joseph Project that works to renew faith, strengthen families, and put people to work are successful. He says there are a lot more people who just want to live in peace for every protestor that sets fire to a business.

Two FDL Brothers Charged In Washington County

Two Fond du Lac brothers are facing charges in Washington County one for driving drunk and the other for trying to stop him by driving in front of him and slowing down on I-41. Sheriff’s officials say it happened on Tuesday morning. The 20-year-old was arrested for his 2nd drunken driving offense, obstructing and officer, and bail jumping. His 17-year-old brother was cited for unsafe cutting in traffic. 

Do Not Use Gas To Stoke A Fire

The Division Chief of Fire Prevention for Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue says a City resident is lucky things weren’t worse when that resident used gasoline to stoke fire in a fire pit. Troy Haase says fumes coming from the gasoline leave a wider trail than the gasoline itself and will ignite when flames come in contact with them. He says that resident wasn’t injured in the incident, but the flames did ignite the gas can the gasoline came from. Haase says his advice goes for all types of flammable liquids. He says things like charcoal lighter fluid don’t have the same type of flash point, but also shouldn’t be used on a fire that is already going.

For more on the City’s fire pit ordinance click here.

New Dodge County Supervisor

The Dodge County Board has a new supervisor. Richard Fink of Theresa will serve as the District Twelve supervisor. He replaces Supervisor Gerald Adelmeyer who died in June. Fink will serve on the county’s Finance and Land Conservation committees. Fink will serve out the remainder of Adelmeyer’s term, which runs through April of 2018. 

Oakfield School District Receiving Sparsity Aid

The Oakfield School District is one of 141 small rural school districts across the state that will be sharing in $17.7 million in sparsity aid for general school operations. Sparsity aid is based on enrollments of 745 or fewer students and membership of less than 10 pupils per square mile of the district’s geographic area. The Oakfield School District has 499 students and will receive $145,289 in aid. The aid will be paid out on Monday, September 19th.  

To read more click here.

Festival Foods Holding Job Fair At Oshkosh Location

Festival Foods will hold a job fair at their Oshkosh store Friday. The job fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2415 Westowne Avenue. The company needs to fill more than 30 full- and part-time positions in the coming weeks at that Oshkosh location. Applicants will meet one-on-one with hiring managers and no appointment is necessary. After entering the store, applicants are asked to check in at the service desk.

Goodrich High School Fiftieth Reunion For Class Of 1966

The Goodrich High School Class of 1966 will be having their 50th Class Reunion next month. It will be held at the Knight of Columbus banquet hall in Fond du Lac on Saturday, September 17th. There are two contacts if you want to attend, but didn’t receive a registration form. You can call Terri at (920) 922-8567 or Mary at (920) 921-8916. They can also answer any questions you may have about the reunion.