KFIZ News : Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in the Area

Heavy rain that began Tuesday night caused flooding throughout the area. Southern Fond du Lac County along with Dodge and Washington counties were hit the hardest, with some communities seeing anywhere from three to upwards of five inches of rain. In Mayville, two schools were evacuated Wednesday because of the high water, St. John’s Lutheran School was evacuated yesterday morning, while students at Parkview Elementary were released at 1pm. Certain areas of the City of Mayville experienced moderate to severe flooding, which caused several roadways to close, including a section of Highway 28. Around the area, reports into KFIZ totaled just over three inches of rain near St. Peter, four and a half inches near Campbellsport and Oakfield and close to six inches near Lomira.

Grothman Sides With Trump On Immigration

Congressman Glenn Grothman says he’s backing Donald Trump when it comes to doing something about illegal immigrants. He says everyone has heard about Trump’s plan to build a wall. Grothman says not everyone who wants to come to the country should be allowed in it. He says Hillary Clinton would continue the open border policy that President Barack Obama has. He says under Obama policy immigrants who commit crimes here are only occasionally sent back to their country of origin. He says he doesn’t know if the country can afford four more years of open border policy. He says illegal immigrants do affect the nation’s economy and having a tougher stance on immigration will lead to improvements.

Waupun Road Work begins Monday

Construction will begin Monday on the US 151/State Highway 49 interchange near Waupun. According to the Wisconsin D-O-T, the project will replace the existing asphalt surface and add rumble strips, new pavement markings and upgrade the guard rails. Drivers can expect single lane closures on US 151 in the work zone with a reduced speed of 55 miles per hour. Work on Highway 49 will be performed under flagging operations. The interchange access ramps will be closed at various times, with traffic detoured to the US 151 and Highway 26 interchange as needed. The project is expected to be complete by October 12th.

September is National Preparedness Month

The month of September is National Preparedness Month and local emergency management officials are encouraging residents to make a plan with their families for what to do in case of an emergency.  Officials with Fond du Lac County Communications and Emergency Management say that this month, families should take time to make a plan, build an emergency kit and be prepared. A proper plan includes instructions to follow in case of an emergency, along with how to communicate with loved ones in case of a crisis. That includes having up-to-date contact information with people you may need to contact during an emergency, along with an alternate means of communication if traditional methods are unavailable. County officials also encourage the purchase of a NOAA Weather Radio for weather related alerts. For more information on emergency preparedness month, you can visit ready.gov/September or readywisconsin.wi.gov.

MPTC Rededicates 9/11 Tribute As Part Of Year Of The Student Veteran

Moraine Park Technical College will kick off its “Year of the Student Veteran” with a rededication of its 9/11 Tribute area Friday at the Fond du Lac campus. Moraine Park President Bonnie Baerwald (BEAR-wald) says the public is welcome to the event, which is from 11:30 to 12:30. She says military veterans, police and fire have been invited for the rededication of their 9/11 Tribute. She says it will take place right outside their cafeteria. The College has other events and observances planned to highlight veteran service throughout the year.

Scary Scurry Coming In October

A first time run/walk event next month will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County. Guarantee Tile Service and Info-Pro Lending Service will be sponsoring the Scary Scurry 5K Run/Walk at the UW-Fond du Lac on Saturday, October 22nd. Heather Johnson of Info-Pro says employees of both businesses were looking for ways to do something for the community. She says she and Katie Schmitz of Guarantee Title collaborated to form a community involvement team. She says they wanted to create an annual community event that could raise funds for an organization and they picked Habitat. She says because the event is around Halloween they chose the name Scar Scurry. She says people are encouraged to dress in costumes for the event. There will be kids’ races too. There is a Scary Scurry Facebook page if you want to find out more about the event and how to participate.