KFIZ News Tuesday 10/18/16

Accident Update

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials have released the name of a 29-year-old Ripon woman critically injured in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Springvale last Friday morning. Raquel Amador was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. Her vehicle went off of County Highway M and struck a tree and utility pole. Investigators say she may have fallen asleep behind the wheel. Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident.

No One Hurt In West Bend Shooting Incident

Authorities in Washington County say a 24-year-old West Bend man is facing two counts of attempted homicide following a shooting incident Sunday morning in the 200 block of Edgewood Lane. No one was hurt, but at one point the suspect pointed a handgun at police officers that misfired and allowed them to take cover. After several hours the man was taken into custody without incident. A handgun and two shotguns were recovered where the incident occurred.

FDL County Board Considers Veto

Fond du Lac County supervisors tonight will consider overriding the County Executive’s veto of a pay increase for the County Executive. Last month County Executive Al Buechel vetoed a resolution that would have given the County Executive a pay raise of 1 percent each of the next two years and 1.5 percent for the final two years of a four-year term of office. Buechel vetoed the resolution the next day saying he’s not sure the budget will allow 1 percent raises for county employees next year and the county executive shouldn’t be getting a raise if they are not. It will take a two-thirds vote of the board to override the veto. The county board meets at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.

FDL Salvation Army Will Host Warming Shelter

The Fond du Lac Salvation Army will be hosting the warming shelter for the homeless this winter. St. Paul’s Cathedral hosted it for the past nine winter seasons. The Solutions Center was looking for a new site and Salvation Army Captain Telinda Wilson says she and her husband Captain Steve Wilson thought and prayed about it before making the offer. She says they will be using their gym this winter, but will be making longer term plans after that. She says men and women 18-years-old and older can use the shelter. She says they will be doing background checks to make sure they don’t house anyone that presents a risk to others. The shelter at 237 North Macy Street will be open each night from November 1st to March 31st.

Loop Ribbon Cutting Today

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this afternoon for the Lakeside Park segment of the Fond du Lac bicycle loop. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. near the Lakeside Park Pavilion. A short presentation will include remarks from City Parks Director John Redmond, John McDowell the Chairman of the Friends of the Fond du Lac Loop, and Craig Molitor President of the Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The public is welcome to attend.

Society Insurance Giving Back Through United Way Campaign

The honorary campaign chair for this fall’s Fond du Lac Area United Way campaign says his company’s employees were more than willing to chip in. Rick Parks is the President and CEO of Society Insurance. He says until a couple of years ago the company didn’t participate in the campaign, but employees were looking for a way of giving back to the community. He says they were quite interested in community service and philanthropy efforts. He says they’ve learned that no matter what the size of the company; you can make a difference in the community. Last year Society served as the junior pacesetter for the campaign and this year is the senior pacesetter. Fox Valley Savings Bank is the junior pacesetter this year.

Culvers CEO Dies

One of the owners of Culver’s Restaurants in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh says the franchise lost a good man when Culver’s CEO and President Phil Kaiser died Saturday. Kaiser, who was 60-years-old, died Saturday of natural causes. Pat and Rick Miller own four Culver’s restaurants, two each in Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. Pat Miller says they’ve know Kaiser dating back to when they and Kaiser worked with Hardees.Kaiser joined Culver’s in 1996 and worked his way up through the organization. Miller says Kaiser was very outgoing and giving. The Millers own Culver’s Restaurants on East and West Johnson Street in Fond du Lac and on Koeller Street and Westowne Avenue in Oshkosh.