KFIZ News Tuesday 11/15/16

Maintenance Work On Interstate Forty One In FDL County Wednesday

Maintenance crews will be working on southbound 1-41 at Military Road in Fond du Lac Wednesday. The work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The state DOT says a left lane closure will be in place during repairs. The DOT also says there will be maintenance work this week on State Highway 441 and 1-41 in Outagamie County and I-43 in Manitowoc County.

Lomira Man Arrested For Ninth OWI After Pursuit

A 50-year-old Lomira man is facing his 9th drunken driving charge and a felony eluding charge for a pursuit that started in Washington County and ended up in the man’s driveway Sunday evening. Sheriff’s officials say they got a call about a black pick-up truck that was “all over the road.” Other drivers were afraid to go around the truck. Speeds varied up to 100 miles an hour during the pursuit. The man hit several construction barrels and twice sideswiped a temporary concrete wall in a construction zone. Dodge County Sheriff’s deputies and Lomira Police aided the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Schneider Will Have To Give Up Supervisors Seat

Before the Fond du Lac County Board approved the 2017 County Budget last week, Finance Committee Chair Brenda Schneider recapped the budget for the final time as chair of that committee. Last Tuesday she was elected County Treasurer and will have to give up her seat on the County Board before the end of the year. She says she will be submitting a letter of resignation soon. It will be effective at the end of the year. She says it is likely her position as a County Supervisor will be filled by appointment, but that will be up to County Board Chair Marty Farrell. Schneider also is the Taycheedah Town Clerk. She says she would like to continue that in a part-time capacity until her term as clerk expires next April and someone is elected to fill the position.

Winter Parking Restrictions Begin In FDL And NFDL Tonight

Winter parking ordinances in Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac begin today and run through March 15th. North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch says in both the village and the city it involves even-odd parking depending on what numbered day it is beginning at 8 p.m. The parking runs from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. each day and if it is an odd-numbered day you park on the odd-numbered side of the street and vice-versa for even-numbered days. Fond du Lac Police Officer Erik Foster says the winter parking ordinance overrides any parking restrictions even no-parking on both sides of the street. He says the one exception is the metered parking downtown. He says you can park for an hour from 2 to 6 a.m.

Marian Information Open House

Marian University will hold an informational open house for veterans Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. at Marian’s Stayer Center Dining Room. Miranda Abbot is the Coordinator of Veterans Services for the school. She says veterans can learn about Marian’s academic programs, veterans’ benefits they accept, scholarships, educational benefits. There will also be tours of their Office of Veterans Services. She says they also have services they can offer veterans’ spouses and children. Admission counselors will be available to answer questions about the program and admission process.  Light refreshments will be served. Preregistration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to preregister, contact the Office of Admission at (920)923-7650 or email [email protected]

Seniors Targeted By Fraud

The Administrator for the Division of Consumer Protection at the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Senior Citizens are targeted more often by scammers. Frank Frassetto says according to the Federal Trade Commission more than a third of the fraud complaints they received last year were from people over 60 years of age. He says that increased each of the last three years. He says some of the scams they have taken advantage of Senior Citizens include a tech-support scam for computers, the IRS scam, and another involving medical devices. He says in that scam the caller says there is a medical device waiting on order and they need personal information to verify the delivery. Frassetto says 21 percent of the identity theft complaints they receive are from Senior Citizens.

Nominations Being Taken For MPTC Distinguished Alumnus Award

Moraine Park Technical College is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Nominees must hold a one- or two-year technical diploma, an associate degree or an associate of applied science degree from a Moraine Park program. Additional criteria includes; demonstrated service and/or support of Moraine Park, the Wisconsin Technical College System and the community at large, as well as distinguishing oneself through a career or civic activity. If you know of a deserving alumnus, submit your nomination by Friday, January 20th, to morainepark.edu/distinguishedalum.

National Christmas Tree Coming From Brown County Tree Farm

The National Christmas Tree will come from a Brown County tree farm. A ceremony will be held at the Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto today. Alice in Dairyland, Ann O’Leary, and Ben Brancel, Secretary of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will be on hand for the ceremony. Dave and Mary Vander Velden grew the 19 foot tall, 12 foot wide balsam fir that will be put on display in the White House Blue Room in Washington, D.C.