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KFIZ News Tuesday 6/14/16

Jury Selected In Brantner Murder Trial

Opening statements will be given in a Fond du Lac County jury trial today for a nearly 26 year old cold case. Eighteen year old Berit Beck was murdered in the summer of 1990. Her van was found in a parking lot in Fond du Lac and six weeks later her body was discovered in a ditch outside of Waupun. Fingerprint evidence led to the arrest of 62 year old Dennis Brantner of Kenosha last year. Yesterday a jury was selected. The trial is set for three weeks.

Oshkosh Man Involved In High Speed Pursuit

A 21-year-old Oshkosh man is facing charges after nearly ramming an Outagamie County Sheriff’s deputy’s car and running into another car after fleeing from that deputy. The deputy was on State Highway 47 when a Buick Skylark pulled into a northbound lane nearly striking the deputy. The deputy pursued the car, but cut off the chase due to the other driver’s erratic behavior. Later the Skylark ran into another vehicle.  Both drivers were taken to area hospitals. The State Patrol is investigating the accident.

FDL School Board Approves FDL HS Assistant Principal Resignation

The Fond du Lac School Board last night approved the resignation of Fond du Lac High School Assistant Principal Peter Snyder. Snyder has accepted a job with Moraine Park Technical College. Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says Snyder began as a teacher at Fondy Central. He says Snyder’s new job gives him a chance to again work with kids who have challenges. The board also approved a 10 cent increase for school lunches and 5 cent increase for their breakfast program.

FDL School Board Approves Employee Health Insurance Benefits

Employees of the Fond du Lac School District will be paying more for their health insurance premium, but less than first anticipated. District Superintendent Jim Sebert says they worked with the District Employee Health Benefit and Wellness Committee on the health insurance benefits package for the next school year. He says there was a 6.5 percent increase, but by making some subtle changes that increase was brought down to 4.95 percent. The school board approved the benefit package. They also renewed Aramark’s contract for the district’s breakfast and lunch programs.

NFDL Ordinance Would Prohibit Parking In One Block Area Of Harrison Street

Following reconstruction of a portion of Harrison Street the Village Board is considering banning parking on both sides of a section the street. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says that’s because it links up with the much busier Prospect Avenue. He says it would only affect a one block area of Harrison. He says one side of the block is already no parking. He says the plan is to prohibit parking on both sides of the street between Minnesota Avenue and Prospect. No one showed up in opposition during the board’s first reading of the amended ordinance for parking restrictions. He doesn’t see that changing when the board has the second reading and approves the change at its next meeting. He says people who live there have sufficient parking in their driveways and rarely need the extra parking.

Powerball Winning Ticket Sold In Oshkosh About To Expire

Lottery officials say someone who bought a Powerball ticket in the Oshkosh area is about to lose out on $50,000. A ticket bought for the January 9th drawing is worth that much, but only if the winner comes forward by Thursday, July 7th. The ticket was bought at Consign Center in Oshkosh. Winners at all prize levels have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize. The winning numbers for that drawing were 16, 19, 32, 34 and 57 with a Powerball of 13. The Power Play number was 3.

Barn Quilt Author Giving Talk At SAGES Charter School

The author of two books on barn quilts will give a talk at the SAGES Charter School in Fox Lake tonight. As part of a class project on barn quilts second graders wrote Suzi Parron a letter asking her to give a talk at the school. She accepted and the talk is this evening at 6:30 at the school on South Depot Street. The event is free and open to the public.