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KFIZ News Tuesday 9/13/16

Fire Call At RB Royal

Fond du Lac firefighters were called to RB Royal Industries at 1350 South Hickory Street early Monday morning. Light smoke was coming from the roof. Lieutenant Jon Hartzheim says an industrial air compressor was leaking hydraulic fluid, which caused smoke when the fluid came into contact with hot parts. The smoke escaped through the ventilation system. The time of the call was shortly after 4:30 a.m.

Former Fondy Man Sentenced On Sexual Assault Charge

A former Fond du Lac area man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl is going to prison for ten years. A Fond du Lac County judge recently sentenced Christian Dassow to the prison term and 10 years of extended supervision.  Dassow was sentenced on four exposure counts and one sexual assault count. Five other charges were read into the record and dismissed.

Oshkosh Sex Offender Released

Oshkosh Police are notifying residents about the release of a sex offender. Fifty-five-year-old Timothy Geise is now living at 1105A Jefferson Avenue. He was convicted in 2001 of 2nd degree sexual assault and three other sex crimes. His victim was a 16-year-old boy he had been molesting over three years. He also exposed a 13-year-old boy to sexually explicit material. Geise will be on electronic monitoring. He will also be on extended supervision until June 15th of 2022.

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Voting Lists Being Purged

Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg says if you haven’t voted in more than four years your name will be purged from voting lists. She says if you voted in the last Presidential election, but not since you are safe. She says the voting lists are purged every four years. She says the state is doing its best even going so far as reminding those with driver’s licenses who have not registered to vote that time is running out if they want to vote in November. She says the state, elections clerks, the media, political parties and others all are reminding people they have to be registered or have to register to vote.

Good Turnout For Fondue Fest

An official with the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership says there was a good turnout for Fondue Fest last Saturday. Dustry Krikau says they can usually expect up to 20,000 people for the one-day festival that features, food, arts and crafts, produce and music. She says participating vendors were pleased. She says the people she talked to said they had great crowds and people walking around and buying things from them. Moraine Park Technical College culinary arts students prepared cheese and chocolate fondue from more than 70 pounds of cheese and 200 loaves of Artisan bread. The presenting sponsor was Fox Valley Savings Bank.

Sheriff Benevolent Association Raises Funds For Community Efforts

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Benevolent Association took part in this past week’s Fondue Fest. Sheriff’s Sergeant Paul Rottscholl says the association was formed to give back to the community. He says this year they awarded five student scholarships to students going into a variety of career fields. The association held a steak fry at Fondue Fest to raise money for their charitable efforts. This year’s scholarship winners were; Keegan Buros, Nicholas Johnson, Annika Hintze, Caroline Wagner, and Miranda Zipp. 

Tickets Available For Hard Hat And Heels

Tickets are still available for the Hard Hats & Heels fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. The annual event will be held at South Hills Golf and Country Club in Fond du Lac this Thursday. There will be cocktails and a silent auction at 5 p.m., dinner at six, and a live auction at seven. To get your tickets call (920) 921-6623. You can also email [email protected] The cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple.