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KFIZ News Wednesday 10/19/16

Rubbish Fire At Sadoff Iron And Metal

Fond du Lac firefighters responded to a fire at Sadoff Iron and Metal at 240 West Arndt Tuesday morning. Fire Captain Jim Knowles says an alarm system at the company detected the fire. A small fire started in materials that were shredded. He says they put about 500 gallons of water on it to put it out. There was no damage to buildings and machinery on the site. The fire was reported at 4:55 a.m. 

Randolph Man Suspected Of Hitting Police Chief

A 20-year-old Randolph man suspected of punching the Randolph Police Chief in the face made his initial appearance in Dodge County court this week. Brandon Washburn was released on a $1,000 signature bond and has a preliminary hearing on December 8th. Charges stem from an incident in May when the police chief was taking Washburn to Winnebago Mental Health Facilities. The chief was placing him in handcuffs when Washburn hit him. Threatened with a taser he calmed down and was taken to the facility without further incident. He is suspected in a Cambria break-in.

West Bend Man Facing Possible Attempted Murder Charges

Washington County authorities are expected to charge a 24-year-old West Bend man with two counts of attempted 1st degree intentional homicide. Bond was set at $100,000 cash for Kody Konzal during a court hearing this week. Konzal allegedly fired off several shots during an incident Sunday morning in West Bend. When he pointed a gun at police officers it misfired. No one was hurt. Investigators say he was drunk when he was arrested. The incident is still being investigated and charges are pending.

Mayville Man Charged With Possessing Child Porn

Bond has been set at $5,000 cash for a 42-year-old Mayville man suspected of possessing child pornography. William Waldoch was charged in Dodge County court this week with 6 felony counts of possessing child porn. According to the criminal complaint his online activity made him a suspect. During the execution of a search warrant at his home last February 15th illegal images were found on his electronic devices. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 27th.

NFDL School District Holds Annual Meeting

North Fond du Lac School District residents approved a $4.7 million tax levy during this week’s annual meeting. The school board will finalize that levy and the budget for the 2016-17 School Year at next Monday’s meeting. District Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says although the levy is going up the tax rate will remain the same at $9.64 per thousand dollars of value on a property. He says they will be working with a $147,000 deficit, but that should flatten out by the end of the school year. He says they do have an additional 36 students this year so they have to make sure they have enough people and resources to educate those extra students. School Board members’ salaries will remain the same at $1,800 a year for the president and $1,600 a year for other school board members.

NFDL Village Board Makes Health Insurance Decisions

The North Fond du Lac Village Board this week made some health and vision insurance decisions. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says rather than allow village employees to deduct 10 percent for doctor’s visits until they reach their deductible, they decided to have them just pay 10 percent of the total deductible. He says that will amount to $350 for single coverage and $700 for family coverage. Because of a change in health insurance providers the village will cover the cost of vision exams for employees next year. Hornung says their new provider doesn’t offer that, but their old provider covered eye exams. He says they will also keep the monthly health insurance premiums for village employees at $60 a month for single employees and $100 a month for family coverage.

FDL County Homes Sales Increase In September

Sales of existing homes in Fond du Lac County and the median price of those homes both increased last month compared to September of last year. According to the Wisconsin Realtors Association homes sales in the county increased by 4.2 percent last month when 123 homes were sold. The median price of a home in the county last month was $130,000, an increase of 8.4 percent.  During the first 9 months of the year home sales in Fond du Lac County increased by 7.1 percent and the price of those homes by 4.9 percent.

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