KFIZ News Wednesday 10/26/16
Stabbing In Oshkosh
An 18-year-old Oshkosh man was stabbed during an altercation in a parking lot in the 500 block of Camelot Court early Tuesday morning. Oshkosh Police say the victim was taken to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies later arrested a 19-year-old Oshkosh man for the stabbing. The suspect was parked in his vehicle in a business parking lot. A 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety charge is being referred against him. The reason for the stabbing was an ongoing dispute between the two men.
Former Prison Nurse Charged
A former Fox Lake Correctional nurse suspected of having sex with an inmate made her initial appearance in Dodge County court this week. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Stehling of Fox Lake is charged two felony counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault by Corrections Staff and Delivering Illegal Articles to an Inmate. She allegedly committed the offenses last January while she was still working at the prison. Her sexual relationship was with a 30-year-old inmate. She was released on a $1,000 signature bond and has a preliminary hearing on December 15th.
Mega Bucks Millionaire In West Bend
State lottery officials are waiting for a Mega-Bucks winner in Washington County to come forward. That winner won $3 million in Saturday night’s drawing by matching all six winning numbers. The lump sum cash payout on the ticket is worth $2.2 million. The ticked was purchased at a convenience store in West Bend. Winners have 180 to claim a prize from the lottery.
FDL City Council Preview
The Fond du Lac City Council tonight will be asked to approve the creation of two Tax Incremental Districts to help two separate developers with redevelopment projects. Commonwealth Management is looking at creating 21 residential units and the former St. Joseph’s School and 26 at the former St. Mary’s School. Another TID would allow a developer to convert the former Northern Casket Company into 45 residential units. The Council will also be asked to approve a special use permit that will allow the Salvation Army to use their gymnasium as a warming shelter for the homeless this winter. The Council meets at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.
NFDL SD Budget And Tax Levy Approved
The North Fond du Lac School Board this week approved the 2016-17 District Budget. District Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says the $4.7 million levy is up a bit because of the increase in students, but the mill rate will remain relatively flat at $9.64. Enrollment grew by 36 students, which Sadoff says they are excited about. He says in the past four years they are up 13 percent in their enrollment, which brings in more state aid. The district will be working with about a $147,000 debt, but Sadoff anticipates that will level out by the end of the school year.
FDL Humane Society Helps With Rescued Dogs Placement
The Fond du Lac Humane Society Shelter got a surprise Sunday when they were asked to take in dogs rescued from a residence in Marathon County. Shelter Manager Renee Webb says they were happy to help. She says three van loads of dogs were brought to the shelter. She says 40 small breed dogs were rescued from the home. She says a man there had taken in stray dogs and the situation spiraled out of control. Webb says they were fortunate to be able to disperse the dogs to different rescue operations and shelters, which will be able to place the dogs.
Progress Being Made On Alliance Laundry System Distribution Center
Progress is being made on Alliance Laundry Systems construction of a distribution center in the Ripon Business Park. City Administrator Lori Rich says people are starting to notice progress on the 200,000 square foot facility. He says it started as a big hole, but you can now see some parts of the building going up. This week the Ripon Common Council approved an easement for Alliance to put up an electronic sign at the corner of Highway 44 and Seelig Way. Rich says it will allow the company to display information about itself.