KFIZ News Wednesday 11/16/16
FDL Career Construction Academy
Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says the Career Construction Academy at the high school is a good project for the community. He says they have some great community partners for the $1.1 million facility. The 5,750 square foot building is designed to handle all trades with the capability of teaching all of the current practices. He says there is a need for skilled workers in the area and those jobs could provide kids a career and the chance to stay in the area after they graduate. He says the work would provide family sustaining wages. Sebert says they could work for companies that could use the academy as a pipeline for the workers they need. He says the school board deserves credit for earmarking $500,000 for the project. Sixty percent of the funds needed for the project have been raised. If the rest is raised in time there will be a ground breaking this spring.
Election Protests Not A Problem In FDL
A Fond du Lac Police officer says the presidential election didn’t draw protests in the city like other cities in Wisconsin experienced. Officer Erik Foster says he has worked during other presidential elections. He says when Barack Obama was running for his first term people at Johnson and Main were holding up signs and shouting, but kept it peaceful for the most part. He says even with this election people voiced their opinions, but kept things civil. Foster says they did receive complaints about the theft or vandalism of campaign signs, but it wasn’t as bad as some previous elections.
BD Man Enters Plea In Gas Station Robbery
The 33-year-old Beaver Dam man who robbed a BP Gas Station recently entered an Alford Plea in Dodge County Court. Joshua Benson entered the plea to an armed robbery charge, and pled no contest or guilty to three other charges. According to the criminal complaint he stole about $480 in cash and checks when he used a pocket knife to rob a BP Gas Station last December. He also allegedly stole nearly $1,000 worth of liquor from the same store’s storage unit and prescription drugs and a check from a Beaver Dam couple. He will be sentenced on January 25th.
One Arrest In Allenton Church Burglary
Washington County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the burglary of a church in Allenton. It was reported at the Resurrection Catholic Church early Sunday afternoon. Parishioners were in the church basement when they heard loud noises coming from upstairs. One of them went upstairs and saw two men, one holding a pry bar exiting a room where a safe was located. One man disappeared after walking into a hallway. The man holding the pry bar went outside and got into a vehicle, but the witness got a look at it. Later the State Patrol arrested a 52-year-old Milwaukee man after they spotted the vehicle in St. Lawrence. A pry bar was found in the vehicle under the seat.
Childrens Museum Of FDL Doing Well At Scott Street Location
The executive director of the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac says it has been nearly three years since they moved to their location on Scott Street and they continue to attract good numbers of people to the museum. Andrea Welsch says they couldn’t have picked a better location than the one near Lakeside Park. She says they saw a dramatic increase in attendance the first year and have been able to maintain it. She says in their downtown facility they drew about 20,000 and their first year at the Scott Street location they drew twice that. She says they continue to draw about 40,000 people a year. Welsch says these days they are being considered as more of a community partner. She says they educate children on topics that are important for them to know including educational topics and even how to deal with the loss of a loved one. She says other children’s museums have modeled some of their programs after theirs and even tried to recruit some of their staff.
Recall For Some Cedar Crest Ice Cream Products
Cedar Crest Specialties is recalling Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and Pirate’s Bounty ice cream flavors. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Cedar Crest found out on November 10th that those products, manufactured by Aspen Hills, have the potential to be contaminated with bacteria that can cause serious illness. The affected products were distributed in retail stores throughout the Midwest. More information on the recall is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
Marian Hosts Screening Of Veteran Made Documentary
Marian University will host a screening of Project 22 on Tuesday, November 22 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Stayer Center Auditorium. The documentary film was co-directed by two combat-wounded Veterans. Daniel J. Egbert and Doc King’s documentary follows the very personal story of a Marine Infantryman and a Combat Medic on a search for hope that expands into an awareness campaign spanning 6,500 miles on motorcycles. The event is free and open to the public. However, monetary donations will be accepted and will benefit the Marian University Student Veteran Organization and Fond du Lac Salute the Troops. Preregistration is preferred, but not required. Registration can be done online.