KFIZ News Wednesday 12/14/16

FDL School Board Will Reconsider Pay Raises For Administrators

The Fond du Lac School Board next month will be reconsidering whether to give 28 administrators a one percent increase in pay. School Board President Mark Jurgella says the board decided to revisit the issue. He says there was discussion on whether to give it as an across the board increase or just how it will be done. He says they included $26,823 in the district budget for those pay increases. The board voted 5 to nothing to reconsider the increases. Two members were unable to attend this week’s school board meeting.

Final FDL City Council Meeting Of The Year

The Fond du Lac City Council holds its final meeting of 2016 tonight. During the meeting City Manager Joe Moore will review some of the City’s highlights of the past year for the City Council. There will also be three proclamations. One will recognize City of Fond du Lac election officials, another will express gratitude to the Solution Center for its support of the homeless community, and a third recognizes Fond du Lac as a Well City. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.

House Fire In Washington County

Fire caused $100,000 worth of damages to a Washington County home and garage Monday night. Sheriff’s officials say eight fire departments battled the blaze at 131 Kohler Drive in the Town of Farmington. The homeowners and two children living in the residence were able to escape. No injuries were reported. Two vehicles in the garage were destroyed by the blaze. The cause of the fire is still being determined, but is not considered suspicious.

Oshkosh Battery Incident

Police in Oshkosh are looking for information about four Asian men who beat up a 20-year-old Greenville man this past Sunday morning. It happened in the 400 block of West Lincoln Avenue.  The victim was taken to Aurora Hospital in Oshkosh and later to Aurora Bay Care Hospital in Green Bay. All four of the suspects left the scene in a silver-colored Pontiac Grand Am. If you have information about the battery, please contact Detective Artus at (920) 236-5726 or the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700.

Oshkosh Sex Offenders Moving

Two more sex offenders will be moving in Oshkosh before the end of the year. Fifty-one-year-old Christopher Sullivan will be moving to 1408 Berger Street and 41-year-old Kevin Much will be moving to 2521 Harrison Street. Sullivan is under extended supervision until September 4th, 2021 and Much until June 6th, 2036.

FDL County Office Closings For The Holidays

Office closings have been announced for Fond du Lac County for the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. County offices in the City/County Government Center, the Department of Social Services, the Veterans Service Office and the Department of Community Programs will close at noon on Fridays, December 23 and December 30 and will be closed all day on Mondays, December 26 and January 2.  On December 23 and December 30, the Clerk of Courts will remain open until 4:30 p.m. and will be closed all day on Mondays December 26 and January 2. The Sheriff’s lobby/records office will close at 11:00 a.m. on December 23 and December 30 and will be closed all day on December 26 and January 2. The Highway Department will be closed all day on December 26 and January 2.

Thiesfeldt On Committee Assignments

State Representatives Jeremy Thiesfeldt says he was pleased to be reappointed chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education for the next two year session of the state legislature. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos made the appointment. Thiesfeldt says it is a great honor. He says he spent four years on the committee, the last two chairing it. The state lawmaker from Fond du Lac spent 22 years teaching, the latest stint teaching at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac. He says his role on the Education Committee is to oversee the work of other legislators on it. Thiesfeldt says in the past he has also served on the Judiciary, Campaigns and Elections, Transportation and Family Law Committees and hopes to be assigned to some of them again in the new session.

Know Gift Return Policies

Returning gifts may be the furthest thing from your mind while you are Christmas shopping, but an official with the state’s Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Department says it should be part of your shopping plan. Frank Frassetto, Division Administrator for Trade and Consumer Protection says return and exchange policies vary from store to store, and can even vary within the store. He says stores are required to honor return guidelines, but make sure of them before you make a purchase. He says there are time frames for returns and you should become acquainted with them as well.  He also recommends getting a gift receipt, which won’t have a price on it but it will prove the purchase and when and where it was made.  He says if you believe a retailer isn’t honoring a posted return policy give his department a call at 1-800-422-7128.

Winter Parking Reminder

With the first big snowfall of the season behind us it should be easier for Fond du Lac residents to remember about the winter parking restrictions. But Police Officer Erik Foster says it is still worth reminding drivers about the odd-even parking on the streets depending on whether it is an odd or even-numbered day of the week at 8 o’clock at night. He says regular parking restrictions on the streets go back into effect at 8 a.m. each morning. The winter parking restrictions are in place from November 15th through March 15th each year. Another big snowfall could be coming our way this weekend.

Agnesian HealthCare Consolidates Walk In Services In Waupun

Agnesian EZ Care and Waupun Memorial Hospital in Waupun are transferring all walk-in care services to Waupun Memorial Hospital Urgent Care starting January 1st.  Both facilities are within close proximity to one another. Patients can receive care at the Agnesian EZ Care until 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 31. In addition, family medicine providers are available for health and wellness services at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Waupun. The two-story facility is directly connected to Waupun Memorial Hospital for greater efficiencies.

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