KFIZ News Wednesday 9/14/16

Merrill Man Charged In Markesan Stabbing

A 21-year-old Merrill man suspected of a stabbing in Green Lake County last week is free after posting a $1,000 cash bond. Evan Delonay was charged this week with 2nd degree reckless injury. He allegedly stabbed 20-year-old Ian Hinderman in the face and arm. Flight for Life flew him to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. A preliminary hearing will be held on September 27th. The incident happened during an altercation at a home in Markesan on September 6th.

Oshkosh Police Report Stolen Vehicles

Oshkosh Police says during the first 12 days of this month, nine vehicles were reported stolen in the City. Seven of the vehicles were unlocked and the keys were left inside. The two other vehicles were taken by someone the owner knew. Five of the cars were recovered; two in Oshkosh, two in Waushara County, and one in Milwaukee. Police also arrested a 15-year-old Oshkosh girl. 

FDL City Council Preview

With St. Mary’s Springs Academy moving all its students to the new facility on the Ledge, the Fond du Lac City Council tonight will consider several parking issues. The Council will be asked to remove parking restrictions on 2nd Street in front of the former St. Joseph’s School and also in front of the former St. Peter’s School. The Council will also be asked to create a no parking restriction on the stretch of County Highway K along the St. Mary’s Springs Academy property. The Council meets at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.

Budget Presentations Continue

Fond du Lac City Manager Joe Moore will give the City Council an update on the 2017 City Budget. Department heads have been presenting their budget needs to the City Council over the past few months. Tonight Library Director Jon Mark Bolthouse will present the library’s needs for the budget. This evening’s meeting is at 6 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.

Other Projects Replace Fruth Field Improvements As Priorities

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says proposed improvements at Fruth Field have been placed on the back burner. Sebert says the school board is focusing on the budget and a couple of different projects. He says the Fruth improvements generated a lot of discussion about six months ago, but isn’t their focus at this time. He says one thing they would like to do something about is at the high school tennis courts where there is a problem with the posts holding the nets during the freezing and thawing of winter. He says the posts get pushed up out of position by the water that freezes and thaws. He says they are also discussing an addition at the high school for the career construction academy program.

Humanity Project Hopes To Expand In Second Year

The Humanity Project in Fond du Lac started as a pilot program a year ago this month, but organizers are hoping to expand it as they enter their second year. Judy Goldsmith says in other parts of the country severe racial tensions have erupted in violence. She says fortunately that hasn’t happened here and it is hoped the Humanity Project will help increase understanding of our differences. Tracy Abler says one of the ways they increase that understanding is through voluntary partnering of people in the group. She says there are 20 partnerships of mixed race. They do things they would normally do during a day, but together such as going for coffee, going shopping or attending a play. The Humanity Project meets tonight at 6 p.m. at Marian University’s Stayer Center Auditorium. Everyone is welcome.

Mayville Flooding Costs

Mayville city officials are hoping the city will be eligible for state disaster aid following last week’s flooding. Officials say if the city reaches $18,600 in damage costs it may be eligible for the aid. The total costs are still being calculated. The city’s public schools escaped flooding damage.