Local News Briefs 11-26-14

Wells Sit Goes Dark For The


Fond du Lac’s Community Development Director says the former
Wells Manufacturing site on Brooke
will go “dark” over the winter meaning no
further work will be done on it until the spring. Currently the City owns the
property, but it’s being prepared for Commonwealth Development which will take
it over. Community Development Director Dyann Benson says people watched the
demolition and roof repairs to a building on the southern end of the property.
She says the next step involved getting a storm water permit from the DNR and
the work associated with that. She says the work associated with that isn’t
really feasible during the winter.


United Way Less Restrictive About
“Black Out” Period For Fundraising


At one time the Fond du Lac
Area United Way was a little more restrictive about a “black out” period in
which it required agencies it contributed to not to fund raise during the
United Way campaign. United Way Executive Director Tina Potter says that’s not
the case any more, but they do ask that agencies try not to send out a fund
raising appeal letter during the campaign. She says those agencies do good work
and the United Way
isn’t the only source of funding for those agencies. The United Way helps fund 24 to 26 agencies a
year hoping this campaign to raise $745,000 for them.


Home Prices


Home prices in Wisconsin
have tapered off. They’ve been steadily increasing, but not at an alarming
rate. So says Dave Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
He says for the year to date in 2014,
median home prices in the state are up two-and-a-half percent, to just under


Holiday Travel


The Thanksgiving weekend could be a busy one on the roads and in airports. Nick
Jarmusz with Triple-A Wisconsin says many people will start leaving home today.
950-thousand Wisconsin residents are expected
to travel for the holiday. Nationally, more than 46-million Americans will be
heading out.


Thanksgiving Dinner


Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church
in Fond du Lac
will host their 17th annual Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow from
11:30am to 1:30pm at 20
Wisconsin-American Drive
.   Over 500 meals are expected to be served at
the church or delivered.  If you can’t
stop by you can call to make arrangements to have up to six meals
delivered.  You need to call 923-1524 by
noon today to set up a delivery.  You can
also call that same number to let them know you are coming.