Local News Briefs Friday 10/10/14

Over the next week Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel will put the final touches on his draft for his message on the 2015 County Budget. He will give his budget address to the County Board at their October 28th meeting. He says there will be very little change from this year’s budget, which is a good thing. He says things will be very stable with no cuts to programs or personnel with the only change those that are necessary. He says money will be included in the budget for improvements to County Highway I and the County hopes to purchase land for a new County Highway Garage in Fond du Lac. He says they are negotiating with a party for land along the Bypass near Hickory Street.

NFDL Community Center Rental Changes

The North Fond du Lac Village Board this week made a few changes to the Community Center Rental Agreement and rental charges. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says primarily they wanted to make some changes for those who rent the center later in the evening and on weekends. He says they are primarily concerned about those who rent the center form 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. He says they had some problems with people not cleaning up or leaving after 1 a.m. He says they also wanted to have the option of providing security for some events. He says some just weren’t being responsible enough about using the center. He says they mostly rent to groups and clubs, but the center has also hosed weddings, funerals and showers.

$3 Movies Return To NFDL School District

If you’re looking for an option for family entertainment tonight that won’t cost you much $3 dollar movies are returning to the North Fond du Lac School District. District Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says the movies will be shown at the Horace Mann PAC Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. This weekend “How To Train Your Dragon 2” will be shown. Next weekend the film is “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” and November 14th through the 16th it’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He says the Performing Arts Center is a great venue for a movie..

Waupun Gets State Trust Fund Loan

The City of Waupun is receiving a state trust fund loan to help refinance some existing debt. The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands approved the $281,281 loan to the City this week. During the board’s meeting a total of more than $2 million in state trust fund loans were approved to fives towns, a village, and the City of Waupun.

FDL County Republican Party Holds Voter Registration

Fond du Lac County’s Republican Party headquarters is holding a voter registration drive. It runs through next Tuesday at the Party’s headquarters at 810 South Main Street in Fond du Lac, across from Gilles. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. today and next Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Yard signs are also available for GOP candidates.

Blood Drives In FDL Today And Next Week

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is asking residents to donate blood during one of the blood drives that will be held in Fond du Lac over the next week. A blood drive will be held at the Fond du Lac Fire Station on South Main Street from 7:30 to 11:30 this morning. Monday afternoon there’s a Type O blood drive at the Forest Mall from 12:30 to 4:30. Next Wednesday afternoon a blood drive will be held at Winnebago Lutheran Academy from 12:30 to 5:30. On Saturday, October 18th there’s a blood drive at Holy Family Catholic Community Church on 4th Street Way from 7:30 to 11:30 that morning. The final blood drive is at St. Mary’s Springs Academy on County Road K from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21st.