Local News Briefs Friday 11/27/15

Holiday Shopping Up.


(WRN) The
holiday shopping season officially gets under way today with Black Friday, and
merchants in Wisconsin
should see bigger profits than those nationally. That from Madison-based retail
consultant Doug Johnson.  He says the
National Retail Federation is projecting a 4.1-percent increase in holiday
sales this year.  Johnson estimates the
increase in Wisconsin
will be at least 6.5-percent.


Friday Shopping


Make sure
you stay safe as you are out and about finding those Black Friday deals
today.  Officer Steve Olson of the Fond
du Lac Police Department says that you need to remember to be respectful of others as you
try and get that bargain deal.  Officer
Erik Foster says that the department does have extra patrols out in high
traffic areas, but over the last few years that they have had very few Black
Friday related incidents.  The officers
also remind you to keep the items you purchased in a locked vehicle and out of


MPTC Patriot


Baerwald, Moraine Park Technical College president, and Stan Cram, Moraine
Park’s vice president of student affairs, recently received the Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. Scott Lieburn, Moraine Park’s dean of students, who currently
serves in the Air National Guard, nominated both Baerwald and Cram for this
award, which is given to supervisors of employers who support active service
members. Employers who receive this award have provided flexible schedules,
time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves
of absence if needed.


Needed For Christmas Luncheon


Agnesian HealthCare Foundation is accepting reservations for individuals
interested in attending the fifth annual Caring for You at Christmas holiday
luncheon to support the Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund. The Agnesian
HealthCare Foundation will be hosting a special luncheon at the Whispering
Springs Golf Club in Fond du Lac,
on Saturday, December 5. Table viewing will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch to
be served at 11:30 a.m. The luncheon features specially-designed tables that
participants enjoy over good food and conversation. Cost of the luncheon is
$40. The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation’s Carol Hyland Caring for You Fund was
established in 2010 for families requiring assistance with basic life needs
they are unable to afford during cancer treatment, or care for other long-term
illnesses. If interested in attending the event or to be a table designer, call
the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation office at (920) 926-4959.


Local Woman
In NFL Commercial


watching the Packers and Bears last night on television you may have noticed an
ad promoting the NFL Network’s Packers-Lions game next Thursday night. The
woman on the farm with Packers gear is Fond
du Lac
native Dori Lichty, who’s farm is in the Beaver
Dam area.  Lichty is the daughter of Ray
and Rae Nell Halbur. She is a 1998 graduate of Winnebago Lutheran
. The ad will run
on various NFL programs through next week’s game.