Local News Briefs Friday 4-17-15

Fire/Rescue Awards

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue honors
members of their team for exceptional efforts in 2014.  The late Steve Bebow was named the
Firefighter of the Year.   Nick Czaja was
named Paramedic of the Year.   Steve
Pieper and Eric Rebedew were honored with The Unit Citation/Commendation Award
for rescuing a victim from a house fire. 
Scott Warren and Ben Stephany were given the same award for managing an
unstable emergency medical scene and rendering life-saving care to multiple
patients.  Jason Roberts was honored with
The Award of Merit for his commitment to his profession both on and off duty.



NFDL Arbor Day Ceremony Set

The Village of North Fond du Lac will have its Arbor
Day Celebration on Friday, April 24th. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says
it will be at the Friendship
Learning Center
He says a tree is usually donated for planting and a plaque is put in to note
the class that participated. In this case it will be the third grade class. He
says they have an aborist on hand to answer questions and it’s a nice ceremony.
The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Fond
du Lac
will have its ceremony that same day at 1 p.m.
at the Lakeside Park Pavilion.


Severe Weather Week

Being ready
to take cover when the weather takes a turn for the worse is part of life in Wisconsin during the
spring and summer months.  As part of
Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, a mock tornado watch and warning
were issued on Thursday afternoon.  Fond du Lac County Director of Communications and
Emergency Management Jim McNabb says that when you hear those sirens blaring
you need to take cover immediately and then gather information as to what is
happening.  McNabb says local outlets
such as KFIZ will give information as to what is happening here in our
county.  He also suggests you have a NOA
Weather Radio in your home.  You can
purchase those for $28 in the lobby of the City-County Government



On The Move

The sturgeon spawning run on the Wolf River
has begun. Ryan Koenigs of the Wisconsin DNR says there are currently multiple
spawning pods working at the Sturgeon Trail in New London and at least one spawning pod
working at Bamboo Bend in Shiocton. He says the water temperatures have warmed
up quite rapidly and will continue to warm over the next couple of days with
the warm sunny weather. Due to these conditions, he believes the fish will
spawn very fast and we will have a short, intense run that may last less than a
week. So if you want to get out and see the sturgeon spawn, he highly
recommends making arrangements to do that over the next 1-2 days in New London or Shiocton.
He anticipates that there will be spawning activity below the Shawano Dam by
this weekend as well.


Worthington Picked For National

Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce Vice President Melissa Worthington has been
named an Education Attainment Fellow as part of an initiative led by the
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. 
says she is one of 22 people chosen from across the country to help discuss the
birth to work continuum and workforce development for communities and how we
improve those communities through strong career planning and attraction of
workforce.  She says she’ll be working
with people in similar roles as her to implement regional plans that can be put
into action for the betterment of the communities in which they live.