Local News Briefs Monday 12-22-14

Contributes Ideas To Governor


Scott Walker recently met with the Republican caucus in the state legislature
including State Senator Rick Gudex and State Representatives Jeremy Thiesfeldt
and Michael Schraa. Gudex says the governor talked about the budget and some
other issues that will come up during the next legislative session. The state
lawmaker from Fond du Lac
says the Governor took some suggestions on ways to save money and make the
state a better place. Gudex says he contributed a few thoughts. He says there
are some job training needs in the area and they want to make sure there is a
strong technical college and educations system. As for the budget Gudex says
they won’t see a copy of that until February.


School Board Meeting Tonight


There is no
Fond du Lac
School Board tonight, one of the few times in a year when the board doesn’t
hold a second meeting during a month. District Superintendent Jim Sebert says
board members put a lot of time in reading and preparing for meetings. He says
the budget alone is a big time commitment. He says learning about the budget,
understanding it and representing the community on it is a lot of work. He says
the board deserves to have a little time off to be with family and friends. The
school board also has no second meeting during the month of July.


Leaving MPTC


Moraine Park President Dr. Shelia Ruhland has accepted the
presidents position at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington.  Dr. Ruhland came to Moraine Park
in July of 2011 and she will begin her new position on March 9th.  Interim leadership at MPTC will be named
early next year.


Taste of Fond du Lac Changes

A new date
and new venue will highlight Fond du
Taste of Fond du Lac event in 2015. 
Historically the culinary event has been held in February at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds.  This year, the region’s best food will be
showcased at Oven Island at Fond du Lac’s
Lakeside Park on Sunday, August 23rd.  The annual event features food from area
restaurants, live music, entertainment and children’s activities.  Event co-chairs this year will be Tad
Wallender of Fat Joe’s and Angie Antkowiak of Ang & Eddies Pizza.


FDL Area
Transit Creates Facebook Page


The Fond du Lac Area Transit
System has joined the ranks of those participating in social media with the
creation of their own Facebook page. Transit Manager Lynn Gilles says they
thought it would be a good way for users of their buses to find out things that
affect them as users. She says that would include updates on road construction
detours, delays, changes in fares and things they get lots of calls about.
Current posts to the Fond du Lac Area Transit Facebook page include news on
holiday hours and that there will be no increase in fares for 2015.


Announces Holiday Hours


The Thelma Sadoff
Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac will be open
today and tomorrow, but will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It
will also be open this Friday and Saturday. Next week it will be open on
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday but will be closed New Year’s Eve and New
Year’s Day. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the museum is open. The
current exhibit is by a German-based artist who highlights the global work of
Michels Corporation.