Local News Briefs Monday 5/30/16
FDL Memorial Day Activities
The Fond du Lac Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be held in Fond this morning. The parade will start at 10 am at the corner of Guindon Blvd and S. Main Street. The American Legion Post 75 is the hosting unit, and this year will have co-parade marshals, James and Peggy Guell, both Army veterans. A ceremony will follow at Veterans Park. In the event of inclement weather an announcement will be made here on KFIZ before 8 a.m.
Memorial Day Activities In The Town Of Byron
Town of Byron veterans will be honored at the annual Memorial Day tribute at 9:30 this morning at the Byron Town Hall. The keynote address will focus on “The Many Hats of an American Soldier.” The morning program also features the unveiling of 20 names added to the Veterans Memorial, a roll call of veterans buried in Town of Byron cemeteries, a firing squad salute, and an open house exhibit from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event, co-sponsored by the Town of Byron Veterans Memorial Committee and the Byron Historical Society, is open to the public. The Byron Town Hall and Veterans Memorial is located at N3097 Highway 175 in Byron.
St Francis Home Memorial Day Celebration
St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac will thank, honor and celebrate its veterans in a program entitled, “In Their Honor” today. The presentation is scheduled at 3 p.m. in the St. Francis Home Chapel. Since February the St. Francis Home has been capturing and writing the stories of 12 veterans living in the home. The collection of narratives reveals life in the service during World War II and immediately following. The program will include narration, music, and an audio video presentation.
Fond du Lac City and County government offices are closed today. In addition the Senior Center and Fond du Lac Public Library are closed. Also there’s no refuse collection in the City. Those who normally get that service should put it out by 5 a.m. Tuesday morning and it will be picked up along with Tuesday’s normal collection. Also today City Transit buses will not operate.
Crack Sealing Work Begins This Week On Interstate Forty One
The state’s Department of Transportation tells us crack sealing will start on I-41 in Fond du Lac and Winnebago Counties this Wednesday. Approximately 24 miles will be improved from the south Fond du Lac County line to Highway 26 in Winnebago County. The $650,000 pavement sealing project is expected to finish by mid-July. Nighttime lane and shoulder closures will run from 7 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning, Monday through Thursday evenings, and 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. Friday evening. All lanes will be open during daytime hours.