Local News Briefs Monday 5/9/16

FDL School Board Preview

The Fond du Lac School Board tonight will consider approving offering teaching contracts for the 2016-17 School Year. Following the regular meeting the board will continue reviewing Acuity Fund Grant applications. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at the Administration Center Board Room.    

Street Projects In FDL This Summer

It’s going to be a busy summer for street projects in Fond du Lac. Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says they will be complete piping for a new well that they put into the eastern portion of Lakeside Park last year. He says they will put a well house around the well along with public bathrooms, and the piping will run up to the water treatment plant on Merrill Street by getting their from Arndt Street. He says there are a number of street improvement projects as well. He says that includes segments of Boardman, Everett, Melrose Boulevard, a short segment of Macy and Rees, and Tompkins. Skiff says they will also do some preliminary work on Pioneer Road for the main project, which is next year. He says that segment next year will be by Mercury Marine and Fleet Farm, but this year water systems will be worked on.

Solutions Center Seeking New Location For Warming Shelter

After seven years at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Fond du Lac, Solutions Center is looking for another location for its warming shelter during the winter months. Executive Director Nicole Johnson says that’s because they’ve seen an increase in people using the shelter who have physical limitations. She says it was difficult for them to have climb up a staircase to the 2nd floor every night. She says they want to make sure those using the shelter can safely exit if there is a fire or some type of mishap.At the end of the past season 130 men and women had used the shelter compared to 108 the previous year. Johnson says there is a need for the homeless shelter program during the winter months so they will be looking for another location and anyone with ideas should contact them. Johnson will be a guest on the Morning Show with Bob Hoffmaster at 11:30 this morning.  

Representative Thiesfeldt Talks About Presidential Race

State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt says if Donald Trump is elected President it will be the first time in on a long time that someone who has never held elected office has won the presidency. He says people may say Eisenhower, but he was in the military and we have had presidents with military backgrounds before. He says the last time someone with strictly a business background became president probably goes back into the 1800s. He says according to polls Trump wouldn’t be elected president, but he says polls are not a reliable indicator. He says the Electoral College wins the presidency, which is state-by-state. He says while Trump has emerged as the Republican candidate, Democrats are still battling it out. He says Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is affecting the candidacies of liberals in state legislative races. He says they are facing primaries because Bernie Sanders backers say Clinton isn’t liberal enough for them.  

Volunteer Opportunity With SA Brown Bag Lunch Program

The social services director for the Fond du Lac Salvation Army says they could use some volunteers to help them with their Brown Bag Lunch program. Ron Jacobson says they will be preparing more than 13,000 lunches over the course of the summer. He says to do that they will need some people to help out. It’s the 23rd year for the free cold lunch program. He says it runs from June 14th through August 25th on Tuesday and Thursday. Lunches are packed starting at 8:30 those mornings. He says there is an internet sight you can go to for volunteer opportunities like the Brown Bag Lunch program. He says it’s at myvoluteerpage.com and make sure you search for Fond du Lac to find out about volunteer opportunities.

Marian Commencement This Weekend

Marian University will hold its 75th spring commencement this Friday and Saturday. The Commencement weekend will begin Friday with the School of Nursing and Health Professions radiologic technology pinning ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center, room 205,  and the nursing pinning ceremony beginning at 5pm, in Marian’s Sadoff Gymnasium. The School of Education will hold its commissioning ceremony on Friday, May 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Dorcas Chapel. Activities on Saturday, May 14 will begin with a Graduation Liturgy in Dorcas Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The graduation ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. and is held outdoors on the Marian University quad. Tickets are required for the graduation ceremony in the event of inclement weather. For more information, visit www.marianuniversity.edu/graduation  or contact Molly Jaster, special events coordinator, at [email protected]  or at 920-923-8133.