Local News Briefs Saturday 11/21/15

Hunters Reminded To TAB K

The blaze orange army makes its annual invasion on Wisconsin woods today. DNR Conservation Warden Samantha Koscher says deer numbers look pretty good for area hunters during this gun-deer season, but she says they want to see a safe hunt. She says to that end they want you to keep in mind the four rules of firearm safety, which can be summed up by the acronym TAB-K. In other words Treat every firearm as if it’s a loaded firearm, Always keep the muzzle of your pointed in a safe direction, Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it, and Keep your fingers outside the trigger guard until your ready to shoot.

NFDL Refuse Collection Policy Raises Questions

Questions recently came up over the Village of North Fond du Lac’s policy regarding charges for picking up refuse from non-owner occupied duplexes. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says they don’t collect refuse from those duplexes unless the landlord contracts with the village, then they charge both the landlord and tenants. He says they charge the owners $150 a quarter and tenants $5 per quarter. He says one landlord recently appeared before the board saying he felt the Village was double-dipping by charging both the owners and the tenants. Hornung says they tabled the item so he could gather more information for further discussion.

Give Snow Plow Drivers Room To Work

Fond du Lac County Highway Commissioner Tom Janke says there’s a reason they ask motorists to keep their distance from snow plows when they are working. He says they do need room to work and especially at an intersection where they are liable to do any number of maneuvers while clearing snow. He says a good rule of thumb is if you can’t see the snow plow driver’s mirrors, he can’t see you.

MPTC Veterans Services Recognized

Moraine Park Technical College ranked 9th in Military Times Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2016. Only 20 schools made the list. MPTC President Bonnie Baerwald says she’s very pleased with the honor for the school. She says it’s a huge honor and only one other college in the state made the top 20 list. She says making the list means they really are committed to educating and providing career opportunities for veterans. She says MPTC offers several programs for VA benefits and courses. She says they also have a full-time staff member who helps veterans make their transition back to civilian life easier.

Marian Chamber Singers Perform Sunday

The Marian University Chamber Singers will be hosting a fall concert Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Dorcas Chapel. The Chamber Singers will showcase their understanding of diverse styles in singing this concert of choral music, spanning the 16th century to the present. In addition the concert will also feature lesser known vocal music of the Advent and Christmas genre. The event is free and open to the public.