Local News Briefs Saturday 11/23/13

The president of the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce says a bike and pedestrian path around the City of Fond du Lac will attract more visitors. Craig Molitor says the beauty of the path is that it’s mostly complete. He says they do need some signage for the 15 mile loop. In September the City Council approved a plan for the bike and pedestrian path. They also approved two ordinances that will create bike lanes on South Hickory Street that would connect the Wild Goose State Trail and Brooke Street Trail and on Winnebago Drive that would connect the Lakeside Park Trail to the Peebles Trail.

NFDL Village Board Approves Special Use Permit For Korneli’s

The North Fond du Lac Village Board this week approved a special use permit that will allow Korneli’s Express in the village to expand. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says the convenience store and service station needed some setbacks use some alleyway for the expansion. He says they needed to expand their freezer area and put in some coolers.

Constituents Don’t Bring Up Much During Recent Senate Office Hours

State Senator Rick Gudex says constituents haven’t reported too many problems at his recent district office hours. The state lawmaker from Fond du Lac held office hours in Taycheedah and the Town of Black Wolf this past week. He says if anyone has a problem with a state government issue or program they normally will bring it up. He says people are waiting to get their tax returns next year to reap the benefits of the tax relief that was approved. The state legislature recently ended its session, but a special session will be called to approve additional funding for Medicare patients who have BadgerCare insurance and need more time to switch to the government’s Affordable Care program.

Trail Cameras Okay To Use During Gun Deer Season

A warden with the state’s Department of Natural Resources says it’s okay to use trail cameras during the gun-deer season. Ben Nadolski who works out of the Waupun office says you can’t use them on federal land, but they are permissible to use on state land outside of special use areas like campgrounds and hiking trails. She says if you do use them on state land you are doing so at your own risk. He says you should have your name and address or your customer service number on it so wardens can identify who it belongs to if there are any issues. He says it has to be labeled in a way so that they don’t have to manipulate the camera.

Sigma Holiday House Today

The annual Sigma Holiday House will be held in the recreation center of the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kristin Zitlow of Sigma says they will have 70 juried artisans participating, plus Sigma members have made Christmas ornaments and there will be a raffle and silent auction. The event raises funds that Sigma used to benefit other organizations in the community throughout the year. Tickets are available at the door. For more go to sigmaholidayhouse.com