Local News Briefs Saturday 11/28/15
Enrollment Closes Next Week
deadline for the open enrollment into Medicare is December 7th so if
you haven’t completed the paperwork you need to work fast.
Senior Benefit Specialist Julie Hilbert tells KFIZ that if you need to make
changes Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or your Medicare plan you need
to do so now. Any changes that you make
will go into effect on January 1st.
If you miss the deadline you’ll have to wait until next year. If you have any questions before the deadline
you are asked to give her a call at 929-3521.
numbers show that the cost of living in
Corporation says the numbers for the 3rd quarter show living in
average. Cost of living is based on six different categories including; grocery
items, housing, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods
and services. The
5.2% above the national average.
Officials say low cost of living, paired with other quality of life
benefits make it easier in attracting workforce talent and new business to an
hitting up the “big box” stores on Black Friday, today is the day to support
those local business that are the backbone of the community during “Shop Small
Saturday.” Amy Hansen of the Downtown
businesses in downtown
would love to have your business. She
says you can also support local business by purchasing a gift certificate to
through the Downtown
support the local business. Nationally shoppers
spent an estimated $14.3 billion dollars at small businesses during last year’s
Fond du Lac Fire/
“Keep The Wreath Green” program this holiday season. During the holiday season a wreath which has
been donated by Hounsell’s Greenhouse will be displayed outside the fire
station. One green bulb will be replaced
by a red bulb for every structure fire throughout the holiday. It’s hoped that everyone practices fire safety
through the holiday season to keep the wreath green.
977,000 Wisconsinites are traveling over 50 miles via car this Thanksgiving
Triple-A says that the peak travel times for people returning home from holiday
gatherings are between 1pm and 6pm on Sunday afternoon. Thanksgiving travel is up 1.4% from last
year. Officials say gas prices hovering
around $2.00 per gallon is a big reason for the increased travel this year.