Local News Briefs Saturday 11-29-14


New MPTC Addition A Few
Weeks Behind


new entrance at Moraine Park Technical
College’s Fond du Lac campus will be opening a little
later than expected. MPTC officials had hoped to open the new 5,200 square foot
addition next January, but MPTC President Sheila Ruhland says they encountered
a problem while they were laying some of the infrastructure for the new student
affairs center. She says there were some differences in sewer pipe lines. She says
they are about six weeks behind and the new entrance won’t be ready until the
spring or summer. The new addition will accommodate expanded areas for student
affairs and student veterans’ services.


North Fondy Schools Ap


The North Fond
du Lac
School District

is offering a new technology to stay up to date with how their child is doing
in school. Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says they now have an AP that allows
parents to keep track of their child’s progress on a daily basis.  He says you can customize it to tell you if
you child is dropping below a certain grade level or be alerted to specific
school events.  Sadoff says the AP also
connects you to all the schools social media tools and more.  To download the free ap, just search North Fond
du Lac
School District

in your APP Store or Google Play Store.


Mercury Honored By
National Magazine


Mercury Marine dealers in North America claimed the top 11 positions on Boating Industry magazine’s
2014 Top 100 Dealerships list, and accounted for more than 80 percent of the
dealerships on the list.  Mercury
dealerships earned 83 of the Top 100 positions on the list and 18 of the top 20
positions in the U.S. and Canada.

Project Lead The Way
Application At FHS

Parents who want to learn more about Fond
du Lac
High School’s
Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences and Engineering STEM Programs can
attend a meeting on Tuesday, December 9th at 5:30pm at the PAC.  The program
is offered to students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in rigorous
and innovative problem based learning that focused on science, technology,
engineering and mathematics. Applications can be found on the Fond du Lac School
Distirct’s website under important notices.  For more information you can email [email protected]. You can
also call 929-2740. 

Thanksgiving Travel

About 950,000 Wisconsin residents are
traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday. 
About 90% of those are traveling by car. 
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says that peak travel times
for people to be returning home will be Sunday night.  With the Packers playing at 3:25pm on Sunday
make sure