Local News Briefs Saturday 11/9/13

A woman was injured Friday morning when a van ran into her SUV at Western and Brooke. The accident occurred just before 8:30 a.m. and she was taken to St. Agnes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say there was quite a bit of damage to the woman’s SUV.

Hydraulic Fluid Slickens FDL Street

Things got a little slick on Everett Street in Fond du Lac Thursday afternoon when a hydraulic lift on a boom truck sprung a leak. Fire Captain Larry Wunsch says 5 to 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid spilled over a one block area of Everett Street between 3rd and 4th Streets. Firefighters used oil dry to soak up the substance and a street sweeper was called in. The mishap occurred in front of 189 Everett Street.

NFDL Business Park Offer Could Close Next Week

North Fond du Lac Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says they could close on the purchase of vacant property in the Northgate Business Park as soon as next week. He says they are waiting to hear on a State Trust Fund Loan of nearly $658,000, but have already gotten approval. He says $600,000 will be used to purchase the property from the firm MLG, $50,000 will be used to clean up the vacant properties and the rest will be used for fees attached to the loan. MLG is divesting itself of such properties and Hornung says village officials may be able to better market the business park.

Drivers Reminded To Keep Their Distance Behind Snow Plows

Fond du Lac County officials are reminding residents to stay at least 200 feet behind snow plows on highways and county roads during the winter season. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says a car traveling at 55 miles per hour travels 88 feet per second and it takes a couple of seconds to react when something happens. County Highway Commissioner Tom Janke says snow plow drivers need room to maneuver and if you can’t see their mirrors they can’t see you. Olig says it would be better to stay 500 feet behind the plows.

Smart Phone App Figures Out Deer Hunting Hours For You

Smart phones can now be considered another tool for deer hunters. Ben Nadolski is the DNR’s Conservation Warden who works out of a Waupun office. He says one of the most frequently asked question is what the hunting hours are for the gun-deer season. They vary from day-to-day and location to location. Nadolski says you can now download an app at the DNR’s website for 99 cents that will provide you with that information. He says it runs off your GPS and tells you the start and stop time that day for where you are located.

Twisting For Taylor Tonight At The Spectrum

The Spectrum in Fond du Lac will hold a sock hop tonight that will benefit the Taylor Park Pool. “Twisting for Taylor” will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at The Spectrum roller skating rink at 605 Fond du Lac Avenue. Music will be provided by a deejay service. There will be 50/50 raffles and basket raffles. Tickets are $10. Those attending are asked to bring a can good for a local food pantry. Tickets are available at Kremer Pharmacy and Wegner’s Office Supply. You can also call 922-0430. All proceeds will go to support the pool.

Agnesian Raffle Tickets Available To Benefit The United Way

Agnesian HealthCare is selling tickets for their annual raffle that benefits the Fond du Lac Area United Way. Amber Kilawee of the United Way says each department at Agnesian puts together a unique basket the baskets are raffled off. She says they contain nice things like tickets to Wisconsin Badger and Packers games and more. She says people can purchase the ticket at Agnesian or the United Way office in Fond du Lac. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Deer Rifle Site Event This Weekend And Next

Deer hunters can site in their firearms for the upcoming gun-deer season through an event being held by the Fond du Lac chapter of the Izaak Walton League over the next two weekends. Mike Harris of the chapter says from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the next two Saturday and Sundays they will be holding the site-in at the Club’s grounds at N6491 County Highway K in Fond du Lac. It’s $5 per gun and a gunsmith will be on hand for minor repairs.