Local News Briefs Saturday 12/19/15
Leads To Cooperation
important to make sure the state legislature follows up on correcting issues
with the state’s Chapter 980 violent sex offender statute. A
judge this week decided not to place a violent sex offender in the Town of
knows from past experience that a little controversy can make a difference. He
points out then State Representative John Townsend was instrumental in getting
median barriers placed on Highway 41 after a series of multiple-fatality
accidents in 2003. He says it was a proactive approach and this should be too.
He says that’s why he’s been nudging area legislators to get at it. He says
it’s a serious issue and he doesn’t have an answer for it.
Way Raises Millions Over The Years
has put millions into supporting agencies over the years. United Way Executive
Director Amber Kilawee says the first year they staged a
had a goal of $90,000, but fell a little shy raising $82,000. But she says the
impact in their 65 years of fundraising is in the millions of dollars. She says
has contributed $42.8 million to agencies and services over the years. This
year’s goal is $756,000 and so far a little over $602,000 has been raised.
Named To 4H Foundation Board
from the Rosendale area has been elected to the
Retzlaff the 4-H Youth Development Educator for the Fond du Lac County
UW-Extension says Allison Opheim is the only student representative on the
board. She says Opheim is the first student from the area to be elected to the
board and it’s quite an honor. She the
board meets regularly throughout the year and their purpose is to raise and
develop funds that can be used to support 4-H programs across the state. Opheim is very involved in 4-H. She has also
served on the Wisconsin Youth Leadership Council and the
Needed For New DFP Awards
Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership is seeking nominations for two new awards to
be presented during the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership Annual Meeting on January
21. The public is invited to submit nominations for the Downtown Legacy Award
and the Best New Business Award. Nominations are due by January 8th and may be
submitted at www.downtownfdl.com.
Businesses that have been located in downtown
eligible to be nominated for the Downtown Legacy Award. There are currently 21
downtown businesses who fit the award criteria. 26 new businesses opened in
in 2015 and are eligible to receive the New Business Award.
Students Donate Toward K9 Ballistic Vest
raiser to support the purchase of a Tactical Ballistic vest for the Fond du Lac
Police Department’s K-9 Rony. The students sold scented pencils and were able
to raise $451.00 to go towards the purchase of the vest. The student council presented the check to
Officer Beckford and K-9 Rony.