Local News Briefs Saturday 2/15/14

A new Kwik Trip is being planned for the Highway 41 and Hickory Street interchange in Fond du Lac. A request for a special use permit will go before the City’s Plan Commission on Monday. Community Development Director Wayne Rollin says this will be in addition to the one that will be built this spring at the site of the former Walgreen’s Store at Johnson and Main. He says this one will be near Mercury Marine. The Kwik Trip at Johnson and Main is a $2.8 million project that will create 20 to 25 new jobs.

West Bend Teen Facing Charges For Bomb Threat

A 14-year-old West Bend boy is facing charges for making a bomb threat at Badger Middle School in West Bend Thursday morning. A suspicious object and written threat was found in a school bathroom. Authorities used school surveillance to identify the suspect who said he didn’t think the threat was a serious deal. The school was placed in lock down as a result of the threat and the area where the note was found had to be evacuated.

Snowy Owls Reported

The Wildlife Technician with the DNR’s Oshkosh Field Office says quite a few snowy owls have been spotted in the area this winter. Steve Easterly says in fact the past few winters there’s been a number of sightings in the area. He says there is a website to report snowy owls and what people are seeing. He says the beautiful white owls like open spaces and often can be seen perched atop barns, silos and other high places. It’s estimated there are about 270 snowy owls in the state.

FDL Superintendent Enjoyed High School’s Walter Mitty

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says he was recently impressed with the High School’s production of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” The play about a daydreaming hero was performed at the High School’s Performing Arts Center February 6th through the 8th. Sebert says he was blown away by the talent, sets and choreography. But he was also amazed at how much dialogue the students had to learn for the production.

Sunday Matinee Cancelled

The monthly Sunday Matinee program at the Fond du Lac Public Library has been canceled by host Solutions Center. The February 16 showing of “Monsters University” is canceled, and subsequent Sunday Matinees are canceled until further notice.