Local News Briefs Saturday 2/27/16

Hubertus Man Charged For Threats Against High School

Six misdemeanor charges have been brought against a 19-year-old Hubertus man accused of making threats on social media concerning Hartford Union High School this week. Cory Miller made his initial appearance in Washington County Court. Miller was arrested Tuesday in the Kettle Moraine Forest. Sheboygan County authorities say he was armed when taken into custody.

Envision FDL Open Houses Announced

Fond du Lac City Manager Joe Moore took a couple of minutes at the end of this week’s City Council meeting to remind residents about two open houses that are coming up about the Envision Fond du Lac plan. He says it’s a good opportunity to learn more about the plan. He says people will have a chance to talk with the steering committee if they want clarification on the plan and what is in it. The open house will be held at the Fond du Lac High School Media Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th and the Fond du Lac YMCA on Thursday, March 10th from 8 to 10 a.m.

Waupun School District Revamping Retirement Plan

Waupun Schools Superintendent Tonya Gubin says they are in the middle of changing their retirement plan. She says the changes will save the district on post retirement benefit costs, which are over $1 million a year. She says they are revamping the plan and going to a 403b contribution so they needed to change some of the legal language. She says it will take about three years for them to reach the point where they will make the transition to the pay as you go method. The change to the 403b plan is expected to be approved during the school board’s April meeting.

Manufacturers Of The Year Winners

Two area companies were honored during the Manufacturer of the Year Awards in Milwaukee. Masters Gallery Foods of Plymouth and Amerequip of Kiel got special awards for Company Culture. The awards were presented in Milwaukee Thursday. There were 38 nominees and four Grand Prize winners. Those awards went to Generac Power Systems of Waukesha, Alto-Shaam of Menomonee Falls, Teel Plastics of Baraboo, and Felss Rotaform of New Berlin.

Chili Crawl Adds To Sturgeon Spectacular Fun

An official with the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership says the Downtown Chili Crawl added to the fun events surrounding the Sturgeon Spectacular a couple weekends ago. Dusty Krikau, the Director of Communications and Special Events, says 108 people and 13 businesses participated in the annual chili crawl. She says over half of those people participating in the chili crawl went into businesses they had never been in before. She says it was a great opportunity to get new faces into those doors.