Local News Briefs Saturday 4-18-15

K-9 Influenza

Dog owners need to pay extra
attention to their pets if they appear to be under the weather.  An outbreak of canine influenza is sweeping
across the Chicago and northern Illinois area. Dr. Marty
Greer of Veterinary
in Lomira says if
your dog appears to have the so called “kennel cough” you may need to visit the
vet.  She says K-9 Influenza can be fatal
to your pet if its not treated. Dr. Greer adds that if you are taking your dog
to the Chicago
area or if your dog interacts with other animals at places such as dog parks,
you might want to get them vaccinated.



Johnsonville President To Get Safety Award

The Wisconsin Safety Council
and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will honor Johnsonville
President Bill Morgan as their 14th inductee into the Wisconsin
Safety Hall of Fame.  Officials say that
Johnsonville’s injury and illness data are well below the industry average and
two of their facilities achieved zero injuries in 2014.  The award will be presented at the 73rd
annual Wisconsin Safety & Health Conference on April 22nd in the
Wisconsin Dells.


Marian Named Top 10 Online Masters School

Marian University has been named as one of the top 10 Catholic
colleges with online programs by onlinemastersprograms.org.  The organization ranked Marian #8 and the
only school in Wisconsin
selected.  Marian is among more than
1,000 colleges and universities across the nation who offer online special
education master’s degree programs.


Miss America
Serves Day

Miss America 2015 Kira
Kazantsev along with Miss America
state titleholders across the country will be taking part in “Miss America
Serves Day” today.  Local representatives
from Miss America will be at
Culver’s locations all across the state including Fond du
and Oshkosh.  People are asked to support the cause by
dropping off food donations for local food pantries.  Miss Fond du Lac McCayla Thoe will be at the
East Johnson Street Culvers today a part of the event.


Agnesian Grief Relief

Agnesian Health Care’s Grief
Relief is hosting a benefit auction and silent auction tonight at the Fond du Lac Knights of Columbus Hall.  Grief Relief offers families a place a place
to talk and share feelings about the loss of a significant person.  The organization works with kids as young as
four years old through adults. The grand prize in the raffle is Custom
Landscape Construction package worth $5,000 from Stuarts Landscaping.  The event runs from 5:30pm to 9:30pm.