Local News Briefs Saturday 5/14/16

Missing Kayaker Found Dead In Lake Winnebago

The body of a 55-year-old man who went missing while kayaking on Lake Winnebago was found by searchers Friday morning. Calumet County Sheriff’s officials say the man left Jefferson Park in Menasha Thursday afternoon and called family members to say the lake was getting rough, but he was fine. The family notified authorities Friday morning and the kayak was located just before 6 a.m. A Coast Guard helicopter located something floating in the water near the High Cliff Marina at 7:30 a.m. Authorities found the body in that area. An autopsy was held at the Fond du Lac medical examiner’s office later in the day.    

Man Who Caused Yellow Alert At FDL Schools Bound Over For Trial

The 38-year-old Ripon man whose alleged threats to family members caused lockdowns at the Fond du Lac High School and Rosenow Elementary School last month has been bound over for trial. William Kotlowski recently appeared in Fond du Lac County Court for a preliminary hearing. He allegedly made threats to his ex-wife and her children that led to a “Yellow Allert” at the schools on April 29th. Police picked him up at his place of work in Berlin.  

Randolph Man Waives Hearing In Child Porn Possession Case

A 48-year-old Randolph man suspected of having child pornography on his computer waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Dodge County courtroom this week.  Sean Robillard is facing ten felony counts of Possessing Child Pornography.  He was stopped last week in Eau Claire, the same day officers executed a search warrant at his home.  Robillard allegedly allowed officers to search his laptop while the vehicle was stopped and admitted it had inappropriate materials.  Robillard, who works as a technical engineer for the state’s online court records system, will be arraigned June 15.

FDL School District Fortunate In Filling Administrative Positions

Fond du Lac Schools Superintendent Jim Sebert says they’ve been fortunate this year to have very few administrator vacancies heading into the summer. Sebert says usually as the school year closes out at the end of June you see a few retirements and people moving on to other jobs. He says they’ve been fortunate that over the past few years people have moved up to administrative jobs from other positions within the district. Sebert says it is a good training ground. He says what’s been really effective is the grow your own philosophy in the district where they hire talented assistant principals who will grow in experience and may have opportunities for advancement in the future.    

Habitat ReStore Summer Hours Announced

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore on West Scott Street in Fond du Lac has summer hours. Habitat Executive Director Tom Wilhelms announced the new hours while a guest on KFIZ’s The Morning Show. He says Monday through Thursday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday the store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The summer hours are in effect until September 30th. This year Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County are building three new homes in the County, two in Fond du Lac and one in Ripon.