Local News Briefs Saturday 7/11/15

Dodge County prosecutors say a 35-year-old Horicon man implicated in a bar fight will proceed to trial. Michael Surita waived his right to a preliminary hearing this week. He allegedly punched another man in the face twice, knocking two teeth out. The incident occurred at the Perfect Mix Bar in Horicon this past May. Surita will be arraigned on July 31st.

State Transportation Aid For FDL County Should Remain The Same

Fond du Lac County Executive Al Buechel says many city and county officials were nervous about the state budget and its effect on transportation aid. He says they didn’t talk about it a lot, but one way state officials could have paid for other projects was by diverting funds from transportation aid. He says unless the Governor makes some changes transportation aid to Fond du Lac County will remain the same in 2016 and 2017 for the County. He says if it had been cut he would have had to make changes to some of the County Highway Department’s projects. Fond du Lac County gets about $2 million in transportation aid from the state each year.

Additional Ambulance May Be Needed

Fond du Lac city officials say eventually staffing will have to be added to the fire and rescue department. Fire Chief Peter O’Leary was asked during the City Council meeting this past week if he could see a time in the future when the department would have to add staff. O’Leary says the time will come when they will have to add an ambulance and crew to handle an increasing volume of calls. He says that could happen within the next five years. He says that time will come when their response times are affected. City Manager Joe Moore noted the department handles about 7,100 calls a year for all calls including fire calls.

Bags On Fire Sale At The FDL Public Library Today

The Fond du Lac Public Library is getting ready for the BookCellar’s move to its new location next door at 52 Sheboygan Street with a “Bags-on-Fire” sale today. Community Information Coordinator Terri Fleming says hours for the sale are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. She says its the last day for the BookCellar in the library location. Customers will receive a grocery bag and can fill it up with hardcover and paperback books, magazines, movies and more for just $5. Items left over will be sold during the Downtown Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 29th which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. near the intersection of Sheboygan and Main.

Agnesian HealthCare Foundation Garden Walk Sunday

Come rain or shine the Agensian HealthCare Foundation will have its annual Garden Walk and Art Fair Sunday at six beautiful gardens in the area. The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will benefit the Hospice Hope program. Michelle Fluery-Ries of Agnesian says they have a deep roster of potential gardens for future garden walks. Agnesian’s own Hospice Hope is one of the featured gardens. Other include; the Eric and Danielle Joslin home in St. Peter, Kevin and Loree Shady, Dan and Darcy Zeleske, Gene and Pat Klapperich and Joellyn Dahlin’s homes all in Fond du Lac. Tickets for the garden walk are available at those sites. Tickets are $15 each.

Mobile Office Hours For Congressman Grothman Announced

Congressman Glenn Grothman’s office will host a series of mobile office hours this month. Staff from his office will be available to assist 6th district residents with issues they may be having with a federal agency. The series of meetings kicks off next Wednesday with stops in Neenah and Oshkosh and will be capped off with a visit to Plymouth on Friday, July 31st.  A complete list of the times and stops are available at Congressman Grothman’s website.