Local News Briefs Saturday 7/19/14

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation during the Comfort Inn fire in Fond du Lac Friday morning. The housekeeping crew was going about its business on the second floor of the hotel on Holiday Lane when they smelled and saw smoke. Tina Fugate who is also a member of the Campbellsport Fire Department says she knew she and the rest of housekeepers had to get everyone out. She says they were relieved when they got everyone out. The fire was near an entrance to the pool and damaged several adjacent rooms. Two people were treated for smoke inhalation. A number of fire departments responded to the mutual aid call due to the size of the hotel.

Lakeside Park Exploratory Committee Down To Five Names

The list of people the Fond du Lac City Council and Advisory Park Board came up with for the 15-member Lakeside Park Exploratory Committee includes 10 people who were top choices and 7 others who were tied. Those who were the top 10 choices included Lori Anderson Lurvey, Patrick Caufield, Deborah Doll, Amy Hansen, Ray Lapierre, Craig Molitor, Jennifer Neibauer, John Short, Sarah Spang and Luke Wacek. Those ten will sit on the committee. Five random names will be drawn to fill the remaining committee slots from a field of seven that tied in votes. Those people include Joan Cunningham, Louise Gudex, Brian Kolstad, Heather Pedersen, David Pergande, Douglas Teletzke and James Wamser. The City Council will draw those names at their meeting Wednesday.

Safety And Exception-Free Delivery Important To FDL Freight Service

During the grand opening for Con-way Freight’s new Fond du Lac Service Center their director of operations made sure he emphasized the terms exception-free and safety. John McCutcheon talked about the investment the company is making in the Fond du Lac area with their $8 million facility, but he also talked about the importance of exception-free deliveries for their customers.He says their customers are absolutely important, but they have to make sure their drivers and employees are safe. He says they want to deliver that freight on-time, exception-free and fast. As for safety one of their drivers recently achieved 1 million accident-free miles.

Male Mentor Needed By The Solutions Center

One thing the Solutions Center in Fond du Lac is looking for a man to fill a mentoring position. Interim Executive Director Maggie McCullough says they have plenty of women working at their shelters, but recently lost the services of a man who was helping them with a children’s program and in their prevention area. She says for boys in their shelter it’s important to have a male role model. She says young boys need to see that there are positive male role models in the world.

Those who would like to know more can call 923-1743.

Seven More Counties Added To EAB Quarantine List

Seven new southwestern Wisconsin counties will be added to Wisconsin’s emerald ash borer quarantine list. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will quarantine Columbia, Grant and Monroe counties after finding the destructive pest there. Richland, Iowa, Lafayette and Green counties will also be quarantined, because they are now surrounded by counties where EAB has been confirmed. Fond du Lac, Dodge, Sheboygan, Washington and Winnebago Counties are among 22 other counties already quarantined for the emerald ash borer.

UW-FDL Classrooms Busy This Month With College For Kids And LEAPS

The college classrooms at the UW-Fond du Lac will be filled with students of a much younger age during two upcoming summer youth programs.  The College for Kids program runs next Monday through Thursday and LEAPS will run July 28-31. This is the 24th year that the university has opened its classrooms during the summer for area children during these week-long programs coordinated by UW-Fond du Lac’s Continuing Education office. During College for Kids about ninety,  5th through 8th grade students will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM fields and it also offers a robotics camp.  During LEAPS, 70 students entering grades 2-4 will be part of either a STEM camp or an art camp. For more information call (920) 929-1155.

NFDL Police Benevolent Association Shoot Out Coming Up

There’s still time to register for the North Fond du Lac Police Benevolent Association’s 15th Annual Golf Shoot-Out. It’s Friday, August 8th at the Rolling Meadows Golf Course in Fond du Lac. North Fond du Lac Police Chief Darren Pautsch says it’s their biggest fundraiser of the year benefitting a couple of scholarships each year. But they’ve also given to the Veterans Memorial, Oriole Athletic Complex, decorative light pole banners, a summer day camp for children, and other efforts. The cost is $75 per golfer or less if you just want to enjoy the steak fry dinner. To register call 929-3760.