Local News Briefs Thursday 11/26/15

Dinner Costs


(WRN) The
cost of Thanksgiving dinner will be down slightly from last year according to
the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual survey of prices.  The Farm Bureau’s Casey Langan says turkey
prices are generally pretty reasonable around the holiday – and this year has
been no different. And despite market uncertainty caused by avian influenza,
Wisconsin’s average price for a 16-pound turkey – 23 dollars and 36 cents – was
EXACTLY the same as last year  This
year’s average cost for Thanksgiving dinner for ten – 50 dollars and 8 cents,
is down from $50.86 last year.


Gift Card


Beware of
unsolicited gift card offers that promise you $500 to $1,000 in gift cards.
Frank Frassetto is the Division Administrator for the State’s Department of
Trade and Consumer Protection. He says you will typically see text messages and
posts on social media about those offers. He also says if you have to pay a
processing fee, it’s probably a scam. He says don’t give out your credit card
numbers out for that. He says it’s best to purchase from it behind a counter at
a store. He says if it looks like it’s been tampered with someone probably
replaced it with a card that’s already been used. He also cautions to watch out
for second hand gift card offers on Ebay or Craig’s List. He says if your going
to get one second hand get it from a friend or family member you can trust.


MLK Spirit
Award Nominations Sought


Marian University is seeking nominations for the 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award. The award will be presented during the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Prayer Breakfast on January 18th at Marian University.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award seeks to recognize a person or group who
has given of themselves to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In
addition, this person or group has played an important role in the Fond du Lac and
surrounding communities, through the services provided. Those interested in
submitting a nomination can download the nomination form at Marian’s website
and return it to Marian
by December


FDL Public
Library Holiday Closings Announced


The Fond du Lac Public
Library and Express Branch are closed today for Thanksgiving, but they will be
open tomorrow. The Library also recently announced the rest of its holiday
closings. The library will also be closed on Christmas Eve Day and Christmas
Day on December 24th and 25th. The library will also be closed on New Year’s
Day and will close early on New Year’s Eve at 4 p.m. The express branch will be
open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.


Blood Drive Organizers Thankful


of the recent blood drive put on by the Brandon Community Red Cross say they
are grateful for the participation in the drive. Their goal was collecting 29
units of blood, but donors gave 43 units which will help save 129 lives. The
November 17th blood drive was held at the Bethel Reformed Church. Upcoming
drives are scheduled in January in Rosendale and March in Brandon.

Turkey Trot

If you’re traveling on the East side of Fond du Lac today you may be delayed a bit by 100s of runners taking part in the annual Festival Foods Turkey Trot.  The five mile and two mile runs both start at 8am at Fond du Lac HIgh School and are routed around the campus and near Lakeside Park