Local News Briefs Thursday 5/14/15

Fond du Lac Police say a 77-year-old Fond du Lac woman died of the injuries she suffered in a traffic accident late last month. Margo Lemke was driving on Park Avenue when another car struck her vehicle. She died a day later from internal injuries. The accident occurred on April 28th. She was the mother of former Fond du Lac Deputy Police Chief Kevin Lemke.

FDL City Council Notes

The Fond du Lac City Council last night approved the creation of an ordinance that will allow Honeybee keeping in the City. A companion ordinance establishes permit fees to keep bees. Liquor licenses were approved for the Holiday Inn Express and Suites and Theos’ 24. The Council also discussed rules regarding Council members attending meetings via phone if they are out of the City. It was felt that was the most secure way to attend the meetings if someone is out of town. If it’s the Council President the Vice President would chair the meeting. Council members also felt if someone is unable to attend the meeting in person they should not be part of closed session discussions. A proclamation was also presented for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Lawnmower Catches Fire

Fond du Lac firefighters had to put out a lawnmower fire Tuesday night. The owner of the riding lawnmower went into the home at 540 Lake Street. He looked out the window and saw smoke coming from the mower. Fire and Rescue officials say they had to use water on to put the fire out, which was next to a wooden porch. The time of the fire call was shortly after 6 p.m.

Click It Or Ticket Starts Monday

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department will be joining hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout the state for the Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign that kicks off next Monday. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says there were 10 traffic fatalities in the County last year and that number would have been lower if people had been buckled up. He says about half of those accidents involved people who weren’t using their seat belts. Olig says with college and high school graduations coming up they also want to get the message out to buckle up and don’t drink or drive. The Click or Ticket campaign runs through May 31st and includes Memorial Day weekend the first big travel holiday of the year.

Agnesian President Will Be MPTC Commencement Keynote Speaker

Agnesian HealthCare President and CEO Steven Little will be the keynote speaker for Moraine Park Technical College’s Commencement Ceremony this Saturday.  The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the Fond du Lac High School Field House. Nearly 800 graduate candidates will be receiving associate of applied science degrees and technical diplomas, with approximately 370 graduate candidates expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park interim president, will preside over the ceremony. “It is a significant honor for me to be asked to address the Moraine Park Technical College’s Class of 2015,” said Little. “Moraine Park Technical College has a rich tradition of graduating students that exceed expectations. Simply, Moraine Park Technical College is the foundation to solving our workforce issue of the future.” 

Organizational Meeting Set For FDL Back To School Effort

The Back to School team is being put together in Fond du Lac.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at the YMCA/Boys and Girls Club.  As in the past it will provide children and families with the school supplies that they need for starting the school year.  It is a unique school supply “shopping” experience that served over 1,400 children in 2014! The Back to School team is always looking for new volunteers who are willing to put in several hours from May to August to ensure the event is successful. Help is needed to raise funds, secure supplies, distribute flyers or posters, recruit volunteers, or work the day of the event.  An organizational meeting will be held next Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the YMCA/Boys & Girls Club Multi-Purpose room.

Limited Tickets Available For Childrens Museum Fundraiser At South Hills

There’s still a hand full of tickets left for the 11th Annual Young at Heart gala at South Hills Golf and Country Club tomorrow night. Andrea Welsch the Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac says it raises funds and awareness for their programs. The Parisian-themed dinner event will also feature a couple of awards. The Mike and Rita Shannon Family will receive the Friend of the Museum Award for their contributions and support. The Fond du Lac County Master Gardners Association will receive the Impact Award for the beautiful gardens they’ve put in at the museum. To purchase tickets call the Museum at (920) 929-0707.