Local News Briefs Tuesday 10-14-14

Downtown Fight

Fond du
police arrested a 24-year-old
Fond du Lac
woman early Sunday morning for a fight outside a downtown night club. 
Officers were on directed patrols in the downtown at 2:33 a.m. when they saw
the woman fighting with 2 other women.  Apparently the fight stemmed from
the 24-yr old being upset that one of the other women was talking to her
boyfriend.   As the officers pulled up to break up the fight, the
24-yr old suspect, took off running on foot.  After a very short foot
pursuit she was taken into custody without incident.   The 24-yr old
woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing/resisting and also held
on a probation violation.  No one was injured in the incident. 


Person Tries To Elude Officers

Early Monday morning at 1:14
a.m., an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle that was driving on
Johnson Street near
Seymour Street
without any headlights on.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle near
Johnson and
Peters Avenue
and the vehicle continued north bound on
Peters Avenue.  When the vehicle
stopped for a red light at Peters and Scott, the officer approached the
vehicle, only to have the driver take off in the vehicle continuing north on
Peters.  A
North Fond du Lac officer
joined in as they entered the village and the vehicle began to pull over and
struck a curb, again the office got out to approach and the driver drove
away.  The vehicle finally came to a stop at Prospect and Jefferson Streets. 
The driver a 19-yr old North Fond du Lac woman was arrested for OWI 2nd Offense,
Driving After Revocation, Eluding and had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.   

ATC Open House In Eden
Next Week


The Eden
Community Center
play host to an informational open house about American Transmission Company’s
proposal for a new 138,000-volt transmission line to connect to a new We
Energies substation. ATC and We Energies held the first round of open houses in
April 2014, after announcing the Creekview Interconnection Project to the
public. ATC staff, along with representatives from We Energies, will be at the Eden Community Center,
located at 104 Pine St.
in Eden, Wis.,
between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21st, to discuss the project
plans – including proposed route options for the transmission line and a
substation location. The proposed We Energies substation, located approximately
one mile southeast of the Village of Eden along County Highway F, is needed to
support the low-voltage electric distribution system and improve overall
electric system reliability in the region. To connect this new substation to the
regional transmission system, ATC would build a transmission line either to the
west, which would be 6.5 miles in length, or to the north of the proposed
substation site, which would be 9.3 miles in length.


Rume Bags Benefit United Way


Once again this year the Fond du Lac Area United Way is teaming up
with the makers of Rume  bags to help
raise funds for the United Way.
United Way Executive Director Tina Potter says the creators of the repurposing
bag Jae and Katy Lee have ties to Fond
du Lac
. The bags fold up for easy storage in a purse
or pocket and can be used for shopping and other purposes. She says if you go
to Rume’s website and put in the code word United Way half of your purchase will go
to the United Way.
You can also get information about it at the United Way website. http://www.fdlunitedway.org/    


Senior Outreach Program Needs Volunteers


Those who would like to make a difference in a senior
citizens life are invited to training next week at the Fond du Lac Senior
Citizen Center
Jean Holzman is the Wellness and Outreach Coordinator for the Senior Center.
She says some older residents lacking friends or family need companionship and
the outreach program is similar to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  The training is Monday, Tuesday and Friday
from 9 to 11 a.m. with an overview on Monday. To sign up fro any or all days
call 322-3630.



Flood Homes Donates To Habitat ReStore


Flood Homes recently donated furniture and appliances to
Habitat for Humanity’s Restore in Fond
du Lac
. Restore Manager Keith Lee says, “This is a
significant donation of used appliances and furniture.” The Restore depends on
donations from the public, particularly from businesses such as Flood Homes and
individuals in the Fond du Lac
area.  Paul Osterholm, Habitat’s
Executive Director notes, “A donation/investment, given to the Restore by Mark,
Eric and Trinity Flood and Service Manager Don Blaylock on behalf of Flood
Homes, will help a lot of people in building a caring community.”  Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County
has constructed 25 homes. They are in the planning stages of their 26th home,
which will be located at 596 South
Main Street
. Construction begins next year.