Local News Briefs Tuesday 4-14-15


Krikau Joins Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership


The Fond du Lac Downtown Partnership has named
Dusty Krikau as their new Director of Communications and Special Events.   Krikau says she’s excited to take on the new
role and being involved in revitalization of Fond du Lac’s historic downtown. Krikau comes
to her new post after working at the Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac
County.  Downtown Fond du Lac Executive
Director Amy Hansen says Krikau’s experience at the volunteer center will be a
great benefit in her new role with the DFP as they are a volunteer based
organization. The National Main Street Trust has recently named Fond du Lac’s downtown
“One To Watch” which puts them in the running to in win the “Great American
Main Street Award” next year.



School Board Accepts Loehr’s Retirement


The Fond du Lac School Board accepted the
retirement of longtime Chegwin Elementary Principal Theresa Loehr on Monday
night.  Loehr has been with the district
over the last 19 years, with the last 15 of those as Chegwin’s principal.  Fond
du Lac
School District

Superintendent Jim Sebert says that Loehr and her staff at Chegwin have won 11
consecutive New Wisconsin Promise Title One Schools of Recognition Awards.  Only one other school in the state has won
more.  Sebert says that award recognizes
schools that excel in reading and math despite battling social-economic
challenges.  Loehr was also named the
2013 Wisconsin Elementary Principal of the Year.



Oshkosh Armed Robbery


Oshkosh police continue to investigate an armed robbery at
the Blue Moose store at 1623 Bown
on Sunday. 
Officials say n unknown male entered the store and displayed a knife
demanding money.  He left the store with
an undisclosed amount of cash and fled north on Bowen Street toward East Murdock Ave.  Anyone with information is asked to contact
Detective Brett Robertson, 236-5723. 



Boat Catches Fire Outside
Recycling Center


Fond du Lac Fire-Rescue responded to a reported boat
on fire in the 200 Block of Morris Ct on Monday morning.  Upon arrival
fire crews encountered heavy smoke and flames coming from a boat which was on a
trailer away from the building. The fire was extinguished without causing
damage to any nearby structures.  The fire is being investigated by police
and fire investigators.  Fire crews were hampered in securing water from a
nearby fire hydrant located in the cul-de-sac due to a vehicle which parked in
front of the hydrant. “ Motorists who park in front of fire hydrants probably
never think today will be the day we will need to use it, said Fire Chief Peter
O’Leary. Thankfully we were able to work around it this time, but hopefully the
citation left for the driver by the police will keep them alert to fire
hydrants in the future.”


Gas Leak


The Fond du Lac
Fire Department responded to a natural gas leak at 405 West Scott Street on Monday.  Alliant Energy was working in the area when a
gas service line was struck.  Upon arrival,
fire drews avacuated the area and closed Scott Street until it was determined to
be safe.  Alliant located the line and
clamped off the leak. There were no reported injuries.  The Fond du Lac Police Department assisted
with traffic control.