Local News Briefs Tuesday 4/19/16
UW Colleges Chancellor Talks About State Budget Cuts
UW Colleges Chancellor Cathy Sandeen visited the UW-Fond du Lac campus Monday. During her stop she talked with KFIZ News about the $250 million in cuts the legislature made to the UW System. She says they did have to reorganize. She says that started in January and they are settling into it. She says people seem to be positive and optimistic. She says regional leadership teams were put together for the two-year schools including the UW-Fond du Lac. She says they worked hard at structuring the jobs and recruiting for them. She feels things are going extremely well. Cuts to the UW-Fond du Lac amounted to $5 million a year. She says no faculty positions were cut and students are still getting the courses they need.
FDL County Board Preview
All 25 Fond du Lac County supervisors will be sworn into office for two year term tonight. Five of those supervisors are new to the County Board. They will also elect a board chair and first vie chair and second vice chair. During the meeting the board will also be asked to approve and industrial airport hangar lease and honor the Water Warriors Volunteer Water Monitoring Team for 10 years of service. The board meets at 7 p.m. at the City-County Government Center.
Shots Fired In Oshkosh
Oshkosh Police are investigating a report about shots being fired in the 1600 block of Oregon Street early Sunday morning. Police found several shell casings and a few patrons of a local tavern heard the shots being fired. No injuries were reported. The call came in shortly after 2:30 a.m. Anyone with more information is asked to call Detective April Hinke at (920) 236-5703. If you have information, but would like to remain anonymous, please contact the Winnebago County Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 and leave a tip; or text IGOTYA and your tip to 274637; or go to www.winnebagocrimestoppers.org and leave a tip. You may be eligible for a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.
Two Injured In Winnebago County Motorcycle Accident
A 40-year-old Menasha man and 33-year-old woman were seriously injured when their motorcycle went off Highway 45 in the Town of Winchester. Sunday evening. Winnebago County Sheriff’s officials say alcohol and speed were factors in the accident. Both were taken to local hospitals. The accident near Highway 10 was reported shortly before 7:30.
FDL City Council Organizational Meeting
The Fond du Lac City Council will hold its annual organizational meeting at 11:30 this morning at the City-County Government Center. The four Council members elected earlier this month; incumbents Lee Ann Lorrigan and Karyn Merkel, and new members Kay Miller and Derek TerBeest will be sworn in. The Council will also elect a president and vice president and assign members to boards, commission and committees.
Thiesfeldt Presents Proclamation At St Agnes Hospital
State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt Monday presented a Governor’s Proclamation to administrators and staff at St. Agnes Hospital. May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Joining Thiesfeldt were Steve Little, Agnesian HealthCare President and CEO and Dr. Nathan Larsen, St. Agnes Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director. Kip and Sarah Wilson and their young daughter Karina were also on hand. The hardship experienced by the family was the impetus for the proclamation.