Local News Briefs Tuesday 9-2-14

Obama Visits Milwaukee


President Barack Obama made an appearance in Wisconsin on Labor Day.  Obama told the
crowd at Laborfest in Milwaukee on the Summfest Grounds that the
economy is getting better but more work needs to be done.  He also stumped for the minimum wage to be
raised to $10.10 per hour. Governor Scott Walker met the President at the
airport when he arrived on Air Force One but didn’t attend the rally.  



Two Fatal Accidents Over Holiday Weekend

Two people lost their lives in traffic accidents over Labor Day weekend
on Sunday.  At 3pm, Sunday afternoon in Sheboygan County,
a 52-year-old Watertown man appeared to lose
control of his motorcycle on County
, just east of Whitetail Road. He
was thrown from the cycle and was died a St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.  Just minutes later at 3:06pm in Green Lake
one person died in
a two vehicle accident at the intersection of County Highway PP and McConnell Road


Three Injured In Accident


Three people were injured in a
one vehicle accident in Fond du

on Labor Day.  Authorities were called to
the accident on Brown Road,
just south of Willow Creek Road
in the Township
of Waupun
at 5:44pm.  It appears that a vehicle being driven by an
18-year-old male from the Waupun area lost control of the vehicle while
swerving to miss an animal.  The vehicle
overturned, several time ejecting the driver and pinning him under the
vehicle.  Flight For Life was called to
take him to Theda Clark with series injuries. 
A 17-year-old and 24-year-old female passengers were also transported to
area hospitals. 



FDL Fire Dept Equipment


The Fond du Lac Fire Department will need to
purchase a new engine/rescue vehicle in 2015. Assistant Fire Chief Steve Beer
recently outlined the department’s budget needs for the City Council. He says
the next engine they have to replace won’t have to be purchased until 2020.
Beer says they are doing their best to make the fleet they have last as long as
possible and hope to get 30 years out of their ladder truck. He says their goal
is to provide the same level of service, but reduce costs where they can and are
expecting reduce overtime costs by $110,000 next year. Beer notes they
responded to 7,000 calls for service last year.


Food For Thought Introduced
To NFDL Students


Consider an effort at the North Fond
du Lac
High School

cuisine for the mind or if you will “Food for Thought.” That’s the name of the
restaurant and lab that Jill Lewinski of the Family and Consumer Education
Department is introducing to students this year. North Fond du Lac Schools
Superintendent Aaron Sadoff says it’s a great idea that will be able to teach
kids soft skills needed for future employment. Sadoff says they hope in a year
or two that “Food for Thought” will be something they will be able to open up
to the public.


Highway Construction


(WRN) With work on highway construction projects resuming in Wisconsin this
morning after the holiday weekend, there’s some catching up to do. That from
Don Greuel chief project engineer for the DOT. Greuel says there’s a lot
of work left to do still, with major projects all around the state. He says the
construction season typically ends in mid-to-late November, but some years it
can be extended into early December.