Local News Briefs Tuesday 9/8/15
pair of fatal accidents occurred in the area over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Two people died in a two vehicle accident at
County Road C and AP in
and hit a northbound pickup on C. Both
people in the vehicle on AP died. Also
one person was killed an three others were injured in a single vehicle accident
on Highway 23, just west of Green Lake early Saturday morning.
as the annual Labor Day Parade was held on Monday morning. The
Labor Council again hosted their annual Labor Day Picnic on
Officials with the state’s two-year college system are making major cuts to the
administration, in order to help meet the required five-million-dollar a year
reduction included in the state budget. That includes cutting back to just four
deans in charge of campuses.
Montgomery says they will also be moving a portion of the on-campus student
services to a regional location. Over eighty positions will be cut
across the whole system. Administrators say they’ll be minimizing the impact on
students as much as they can.
facing some major questions when it comes to transportation funding. They result from the biennial budget bill passed by
the Legislature and signed by Governor Walker this summer. That’s according to
Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association, a private trade
organization. A national civil
engineering association now ranks
roads third worst in the nation. Thompson says it reinforces the need for a
more reliable source of transportation revenue.
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will visit
organizational meeting with the group “Women For Hillary” at the
September 10th. The meeting room at the college has not been announced. Doors
will open at 4 pm, the meeting gets underway at 5:30 and is scheduled to be
over by 6:45. Bill Wise
Police departments nationwide have faced criticism over racially-charged
incidents, while two officers have been killed in recent weeks…seemingly at
random. Madison College Criminal Justice Department Chair Brian Landers worries
negative attitudes towards police could have an impact on the ability to
recruit new officers. Landers also cites recent cases where officers have
been fired or even faced criminal charges for their actions before an
investigation has even been completed. He says that can raise questions about
whether they will have the support of their employers or the community they
serve after making difficult decisions while on duty.
UW FDL Launches Monday Memory
The University of
Wisconsin-Fond du Lac will be hosting a series of “Monday Memory” conversations
during the fall semester. The public is invited to learn more about the history
of the campus from people with unique insights into some special campus
programs or memories. The first conversation will be at 12:45 p.m. next Monday
at UC-131 with Tracy McDermott, executive director of the Gottfried Prairie and
Arboretum located on the UW-Fond du Lac campus grounds. McDermott will share
information about the history of the prairie.