Local News Briefs Wednesday 3/23/16

Arrest In Waupun Incident Involving Scissors

Waupun Police Tuesday morning took a 31-year-old Waupun man into custody who attacked another man with a scissors. Police Chief Dale Heeringa says the suspect was found at a motel in the City and was taken to the Fond du Lac County Jail. The suspect allegedly caused a small injury to the nose of a 26-year-old Waupun man during an argument at a residence in the 100 block of East Franklin Street Saturday night.

Diesel Fuel Stolen From Horicon Gas Station

Police in Horicon say a suspect in the theft of hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel spoke with a thick middle-eastern accent. The fuel was taken from a Kwik Trip Store on Barstow Street the night of March 11th after a diesel pump was tampered with. The theft wasn’t noticed until six days later when the company that monitors the pump noticed the missing fuel. They say 309 gallons of diesel fuel was taken while a sale of 119 gallons was being made.

FDL City Council Preview

The Fond du Lac City Council tonight will be asked to support construction of slotted left turn lanes at State Highway 23 and County Highway K. Two County committees and the City’s Advisory Parking and Traffic Board have already thrown their support behind the proposal. With the Council’s support the state’s Department of Transportation would schedule a public hearing and the project could be done this fall. The Council will also get an update from the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership. The Council meets at 6 p.m. tonight at the City-County Government Center.

Future Of NFDL Ladder Truck Replacement Up In The Air

A vote on replacing the North Fond du Lac Fire Department’s ladder truck ended in a stalemate Monday night. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says they were one village board member short for the meeting and they took several votes that ended 2 to 2, essentially defeating the motions. He says they may give it another try after the dust settles. He says he isn’t sure when or if that will happen. Hornung says the latest estimate is that it would cost $849,000 to replace the truck. Both the Van Dyne and Fond du Lac Fire Departments provide auto aid to the village in the case of structure fires.

Stuck Truck

Waupun Police Chief Dale Heeringa is reminding truck drivers to stick to the approved detours while the Main Street or Highway 49 project is going on in the City. A flatbed semi tried to take a shortcut late Monday morning on Jefferson Street and got stuck at the railroad crossing. The driver was from Alberta, Canada and his semi and trailer bottomed out and got hung up on the tracks. It took about an hour and a half to get the truck out and make sure the tracks weren’t damaged. Whealon Towing pulled the semi off the tracks and officials from Wisconsin and Southern Railroad inspected the tracks. He says if you’re not familiar with the City streets you shouldn’t be taking a shortcut especially if you’re driving a big truck.

Lights On

A new state law is something you should keep in mind while driving in this week’s snowy weather. Under the new law you have to have your headlights on when weather conditions limit visibility. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says it’s a matter of common sense. He says he has his headlights on all the time on his work vehicle. He says the law covers fog, rain and periods of limited visibility. Parking lights will not fulfill the requirement. The new law went into effect March 2nd and it gives drivers a grace period. During the first six months the law is in effect drivers who violate the new law will receive a warning notice.

Phishing Scam

Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt is warning residents about an internet phishing scam. It’s a way of gaining access to your computer or smart phone to steal personal and financial information. He says this one uses the Turbo Tax name. The email tries to get you to click on a link to “opt out” of sharing personal information with others, but actually allows the scammer to gain access to your information. He says the County’s Information Technology Department made him aware of the scam. He says you should never click on links in emails or text messages unless you are sure they are legitimate.

Jobs Available At The Meadows Of Fond du Lac

The Meadows of Fond du Lac will be hosting open interviews for staff positions today. Diann Roberts of The Meadows says they are looking for certified nursing assistants for all shifts, and housekeeping and dietary personnel. Both full and part-time positions are available. Interviews are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. today. She says if you have a resume bring it along also any certificates you have for your training. Interviews will also be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon and next Monday from 1 to 6 p.m. The Meadows of Fond du Lac is located at 620 West Rolling Meadows Drive the site of the former Rolling Meadows Nursing Home.

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship Winners Unveiled

Five area students are among the 184 graduating high school students who will receive $3,000 in Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship monies. Excellence Scholars include Levi Feucht who goes to Campbellsport High School, Megan Luedtke who attends Kewaskum High School, Samuel Meier who attends Fond du Lac High School and Serena Pritchard who goes to Central Wisconsin Christian School in Waupun. Initiative Scholars include Taylor Carpenter who attends Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac. They will be recognized during a luncheon at Kimberly High School on Saturday, April 16th.