Local News Briefs Wednesday 3/30/16

Jury Trial Set For Waupun Man

A week-long jury trial has been scheduled in Dodge County for 27-year-old Waupun man suspected of having sex with a child. The trial for Robert Moungey will begin September 26th. Moungey also faces two felony child sex charges in Green Lake County and nine felony child pornography charges in a separate Dodge County case.

Oshkosh Schools Referendum Information Session

The Oshkosh Area School District will hold a referendum information session this afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Oshkosh Senior Center in the Willow South Room. The district is putting a $28 million referendum before votes on Tuesday, April 5th. If the referendum does not pass the school board has already approved a plan to make $7.4 million in cuts over the next two school years.

Ripon Common Council Supports Fire District Policies On Outdoor Burning

The Ripon Common Council this week gave its endorsement to an updating of policies for outdoor burning overseen by the Ripon Area Fire District. City Administrator Lori Rich says it was about clearing up some gray areas in the policies. The Fire District is made up of the City of Ripon, Town of Ripon, and Town of Nepeuskun. She says each of those municipalities has there own outdoor burning ordinances, which would take precedent over the Fire District’s policy if there is a conflict. She says the common council more or less endorsed the District’s policies on outdoor burning. She says that’s because the Fire District is its own entity so they were just looking for support.

Prescription Discount Card Saves Thousands For Local Participants

Fond du Lac Area United Way Executive Director Amber Kilawee says since 2009 County residents have saved over $388,000 on a prescription discount card. She says the United Way is part of a program called Family Wize. She says it is a prescription discount card that is free and they don’t ask any personal information. She says people save an average of 42 percent on their prescription drug costs when they present it at the pharmacy. She says it’s a national program that 9.3 million people have used since 2005 and it’s saved them more than $1 billion. She says locally thousands have used it since they got involved in the program in 2009. She says almost 2,000 people have used it locally. If you would like to know more about it call the United Way at (920) 921-7070. You can also get more information at the United Way website.

Lifestar EMS Waupun Memorial Hospital Collaborate On Community Health Efforts

Lifestar EMS and Waupun Memorial Hospital are collaborating to enhance community health. The Waupun area community will see this partnership unfold at the Waupun Senior Center onn Tuesday, April 12. Lifestar EMS and Waupun Memorial staff will be on hand at 12:30 that afternoon to offer free blood pressure screenings, as well as an educational presentation. All are welcome to attend. From there, the team will visit Rock River Intermediate School on Thursday, May 5, and share safety tips with students, as well as conduct an interactive mock ambulance call.

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Money Smart Week

Fond du Lac County Money Smart Week will kick off Saturday, April 23rd with some events. Committee Chair Karri Klemm says that includes the first of two shredding events that will allow people to shred their financial records and prevent identity theft. That will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Fox Valley Savings Bank in Fond du Lac. Items will be limited to two grocery bags. A second shredding event will be at National Exchange Bank & Trust on South Main Street from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30th. The Big Read will also be held on the 23rd for children 12 years and younger at the Fond du Lac Public Library at 1 p.m. The first 75 children will receive a copy of the book. She says in the book “Start Saving Henry” Henry learns how to save for something he wants.The Women’s Financial Conference will also be held on the 23rd at Moraine Park Technical College. For the full listing of Fond du Lac Money Smart Week events, visit the Fond du Lac Public Library’s website, www.fdlpl.org/msw.

Packers Tailgate Tour Stopping In Ripon

Ripon is the first stop on the 11th Annual Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour this June. The Packers Tuesday announced plans for the annual tour. The stop in Ripon will be at Royal Ridges on June 17th. It will benefit the Ripon Community Thrift Store & Food Pantry. Players and alumni will arrive at 6 p.m. and festivities will run until 8:30 p.m. Tour celebrities include Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, players Jared Abbrederis, Sam Barrington, and Jayrone Elliot, and Packers alumni LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks and Sean Jones. Tickets for the Ripon stop are available at the Ripon Pick N Save, Citgo stations on East Oshkosh Street and West Fond du Lac Street, and the BP on East Fond du Lac Street. Other tours stops will be in Fort Atkinson (June 18th), Dodgeville (June 19th), Black River Falls (June 20th), and Shawano (June 21st).