Local News Briefs Friday 11/29/13

Friday Safety


are out in full force today and while your out getting those great deals, make
sure the Grinch doesn’t ruin your holiday shopping.   Officer Steve Olson of the Fond du Lac
Police Department has a couple of tips to make sure you have a great day of
shopping.  He says that make sure you
only buy as much as you can carry to your car, save all of your receipts, and
if you are going to leave things in your vehicle make sure they are not in
plane sight where someone may be tempted to take them.  He also reminds you to keep an eye on your
wallet or billfold as pick-pockets love big crowds. 


Don’t Get Tagged For OWI

As the gun-deer season winds
down this weekend, hunters are reminded not to drink and drive during your last
days at deer camp.  The Wisconsin DOT has
placed gas pump toppers at convenience stores across the state.  Randy Romanski of the Bureau of
Transportation Safety says they hope the gas station toppers remind hunters to
be safe on the roads this weekend will prevent them from getting “tagged” for
OWI this weekend.

Giving Tree


The Fond du Lac Public
Library has set up Giving Trees at the downtown library and at FDLPL Express to
collect donations of hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. Donated items will be
given to the Fond du Lac
Salvation Army before Christmas for distribution to local children.The downtown
library also is a donation site for The Reporter’s Stock the Shelves food
drive. Nonperishable food items will be donated to Fond du Lac County
food pantries. For more information, visit www.fdlpl.org.




The Fond du Lac Senior Center
is hosting a seminar on Round-A-Bout Safety on Monday, December 9th
at 1pm.  Representatives from the City of
Fond du Lac and
the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be on hand to help you learn
how to better navigate through them if they make you uneasy.  The Fond
du Lac
Area Safety Council is co-sponsoring the event
which is free to the public.  They do ask
that your RSVP if you plan on attending by call in the Senior Center
at 322-3630.



Wildlife Biologist For Oshkosh


Department of Natural Resources recently announced that four new wildlife biologists
will be serving northeast Wisconsin.
Among those four is Rachel Piette who is stationed in Oshkosh
and manages the Eldorado Marsh Wildlife Area as well as many parcels associated
with the Glacial Habitat Restoration Area in Winnebago and western Fond du Lac counties. The
biologists will provide habitat management and public recreation services on
state wildlife areas; monitor wildlife populations from deer to ducks, and
provide a wide range of services to the public.