Local News Briefs Monday 11/25/13

FDL Woman
Bound Over For Trial On Felony Theft Charge


61-year-old Fond du Lac woman suspected of
taking nearly $2,900 from the Brothertown Nation’s Bingo Hall in Fond du Lac was recently
bound over for trial. Donna Shady was in Fond du Lac County Court for a
preliminary hearing. She was arraigned immediately afterwards and pled not
guilty to a felony theft charge. According to police reports Donna Shady
volunteered at the bingo hall and the money was taken last December and during
the early part of January. Purchases Shady made on a credit card for the hall
were supposed to be for food and other necessities used at the hall. However it
was discovered that she was taking cash advances out of ATMs in Fond du Lac, Green
, Bowler, and Keshena at casinos and Kwik Trip


Safe In the


If you are
hunting public land this week Officer Steve Olson of the Fond du Lac Police
Department says you need to be extra careful with lots of unfamiliar hunters
around you. He says lots of public land is marshy and visibility is low so you
should make sure you know what is behind a potential target.



Gudex Fast
Forward Bills Should Be Signed Into Law Soon


Two bills
State Senator Rick Gudex authored as part of the Governor’s Wisconsin Fast
Forward initiative should be signed into law soon. Both bills are tied to
technical education and it is hoped will help to fill the skills gap for Wisconsin employers. The state lawmaker from Fond du Lac says one
creates grants for high schools that create accredited programs like welding
giving them $1,000 per student to offset their costs. The other bill creates up
to six scholarships per school of $2,250 each for students who will be
furthering their education in a trade after high school graduation. He says
that could apply to nursing, welding, fabrication and other trades.



Approach To City Will Be Slowly Incorporated


Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau President Craig Molitor
says a districting approach to the community known as wayfinding will benefit
visitors to the Fond du Lac
area. He says the City will be divided into districts such as the campus,
downtown and lakeside districts. A new signage effort with welcome and
destinations signs will also help visitors. He says it’s an effort they will
slowly break in to get people used to it. The City will chip in $50,000 for the
wayfinding effort next year that will tie into the Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau’s “C’mon In” theme. The Downtown Fond
du Lac
Partnership will also be doing its part with
welcome to downtown signs, banners and more.


Light Up
The City Contest


Fond du Lac Festivals is once again celebrating
the season with the 9th annual Light Up The City contest. Festivals Executive
Director Leanne Doyle says, “It’s an activity that gets the whole family
involved young and old as you search for the magic of the season.”  The first place winner will receive a $500
prize. The second place winner will receive $350, and $150 will go the third
place winner. The contest is sponsored by A & W Christmas Trees, the Fond du Lac Reporter, and
K107.1 FM. Application forms are available at the KFIZ.com and K107.com
websites and here at our offices. The deadline to get them back to Fond du Lac Festivals is
December 12th.