Local News Wednesday 3/6/13

Campbellsport Students Allowed Time To Mourn Death Of Associate HS Principal


The Campbellsport School District has announced some schedule changes in the wake of the tragic death of Associate High School Principal and Athletic Director Lance Beyer in a car accident. Eden and Campbellsport Elementary will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon and the Junior Senior High School at 1:30 p.m. There will be no school for public students Thursday. Visitation for the students will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Campbellsport High School Gymnasium this afternoon with the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. Twohig Funeral Homes in Campbellsport is handling the funeral arrangements. Full Obituary


Three Injured In Winnebago County Accident


Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident in the Town of Black Wolf yesterday afternoon. Winnebago County Sheriff’s officials say a car was heading south on Oregon Street when the driver lost control on the snow-covered road and veered into the path of an oncoming pickup truck. The two collided head-on. The driver of the car was taken to Theda Clark Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The two people in the pickup also suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. The accident happened just after 5 p.m.


Masked Man Arrested For Peering In Windows At West Bend MPTC Campus


(WBKV-West Bend)-Police in West Bend recently arrested a 21-year-old Slinger man after a teacher saw him looking through classroom windows at the Moraine Park Technical College campus. Police say a teacher spotted the man, who was wearing a mask. When he was confronted the man used profane language. Surveillance video also caught the man using a gun gesture. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. He is not a student at the school.


NFDL Village Board Looks At Dog Kennel Licensing Ordinance


Groundwork is being laid for an ordinance that would allow the licensing of dog kennels in North Fond du Lac. Village Administrator Chuck Hornung says a resident wants to start raising puppies for sale, but the village has no ordinance to address that type of operation. He says the Village Board discussed it this week bringing up questions about potential concerns. He says they need more time to investigate it further and to create language options for a possible ordinance. The North Fond du Lac Village Board did not take any action on the item when they discussed it.


Gudex Authored Bill On Its Way To Governor’s Desk


A bill State Senator Rick Gudex authored known as Wisconsin Fast Forward is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The state Senate unanimously passed the $15 million worker training bill Tuesday. The measure aims to help Wisconsin’s aging workforce compete more effectively in the global market. Gudex says it’s a bill that will help out workers across the state. The bill passed the Assembly 94-4 last week, and now heads to Governor Scott Walker, who proposed the legislation. The goal is to launch a faster system to track jobs data and guide workers into in-demand professions, and provide worker training grants. Gudex says, “In my district, Moraine Park Technical College enrolls over 20,000 students, and this bill will help MPTC achieve their goal to develop customized solutions that build the skills businesses need to compete and allow businesses to enhance their training efforts as well.”



Senator Gudex Proposes Tax Holidays


State Senator Rick Gudex would like to give a “Sales Tax Holiday” from the state sales tax for anyone purchasing school supplies or clothing during a designated weekend in August. He says it’s something that’s already being done in 18 other states. Gudex says it would give a break to people who are buying school items for their kids.


Those purchasing energy efficient appliances could get a break under a bill proposed by State Senator Rick Gudex. The state lawmaker from Fond du Lac is proposing a “Sales Tax Holiday” from the state sales tax for those who purchase school supplies during a designated weekend in August. He’d like to do something similar in early November for those who purchase energy efficient appliances or who are doing “Energy Star” home projects.


State Rep. Thiesfeldt Requests Public Hearing With The GAB


State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt would like to know why the state’s Government Accountability Board has failed to comply with four year voter record maintenance. He and State Representative David Craig last week sent a letter to the chair of the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections asking for a public hearing with GAB Director Kevin Kennedy. He says there may be valid reasons why the GAB didn’t comply. He says the maintenance weeds out inactive voters. And it prevents the potential for illegal voting. Committee Chairwoman, State Representative Kathy Bernier responded to the request saying she is in touch with the GAB regarding the issue. Thiesfeldt says it’s now up to her to get a hearing scheduled.


Commission Works On Highway Safety Improvements


It’s advisory in nature, but Fond du Lac County’s Traffic Safety Commission helps shape improvements to make the County’s roadways safer. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig is the Highway Safety Coordinator for the County. He says complaints about safety conditions have led to improvements including along Highway 151. He says they also work on getting speed limits reduced such as they did on County Highway HHH for a residential area east of Highway 151. Olig says they hope to do some community outreach and education on roundabouts with two being built along Pioneer Road in Fond du Lac and more on the way. The next Commission meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13th.


MPTC Career Showcase Tonight


Moraine Park Technical College will host its annual Career Showcase event at its Fond du Lac and West Bend campuses from 4 to 6:30 p.m. this evening. Melissa Worthington is a marketing and recruit associate for MPTC. She says 16 different careers will be spotlighted. She says it’s a great way for people to find out what type of education they need for a particular field. Those who apply tonight will get their $30 application fee waived and those attending also have a chance to win an iPad. For a complete list of the careers that will be showcased at the event visit the MPTC website.


IRS 1040s In At FDL Public Library


The long-awaited IRS 1040 forms and instruction booklets have arrived at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Due to a late printing schedule, the booklets arrived much later than the bulk of the free forms available. The library is the only location in Fond du Lac where tax forms are available to the public. Basic federal and Wisconsin forms and instructions are located in the downtown library near the Help Desk. The library has federal forms 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ and state forms including the Homestead Credit and Rent Certificate, as well as others. Tax forms also are available online. The library has links to the U.S. and state departments of revenue on its home page.

Riverside Elementary School In FDL Launches Into Reading


The public is invited to Riverside Elementary School’s Launch into Reading program this afternoon. It’s from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Riverside Gym and promises to be an exciting and fun-filled journey into the joy of reading. Over 300 parents and older students, School Board members and administrators will join Riverside staff to promote reading skill development. Parents will learn tips on how they can support and promote reading skill development in their children and how to read online and download books. Every child attending the event will be given a book to take home. There will also be drawings for valuable door prizes such as Kindle E-Readers (4), Book World gift certificates, bean bag chairs, and books with cuddly companions. Refreshments will also be available. Those attending are asked to enter through the gym lobby doors.


CitizensFirst CEO Elected To Wisconsin Credit Union League Board


Kevin Ralofsky, CEO of CitizensFirst Credit Union, was recently unanimously elected to the board of the Wisconsin Credit Union League. He will serve a three-year term beginning at the league’s annual convention on May 8 in Wisconsin Dells. “I’m pleased an honored to be chosen for this office,” said CitizensFirst CEO Kevin Ralofsky. Wisconsin Credit Union League is a dues-supported trade association for the state’s more than 200 credit unions. CitizensFirst Credit Union is a not-for profit, member-owned community financial cooperative. It serves nearly 29,000 members at five branch locations in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.