City offices will close early Monday for firefighter visitation

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City offices will close early Monday for firefighter visitation

FRIDAY 5/17/19 4:46 P.M.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — City offices will be closing early Monday to allow staff to attend the visitation for Firefighter Mitchell Lundgaard. 

According to Mayor Hanna, all non-essential City Hall offices will close Monday at 2:30 p.m.

“This has been a trying few days for our departments and our community,” said Mayor Tim Hanna. “As an organization we value our employees and we want to allow our them the opportunity to pay their respects.”

City facilities will be open regular hours on Tuesday. 

Donations, outpouring of support for family of slain firefighter

THURSDAY 5/16/19 6:28 P.M.

The Fox Cities community has wrapped its arms around the family of fallen firefighter Mitch Lundgaard.

Lundgaard was a husband and father of three.

A small memorial has been set up at Fire Station 1 in Appleton.

Some residents have been visiting the memorial in silent reflection while others have been laying flowers.

A Go-Fund-Me account has also been set up in Lundgaard’s memory to support his wife and three children.

Donations can be made here:

In times of tragedy such as this, it’s common for people throughout the community to want to band together and do something good.

For some, that can be as simple as coming together to pray, which is exactly what happened at the Appleton Public Library Thursday afternoon.

Some church leaders are holding prayer vigils to honor Firefighter Lungaard.

For those who would like to gather to pray, another vigil will be held from 8 to 8:30 Thursday night at The Core church in Appleton.

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