News – February 11, 2019

(Dodge County) A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Tuesday night. Counties in the warning area include; Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Washington and Columbia counties; Jefferson and Waukesha and counties to the south and east are under a Winter Weather Advisory.  The National Weather Service says we can expect about 6 to 10 inches in the warning area with gusty winds to 30 mph overnight before diminishing for a period during the day Tuesday with another increase in winds out of the northwest toward late afternoon Tuesday.

(Markesan) One person was killed in a house fire on the southside of Big Green Lake early Sunday morning. Authorities responded just after 1am to Tuleta Hill Road, five miles north of Markesan. Green Lake County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to find the home fully-engulfed. As Markesan Fire brought the blaze under control, a search team found the victim, a 29-year-old Princeton man, who authorities say lived at the residence; his name is being withheld pending notification of family. The cause and origin of the fire is not yet known. The state Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating along with Green Lake County detectives.

(Fond du Lac County) No injuries were reported but a half-dozen calves were killed when fire destroyed a barn north of Brownsville Friday afternoon. Crews responded to the Herman Steger farm at N3340 Highway 175 in the Town of Byron at 1:24pm to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. Authorities say the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

(Calumet County) It was a deadly weekend for snowmobilers with five people killed in separate incidents. In Iron County, a 43-year-old woman died shortly after being hospitalized when her sled collided with a semi-truck on Friday. A snowmobile operator was killed Saturday afternoon on Lake Winnebago in Calumet County after striking a snowbank or ice crack and the machine landed on them. Three fatalities occurred Saturday night. In Dunn County, a 28-year-old man died when he lost control of his sled and was thrown off. In Langlade County, a 41-year-old woman died after her snowmobile struck a car. In Forest County, a person died after they were ejected from their sled and struck by another snowmobile. The DNR is investigating in partnership with state and local law enforcement agencies.

(Beaver Dam) Country music group Sawyer Brown will be kicking-off the grandstand music acts for the 2019 Dodge County Fair. Sawyer Brown previously played at the fair in 1995 and 1999. The Nashville-based Lanco is slated to play Friday while rock acts Great White and Slaughter will be on the grandstand stage Saturday night. The Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull is scheduled on Wednesday August 14, which is opening day of the five-day event which will run though Sunday, August 18.

(Beaver Dam) The public is invited to attend a presentation Tuesday night that will provide an in-depth look at the history of the Beaver Dam Lake. Local historian Roger Noll will discuss the establishment of the initial dam and its use for powering industry, the near loss of the lake and efforts to maintain it over the years through 1990. The presentation will get underway at 6pm tomorrow in the basement of the Beaver Dam library and begins with a half hour film of the construction of the old St. Patrick School, which is now the new Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s Fine Arts Center.

(Lomira) The Lomira Police Department was dispatched to a report of a calf walking alongside Interstate 41 Sunday morning. A sergeant responded around 9:15am but did not find a calf. Instead he was surprised to discover that the interstate animal was actually a white-tailed deer. The sergeant was able to shoo the deer away to safety, so it no longer posed a threat to traffic.

(Fox Lake) A Fox Lake teen was cited for possessing marijuana after he called 911 to complain he felt weird after smoking some of it.  The sheriff’s office says local police responded to find the 16-year-old boy and his friends with the marijuana.  It was turned over the police, who issued the citation.