News – April 16, 2021

(Lomira) A Lomira woman was found guilty yesterday in connection to the death of her three-year-old child. Last March, Jamie Hildebrandt (hill-da-brant) admitted to stepping on her son after laying him on the bathroom floor to reach for more diapers and forgetting he was there. The autopsy report concluded that there were multiple blunt force injuries to the child’s head, chest and back. Hildebrandt also admitted to using make-up to cover the child’s injuries. When asked why she didn’t call 911 after the incident, Hildebrandt said that she believed the child was okay. The 33-year-old faces 25-years in prison, she’ll be sentenced in July.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man has been charged with injuring another motorist in a hit and run rollover crash. Chase Fletcher was allegedly driving when he struck another vehicle on Highway 33 in the Town of Beaver Dam in February. The victim’s vehicle rolled multiple times before coming to a rest on the driver’s side door. If convicted, the 32-year-old faces up to nine months in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for May 17th.

(Winnebago County) A federal indictment has been brought against a Winnebago County man accused of arson. The charges allege that Christian Crawford maliciously damaged the Ridgeway VP gas station in Neenah by fire in January. If convicted, the 28-year-old faces up to 20-years in prison and a $250-thousand fine.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board this week approved a transportation contract with a new company. The district is in its final year of a contract with Johnson School Bus. A team from the district – made up of two board members and three administrators – reviewed four proposals and recommended Badger Bus, and speaking with the other districts they serve, it was believed that Badger Bus would be a strong partner and the school board agreed.

(Washington County) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will resume rehabilitation work along Interstate 41 in Washington County Monday. Work completed in 2020 included roadway resurfacing along I-41, between the I-41/US 45 split to the Dodge County Line, guardrail and cable barrier installation and bridge replacement. This year’s work consists of completing the cable barrier system that was started last year. During construction, I-41 will remain open to traffic with daytime, off-peak lane closures.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported three COVID deaths yesterday bringing that total to 6,698. Dodge County has 162 deaths with 80 active cases. Twenty-one-point-four-percent (21.4%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 30.8-percent have had at least one dose.

(Wisconsin) A bill declaring churches to be essential is headed to Governor Tony Evers. The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would declare churches across Wisconsin essential, and make sure they fully re-open. Republican senator Andre Jacque says liquor stores and abortion clinics were declared essential, and allowed to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak, but churches were closed.

(Wisconsin) Changes are coming to Kohl’s, but maybe not as many as first though.

The company is announcing a deal with a group of investors who were pushing for a takeover. The investor’s group will add two of its people to Kohl’s board of directors. The agreement ends the takeover bid that would have seen Kohl’s change many of its business strategies and could have resulted in closing more stores.

(Winnebago County) Kimberly-Clark is moving 250 office jobs from Neenah to Chicago. The company says the jobs on the move are in sales, marketing, and management. Kimberly-Clark says the moves will happen sometime next year. None of its supply-chain or manufacturing jobs will leave Wisconsin’s Fox Valley.