News – April 19, 2021


(Kenosha) An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting that killed three people in Kenosha County yesterday (Sunday). Sheriff’s officials say a person of interested was located and will be charged with one count of First-Degree Intentional Homicide with additional criminal charges to follow pending the investigation. Three males were killed at the Somers House on Sheridan Road in the Village of Somers around 12:45am. Another three males were injured.

(Watertown) An investigation is underway into an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in the city of Watertown over the weekend. Authorities were called to 909 Country Lane at 3:42am on Saturday to find a 52-year-old-male and a 16-year-old male deceased. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says “evidence at the scene indicates that this was most likely a homicide-suicide in which the 52-year-old male is believed to be the actor.” Names are being withheld pending notification of family members.

(Town of Fox Lake) A 77-year-old woman was flown from the scene after her Jeep collided with a semi in the Town of Fox Lake Saturday. The initial investigation indicates that the Jeep was westbound on County Highway C just before 8:30am. The driver failed to stop at the stop with County A and she collided in the intersection with a northbound Freightliner truck. The 48-year-old driver of the of the semi was not injured.

(Eldorado) A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in the Township of Eldorado (el-doe-ray-do) yesterday (Sunday). A vehicle traveling southbound on I-41 near Highway N around 4:15pm lost control, causing it to enter the west ditch and rollover. The driver was flown by ThedaStar to the hospital in Neenah. A 34-year-old female passenger was taken by ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital with minor injuries. Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash which remains under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) State Representative Mark Born says it would take a billion dollars to get high-speed internet to over 90-percent of rural Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the Beaver Dam Republican told us Friday on WBEV’s Community Comment that it would cost at least another billion to get to 100-percent. Born and legislative Republicans are pushing a bill that would use $500-million in federal COVID relief funds for broadband. That is likely to be vetoed by the governor who is reportedly setting aside around $200-million. Evers has another $200-million for broadband in his two-year-budget proposal, a budget that Republicans have already rejected.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported a downward adjustment of two COVID deaths yesterday bringing that total to 6,709. Dodge County has 162 deaths. Twenty-two-point-seven-percent (22.7%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 32-percent have had at least one dose.

(Juneau) This week is National Volunteer Week, but local 4-H leaders are celebrating all month long.  Positive Youth Development Educator Marie Witzel says that although the covid pandemic has made things difficult for their 179 adult volunteers, they are embracing the challenge.  On a recent WBEV Community Comment, Witzel explained how utilizing technology has not only allowed the program to continue, but allows volunteers from Madison, Green Bay or even outside the state to positively impact the lives of Dodge County’s 4-H youth.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam real estate business is being recognized as the newest Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite in Dodge County. A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held at REMAX Prime Beaver Dam, recognizing the business as the first real estate company in Wisconsin to earn the Blue Zones designation.

(Horicon) A Horicon High School student was one of ten graduating Wisconsin seniors to be awarded a $1,000 gift certificate. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and the Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt recently announced the winners of the Advest gift certificates. Ella Sommerfeld of Beaver Dam was selected along with nine others. Graduating seniors were encouraged to write essays about how they plan to finance their college education for a chance to win the $1,000.