News – April 21, 2021

(Watertown) Those involved in a weekend murder-suicide in the city of Watertown have been identified as a retired Watertown Police Officer and his son. Multiple media outlets report that police were called to check on the welfare of Douglas Teuteberg on Friday evening but were unable to locate him. Officers entered Tueteberg’s home on the 900 block of Country Lane at 3:42am on Saturday and found his 16-year-old son dead. The investigation indicates that the murder-suicide was caused by the 52-year-old. The name of the teen was not released. The matter is being investigated by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the state justice department.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board voted down a resolution yesterday (Tuesday) to terminate an economic partnership agreement with Jefferson County. Several supervisors have argued in recent weeks that ThriveED has not provided enough return on the county’s annual $135-thousand investment. Other board members say the costs would go up if they county tackled economic development alone. The resolution failed with nine voting to support terminating the agreement while 21 other supervisors voted to keep it in place.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council held their inaugural meeting last (Tuesday) night seating seven returning alderpersons from odd-numbered wards who all ran unopposed. There is a new face in Ward 12 Alderperson Zach Zopp who was appointed to replace Dan Doyle who moved out of district. Alderwoman Jaclyn Shelton replaces Ken Anderson as chairperson of the Administrative Committee while Dave Hansen again chairs the city’s other major standing committee: Operations. Ward Four Alderman Chris Olson was again sworn-in as council president.

(Madison) A jury in Minnesota has found former police officer Derek Chauvin (show-vin) guilty of the murder of George Floyd, and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says this a good start to fixing a horribly broken system. Kaul adds that it was clear that what Chauvin did was not law enforcement, it was murder, and that this verdict shows that police need to be held accountable for their actions.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported eight COVID death yesterday bringing that total to 6,718. Dodge County has 162 deaths with 87 active cases. Twenty-three-percent (23%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 32.2-percent have had at least one dose.

(Wisconsin) The Department of Health Services reports a little more than 325-thousand doses were administered last week. That is more than 93-thousand fewer than the week before. State health officials say demand for the vaccine  has plateaued.

(Madison) The Legislative Fiscal Bureau reports the governor’s proposed budget would increase property taxes at a slower rate than current law. Under Evers’ plan, the owner of a median-valued home would see their property taxes go up $22-dollars the first year and $63-dollars the second year. Under current law, those taxes would go up by an additional $12-dollars.

(Fond du Lac) An effort is underway in the Rosendale-Brandon School District to recall two school board members who voted in favor of closing the Brandon Middle School. Jenni Riedeman (read-man) and Craig Mulder voted in favor of closing the school. Those circulating the petition will have to gather 662 signatures in 60 days to force a recall election. The district would then have a month to certify the petition.

(Eldorado) A Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a significant knee injury trying to detain a suspect in the Town of Eldorado (el-doe-ray-do) Monday morning. A 27-year-old deputy was injured while trying to detain the man who was reported for looking into residential windows along Highway 26. The 38-year-old Oshkosh man is now facing charges for resisting the deputies trying to help him.