News – April 25, 2022

(Fox Lake) High winds continued to impact search efforts for a missing boater on Fox Lake over the weekend. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office say dive teams from multiple agencies were conducting an extensive search on Saturday, but operations were called off around 4:30pm due to the wind. Additional searches will be done in the coming days. The sheriff’s office says the identity of the missing boater is being withheld at this time at the request of immediate family.

(Friendship) A body was discovered partially submerged in the water along the shoreline of Lake Winnebago in the town of Friendship yesterday Sunday. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office says a citizen reported the body around 4pm near N7595 Lakeshore Drive. Authorities confirmed the body was that of an adult male. A preliminary identification has been made, but until the medical examiner can confirm the victim’s identity, the name will not be released. An autopsy is scheduled for today Monday.

(Pacific) A woman was killed after falling from a golf cart in the town of Pacific Saturday evening. Columbia County authorities were called to Saddle Ridge around 7:30pm. They learned a 53-year-old man was operating the golf cart when the woman fell out and hit the back of her head on the roadway. She was transported by Medflight to UW Hospital where she died from her injuries. Alcohol is a factor, and the driver of the golf cart was arrested for OWI. Additional charges are pending.

(Beaver Dam) Heading now into its seventh week, the Beaver Dam Police Department’s Citizens Academy is in full swing as attendees have covered topics including drug investigations, OWI procedures, and recently firearms. Cadets were given a glimpse of the various weapons utilized by on duty officers in various situations. The evening culminated in the opportunity to fire the standard issue firearm and take part in use of force scenario training exercises.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board approved a land purchase when they recently met in special session. The price is roughly $13-thousand dollars per acre for 58 acres and a total cost of $770,000. The property is located north of Highway 151 and east of County Highway G/ South Spring Street. Officials say it could serve as a future site if and when the board decides that there is a need for new construction. The parcels were purchased with one-time money available in the general fund.

(Watertown) Watertown’s Water Department is flushing hydrants throughout the city. Flushing will mainly occur between 5am and 1pm beginning April 25th, with one crew starting on Main Street and a second on Hospital Drive. City officials say flushing will continue tomorrow Tuesday through Friday, 7am to 3pm, and next week May 2nd.

(Waupun) Waupun Utilities is conducting a survey to gauge the overall satisfaction with their service. The information gathered from small to midsize businesses will help the utility determine how it can best support the community’s development and economic growth. Waupun Utilities’ business customers may receive an email this month asking for feedback.

(Wisconsin) The department of Natural Resources is reminding people who have bird feeders to keep an eye on their local songbirds as avian flu spreads across the Midwest. DNR wildlife veterinarians say that most people can keep their feeders out but try to limit contact between waterfowl and songbirds. They also remind people to clean their feeders at least once a week, along with bird baths, in order to prevent the spread of other diseases as well. – WRN