News – April 27, 2022

(Friendship) Fond du Lac County authorities have identified the body found partially submerged in Lake Winnebago Sunday. Sheriff’s officials say 57-year-old Thomas Williams of Fond du Lac was discovered near Lakeshore Drive in the town of Friendship. The circumstances surrounding Williams’ death and the location where his body was found remains under investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information to report it. An image of Williams is posted at

(Lomira) An Appleton woman caught with over a pound of meth in Dodge County was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was placed on extended supervision for 10 years Tuesday. Tracy Christenson was busted in Lomira in September of 2020. She admitted to selling nearly $10,000 worth of the drug ever two days in the Appleton area. At sentencing, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg called Christenson a high-level drug distributor.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is highlighting a scam that is making the rounds. A citizen reported that their monthly Alliant Energy bill included an attached sheet that provided information about the Focus on Energy program which provides free items to customers once a year. The citizen called the number and was told she needed to pay the $1.95-cent postage. Authorities say products offered through the Focus on Energy program are entirely free.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Public Works has announced that bulk garbage pick-up is right around the corner. Collections begin on Monday, May 2nd and continues through Friday, May 6th. The only other bulk pick-up this year will be the first waste collection day of October.

(Juneau) A Dodge County 4-H volunteer has been recognized for her service. Sherry Helmer along with eight other statewide volunteers, supporters, and staff have been inducted into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame. Helmer has been involved in the Dodge County program for over 45 years as a project, activity, and general leader. Helmer also received the Hall of Fame Laureate in 2020.

(Milwaukee) Police are searching for Kenneth Twyman of Milwaukee. He’s accused of shooting a man to death in Milwaukee on April 14th. Twyman was featured on Wisconsin’s Most Wanted for the 2018 case. U-S Marshals at the time described him as “a complete menace” to Milwaukee. – WRN

(Neenah) Police officers in Neenah say they have identified the owner of seven puppies left abandoned on a sidewalk Sunday night. The department did not name the individual or give any information on why the animals were left behind. They say the investigation is ongoing. The dogs will be held by the shelter for observation before any choices are made on adoption. – WRN