“News-April 4, 2011”

One Killed In Icy Highway 151 Accident


4/4/11 – Ice is believed to have contributed to the accident that killed a 26-year-old Green Bay woman and injured two others. It happened just before noon yesterday (Sunday) on Highway 151, near the Highway 33 exchange, in the city of Beaver Dam.  Sheriff Todd Nehls says a northbound vehicle driven by 25-year-old John Rome of Green Bay lost control and slid into the median cable, then re-entered the roadway where it collided with another northbound vehicle, driven by 36-year-old William Bloedow of Cross Plains. Rome was taken by MedFlight to UW Hospital in Madison. Bloedow was treated at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.


Three Injured In Rollover, Collision


4/4/11 – Three people were injured, one seriously, when a car rolled over Saturday morning and was struck by another vehicle. According to the Dodge County Sheriffs Department, the accident occurred just before 6am on US 41 just south of State Highway 49 in the Town of Lomira. 20-year-old Tony Godbolt of Milwaukee was reportedly speeding in the southbound lanes on US 41 when his vehicle entered the median shoulder and rolled over. His passenger, 20-year-old Melissa Martinez of Cudahy, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected. She sustained serious injuries and was flighted to Froedtert Hospital.  A second vehicle, driven by 22-year-old Megan Schlafer of Fond du Lac, was also traveling southbound and struck the Godbolt vehicle in the roadway after it had come to rest. Godbolt was taken into custody on charges of Causing Great Bodily Harm While Driving Intoxicated. The accident remains under investigation by the Dodge County Crash Investigation Team.


Election Coverage Tuesday on WXRO


4/4/11 – We’ll have election results in contested races as soon as they’re in tomorrow (Tue) night on WXRO. Among the aldermanic races we’re following: Beaver Dam’s Fifth Ward where former alderman Mick Fisher is challenging incumbent Aaron Onsrud. In Waupun, Julie Nickel and April Cox are competing for the open seat in District One. In Mayville, Paul Pogrant and Michael Schmidt are competing for the open seat in Ward Three. There are at least four announced write-in candidates for Mayville’s Ward One-Ward Five seat but no one officially on the ballot. In Juneau, John Burgbacher and Roxanne Buss are seeking the open Ward Two seat. There are no candidates on the ballot for the Ward Three seat being vacated by Clarence Chase but there will be as many as three write-in candidates. There is one contested race on the Watertown City Council where newcomers Stan Martin and James W. Romlein Sr. will face off against each other for the open District Nine seat held by Brad Blanke.


There are four people running for three spots on the Beaver Dam School Board that includes incumbents Joanne Tyjeski, Lisa Panzer and Kim Darst along with challenger Mickale (Michael) Carter. In Waupun, there are four people running for the two city seats.  Incumbents Jane Derksen-Chene (shin-aye) and Anne Kraintz are joined by Jim Van Buren and Jason Wierenga.  On the Randolph School Board, three incumbents face one challenger. Keith Medema, Barb Braker or Dave Tietz could lose a seat to challenger Jonathan DeVries. There are five school board candidates on the ballot in Watertown vying for three seats. Incumbents J. Mark Holland, Craig Jensen and Lori Werth face opposition from Adam Kassulke and John Siedschlag. Three people are seeking two positions on the Waterloo Board of Education. They are incumbents Wally Schoenherr, Nancy Thompson and newcomer Jenifer Quimby. There area lso contested school board races in Lomira and Hartford. We’ll also bring you contested village and township races and the latest in the State Supreme Court race during our complete election coverage, which begins at 8pm tomorrow night on 95.3FM.