News – August 1, 2019

(Horicon) One person is dead and another was arrested for OWI following a multi-vehicle crash near Horicon Tuesday night. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was called to County Highway E east from State Highway 26 around 6:30pm. The investigation revealed that a Chrysler crossed the center line and struck a passing Chevrolet and Ford. The driver of the Chrysler was flown from the scene with critical injuries while the operator of the Chevrolet was treated and released. The driver of the Ford was flown by MedFlight with critical injuries, two occupants in the rear were transported and released from a local hospital while the front passenger was killed. The operator of the Chrysler was arrested by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for Operating a Motor Vehicle While under the Influence of an Intoxicant.


(Beaver Dam) The ribbon was cut yesterday (Wednesday) on a new skateboarding park in Beaver Dam. The slap of concrete that features a ramp, several grinding boxes, among other things, is located on a patch land off Fletcher Road between Beichl Avenue, County Road E and Highway 151. The skateboard park, which is an official city park, was designed to accommodate future additions. People are encouraged to reach out to the skateboard and BMX Community Park Beaver Dam Facebook page if they are interested in helping add-on to the facility.


(Mt. Calvary) A 65-year-old Mt. Calvary woman that embezzled from the Fond du Lac County American Legion has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years of probation and was ordered to pay nearly $11,000 in restitution. Fond du Lac Police believe Donna Wilhelms took the money while she was the County Treasurer for the Legion and used it for personal use. Wilhelms pled no contest Tuesday to three counts of theft from a business setting and was sentenced by Fond du Lac County Judge Gary Sharpe (SHARP).


(Madison) The state’s Department of Natural Resources is warning Wisconsin sportsmen and women about online hunting and fishing license scams. Department officials are aware of at least two websites appearing to offer fishing or hunting licenses. But after you pay a fee you only receive information on how to apply for a license. There are three legitimate ways to get a fishing license; through a DNR Service Center, an independent license sales agent approved by the DNR or through the GoWild website.


(Madison) A deadline has been set for people who lost food purchased with Food Share benefits due to last month’s severe weather.  The state Department of Health Services says they got federal approval to extend the deadline to August 19th.  People in affected areas and tribal lands must fill out the proper federal form and submit it to their local income maintenance agency to be eligible.


(Madison) Governor Evers has directed the DNR to establish nitrate performance standards for soil most likely to be contaminated by it.  The move is part of Evers’ efforts to improve drinking water qualities across the state.  Environmental group Clean Wisconsin says setting new rules on how nitrates are apply to farm fields will improve drinking water statewide.


(Fox Lake) A fish in Fox Lake mistook a Franklin boy’s leg for a bit a food. AJ Campione needed 16 stitches in his leg to close the laceration. The 10-year-old’s mother, Wendy Campione, believes the bit was from a musky. One expert says a musky biting a person is not a common occurrence.


(Fox Lake) The public is invited to attend the first annual End of Summer Picnic at Riverside Park in Fox Lake this week. The event is hosted by the Fox Lake Library Friends group and will feature a wide variety of activities. Organizer Julie Flemming says there will be yard games, a characture artist and a face painter as well as fishing. The End of Summer Picnic will begin at 11am and will run until 4pm on Friday.