News – August 12, 2022

(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man convicted of killing a motorcyclist as a hate crime was committed Thursday to life in institutional care. Daniel Navarro admitted to targeting the motorcycle because he believed the rider would be white and racist. Two doctors who testified at trial said the defendant experienced paranoid delusions from schizophrenia.

(Fox Lake) A Fox Lake man charged with carrying a weapon on school grounds during a Halloween event entered into a plea agreement Thursday. Jesse Denruiter entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Possession of a Firearm on School Grounds. The court accepted the plea and placed Denruiter into a deferred prosecution agreement, meaning he will avoid a felony record if he stays out of trouble while on probation. The 28-year-old said that it was an accident, the gun was with him at the school and that he forgot he was carrying it.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam alderwoman has announced her resignation. Jaclyn Shelton says she is stepping down from her seat on the council representing District 9 at the end of the month. She is moving to Toronto for a new job. In an email to city leaders, Shelton wrote it has been an extreme honor to represent the people of District 9 and to be a part of the leadership of Beaver Dam.

(Juneau) Dodge County leaders are still looking to fill a key departmental opening. The finance director position has been vacant since March after David Ehlinger resigned. Efforts to fill the role since then have been unsuccessful. Interim County Administrator John Hochkammer told the board’s Executive Committee this week that it has been a struggle to find people interested in moving to Dodge County. He suggests re-advertising for the position once new county administer Cameron Clapper is on board, which will happen later this month.

(Waupun) The 33rd annual Waupun Truck-n-Show gets underway Friday. The two-day event celebrates the industry and features hundreds of truckers from across the country. Tonight’s Lights of the Night parade begins at 9pm after all the streetlights are shut off on Main Street. Saturday at 3pm, a second parade will allow spectators to see the murals and other works of art on each truck in the daylight. There will be road closures and detours from 8:45pm to 11pm tonight, and tomorrow from 2:45pm to 4:45pm. Admission and parking is free.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Noon Kiwanis Club is selling fresh cut corn tomorrow. Jim Flynn, chair of the Kiwanis Corn Sale, says for $5 dollars people can get a (quote) “very generous” three-pound bag of kernel sweet corn. The sale will begin at 8am Saturday and go until noon, or until all the corn is gone. It will be held at the Centro’s, formerly WMFB, lot off of Dodge Drive. Proceeds from the sale go to Kiwanis supported area charities and their missions.