News – August 13, 2022

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man accused of assaulting hospital staff entered a plea agreement this week. Bradley Toft plead guilty to a felony count of Battery to a Nurse and two misdemeanor charges of Lewd Behavior. The court found Toft guilty of the two misdemeanors but placed him into a deferred prosecution agreement on the felony, meaning he will avoid a felony record while on two years probation. (Beaver Dam) A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a Clyman woman accused of attacking two Beaver Dam hospital nurses. Kiara Ivans is facing two felony charges of Battery to an Emergency Rescue Worker. During her arraignment hearing this week, Ivans attorney told the court that a plea agreement has been reached. A hearing was added to the court calendar for September 6th. (Eldorado) Witnesses say a Minnesota man whose van crashed head-on into a dump truck on State Highway 23 in the Town of Eldorado was trying to harm himself. The crash happened west of Highway C around 2:48pm Thursday. Witnesses told Fond du Lac County deputies that the 35-year-old driver of the van was trying to hurt himself with a knife while bystanders tried to get it away from him. When authorities arrived, they took the knife away from him and applied tourniquets to his arms to stop the bleeding. First responders and EMS personnel treated the man for his injuries when they got to the scene. Ultimately a ThedaStar helicopter flew the man to the hospital in Neenah. The dump truck driver was not hurt. The incident is still under investigation. (Madison) Madison Police say they have arrested a teenager who was behind a string of bomb threats at a local high school last spring. The 17-year-old was arrested Thursday. Police say he called-in a string of bomb threats to Memorial High School and other schools in Madison between February and April. None of the threats were deemed credible, and no bombs were ever found. The suspect faces nine felony charges. – WRN (Waupun) SSM Health Waupun Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a free community rummage sale later this month. The event is being held through the hospital’s Mission Action Team and is open for individuals and families within the Waupun community. The sale will feature gently-used clothing for all ages and sizes, backpacks, coats, shoes, purses and wallets, and blankets as well as linens. Participants will also have the opportunity to donate a canned good to the Waupun Food Pantry. The rummage sale is scheduled from 8am to 4pm on August 24th and from 8am to 2pm on the 25th at the hospital’s Marsh Conference Room which is located at 620 West Brown Street. Masks are required inside the hospital. (Beaver Dam) Dodge County Fair organizers say Friday night’s headliner will entertain the masses. Storyteller and country singer Russell Dickerson will belt-out his heartfelt and narrative lyrics on the Moraine Park Main Stage at 8pm on August 19th. Based in Nashville, Dickerson was nominated by ACM as the Best New Male Artist of the Year in 2020. The fair runs this Wednesday through Sunday, August 17th through the 21st, offering daily live music, midway rides, games, and other fun activities. Admission is only $7 before 12pm or $10 after Noon (ages ten and up). Season tickets are available for $27 in advance or $35 at the gate. Tickets are available locally at most Dodge County banks, Recheks Food Pride, Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly and at the Fairgrounds office.