News – August 19, 2021

(Beaver Dam) Charges have been filed against those accused of stealing from a Beaver Dam business, fleeing police, and crashing their vehicle in the wrong lane of Highway 151. Destiny Dull of Richland Center and Timothy McEvoy of Baraboo are both facing multiple felony charges including Retail Theft and Fleeing. Joshua Schaaf is facing a felony charge of Fleeing for his alleged role. According to the criminal complaint, Dull and McEvoy stuffed garbage cans full of items from the business and fled in a vehicle initially driven by Schaaf. The three stopped at a gas station where Schaaf was taken into custody but Dull and McEvoy fled, allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 151 where they crashed. If convicted, the 23-year-old Dull faces over 17 years in prison while the 28-year-old McEvoy faces over 16. Initial appearances are scheduled for September 7th.

(Calamus) A Madison man is charged with running from Dodge County authorities. Noah Sanders allegedly fled sheriff’s deputies after being pulled over for speeding on Highway 151 in the Town of Calamus earlier this month. The pursuit lasted 12 miles and was terminated one mile north of County Road V in Columbia County. If convicted, the 39-year-old faces over nine-and-a-half-years behind bars. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 16th.

(Rosendale) An Illinois man is facing charges in Fond du Lac County for firing a gun at a trucker during a road rage incident in the Town of Rosendale Saturday night. The truck driver called authorities reporting the driver of a suburban style vehicle had shot at his semi-trailer while he was traveling west on State Highway 23 from County Highway M. The 56-year-old man from Downers Grove was taken into custody during a high-risk traffic stop. He is being held in the county jail on multiple charges including Recklessly Endangering Safety with the Use of a Dangerous Weapon.

(Beaver Dam) In Beaver Dam the northbound lane of North University Avenue, between Park Avenue and Prospect Avenue, will be closed to thru traffic from August 19 through August 23 to accommodate underground utility construction. Northbound thru traffic on North University Avenue should follow the signed detour route around the project area. The southbound lane of North University Avenue will remain open to thru traffic during construction.

(Beaver Dam) It’s day two of the Dodge County Fair. On the schedule: Senior Citizen’s Day at Radio park with bingo and music by Loco Vocals. Uncle Bill will have Barn Show Bingo beginning at 5pm. At 6:30pm, area youth will show and sell their top animals at the Meat Animal Sale in the Farm Progress Arena. Live coverage of the sale will be broadcasted live on video at DailyDodge.com. On the grandstand stage tonight, at 8pm it’s Nitty Gritty Dirt Band followed by the Mad Polecats on the Radio Park Stage.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Health Department is encouraging those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised to get an additional COVID vaccine shot. Health officials say those who are immunocompromised should get an additional dose of a mRNA vaccine, or the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Additional doses are not yet recommended for non-immunocompromised people or for those who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Dodge County health officers say people should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition and if additional vaccine doses are recommended. For more information about scheduling a vaccine shot visit DailyDodge.com.

(Wisconsin) The Biden administration’s plan to direct all nursing homes to require vaccination for staffers or face loss of Medicare and Medicaid funds has the head of Wisconsin organization representing the industry concerned. The lead for Wisconsin Health Care Association and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living Rick Abrams says nursing homes are already in “a stark labor crisis,” and this will only worsen it. – WRN