News – August 20, 2021

(Fond du Lac County) A Green Lake County man was arrested in Germantown after running from Fond du Lac County authorities early this (Friday) morning. Deputy stopped the vehicle on Highway 45 in the Town of Auburn at 1:52am for several traffic violations. The deputy suspected impairment and the 49-year-old fled the scene.  The pursuit was terminated after three miles. The driver was arrested in Germantown after he was involved in a second police chase in their jurisdiction. Criminal charges pending include felony Eluding and Resisting An Officer along with a citation for Open Intoxicants.

(West Point) Two people were injured following a two-vehicle crash in the Columbia County Town of West Point yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. A Chevrolet hauling rock lost an unsecured wheelbarrow on Highway 60 which fell into the eastbound lane just before noon. A Toyota overcorrected in an attempt to avoid the wheelbarrow and collided with a Kenworth semi-tractor. The drivers of the Kenworth and Toyota were transported to area hospitals with injuries. The operator of the Chevrolet was uninjured.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced yesterday (Thursday) to seven months in jail and placed on probation for three years for attempting to receive illicit images from a minor. Thirty-eight-year-old Doug Goeller asked for suggestive images from a 14-year-old girl through Facebook. An agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice was posting as the minor.

(Wisconsin) The state Department of Justice has completed a review of sexual assault investigations by the Wisconsin National Guard. No criminal charges will be filed for 33 sexual assault cases that the National Guard mishandled. DOJ yesterday issued results of its 18-month review in which it examined botched investigations dating from 2009 to 2019. – WRN

(Madison) Governor Evers told says he supports local vaccination requirements for Wisconsin teachers. The governor cannot issue a statewide mandate, but says he supports local schools which make that decision on their own. The governor’s comments Wednesday came one day after Milwaukee public school leaders set the table for a possible vaccination mandate for their teachers.

(Beaver Dam) The Farm Progress Arena was packed for last (Thursday) night’s 58th Annual Meat Animal Auction at the Dodge County Fair. The highlight of the night came when Drew Benninger from Reeseville sold his 141 pound Grand Champion Market Lamb at $10 per pound to Iconic Energy. All the proceeds are going to the Good Karma Brands John Moser Children’s Radiothon. Drew’s mother Kendra says once her son found out he was not able to auction off his lamb he talked with his grandfather to come up with a way to give back to the community. The late John Moser was also recognized before the auction for his many years helping the sale. A recap along with video of the event is available at

(Beaver Dam) Also today at the fair, in the morning, Junior Fair Poultry Judging, Junior Fair Dairy Showmanship and the Junior Britches Showmanship Contest which will be video streamed on at 11am. The Kids Pedal Tractor Pull starts at 11:30am in front of the grandstand. At Radio Park this afternoon there will be 4-H Youth Music Vocal and Instrumental Judging, that starts at 1pm. 95X Live at the Legion Pavilion will run from 7pm to midnight. Country music artist Jordan Davis takes the Grandstand Stage at 8pm, followed by the FM Rodeo at Radio Park.

(Beaver Dam) Visitors of the Dodge County Fair have the opportunity to get their COVID vaccine shot. Officials with the Dodge County Health Department say they will be at the fair throughout its duration offering first and second dose Pfizer vaccine shots. Shots are available between noon and 6pm daily at the Commercial Building located on the fairgrounds. Health officials say they are also on hand to answer any questions or concerns the public has about the vaccines. They also encourage people to call their vaccine hotline with questions at 920-386-4830.

(Wisconsin) New data shows the number of fully vaccinated people in Wisconsin who tested positive for COVID-19 more than doubled between February and July. But health officials say the more contagious delta variant remains a much greater threat to the unvaccinated. Those unvaccinated are three times more likely to get COVID, and four times more likely to be hospitalized. – WRN