News – August 25, 2021

(Dodge County) Authorities have identified the person killed in a two-vehicle crash in the Dodge County Town of Trenton Sunday night. Armando DeJesus of Ripon was eastbound on Jersey Road around 7:30pm when the 35-year-old failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with an SUV in the intersection. DeJesus was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 51-year-old Eliseo Rivera Rivera of Ripon was flown to UW Hospital Madison.  The driver and lone occupant of the SUV was transported to Waupun Hospital with injuries.

(Trenton) A bicyclist who was struck by a pickup Sunday in the Town of Trenton has died of their injuries. The operator of the bike was turning at the intersection of County AW and East Rock River Road around 5:30pm when they were struck. The 88-year-old was transported to Waupun Hospital and then flown to UW Hospital Madison where they died Monday. The driver of the pickup was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

(Oak Grove) Cash bond was set at $60-thousand-dollars for a Fox Lake man accused of running from authorities while under the influence. Jeremy Boerson (bore-son) was allegedly drunk when he fled police on Highway 26 near Oak Grove around 2:20am Saturday. The 50-year-old had an open OWI case in Fond du Lac County and could not consume alcohol. Boerson’s vehicle was disabled by spike strips. He was tased during a high risk traffic stop and taken into custody. If convicted, Boerson faces over 20 years behind bars.

(Lomira) A Markesan man is implicated in a high speed chase. Rolandas Banys allegedly reached speeds near 115-miles-per-hour trying to elude both Washington County deputies and Lomira police on June 5th. Two weeks later, deputies stopped the 37-year-old in a different vehicle. An acquaintance of his later arrived on scene, reportedly driving the same vehicle involved in the June 5th pursuit. That acquaintance allegedly admitted that they both were involved in the chase and that they switched seats so Banys could drive. A bench warrant was issued after Banys failed to appear for his initial appearance Monday.

(Mayville) A gas main break in Mayville led to an evacuation yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The break was first reported after the noon hour and residents in the area of Muzzy Street and Bridge Street were asked to leave their homes, or not enter the area if they were away from their homes. The all-clear was given around 3pm.

(Beaver Dam) Metalcraft has announced the acquisition of a company in Fall River. The Mayville-based company has purchased Robbins Manufacturing, effective this past Monday. Metalcraft will retain Robbins more than 200 existing employees with plans to double the headcount at the Fall River facility.

(Fall River) The Columbia County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in COVID vaccine clinic tomorrow. County health officials say the clinic will be for a one-and-done Johnson and Johnson shot. The J and J vaccine is only offered to those 18 and older. The clinic will be at the Prairie Street Athletic Complex at 311 Prairie Street in Fall River between 3pm and 7pm tomorrow. Information about scheduling a vaccine shot is available at

(Wisconsin) The FDA is warning people not to take an anti-parasitic drug being promoted as a COVID treatment. U-S Senator Ron Johnson has promoted Ivermectin as part of a cocktail of repurposed drugs for early treatment of COVID. Health officials say Ivermectin is not recommended for treating COVID and in fact is dangerous to use for that purpose. People in Mississippi and Louisiana are reportedly self-medicating with Ivermectin, which is intended for use in horses and cows. – WRN

(Wisconsin) More people from Afghanistan are arriving in Wisconsin. Officials at Fort McCoy are not releasing a head-count of total arrivals. However, about one-thousand military personnel are there to help process refugees. No one is saying what will happen to the refugees next, or when.