“News – August 5, 2009”

Nehls On Military Leave


8/5/09 – Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls is going on military leave until next spring.  Nehls has been accepted into the 2010 class of the National War College, a prestigious honor bestowed only on a select few.  The War College is located in Washington DC and is used to educate future leaders of the Armed Forces, State Department and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities.  Nehls must report by Friday.  He says although he was close to the end of his military career, it is an important opportunity and his role as both soldier and sheriff will continue together. The sheriff says he will stay connected to the department while shuffling minor responsibilities around. In his absence, Chief Deputy Blain Lauersdorf will head the staff. Nehls says his plan is to return next spring and aggressively pursue a re-election to a third term.


Investigation Continues Into School Bus Wreck


8/5/09 – The investigation into yesterday morning’s school bus accident on Highway 151 near Waupun continues. Twenty-two Special Olympians were traveling back home to the Fox Valley when the driver, 47-year-old Allen Feauel of Menasha, lost control and the bus struck a sign and rolled onto its side. Patrol Captain Molly Soblewski says State Patrol investigators are examining the bus but it’s too early to determine cause at this point. At last word, everyone has been released from the hospital with the exception of one athlete who was flighted to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center as a precautionary measure.  Those on the bus, owned by Lorvel Tours LLC, ranged in age from 14 to 58.  While law enforcement was dealing with that accident another collision occurred on the off-ramp of Highway 49 which was being used as a detour.  Soblewski says a vehicle rear-ended a school bus but no one was injured.


Large Draw For Night Out


8/5/09 – Organizers are calling this year’s National Night Out in Beaver Dam a success. The second annual event saw beautiful weather and a large turnout, over 350 people says Chuck Stangl with the Beaver Dam Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. The Beaver Dam Police Department sponsored the event and Chief Dale Boldt says the healthy turnout tells him they met their goals. Organizers are already planning on a Third Annual National Night Out.