News – August 9, 2023

(Burnett) A Juneau man was severely injured in a single vehicle rollover crash in the township of Burnett Tuesday. Dodge County sheriff’s officials say Andrew Mullin was heading west on Highway E around 3:38pm when he approached other vehicles that had slowed due to a car turning into a driveway. Mullin’s truck turned sharply to the left, over-corrected, and then overturned. Mullin was partially ejected and needed to be extricated. He was flown from the scene by Flight for Life. The crash remains under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council approved an ordinance this week allowing ATV/UTV use on all city streets, but not without some opposition. Those who voted against it noted nuisance issues and noise concerns as well as following the will of their district. The final vote was seven in favor with five against. Alderwoman Bobbi Mark was not at Monday night’s meeting, but did submit a letter indicating she would have also voted no. Only once signage is posted will all city streets be open to ATV’s and UTV’s, which city leaders say they will communicate when that happens to the public. Non-operational hours are from 11pm to 4am.

(Juneau) Dodge County is getting closer to hiring a new veterans service officer. The Veterans Service Office has been closed for several weeks following the departure of Tom Fischer, who left the post in late June. During the county’s Finance Committee meeting this week, it was announced that a conditional offer was made and accepted by Katlynn Rhyner. Officials say Rhyner has six years of case management experience in behavioral health with government agencies and comes with all the accreditation that is required. If the appointment is approved by the county board, Rhyner is slated to start on September 5th.

(Columbus) A new position in Columbus has been filled. City leaders recently announced that Nick Gahlman will serve as its municipal services director. They say that this is a new position for the city that encompasses overseeing the electric, water, wastewater, and public works department. Gahlman was most recently the city of Juneau’s electric superintendent. His first official day is August 15th.

(Fond du Lac) Cash bond was set at $500-thousand-dollars Tuesday for a city of Fond du Lac firefighter accused of possessing illicit content of children. Edgar Rameriz-Tellez reportedly admitted to having sexual explicit images and videos of children on his cell phone. According to the complaint, some of the content involved children as young as one-to-two years old. If convicted, the 50-year-old Tellez faces up to 250 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 26th.