News – December 12, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Police Department is reminding motorists to drive cautiously as winter weather has arrived. Lieutenant Jeremiah Johnson encourages drivers to watch their speed, slow down when there is snow or ice on the roadway, and stay 200 feet back from a snowplow when the posted speed limit is 35-miles-per-hour or more. Johnson says in Wisconsin there is no law preventing vehicles from passing snowplows but adds that it is a bad idea and recommends against doing so.  

(Beaver Dam) With the recent snowfall, Beaver Dam residents are being reminded of city ordinance to clear sidewalks following any accumulation. Property owners must clear the sidewalks fronting their home including sidewalk ramps on corner lots each day following a snowfall. Ice accumulation that cannot be removed must be treated with a deicing or abrasive agent. The city will remove any snow or ice left on the sidewalks after the required time period with associated costs assessed against the homeowner.

(Lamartine) An Eldorado (el-doh-RAY-doh) teen is facing felony fleeing charges. A Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a speeding violation on County Highway C in the Town of Lamartine around 8:21pm last (Sunday) night. The 18-year-old, who was the lone driver and occupant, refused to stop, sparking a five-and-a-half mile pursuit before surrendering without incident in Eldorado. No injuries or property damage was reported.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County authorities seized a loaded handgun, a large amount of cash, and THC-infused candy following a traffic stop Friday. Deputies made the stop just before 6pm near South Hickory Street in the City of Fond du Lac. A deputy noticed a handgun in the driver’s side door jamb while the 23-year-old Langlade County man was existing the vehicle. They also located approximately $70-thousand-dollars in cash and 29 bags of edible THC-infused candy. 

(Waupun) The Waupun Business Alliance, an extension of Envision Greater Fond du Lac, recently hosted their official ribbon cutting at their new office in downtown Waupun. Earlier this year, the Waupun Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously supported the transition of the Chamber to the Waupun Business Alliance. The move will provide increased value, resources, and opportunities to businesses throughout the Waupun area.

(Columbia County) The DNR is taking comments on a proposed permit for a road project in Columbia County that may result in the incidental taking of a rare lizard and turtle. Officials say the Bourbon Ridge Development proposes a minor re-alignment and extension of a public road to provide access to the parcel. They add that the presence of the state endangered slender glass lizard and ornate box turtle is confirmed in the area. Comments on the project can be sent to the DNR by December 30th.

(Columbus) Hundreds greeting the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it rolled through Columbus over the weekend. You can see our video of the whistle stop on the DailyDodgeTV tab at DailyDodge.com. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train crossed into Minnesota yesterday and has a stop in St. Paul this (Monday) evening.