News – December 14, 2021

(Lowell) A Reeseville man who injured a deputy was placed on three years’ probation Monday. Craig Skalitzky punched the sheriff’s deputy twice, once in the chest and another in the face when law enforcement was conducting a welfare check on the 46-year-old. A Taser was used to take Skalitzky into custody.

(Markesan) A missing woman from the Markesan area was found safe Monday night. A Silver Alert was issued for Diana Austin yesterday afternoon. The 80-year-old left a residence on Prairie Road in the southeastern portion of Green Lake County at roughly 10:30am. Austin left with her suitcase, her German Shepard named Annie and Black Cat named Reese’s. Authorities say when Austin left, she was apparently confused and does suffer from memory loss.

(Dodge County) Dodge County health officials confirmed an additional COVID death Monday. That brings the total death count to 245 with 214 confirmed and 31 probable deaths. Health officials recorded 184 new cases since Friday with 15 new hospitalizations. Dodge County has been downgraded from “critically high” COVID activity level to “very high,” according to the Wisconsin Department of Health. So far, 48.8-percent of Dodge County residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine while 46.6-percent have completed the vaccination series.

(Beaver Dam) The public has an opportunity to honor veterans in the community. The Beaver Dam Veterans Honor Walk Banner Program features a veteran with their photo, name, branch of service, and credentials. Any veteran can be displayed so long as they are still active or were honorable discharged. Organizers say the goal is to put up 50 banners this year. The cost for the banners is $300 each. Applications are available at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. More information is available at

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Charities, Inc. will soon announce a fundraising effort for the people affected by the devastating tornadoes down south. The goal is to raise money and items and drive a truck down to Kentucky during the week after Christmas. More information should be available in the coming days. At least 100 people are feared dead and many more are injured or missing after tornadoes hit eight different states over the weekend.

(Madison) A Badger basketball player is asking for help after a tornado devastated his hometown in Kentucky. Chris Vogt grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky. He tweeted over the weekend to ask for help raising money. Mayfield is in western Kentucky. It took a direct hit from a tornado late Friday night. In addition to donations, Vogt is asking for prayers. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) A company that started here in Dodge County is growing. Good Karma Brands, parent company of this radio station along with WBEV / 95x and DailyDodge, was established in Beaver Dam in 1997. Since that time, Good Karma expanded into markets including Madison, Cleveland and West Palm Beach, also relocating its home office to Milwaukee where in 2018 it purchased WTMJ Radio. Plans were announced yesterday for new radio station acquisitions in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close during the first quarter of 2022.