News – December 22, 2022

(Fond du Lac County) A reckless driver led Fond du Lac County authorities on a high speed chase that ended with a K9 assisted arrest. At Approximately 10:01 pm Wednesday night, the Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a reckless driver on Interstate 41 near the town of Eldorado. The driver fled from a Deputy attempting a stop before striking a vehicle while attempting to pass on the right eventually hitting a tire deflation device. The driver identified as a 40 year old male from Hatley continued into the City of Oshkosh before coming to a stop on Washington Ave, fleeing the vehicle and ultimately being apprehended. He is facing multiple charges including, 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, felony fleeing, and second offense OWI.

(Juneau) Dodge County authorities are urging the public to stay safe as a winter storm could bring blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures. Snow is expected throughout the area Thursday but Sheriff Dale Schmidt says Friday is when the weather becomes the most challenging. He says that is because of expected high winds and below freezing temperatures. The sheriff notes that there will be extra patrols out and a few shifts will be starting an hour early.

(Waupun) The city of Waupun has declared a snow emergency in advance of the upcoming winter storm. The snow emergency will be effective from Thursday at 6am through 6pm on Saturday. The National Weather Service in Sullivan is predicting snowfall and significant wind over the course of the next several days. During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited at all times on the south, east, and southeast side of all streets in Waupun.

(Wisconsin) State transportation officials are urging motorists to use extreme caution during the upcoming winter storm. They say road conditions will vary significantly depending on location and travel may not be advised in some parts of Wisconsin Friday due to the potential blizzard conditions. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and visit 511-wi-dot-gov to monitor winter road conditions and view live traffic camera videos along their route.

(Juneau) Dodge County officials are highlighting a new map that details who has access to broadband. The Federal Communications Commission recently unveiled the “pre-production draft” of the new national broadband map. Officials say citizens in Dodge County are asked to visit the map, available online, and make sure it correctly reflects the access available at your home. If it does not, there is a brief window to challenge the map’s findings. The deadline to submit challenges is January 13th. A link to the map can be found with this news story at DailyDodge.com.

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Center for the Arts is hosting a community art night. Kraig Kasten says this month’s project is snowflake art made from clothes pins. Community art nights are held every Thursday of each month from 4pm-7pm. There is no cost, no age limit, and no artistic skill level required.

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers says he’s “leery” about dedicating part of the state’s sales tax revenues to local governments. The Democratic governor and Republican controlled legislature are expected to have a budget surplus of nearly $6.6-billion-dollars at the end of the fiscal year on June 30th. – WRN