News – December 23, 2022

(Dodge County) Dodge County saw around one to three inches of snowfall Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. However, more dangerous weather conditions are expected to hit the area Friday with freezing temperatures and high winds expected. Emergency management officials say you should reconsider traveling long distances this holiday, and if you do have to drive somewhere, make sure you have a winter preparedness kit in your vehicle.

(Juneau) With the accumulation brought by the winter storm, snowplows are out in force to clear the roadways. To help alleviate the workload for drivers the plows are pulled off Dodge County’s backroads around six to seven o’clock at night unless there is icy and treacherous conditions. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says this helps the drivers get a much-needed rest. The plows will hit the roads again around three or four the next morning. Class 1 highways including 151, 33, 60, and 41 continued to be plowed during weather events.

(Wisconsin) When power goes out in a winter storm, residents turn to other sources of heat, but they can cause hazards if not used properly. Fire officials say carbon monoxide is a big danger and recommend against using portable propane heat in power outages. They encourage having a carbon monoxide detector and test it to make sure it is in working order. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man has been sentenced to five years in prison on a Second-Degree Sexual Assault charge. Daniel Cameron admitted to letting the seven and six-year-old victims play “surgery” on his private parts. He said his intention was to desexualize the human body but did state that it (quote) “went too far.” The 32-year-old was also placed on extended supervision for 10 years.

(Jefferson County) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on the health of a deputy whose parked squad car was struck by a vehicle over the weekend. Officials say Deputy Brian Severson has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Severson is expected to make a full recovery, but the sheriff’s office says he will be out for some time. The deputy was wearing a seatbelt when a passing vehicle hit his squad on Interstate 94, near County Road F just after 5am Sunday.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Elks Lodge will be holding their Annual Christmas Basket Program Saturday. Now in its 71st year, the effort provides all the fixings for a holiday meal and more to those in need around the holidays. Elk’s members are setting up shop at Summit Ford Beaver Dam, off North Spring Street, on Christmas Eve packaging the food products. Organizers say volunteers who would like to help fill baskets on the assembly line are asked to arrive around 8:30am. Those interested in volunteering to deliver a basket should start lining up in their vehicle around 9am.