(Beaver Dam) The Noon Kiwanis Club of Beaver Dam will be looking to collect donations during Sunday’s Red Kettle Christmas Concert. The event is free, but patrons are encouraged to donate to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The concert will start at 4:30pm at the Beaver Dam High School Auditorium.
(Juneau) The Dodge County Senior Nutrition Program is in need of volunteer drivers for their Home Delivered Meals program. Home Delivered Meals is a service designed to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals at a minimal cost for the homebound elderly. Officials with the program say a driver is needed in the Beaver Dam area between the hours of 10:30am and 12pm on Tuesdays. Drivers are also temporarily needed in the Lomira area. A valid driver’s license/vehicle insurance is required. Mileage reimbursement is offered. More information is available at DailyDodge.com.
(Dodge County) Alliant Energy is encouraging area students to apply for their 2023 Innovation Scholarships. The utility says up to 25 students will receive $1,000 scholarships to help reach their academic goals. Applicants are asked to write an essay that identifies a problem in their community and present their own innovative solution using science, technology, engineering and/or math. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on essay content, participation in leadership roles, volunteer work and community service, activities and grade-point average. They must also be enrolled in their first full-time program at an undergraduate school and be less than 25 years old and either a dependent of a current Alliant Energy customer or a customer themselves. The application deadline is February 15th. More information is available at DailyDodge.com.
(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man facing a number of charges that he possessed illicit content of children is heading to trial. CJ Brown this week waived his right to preliminary hearing on 10 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography. If convicted, the 31-year-old faces up to 250 years in prison. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for January 4th.
(Waupun) Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for a Waupun man involved in several crashes and a high-speed chase in Fond du Lac last Friday night. Donald Perrote made his initial appearance in Fond du Lac County court on the four felony and four misdemeanor charges stemming from the chase that saw him allegedly hit four vehicles including a sheriff’s squad car during the pursuit. Eventually the 57-year-old was arrested at gunpoint. He will be arraigned next Thursday. Charges include Second-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Bail Jumping, Battery To a Law Enforcement Officer, Fleeing an Officer, Hit and Run, and three counts of Criminal Damage to Property.
(Calumet) Fire caused minor damage to a home in the township of Calumet earlier yesterday (Friday) morning. Fond du Lac County first responders were called to N9745 Schoenberg Road around 3:41am. The homeowner reported that her smoke alarms where going off and her house was filling with smoke. Authorities say the lone occupant was able to leave the residence unharmed and sheltered in her vehicle as temperatures where below freezing. Upon arrival, crews found a small fire on the exterior of the home. Deputies were able to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher. There were no injuries. Law enforcement says the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious and may have been caused by a frayed extension cord powering external lights.