News – February 20, 2023

(Waupun) State Highway 49 near Waupun was closed for around three hours Sunday night around 6pm after three people were injured in a three vehicle crash in the town of Leroy. A Waupun woman with a juvenile passenger was driving westbound on 49 near County YY when she was struck head-on by an eastbound vehicle and then rear-ended. The juvenile was flown with serious injuries while each driver sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

(Township of Waupun) One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 in the township of Waupun Sunday. A 20-year-old Appleton woman was heading northbound on 26 around 5:45pm when she crossed over the center of the road, entered the southbound lanes, and was struck by an SUV. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, a 60-year-old woman from Waupun, was treated for minor injuries. Speed and inattentive driving are considered factors in the crash.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department battled a garage fire Sunday morning. Firefighters arrived at 148 Prospect Avenue around 7:40am and knocked down the main body of the fire. Crews were able to keep the blaze contained to the original garage, but there was some damage noted to the owner’s house along with an adjacent garage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) There is a primary election Tuesday in the race for the next municipal judge in Beaver Dam. The multi-jurisdictional court handles municipal matters or traffic infractions for the city and town of Beaver Dam, the city of Mayville, city of Waupun, and the joint police department of Neosho, Rubicon, and Ashippun. The candidates are Maryann Schacht (shocked), Jim Brace, and Todd Snow. You can listen to interviews with all three at

(Beaver Dam) A Horicon man was sentenced to 140 days in jail for initiating a pursuit with Dodge County authorities. Richard Hron fled deputies after he was driving without headlights during the early morning hours in September. He stopped running as his vehicle approached spike stripes along Highway 151. The 32-year-old was also placed on probation for two years.

(Winnebago) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say 73 sturgeon were harvested on Lake Winnebago Sunday. They note that 26 were adult females, 34 were males, and 13 were juvenile females. There was one fish over 100 pounds. The largest harvested was a female that weighed 123.6 pounds and measured 76.1 inches long. It was speared by Michael Meetz and registered at the Pipe registration shack.