News – February 21, 2021

(Juneau) A Hustisford man’s body was found nearly a mile from the scene of a minor motor vehicle crash. A Dodge County deputy discovered his empty vehicle Friday morning in the Town of Oak Grove with just enough damage to disable it. The 32-year-old’s body was found two-thirds of a mile away about nine hours later.

(Beaver Dam) Authorities are investigating after a man was shot in the foot Friday night in the city of Beaver Dam. Officers were dispatched to an apartment building on Lakecrest Drive around 8pm. Dodge County Sheriff’s deputies later arrested the suspect on Kellom Road.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff says they may have to close another jail pod unless the department call fill open correctional positions. Due to recruitment challenges, the sheriff’s office has had difficulties finding qualified workers to apply for jobs leading to the closure of a pod in the fall. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says they are cautiously optimistic that another pod will not need to be closed, but it could if they cannot hire more staff. If this happens, Schmidt notes that his department may lose out on over $1.5-million-dollars in contracted beds through the government, which are used to house federal detainees. He says this would have a dramatic effect on taxpayers.

(Beaver Dam) An upcoming fundraiser will help support enhancements to the Dodge County Fairgrounds. Monies raised from the Meat and Animal Sale Committee’s Trivia Night on March 12th will go towards installing a ventilation system in the lamb and beef barns. The fundraiser will be held at the Waterloo High School gymnasium at 813 North Monroe Street. There will be other activities including bucket raffles, silent auction, and 50/50 raffles. Pre-registration must be done before March 1st. Doors open at 4pm the day of the fundraiser. More information and a link to the registration form is available at

(Waupun) The Agnesian HealthCare Foundation is hosting a raffle to support SSM Health Waupun Memoria Hospital. A virtual drawing will be held on March 2nd at noon and will be shown live on the SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Region’s Facebook page. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of ultrasound devices that offer a quicker and less invasive way to insert IV’s, employee support, and more. Tickets are $10 each or $40 for five and can be purchased at a number of Waupun businesses. A list of prizes, where to buy tickets, and contact information for more details can be found at

(Milwaukee) Milwaukee’s Summerfest will proceed without COVID precautions this year. Organizers say festival goers will not be asked to wear masks or show proof of a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination. The relaxed requirements come as cases continue to trend downward in Wisconsin. Summerfest will be held on three consecutive weekends this year: June 23-25, June 30-July 2; and July 7-9. – WRN