(Beaver Dam) The three candidates vying for mayor of Beaver Dam debated the issues last (Wednesday) night. Incumbent Becky Glewen touted downtown successes under her leadership saying local businesses need city support to be competitive and attract a new workforce. Korean War Veteran Al Winter said it’s time for a change to someone with new ideas who is both fair and firm and will be the people’s mayor. Jeff Kohman, chair of the city’s Police and Fire Commission, said he does not take the position of mayor lightly and is running because people are saying things are being done in the city that they do not want done. You can listen or watch the debate at DailyDodge.com and it will be broadcast on AM1430 WBEV on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.
(Lomira) Cash bond was set at $5,000 this week for a Lomira man accused of spitting at police after getting drunk at a Super Bowl party. Jason Moore allegedly drank excessively at the party Sunday evening. Moore’s spouse reportedly told police that he became argumentative with family members when they got home. The 44-year-old was eventually arrested and after being placed in a squad car, allegedly spat at a police officer. Moore is facing five-and-a-half years behind bars, if convicted. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 13th.
(Watertown) A Watertown man was placed on probation for 18 months yesterday (Wednesday) for resisting police. Ryan Firari was clocked going 50-miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone on North Fourth Street in August. As the 29-year-old was arrested, police found a small baggie of white powder which tested positive as cocaine.
(Reeseville) A Reeseville woman accused of raising an infant in a drug house was arraigned yesterday (Wednesday). 22-year-old Sara Schimmel entered a not guilty plea to a felony count of Neglecting a Child. The child’s father, 27-year-old Matthew Hansen, is also facing similar charges for his alleged role. The two allegedly admitted to Hansen’s routine drug dealings from their apartment. In May, Hansen was shot by two intruders in near proximity to the child. Schimmel reportedly admitted to doctor’s that she used cocaine while she was pregnant.
(Waupun) Police in Waupun arrested a 38-year-old Waupun man following a domestic abuse incident on Beverly Court early Tuesday morning. A 34-year-old woman claimed he tried to choke her. When police spotted him in a vehicle he took off but was stopped south of Waupun on County Road M and was taken into custody. Charges are being referred to the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office include fleeing an officer, domestic suffocation or strangulation, false imprisonment, and substantial battery.
(Fond du Lac) A 35-year-old North Fond du Lac man was sentenced yesterday afternoon on two counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle. Travis Wollersheim was sentenced to 12 months of conditional jail time, 3 years of probation, and 120 hours of community service. He ran into the back of a car with his SUV in a construction zone on Interstate 41 in Fond du Lac in June of 2016. The collision killed 26-year-old David Button and his 8-year-old son Joseph both from Neenah. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says, “It was incredibly moving when Wollersheim apologized to the victims’ family in court and many of them forgave the defendant and then proceeded to hug him.”
(Allenton) Fire caused nearly $200-thousand dollars in damage to a grain dryer silo near Allenton Tuesday afternoon. Crews responded just after 4pm to Farmers Grain and Feed at 6865 Spruce Court in the Washington County Town of Addison. The flames were contained to the grain dryer silo bin. The grain bin was emptied during fire suppression efforts, which lasted approximately two hours. The cause of the fire is unknown and remains under investigation by the Allenton Fire Department. No injuries were reported.
(Madison) A vote is scheduled for today (Thursday), to increase tuition for out-of-state students on some University of Wisconsin campuses. The Board of Regents is set to vote on a plan Thursday to raise tuition for non-Wisconsin students at U-W Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, and Whitewater starting this fall. The tuition increases would range from one-and-a-half percent to 25 percent. Wisconsin lawmakers are sticking with a tuition freeze for in-state students.