News – January 10, 2022

(Wisconsin) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt recently shed some light on a new state recordkeeping and sharing requirement.  According to the sheriff, 2021 Wisconsin Act 82 will require law enforcement agencies to maintain an employment file for all agency employees. Schmidt says this will prevent bad apples with sketchy performance histories from hiding behind Non-Disclosure-Agreements and gives agencies full transparency during the hiring process.

(Juneau) Two upcoming informational meetings will shed some light on Dodge County’s efforts to expand broadband coverage. The county began a feasibility study several months ago with the goal of bringing improved broadband service to households and businesses. The meetings will cover the best options for Dodge County moving forward and how will broadband be funded. The first meeting will be at 2pm on January 24th at 127 East Oak Street in Juneau. The second meeting will be at 6pm. Those interested in going are asked to RSVP. Information for doing so is at DailyDodge.com.

(Campbellsport) Fond du Lac County authorities are still searching for a Campbellsport teen who has been missing for two weeks. Sheriff’s deputies began investigating a runaway juvenile complaint on December 27th. It was reported that 17-year-old Cassidy Schilcher ran away from her Campbellsport home in the early morning hours. Authorities say family members located a note Schilcher wrote the night she left that is concerning for her safety. Schilcher is white, five-feet-eight-inches tall with brown hair and eyes. A photo is available at DailyDodge.com. Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 15 suspected impaired drivers during the recent “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign focused on deterring impaired driving and ran between December 17th and New Year’s Day. During the effort citations were issued for 61 speeding violations, 48 driving after revocations or suspension violations, nine traffic sign or traffic light violations, and 11 felony arrests were made.

(Wisconsin) U.S. Senator Ron Johnson is officially running for re-election to the U.S. Senate. The Oshkosh Republican announced his campaign with a Sunday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, citing “Democrats’ complete takeover of government” as one reason for running again. Several Democrats are competing to challenge Johnson, including Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson. – WRN

(Lebanon) A church in Lebanon will play host to a food pantry distribution event tomorrow Tuesday. The monthly Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on W4661 County Road MM. The cost is $22 per share and those going can purchase more than one. Organizers say each share may not be identical but will contain at least $100 to $150 worth of groceries. The event gets underway at 3:30pm and continues to 6pm or until all 312 shares are gone. To enter, drive through the fire station parking lot directly from Highway R to get in line.