News – January 10, 2023

(Beaver Dam) A lot happened in Beaver Dam throughout 2022. Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Propst says there were lots of positive developments including the opening of several new businesses. Including Damsels, Dollar General on Madison Street, Jersey Mike’s, Pizza Ranch, Dragons Den Lounge, Arlo’s Amazing Deals at the Park Village Shopping Center, and Spring Street Nutrition. Propst says there is a lot to look forward to in 2023 including the opening of Altered by Amanda in the old Kornely’s building as well as a new IHOP, a Noodles and Company, and a combination Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents who receive contracted solid waste collection services from the city can now place Christmas trees and boughs on their curb for pickup. Trees and boughs must be free of ornaments, lights, and stands so they can be chipped. The city will not collect trees that are in a bag. Citizens can also dispose of their Christmas greenery at the yard waste drop-off site at 640 South Center Street Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 3pm. The Christmas tree pickup will continue through January 27th.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was charged Monday with having inappropriate contact with a minor. Johnathan Haase reportedly confirmed his actions when questioned and said it occurred on three occasions between 2021 and 2022. Felicia Haase, also of Beaver Dam, is facing charges of Failure to Protect a Child as well as Exposing Intimate Parts to a Child, for her alleged role. According to the complaint, the victim was around 11 and 12-years-old at the time. If convicted, the 40-year-old Johnathan Haase faces up 281 years in prison. If the 35-year-old Felicia Haase is convicted, she faces up to 47 years in prison. Both have initial appearances scheduled for March 13th.

(Fond du Lac) A Milwaukee man was arrested following a pursuit with Fond du Lac police early Monday morning. The 24-year-old fled police in a stolen vehicle, reaching speeds of 100-miles-per-hour, before spike stripes disabled the vehicle. He was arrested and is facing felony Fleeing charges. Two Milwaukee-area teens, who were passengers in the vehicle, were also taken into custody. One of the teens is facing a charge of Resisting while the other, a 15-year-old girl, was entered as a runaway out of Milwaukee. The incident is still under investigation.

(Dodge County) Local law enforcement agencies around Dodge County Monday recognized past and present members in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The day is set aside each January 9th to recognize the sacrifices of those who wear the badge. While the day has passed, local law enforcement agencies say support can be shown throughout the year by thanking an officer when you see one.