News – January 11, 2023

(Watertown) Governor Tony Evers was in Watertown yesterday (Tuesday). One of his stops included a tour of the city’s new state-of-the-art library. He also visited the owners of Pine Hill Farm: Natural Wellness Collective and Market. The store was a recipient of the Main Street Bounceback Grant Program. The governor’s visit concluded with a stop at the Main Street Café where he shared a coffee with the owners and greeted constituents.

(Beaver Dam) Badger Honor Flight has announced the dates for their spring trips to Washington DC. The Madison-based hub of the national Honor Flight network brings veterans on a one-day trip to the nation’s capital to visit memorials dedicated to their service. The dates finalized are April 8th, May 6th, and May 20th. The April 8th tour will mark the organizations four-thousandth veteran served. Several Dodge County-area veterans will be on the spring flights. Organizers add that they are hoping to have three more flights scheduled in the fall.

(Horicon) The Horicon Fire and Police Departments recently conducted ice rescue scenarios. Members of both agencies were out on the Rock River Monday night walking through different situations. Authorities say the ice is very thin in most areas and they recommend the public stay off.

(Waukesha) Waukesha Christmas parade attacker Darrell (duh-RELL) Brooks may be heading back to court in the new year. Brooks, who was sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him on all 76 charges tied to the parade attack, represented himself during his trial last fall. Brooks has since filed a handwritten notice seeking post-conviction relief and has asked for representation from the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office for an appeal. On Friday, the public defender’s office appointed Michael Covey (cuh-vee) to represent Brooks during the appeal. Brooks has an April restitution hearing scheduled in Waukesha County. If he does appeal, he will be back in court. – WRN

(Cambria) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting tonight (Wednesday night) to discuss improvements to Highway 146 in Columbia County. The project will address 13 miles of deteriorating pavement on 146 between highways 16 and 33. The meeting will start at 5:30pm and goes until 7pm at the Cambria Community Room located on 115 West Edgewater Street.