News – January 18, 2022

(Osceola) Fond du Lac Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash with injury in the township of Osceola Monday evening around 6:25PM.  Investigation showed the vehicle was heading westbound on CTH B near Mitchell Road and left the roadway to the south of the ditch line before striking a telephone pole and coming to a stop.  The lone occupant, identified as a 40 year old Campbellsport woman, was transported by LifeNet helicopter with suspected minor injuries.  A medical condition is believed to be the cause of the crash.  Assisting on scene were the Campbellsport Ambulance, Eden Fire and First Responders, and LifeNet Helicopter.

The last of the victims of the Waukesha Christmas parade attack is out of the hospital.  18 kids were rushed to Children’s Wisconsin Hospital the night of the attack in November. One of them, eight-year-old Jackson Sparks, died. The last of the patients was sent home New Year’s Day. Doctors say many of the injured children face long roads to recovery. In all, six people died including a former beaver dam educator with another 60-or-so injured. The man accused of driving an S-U-V into the parade crowd is set to stand trial on several counts of murder.

(Beaver Dam) Members with Leadership Beaver Dam are holding a personal items drive running from January 10th to February 11th, to benefit Church Health Services of Beaver Dam.  On a recent WBEV’s Community Comment, Chuck Stangl explained that after a tour of the non-profit he learned of a need for items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products.  Area businesses hosting drop off bins include Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly, American Bank, and Community Care Preschool.  A full list of area businesses hosting drop off bins will accompany this story online at

(Horicon) A Dodge County community is the latest regional affiliate of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation. Officials say Horicon brings a half dozen funds totaling $1-million-dollars to the Fond du Lac organization. In 1986, the Horicon Community Development Corporation organized and chartered the Horicon Area Foundation through which public-spirited citizens could make lasting gifts for the long-term need of the community. A Beaver Dam regional affiliate was established in 2019.

(Beaver Dam) A Moraine Park Technical College student from Beaver Dam received the college’s first DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students. Carrie Kuehn was the inaugural recipient. The award was created to recognize and celebrate nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families. Kuehn, who was nominated by a fellow MPTC student, said this came as a complete surprise and had no idea she would be receiving this award.

The committee tasked with finding a new UW System president has selected two finalists.  They are Jay Rothman, who’s been chair and CEO of law firm Foley & Lardner since 2011, and UW Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt, who’s held that position since 2013. Following the retirement of Ray Cross, a search for his successor went off the rails when the lone finalist, University of Alaska System President Jim Johnsen withdrew from consideration. That, in turn, led to the appointment of former Governor Tommy Thompson as interim President, a role he expects to step away from by mid-March. -WRN