News – January 24, 2022


(Poynette) A Wisconsin state trooper suffered non-life-threatening injuries after his cruiser was struck by a passing motorist in Columbia County yesterday (Sunday). The trooper was inside his vehicle on I-39/90/94 near Poynette just before 11am. The initial reports indicate that an approaching Honda Pilot lost control near mile marker 116, south of County Road CS and struck the cruiser. Authorities say the diver of the Honda was not injured. The crash is under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

(Milwaukee) Milwaukee Police confirming they found a sixth body in a home last night. They were performing a welfare check near 21st and Wright around 4pm. The County Medical Examiner’s office confirms the victims were five males and one female, all adults. Authorities are investigating the deaths as homicides. Autopsies are planned for today (Monday).

(Wayne) A Lomira man was arrested for drunk driving with loaded weapons in Washington County. The 57-year-old was reported for almost running two other vehicles off the road on I-41 in the Town of Wayne Friday evening. The man was argumentative when pulled over by law enforcement and he needed to be physically removed by authorities from his vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded alcohol, a loaded and chambered 9mm handgun, and a loaded shotgun attached to the driver’s back seat. Charges of Second Offense OWI, Resisting, and Armed While Intoxicated are being referred to the DA.

(Juneau) Reeseville has contracted law enforcement services with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. Community leaders reached out to Sheriff Dale Schmidt last spring to discuss the possibility of his agency policing the area. Both parties agreed to an additional ten hours a week at a cost of $30-thousand-dollars. Reeseville always had coverage from the department, which responded to over 600 calls in the village last year. The contract for services went into effect on January 1st. The sheriff says he has received a lot of positive feedback so far not only from the community but the village board as well.

(Beaver Dam) A local non-profit is hosting two upcoming COVID vaccination clinics. Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Beaver Dam is offering free shots to the public at their Madison Street location between 1pm and 4 this Friday (January 28th) and February 22nd.  There will also be bilingual staff on site to assist primary Spanish speakers. Family Health La Clinica will provide all doses of the Pfizer vaccine for those ages five and up. First and second doses as well as booster shots will be offered. Appointments are not needed but people can call to schedule a time. Contact information can be found with this news story at

(Waupun) A SSM Health facility is hosting a free, sensory-friendly vaccination clinic next month that helps distract people who do not like to get shots. The Treffert (triff-ert) Center in Fond du Lac will be offering Pfizer vaccines and boosters doses for those 12 and older. Measures taken include private rooms in a “lower sensory environment” offering fidget cubes, distraction strategies and individualized accommodations. The clinic is on February 5th. The deadline to signup is this Friday.

(Wisconsin) The State Department of Health Services continues to see young people who are unvaccinated against COVD heading to the hospital. Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake says that people who are unvaccinated remain ten times more likely to be hospitalized, no matter the age range. The vaccine has been approved for all children over the age of five. – WRN