News – January 26, 2022

(Dodge County) Local emergency management officials are encouraging residents to prepare for the cold weather hitting the region. They say travel is discouraged but if you must go out, make sure to have an emergency kit that includes extra blankets and plenty of warm clothes. They also suggest checking on the elderly who may slip and fall when getting the mail. Letting children play outside is not recommended, with officials noting that frostbite can begin on exposed skin within five to 10 minutes in these extreme temperatures.

(Fox Lake) A Fox Lake man was charged Tuesday with carrying a weapon on school grounds during a Halloween event. Jesse Denruiter allegedly had a handgun with him while in the parking of lot of the school, which was redacted in the criminal complaint. Denruiter was attending a Trunk or Treat event at the school, where roughly 100 adults and children were present. When questioned, the 28-year-old reportedly said that it was an accident the gun was with him at the school and that he forgot he was carrying it. If convicted, Denruiter faces three-and-a-half years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for February 14th.

(Juneau) A Juneau man was charged Tuesday with having inappropriate contact with a minor. Nehemiah Reiss is facing felony counts of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child and Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. The victim reportedly said that the assaults happened while staying at Reiss’ home in Juneau over last summer and in the fall. If convicted, the 29-year-old faces up to 185 years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for February 21st.

(Eden) A milk truck crashed into a home in Fond du Lac County Tuesday night. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to W2710 Highway 45 in Eden just after 7pm. The initial investigation showed that a northbound truck on 45, operated by a 35-year-old Hilbert man, swerved to miss a deer and drove into the east ditch. As he attempted to reenter the roadway the truck crossed both lanes of traffic and struck a house on the west side. Authorities say a 41-year-old Eden man was inside the home, but he was not injured.

(Waupun) Waupun Memorial Hospital will be hosting a community blood drive next month. The drive, which is through ImpactLife, is open to the public. Masks and appointments are required. The blood drive in Waupun is on February 15th between 11am and 2pm. Healthcare officials suggest eating a healthy meal and to drink plenty of water before donating. Participants are asked to bring a picture ID. Details to signup are available at DailyDodge.com.

(Wisconsin) The state of Wisconsin has a healthy fiscal balance. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau projects the state budget will end the fiscal year with a balance of $3.8-billion-dollars. That’s nearly $2.9-billion more than the Fiscal Bureau predicted just a few months ago. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam, largely credits Republican policies. In a statement, Democratic Governor Tony Evers appeared to suggest spending some of the money immediately, saying families and businesses “need relief now.” – WRN