News – January 27, 2022

(Neosho) The Horicon Bank in Neosho was robbed Wednesday afternoon. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a bank alarm from the financial institution at 226 South Schuyler Street around 3:19pm. Deputies did respond and confirmed a bank robbery did occur. No one was injured and no weapon was displayed. The case is ongoing. Residents in and around Neosho are believed to be safe. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

(Beaver Dam) A suspect from Fond du Lac County pursued by Beaver Dam police yesterday is facing numerous charges after rolling his vehicle near Highway 151. Beaver Dam officers located a van just before 2pm that was tied to a theft complaint in the city of Fond du Lac. They pursued the vehicle through the downtown. The chase ended when the van went off the road and rolled several times. The driver was transported to the Beaver Dam hospital with minor injuries. He was then transported to the Dodge County Jail on several felony charges and numerous warrants.

(Addison) Several animals were killed in a shed fire in the Town of Addison Wednesday morning. The blaze at 7012 Nenno Road started around 8am. The owner was able to free a couple of animals but a horse, approximately four to five cats, four ducks, and four chickens were lost in the fire. The blaze was eventually extinguished by 10am. The building, which had a value of roughly $80-thousand-dollars, was a total loss. There were no injuries to the owners or to fire department personnel. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) Dodge County’s free walk-in COVD test site will be staffed by the Wisconsin National Guard for two more weeks. The site, located at 1701 North Spring Street in Beaver Dam, was originally staffed by the National Guard through yesterday. Local health officials say troops have now been assigned to work at the site through February 9th while the county’s COVID testing vendor hires staff to keep operations going. The site is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm.

(Wisconsin) COVID hospitalizations in Wisconsin are headed in the right direction – down. Health officials have said that hospitalizations, rather than overall case counts, have become the most critical indicators of how Wisconsin is trending. And while the number of people hospitalized with COVID is still quite high, it is headed downward. – WRN

(Juneau) Two area youths were recently recognized at a Dodge County Board meeting for their work in the 4-H program. Cameron Pokorny and Lindsay Propst are recipients of the 2021 Wisconsin 4-H Key Award. It is one of the highest recognitions a 4-H member can receive and honors a select group of participants annually. Those who receive the award are ones who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in their club and community. Both Pokorny and Propst received plaques to recognize their achievements.