News – January 4, 2022

(Cambria) Crews were called to a fire in Cambria at the Didion ethanol plant last night. A Columbia County dispatcher confirmed the response, according to Channel 3000. Firefighters were on scene along Cabbage Road around 8:40pm. We will have more details for you as they become available.

(Hampden) Columbia County authorities yesterday (Monday) identified the Marshall man who was killed in a single vehicle crash in the Town of Hampden last Thursday. Sheriff Roger Brandner says Macros Dominguez was westbound on Sanderson Road just after 4pm when his Cadillac entered the ditch, rolled over, and struck a power pole. The 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Brandner says a juvenile passenger was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. He says speed and slippery roads appear to be factors in the crash.

(Rosendale) Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash yesterday (Monday) morning in Rosendale. A 22-year-old Rosendale woman was northbound on State Highway 26 around 6:30am when she rear-ended a vehicle operated by a 31-year-old West Bend man who had slowed to make a left turn at Griffin Road. Both drivers were transported by Ripon Ambulance to St. Agnes Hospital (SSM Health) for treatment of minor injuries. The Rosendale woman was cited for inattentive driving. Highway 26 was closed between County Highway C in Winnebago County and Rose-Eld Road for approximately one hour.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin surpasses one million coronavirus cases. State health officials report Wisconsin passed the one-million case mark over the weekend. There have been one-million, 51-hundred, 50 cases of COVID since the pandemic began. There have been ten-thousand, 75 COVID deaths Wisconsin, and hospitalizations remain high statewide. Despite health care authorities urging people to get vaccinated, fewer than 60-percent of Wisconsin’s population has completed the vaccination series. – WRN

(Dodge County) In Dodge County, just over 50-percent of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine 47.9-percent have completed the vaccination series. All counties surrounding Dodge County have over 50-percent of their citizens completely vaccinated. The county remains in the critically high COVID activity level, according to the state health department. Health officials say the county has a growing case trajectory of 22-percent.

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center is now part of ScionHealth. The hospital was a member of LifePoint Health, which announced last year plans to acquire post-acute provider Kindred Healthcare. As part of that acquisition, the companies created ScionHealth. The new health system’s founding facilities include 61 long-term acute care hospitals from legacy Kindred Healthcare and 18 of LifePoint Health’s community hospital campuses.

(Madison) A Dodge County man was pardoned by the governor. Tony Evers recently announced another 30 pardons, bringing the total number of granted pardons since he took office to 337. The most by any governor during their first three years in office in contemporary history. Among the 30 pardons was Jamie Gyr (jye-er), who currently lives in Brownsville. When he was 18-years-old, Gyr and others stole from several storage units. The governor’s office says in the almost 30 years since, Gyr has grown both personally and professionally into a husband, father, and businessman.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam trash collection initially scheduled for last week will resume tomorrow (Wednesday). With the city entering into a contract with a new company, GFL Environmental, Waste Management was slated to collect their carts during regularly scheduled service days last week. However, many properties still have their old bins, many with garbage still inside. Beaver Dam officials say they have been in contact with Waste Management about this issue. They say the Wednesday and Friday routes that were not emptied last week will be emptied starting tomorrow (Wednesday). Pickup of the empty carts for Tuesday’s route will be done by the end of today (Tuesday) and the rest of the routes will follow each day.