News – July 14, 2021

(Madison) The Republican candidate won a special election yesterday (Tuesday) for John Jagler’s former seat in Assembly District 37. Will Penterman of Columbus defeated Democrat Pete Adams and Independent candidate Stephen Ratzlaff Jr. Penterman secured over 3700 votes compared to around 3000 for Adams. He will fill out the remainder of the two-year term that opened when Jagler won his own special election in April to the State Senate.

(Juneau) An incumbent supervisor on the Dodge County Board was unseated in a recall election Tuesday. Dan Siegmann received 538 votes compared to 159 ballots cast for Thomas Schaefer. Schaefer is currently seated on the Land Resources and Parks Committee and serves on the County Board’s Executive Committee. The 10th District consists of the Town of Rubicon, Village of Neosho, and Ward 18 and 19 in the City of Hartford. All county board seats will be up for election again in April.

(Juneau) The Dodge County District Attorney is praising a selfless act from a young survivor of abuse. DA Kurt Klomberg says he was informed yesterday (Tuesday) that a survivor had made some care packages for other kids who have to go through abuse investigations. The teen arrived with dozens of bags filled with items of interest to other kids. Each bag had some toys, writing material, a blanket and an attached tag that said, “you are strong, you are brave, you are a survivor.” The teen started a GoFundMe page to raise the money to purchase the items. Extra funds raised are being donated to groups that help abused children. Klomberg says their anonymous child partner has made a difference in the lives of abused children and those who have to do this work.

(Columbia County) Authorities in Columbia County are asking the public’s help in looking for a woman suspected of burglarizing a business over the weekend. Between 4am and 4:30am Saturday the woman entered the Rendezvous at Saddle Ridge in the Pacific Township. During the time she was in the business several civilian vehicles are seen passing by on surveillance video. Anyone who was in the area or can identify the woman from the security photos are asked to reach out to the lead detective or the Columbia County Crime Stoppers tip line. Contact information along with a photo of the suspect can be found at

(Fond du Lac) An Appleton man is facing up to 40 years in prison after a Fond du Lac County jury found him guilty on 12 charges stemming from a traffic pursuit that led to a pound of meth being seized from his vehicle. It happened in April of 2019 when Tony Weaver eluded a traffic stop on Interstate 41 but was eventually caught with the meth that had a street value of $43-thousand-dollars. Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney says Weaver was the target of a year-long multijurisdictional investigation into methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine trafficking in the Fox Valley. Toney says the 45-year-old was a significant drug dealer. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

(Juneau) Dodge County Treasurer Patti Hilker is encouraging property owners to get their tax payment in the mail. The US Postal Service recommends mailing first class mail at least seven days prior to the due date to ensure-on time delivery. The due date for property taxes is Saturday, July 31. For more information visit

(Wisconsin) State officials are warning people who are behind on their taxes about fake letters from scammers. State Consumer Protection Administrator Lara Sutherlin says scammers are targeting people who have court cases for tax issues with threatening letters. Sutherlin reminds people that the Department of Revenue will never send you a letter to call someone and hand over money over the phone. She says always use trusted numbers and contact information when you are dealing with the state. – WRN

(Neenah) There’s been some fishy damage reported to a city vehicle in Neenah. One of Neenah’s building inspectors found major damage to the hood of his parked car on Monday, some fish shaped damage that matched a random carp found nearby. It is thought that an eagle or another large bird dropped that carp on the hood of the car causing the damage. There is no word on if the eagle found another meal to replace its fish. – WRN