(Taycheedah) Fond du Lac County authorities arrested a Greenfield man over the weekend following an 11 mile pursuit. The 51-year-old suspect was driving recklessly along Highway 151 Saturday near the town of Taycheedah when a sheriff’s deputy began pursuing him. Tire deflation devices were successfully deployed but it was not until a squad car tapped the rear of the fleeing vehicle, which caused it to spin into a ditch, that the chase ended. The driver was arrested on felony Fleeing charges and a pending Sixth OWI offense. There were no injuries during the pursuit.
(Juneau) Dodge County authorities are reminding residents of the penalties that come with littering. It is the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office July Law of the Month. Authorities say if caught, violators could be fined up to $200. According to state statute, it is unlawful to deposit any solid waste along highways, in bodies of water, or on any private property owned by another person. It is also against Dodge County ordinance to litter.
(Juneau) Officials are reminding residents of the approved ATV/UTV routes in Dodge County. According to county ordinance, ATV and UTV’s can be ridden on county highways. However, the Dodge County Highway Department says not all roads are open to such vehicles. All state highways are closed to ATV’s and UTV’s. City, town, and village streets are open to ride on only if the municipality has adopted ordinances allowing their use. A link to the entire county ordinance on ATV/UTV’s can be found at DailyDodge.com.
(Watertown) A Dodge County service organization was the recent recipient of a Project Growth grant. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families announced over $20-million-dollars that will go towards a number of community teams and businesses to help solve challenges facing the state’s childcare system. Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation was an applicant through the Dream Up! Child Care Supply-Building grant program. The Foundation is one of 28 cross-sector teams that will receive strategic planning support and $75-thousand-dollars in grant funding to evaluate, plan, sustain, and expand existing childcare offerings.
(Fond du Lac) An ad-hoc committee will begin discussing the future of the Fond du Lac County-owned Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Over time, the course has accrued nearly $2.6-million-dollars in debt and would have operated at a deficit last year without the subsidizing of sales tax money. The ad-hoc committee will consider raising fees, possibly building a clubhouse that could be open year-round for events, and other ideas.