News – July 21, 2021


(Wisconsin) Smoke and particulates from wildfires have led to an Air Quality Advisory for all of Wisconsin. The Department of Natural Resources issued the statewide advisory yesterday, in effect until midnight Wednesday. The DNR says that air quality index values are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. That includes children, the elderly, individuals with health risks such as respiratory and cardiac problems, and those working or exercising strenuously outdoors for an extended period. According to the DNR, fine particles from wildfires in Canada are the reason for the increase in air pollution, triggering the advisory. – WRN

(Portage) A missing Columbia County man was found safe. A Silver Alert was cancelled last (Tuesday) night for Randall Froehlich who left in his vehicle from the Portage area Sunday. The 83-year-old told his wife he was going to look at houses.

(Juneau) A Milwaukee man was sentenced to four months in jail and placed on probation for three years yesterday (Tuesday) for running from authorities in Dodge County. Dadrion Whitehead was involved in a traffic pursuit in February of 2017 on Highway 41 with the State Patrol and Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies that ended when he crashed his car in a Brownsville cemetery. Th 21-year-old fled on foot but was apprehended a short time later after reports of a suspicious person by nearby residents.

(Hubbard) A Mayville man was placed on probation for two years yesterday (Tuesday) for running from law enforcement. Kyle Wiese (weese) drove just under 100-miles-per-hour as he eluded deputies during the pursuit last July. Authorities eventually called off the chase as Wiese fled into Fond du Lac County. Relatives assisted handing the 23-year-old over to law enforcement.

(Waupun) Next week will make history for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Twenty inmates receive their diploma and become the first class of individuals in a Wisconsin DOC-sponsored program to graduate with a liberal arts bachelor’s degree. All earned their degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University. The program is fully funded by a private foundation and delivered at no cost to those enrolled or Wisconsin taxpayers. The school established a branch campus at Waupun Correctional Institution, developed the curriculum and hired staff to run the program. Diploma’s will be handed out on Tuesday.

(Juneau) A new Dodge County supervisor was sworn-in last (Tuesday) night. The Lomira-area seat vacancy was created when Larry Schraufnagel (SCHROFF-nah-gul) resigned from the county board in May. Benjamin Priesgen (pre-sjen) was appointed by the county board chairman to fill the remainder of the term that runs through April. The seat consists of Wards Two and Three in the Village of Lomira.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police found two children they were attempting to locate earlier yesterday morning. In a Facebook post, the department said they were looking for public assistance in locating the two children who went missing in the area of the 100 block of Lakecrest Drive.

(Beaver Dam) At Beaver Dam’s Swan Park, the city’s summer concert series continues with the EDDIE RIVERS QUARTET. The band is fronted by 1972 Beaver Dam High School graduate Mark Malak (mah-lick), who was inducted this year as the district’s 2020 Outstanding Alumni. Malak spent 15 years in the Grammy-winning, western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, recording over 30 albums and playing alongside some of the biggest names in country music. The Eddie Rivers Band plays at the Swan Park bandshell beginning at 7pm.