News – July 31, 2019

(Beaver Dam) Authorities are investigating a fatal accident outside Beaver Dam. The crash involved three vehicles and occurred at 6:30pm Tuesday on County Road E in the Town of Burnett. Two MedFlight helicopters reportedly landed at the scene.  No details have been released yet by the Wisconsin State Patrol, which is investigating.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a Huber inmate who failed to return to the jail from a pre-approved appointment. Valerie Thorsen has an active warrant for her arrest. The 36-year-old was serving a 180-day sentence for Contempt. Her last known address is on Aberg Avenue in Madison. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement agency.

(Albuquerque) The Patriot Tour is hitting the Florida – Georgia line today after starting the week in Mississippi. The fundraiser for veterans will see one flag hit 48 states before returning back to Beaver Dam in September. During a recent stop in Albuquerque, veteran Ryan Frost had his second chance to be a flag-bearer. Frost grew up in a veteran family and said he understands on a deeply emotional level what Old Glory represents and the lives that have been laid down for the flag and our freedom. He says it was awesome to see people stop to take their hats off, put their hands on their hearts and salute the red, white and blue.

(Fond du Lac) On Monday, the security check point on the north end of the City-County Government Center in Fond du Lac will go into operation. The checkpoint includes an X-ray scanner for all items brought into the building and a walkthrough metal detector.  County Executive Al Buechel says it won’t be much different from what people have to go through at an airport, but it will improve security in the building. The Macy Street entrance will be locked and will only be used as an emergency exit.

(Juneau) Today is the deadline to pay your second installment property tax bill and if you waited this long, you should plan on paying it online, over-the-phone or in-person. Dodge County Treasurer Patti Hilker says local mail is routed through Milwaukee and is no longer automatically postmarked at local post offices, which means it will likely be postmarked late even though it was mailed on time. There are additional fees to pay online or by phone. Taxpayers mailing after the deadline are subject to interest and a penalty of ten point five percent (10.5%)…and for the second installment that is retroactive to February 1.

(Kaukauna) A Kaukauna teen is responsible for crashing a pickup truck into the Village Hall in Harrison Monday night. Calumet County Sheriff’s officials say the boy was probably going as fast as 70 miles an hour when he hit the building crashing through a wall and a section of windows. Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash. Harrison Fire and Rescue officials say no one in the truck was seriously hurt. A company was called in to temporarily board up the building. The Village Board held a regularly scheduled meeting there last night.