News – July 5, 2022

(Eldorado) An accident late Saturday night near the town of Eldorado lead to multiple subsequent accidents and an arrest on I41 near Townline Road. State Patrol and Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of an overturned semi-tractor, and the investigation showed the semi had rear-ended a tree service vehicle before overturning, spilling diesel fuel and debris onto the roadway. This ultimately caused two additional crashes before responders could arrive on scene. The driver of the tree service truck sustained minor injuries. During clean up efforts, another vehicle driven by a 49-year-old man from the Brookfield area was traveling southbound on I41 at a high rate of speed before impacting an unoccupied Town of Eldorado firetruck. There were no injuries, and the driver was taken into custody for first offense OWI and recklessly endangering Safety. I41 southbound was closed for three hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

(Fond du Lac) A water rescue was in order for a yellow lab mix dog found wandering the streets of Fond du Lac Monday morning. At approximately 7:16am, the Fond du Lac County Communications Center took a call that a dog was wandering in the Harbor view Drive and Mohawk Ave area of Fond du Lac. Officers responded and located the pooch, which refused to get near anyone and eventually entered Lake Winnebago in an attempt to swim away from shore. County Sheriff’s Office assistance was requested and Sheriff’s Deputies along with a Fond du Lac police officer were able to recover the dog from the water north of Lakeside Park Marina and deliver it to the Fond du Lac Humane Society.

(Arlington) A wholesale dealer in Columbia County had their license revoked for committing odometer fraud. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the license for Motorworks LLC, located at 101 Skyline Drive in Arlington, was revoked effective in May. The business purchased vehicles with high milage, rolled back the odometers, altered titles to reflect the lower mileage, and provided false odometer statements to customers. They also sold the vehicle without a retail dealer license.

(Waupun) A plant in Waupun is receiving money from the state to make several key improvements to its facility. Governor Tony Evers and the State Building Commission recently approved a total of $71-million-dollars in projects across Wisconsin. The money will help address the black log of deferred maintenance projects. Waupun Central Generating Plant will be getting part of the $71-million to construct water system improvements. The plan provides water and other utility services for Waupun Correctional Institution, Dodge Correctional, John C. Burke Correctional Center, and the Waupun Dairy.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents are encouraged to attend a public information meeting for the Swan Park Splash Pad project. The meeting will include a general project update and the presentation of the concept for the new splash pad facility that will replace the pool. The meeting will be held on July 13th from 6pm to 7pm at the Swan Park Pool at 316 East South Street.

Rain and thunderstorms led to the cancellation of fireworks in several area communities last night. Among those communities were the cities of Ripon, Green Lake, Fond du Lac and Columbus. For Green Lake the fireworks were postponed until this Saturday or until Harvest Fest on September 24th. Fireworks in Ripon will also be rescheduled. Fireworks in Fond du Lac will be held at Lakeside Park tonight, while Columbus says they will hold their supply of fireworks for next year’s independence day celebration.