News – June 20, 2022

(Sullivan) A 14-year-old’s body was recovered from a pond in Jefferson County Sunday morning. The young male swimmer went under the water just before 7pm Saturday at Nature’s Villa in the town of Sullivan and could not be located. A number of Fire and EMS agencies, including from Beaver Dam and Watertown, aided in the search until nightfall conditions set in. The search resumed yesterday morning and the boy’s body was found around 8:30am.

(Waupun) A Waupun man died in a motorcycle crash Friday evening. The driver was heading south on Savage Road in the township of Waupun around 6:30pm when he crossed the centerline and overcorrected. This caused the bike to enter the west ditch and overturn multiple times. The 69-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet.

(Auburn) A Kewaskum man was seriously injured in a rollover crash in the township of Auburn Saturday night. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Highway 45, south of State Highway 67 just after 9:20pm. The investigation showed that the 39-year-old driver was heading south on 45 when he lost control, went left of center, and entered the east ditch. The vehicle rolled and came to a rest on its wheels. The operator was pinned and was extricated before being flown to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center has become a transfer center for nearby hospitals. Over the last year, Watertown hospital officials say they have added several services dedicated to providing a higher level of care. Such as 24/7 heart attack care, robotic-assisted surgery, and eICU technology. Since then, an increased number of ambulances have been re-routed while the facility just recently accepted its first hospital to hospital transfer via helicopter. Watertown Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Keddington called it a remarkable achievement.

(Waupun) A Waupun high school senior recently received a national distinction. Cameron Pokorny was named a 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar. He joins three others from Wisconsin and 157 seniors nationally who were recognized in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Pokorny was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, established in 1964, recognizes and honors the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

(Wisconsin) Before opening up your pocketbook to help a charity or fundraiser, be sure your money is not going to a crook. State Consumer Protection officials say they have had reports of people sending money to online fundraisers that were not legitimate. They say you should do some research before sending money to a random charity in your social media feeds. Make sure it’s going to who it says it’s going to, and when in doubt, check with groups like Charity Navigator for more information. – WRN