News – June 22, 2021

(Town of Ashippun) A 45-year-old Juneau woman was killed Monday afternoon when she missed a stop sign near Neosho and collided with semi-truck. The crash occurred at the intersection of State Highway 67 and Town Road MM. Both vehicles then entered the ditch area and struck a power pole with lives wires, which fell on top of both vehicles and likely led to some power outages in the area. The 21-year-old man driving the semi, and his 22-year-old passenger – both from Manitoba, Canada – were not injured.

(Calamus) A Madison teen who ran from Dodge County deputies pled no contest yesterday to felony Reckless Endangerment. Denaje Atkins refused to pull over after getting clocked driving 120-miles-per-hour in the Town of Calamus in October. A 30 mile pursuit ensued covered three counties and ended in Dane County when the 18-year-old’s vehicle drove over spike strips. A presentencing investigation was ordered, and Atkins will be back in court in August.

(Beaver Dam) A Brandon man made his initial appearance in a Dodge County courtroom yesterday (Monday) on four felony charges of Soliciting a Child for Prostitution. Dean Krohn allegedly paid the teenage victim $300 on at least four occasions last year. After first denying the accusations, the 46-year-old reportedly admitted to his actions. A signature bond was set at $5000 yesterday (Monday) and a judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.

(Berlin) ThedaCare held a ribbon-cutting Monday for its new Emergency Department at ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin. Team members will begin caring for patients next week in the nearly 9,000-square- foot Emergency Department. The $8.5 million space will feature the newest technology and equipment. The number of treatment rooms increased from seven to ten, and the size of the rooms expanded.

(Beaver Dam) City officials in Beaver Dam area considering a name change for city hall to the Mary Spellman Municipal Building, in honor of the city’s first female mayor. Alderman Mick Fischer is against the idea, saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Alderman Mike Wissell says the renaming is appropriate to highlight the city’s history. The same resolution would designate the walking path along the Beaver Dam Family Center in honor of Maddy Horn, internationally acclaimed speed skater. A resolution is being drawn-up by the city attorney.

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers has ordered flags be flown at half-staff today (Tuesday) in honor of a former State Representative. Ann Hraychuck died June 6 at the age of 69. Hraychuck was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006 and served two terms representing the 28th Assembly District in northwestern Wisconsin. Prior to her time in the Assembly, Hraychuck worked for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for 32 years and served as Polk County Sheriff from 2001 to 2006. A private memorial service for Hraychuck is being held in Balsam Lake.