News – June 24, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Another year is in the books for the Good Karma Brands John Moser Children’s Radiothon. GKB CEO Craig Karmazin announced the fundraising total this (Friday) morning, following the 27-hour marathon broadcast, saying that the preliminary total is $131,684.16. The most money the Radiothon ever raised was in excess of $133-thousand-dollars in 2017 and Karmazin says with all the outstanding money still out there that has yet to be officially counted, there is no question in his mind that this will be the biggest year ever for the Radiothon. The 25-year-total is $2,513,986. The Radiothon benefits 16 local charities that work with kids. (Mayville) Authorities have identified the Mayville woman who died with her child following a vehicle crash in Washington County Wednesday morning. Casey Lynn Schwartz was headed southbound on Highway 164 at Elmwood Road in the village of Richfield just before 6am when she was rear-ended by another southbound vehicle. The 30-year-old’s car was pushed into the opposite traffic lane where it was struck by a northbound vehicle. Schwartz and her one-year-old son died at the scene. (Iron Ridge) An Iron Ridge man is accused of injuring two others during a drunken two-vehicle crash. Cory Lenhardt allegedly admitted to having two or three drinks before the crash that occurred on Highway 67 in the village of Iron Ridge Monday. He blew a point-two-three-two (.232) during a preliminary breath test on a weak blow, according to the complaint. If convicted, Lenhardt faces up to six years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 28th. (Waupun) Steven Avery has been moved to a medium security state prison. According to Department of Corrections records, Avery was moved this week from Waupun Correctional Institution to Fox Lake Correctional, where inmates have access to more vocational programs. Avery, who is serving a life sentence, is appealing his conviction for the 2005 Manitowoc County murder of Teresa Halbach. The case gained international attention with the Netflix documentary series “Making A Murderer.” – WRN  (Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation recently announced that over $26-thousand-dollars in grants will be disbursed to 18 Dodge County non-profits. Foundation Co-Founder and President Tom Heffron says in three years, they have awarded over $94-thousand-dollars to 33 Dodge County non-profits. For more information about the grant and the organizations receiving funds visit  (Beaver Dam) Local health organizations in Dodge and Jefferson counties are seeking input from residents to help improve overall community health. The community health needs assessment will aid health officials in identifying priorities and developing action plans to address the area’s wellness concerns. As part of this assessment, a community health survey has been created to gauge residents’ thoughts and opinions on the health challenges facing themselves and their friends, family, and neighbors. The anonymous survey is open through Monday. A link to the survey can be found at