News – March 10, 2021

(Fond du Lac County) A Green Bay man was arrested last night following a two-county pursuit that turned into a standoff. The 14-mile chase that began in Fond du Lac County ended after a sheriff’s deputy used a maneuver to force the vehicle sideways south of Highway 49 in Dodge County. The suspect armed himself with a knife and, at one point, held a baby in front of him. Negotiators were able to convince the 34-year-old to leave the vehicle and he was arrested almost four hours later. Numerous charges are pending. No injuries were reported.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man made his initial appearance in court yesterday on charges he pointed a firearm at another person during an argument Monday. Tanner Theder allegedly loaded a gun and pointed at a former coworker during an argument at the unnamed business on the 700 block of Park Avenue. Theder told investigators that he had no intentions of shooting the victim who apparently owed him money. If convicted, the 28-year-old faces up to eight years in prison.

(Beaver Dam) A 26-year-old Milwaukee man convicted for selling cocaine out of a Beaver Dam storage unit two years ago was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison and two years of extended supervision for failing to stay out of trouble while on probation. Anthony Sartin apparently used marijuana, left the county without approval, operated a vehicle while intoxicated and fled from police while on probation.

(Wisconsin) About two-million more people in Wisconsin are about to be eligible for coronavirus vaccinations. Phase 1c will include people between 16 and 64 who have pre-existing health conditions.

(Wisconsin) A bipartisan bill to expand the list of eligible coronavirus vaccinators to include dentists would be helpful in rural areas. It would allow dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as they complete an eight-hour course on vaccine storage and techniques.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials recorded 29 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, including one in Washington County, bringing the statewide total to 6510. The state says Dodge County has 157 deaths.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says a COVID outbreak at the County Jail did not spread to any other dorms or housing units. The outbreak initially involved just two dorms. Currently, only one inmate of the 266 in custody is COVID-19 positive. All others have recovered.

(Watertown) A Watertown woman has announced her candidacy for the 37th Assembly District. Cathy Houchin is running for the seat held right now by John Jagler. A special election for the Assembly seat would be needed only if Jagler wins the Senate race. Houchin, who has spent 40 years in education and five years on the Dodge County Board, says she supports lower taxes, less government and helping small businesses.

(Columbus) The Columbus/Fall River Rotary Club is hosting candidate’s forum tonight featuring those vying for the Columbus City Council on the April 6 ballot. The virtual forum, moderated by Mike Throndson, begins at 6:30pm and will be video streamed and aired live on Spectrum Channel 980. Links can be found with this news story at

(Madison) Legislative Democrats say attempts by the state GOP to take over control of COVID-19 relief funds are short-sighted partisanship. Democrat State Senator Melissa Agard says that if Republicans in Congress refused to vote for the new relief package, it’s cynical for state Republicans to turn around and demand control of the funding.

(Madison) Governor Tony Evers will hold six listening sessions on his Badger Bounceback agenda. People who are interested can attend on Governor Evers’ YouTube channel starting at 6:00 p-m March 18th.