News – March 14, 2023

(Juneau) The village of Lomira now has 24/7 law enforcement coverage. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office began its contract for police services for Lomira on March 1st. The village’s police department has faced numerous challenges over the years including staff turnover and the retirement of its chief last September. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the department has never been a full-time law enforcement agency and his office has always been responsible for services when police were not on duty. Three deputies have been tasked to work the village on a full-time basis. Sergeant Donald Counard will lead the law enforcement efforts within Lomira and oversee Deputy’s Codey Bratz and Jay Thielmann. The sheriff says his office looks forward to continuing their law enforcement efforts and enhancing their presence in the village.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man charged with having inappropriate contact with a minor made his initial court appearance Monday. Johnathan Haase reportedly confirmed his actions when questioned and said it occurred on three occasions between 2021 and 2022. Felicia Haase, also of Beaver Dam, is facing charges of Failure to Protect a Child as well as Exposing Intimate Parts to a Child, for her alleged role. According to the complaint, the victim was around 11 and 12-years-old at the time. If convicted, the 40-year-old Johnathan Haase faces up 281 years in prison. If the 35-year-old Felicia Haase is convicted, she faces up to 47 years in prison. Both have preliminary hearings scheduled in the coming weeks.

(Addison) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double fatal overdose in the town of Addison. Authorities received a call from a roommate who discovered the couple, a 41-year-old St. Anthony man and his 29-year-old wife, dead inside the house Friday afternoon. Law enforcement say evidence located at the house and preliminary autopsy findings suggest that the deaths were both unintentional drug overdoses. Fentanyl and cocaine were found at the scene.

(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health will be hosting a blood drive later this month. It will be at the Human Services and Health Department building located at 199 County Road DF in Juneau. The drive is on March 21st from 12pm to 5pm. Information about scheduling an appointment can be found at

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line has expanded its free services to help people quit smoking, vaping, or other tobacco use. In addition to free calls, the Quit Line will now offer free texting and online chatting with live quit coaches. There also is a new number to text for Quit Line services, users can text READY to 34191. Wisconsin residents 13 and older can still reach the Quit Line 24/7 by calling 800-QUIT-NOW, that’s 800-784-8669 or by visiting them online. Teens 13 to 17 who want to specifically quit vaping can text VAPEFREE to 873373 for free help via text.