News – March 17, 2023

(Juneau) The Dodge County District Attorney’s Office is seeing an influx of new assistant DA’s following staffing challenges that garnered state-wide attention. District Attorney Andrea Will, who filled the vacancy created when Kurt Klomberg resigned, says they have brought on four assistant DA’s with years of experience who can begin prosecuting cases right away. A managing attorney has also been hired with a tentative start date in July. Will notes that a veteran Dodge County assistant DA did stay on board when she started her new role.

(Trenton) A Shawano County man who ran from Dodge County deputies was given 60 days in jail and was placed on three years of probation. Jerale Market fled from law enforcement after getting clocked speeding near the town of Trenton just before 1am in October. The chase continued for about seven miles before the 33-year-old crashed at the end of an on ramp.

(Fond du Lac) Area parents are being warned after Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies seized chocolate bars laced with mushrooms following a recent traffic stop. The stop also involved colorful candy or vitamin looking pills that deputies commonly encounter and are usually ecstasy pills. In this case, they tested positive for methamphetamine. Sheriff’s officials say both of these drugs are produced to look similar in color and packaging to candy that is typically targeted to be sold to youth. They add that these drugs could be harmful or even fatal to a child who consumed them.

(Beaver Dam) Progress is being made on a new residential housing subdivision in Beaver Dam. Ribbon was cut yesterday (Thursday) on the Saybrook, a model home opening at Stoney Ridge. The Saybrook is one of eight floor plans ranging from 1,610 to 2,288 square feet and multiple elevations, available through Harbor Homes. Stoney Ridge will include 60 single-family homes which officials from Neumann Developments say should be completed by the fall. The subdivision is located near the intersection of Ollinger Road and Corporate Drive near the YMCA of Dodge County.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is the recipient of a $1,000 grant. The money comes from the Community Giving Program Grant from Alliant Energy and the Alliant Energy Foundation. Fire Chief Michael Wesle says the grant will be used to purchase two multi-gas detectors. He adds that those detectors will be utilized by the fire department’s Technical Rescue Team.

(Wisconsin) Public Health officials around Wisconsin are reminding the public that COVID is still here. Dr. Ben Weston, Milwaukee County’s Chief Health Policy Advisor, notes only 18-percent of county residents have received the bivalent booster for COVID. Weston urges younger folks to talk with their parents and grandparents about getting the booster. In Dodge County, 16-percent of the population have received the updated COVID booster. Just over 50-percent, or 44,314 residents, have completed the primary series. – WRN