News – March 2, 2020

(Cambria) A worker at Didion Milling in Cambria was injured after falling approximately 30 feet from a catwalk into a corn dryer. Cambria Fire requested assistance from fire departments in Madison, Portage and Beaver Dam Saturday morning around 9:30am. The worker, who had fallen onto metal grates, was conscious but had sustained significant injuries. Beaver Dam officials say personnel from their Tactical Rescue Team “packaged” the patient into a harness before maneuvering the victim down along the outside wall of the dryer and eventually taken by MedFlight to UW Hospital in Madison. No word yet on the condition of the worker.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department had a busy Saturday. As crews were returning from the incident at Didion Milling in Cambria, paramedics responded to four calls. The first one came in at 10:56am and the fourth at 11:55am. Officials say that required calling in off-duty, full-time and paid on-call personnel to the station to backfill. Beaver Dam managed to cover all the EMS calls, but Juneau EMS was on standby in the event of a possible fifth call for service. In Cambria, Beaver Dam used six personnel and had two pieces of apparatus carrying specialized rescue equipment. A recent study on staffing at the Beaver Dam Fire Department recommends adding a third ambulance crew.

(Juneau) Grant applications are being accepted by the Dodge County Crime Prevention Funding Board. The grant, for up to $15-thousand dollars, is for private nonprofit organizations in Dodge County whose primary purpose is preventing crime, funding crime prevention programs or encouraging the public to report crime. The grant can also be used by a law enforcement agency in the county that has a crime prevention fund. The deadline to apply is April 15. The application must be submitted via email to the board chairman, Sheriff Dale Schmidt. Links and additional contact information is at

(Calumet) A 39-year-old Malone area man was seriously injured when he was thrown from his ATV in a crash in Fond du Lac County’s Calumet Township Sunday afternoon. Investigators believe he was heading north on US Highway 151 and lost control of the ATV as he approached County Highway HHH. As a result he was thrown from the machine. He was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah with life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet and alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash. The accident was called in at 4:53 pm.

(Holy Hill) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help them in their investigation of an armed carjacking.  A Michigan man stopped to assist a person who appeared to have run out of gas for his truck on I-41 southbound near Highway 167 just after 5 Saturday evening.  That man then pointed a gun at the Good Samaritan, then stole his vehicle as the truck also left the scene.

(Wisconsin) Coronavirus fears has forced the northeast Wisconsin-based Old Glory Honor Flight to cancel a trip to South Korea.  The “Return to Korea” trip was scheduled for later this year to help transport 51 Korean War veterans back to the country they fought in.  Organizers say a travel ban to the country left them no other option.

(Madison) Governor Evers spent Friday signing and vetoing a package of bills sent to his desk in February. Four out of those six vetoes were aimed at parts of a GOP ‘tough on crime’ package. Evers vetoed bills that would have required sending people back to prison for being charged with a crime while on release, a bill that would have expanded the sorts of crimes that a child could be tried as an adult, and a bill that would have limited crimes that can be eligible for parole. Evers did sign bills that toughen the state’s drunk driving laws, increased the pay for State Troopers, and requires police to make body camera footage available upon request.

(Green Lake) A retirement party was held in Green Lake for former Police Chief Mike Ratter Sunday. People packed into the American Legion Post to thanks Ratter for his 35 years of service with the department, the last 10 years as Chief. Ratter said he was grateful for the support and overwhelmed by the turnout for the party.