News – March 4, 2023

(Juneau) Local law enforcement is reminding motorists that it is illegal to go off the pavement when passing someone on the right side of the roadway. It is the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office March Law of the Month. According to state statutes, the operator of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting the movement in safety and only if the operator can do so while remaining on either the roadway or a paved shoulder. It can only be done when a vehicle is making or about to make a left or U-turn, on a street or highway with unobstructed pavement, or on a one-way street or divided highway with unobstructed pavement.           

(Trenton) A plea and sentencing hearing was scheduled this week for a Shawano County man accused of running from Dodge County deputies. Jerale Market is facing a felony charge of Fleeing and two misdemeanor counts of Possession of THC and Drug Paraphernalia. If convicted, the 33-year-old faces just over four years behind bars. The plea and sentencing hearing is set for March 15th.

(Lomira) A two-day jury trial was scheduled this week for a Fond du Lac woman charged with burglarizing a residence in Lomira. Tracy Gantner is facing multiple felonies including Burglary and Bail Jumping. If convicted, Gantner faces 24-and-a-half years in prison. The trial is set to begin on June 14th.  

(Juneau) The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dodge County is highlighting a program to help reduce falls in older adults. Officials say the Fall Prevention Program, Stepping On, has been researched and proven to reduce falls by 31-percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four older adults has a fall each year and Wisconsin leads the nation in fall-related deaths for people aged 60 and older. The program will take place every Tuesday beginning March 28th through May 9th at Towne Centre in the Marquardt Village located at 1045 Hill Street in Watertown from 1pm to 3pm.

(Juneau) The Dodge County 4-H Family Learning Day recently returned after a two-year hiatus. It was held at the Dodgeland School last Saturday. Organizers say youth had the opportunity to select from a variety of one-hour sessions in which they could learn about their 4-H projects, try new foods, and experience new games. The Dodge County 4-H will be hosting another Family Learning Day on March 25. Registrations are due by March 10. This event is open to the public.

(Dodge County) The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting nominations for nine seats on the Diary Farmers of Wisconsin board of directors. One of those seats is for District 19 which covers both Dodge and Columbia counties. Nominations are also being accepted for District 16 covering Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Marquette counties. Producers must sign, notarize, and postmark completed nomination forms by March 31st and include signatures from at least five eligible producers other than the nominee. The board of directors election will be from May 1st to May 26th.