(Juneau) A local business owner was an eyewitness to a semi that overturned and spilled a highly flammable material in the township of Beaver Dam Wednesday. Justin Morris of Third Heaven Martial Arts in Beaver Dam tells us he was driving behind the Peterbilt when it clipped the south ditch on Hemlock Road between Highway 151 and County Road A. The semi struck a culvert then overturned. Morris’ first thoughts were to check the safety of the driver, but he soon noticed the semi was carrying ethanol. He says he paused for a second, not knowing what to do, and at that moment the driver climbed out and together they ran away. Nearby homes were evacuated during cleanup efforts, which took roughly 10 hours. You can listen to the full interview with Morris at DailyDodge.com.
(Eldorado) A Van Dyne woman is in custody after she ran over and killed a person in the township of Eldorado Thursday. Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a male individual laying in the roadway with injuries on Korth Road near Ridge Road just after 12:30pm. Medical personnel attempted lifesaving efforts on the 58-year-old Van Dyne man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. An on-going investigation revealed a 61-year-old woman ran over the man with her vehicle.
(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam intersection will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday May 16th. The north leg of the Corporate Drive and East Industrial Drive intersection will be shut down to accommodate public utility construction. The intersection is slated to be re-opened on Friday May 20th. The work schedule is subject to change based upon weather conditions. Information about detour routes is available at DailyDodge.com.
(Alto) Firefighters were dispatched to reports of a barn fire early Friday morning. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and Alto Fire Department were dispatched to W14425 Mielke Road in the township of Alto. The 80×40 foot barn was showing visible flame and smoke upon arrival and quickly spread throughout the entire barn. The structure was a total loss and the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. There were no injuries but a cat and 4 goats perished in the fire.
(Dodge County) Dodge County homebuilding saw a strong increase through the first quarter of this year when compared to 2021. According to the Wisconsin Builders Association, there were 47 single-family housing permits pulled between January and March. There were only 24 last year, a nearly 96-percent year-over-year jump. Statewide, permits pulled increased by 11-percent during the same time period last year.
(Waupun) There is a free document shredding event later today. Citizens can go to Waupun Memorial Hospital at 620 West Brown Street between noon and 2pm. SSM Health is partnering with Iron Mountain Information Management to shred confidential documents which will ultimately be recycled to make paper towels, napkins, tissue, and toilet paper. The public can bring in their bank and credit card statements, invoices, or anything with a person’s name or address.
(Wisconsin) More people are dying of drug overdoses in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 17-hundred people died from drug overdoses in Wisconsin last year. That’s 14-percent more than the year before. Doctors blame fentanyl. – WRN