News – May 20, 2022

(Juneau) Local authorities are glad to see a resolution in the heartbreaking “Baby Theresa” case. Karen Luttinen of Milwaukee was recently found guilty of concealing her child’s death by placing the baby in a garbage bag which was found in Theresa in 2009. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt highlighted the efforts of Medical Examiner PJ Schoebel and lead Detective Vickie Brugger who “put their heart and soul into this case.”

(Beaver Dam) A two vehicle crash shut down a portion of a state highway in Beaver Dam Thursday. The accident occurred on Highway 33/North Center Street at Burnett around 3:15pm. The driver of the southbound vehicle required extrication because of a jammed door. He was successfully removed. There were no apparent injuries.

(Lodi) Columbia County Sheriff’s officials suspect a rural Pardeeville man was drunk when he repeatedly rammed the back of another vehicle in Lodi Monday. The road rage incident occurred on Highway 113 near the ferry just after 7pm. Authorities reportedly found a loaded handgun in 38-year-old Andrew Johnson’s vehicle and arrested him.

(Juneau) Several former Dodge County board members were honored this week. Current supervisors recognized four ex-board members who wrapped up their final term this spring after years serving the county. They included Allen Behl, Jeff Berres, Joseph Marsik, and Russel Kottke. Each received a certificate for their service.

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam was recognized for their efforts in organ and tissue donation. The facility was one of 19 hospitals across the state awarded the Excellence in Tissue Donation from the University of Wisconsin this week. The Excellence in Tissue Donation award is given to partner hospitals that achieve at least a 60-percent consent rate. Beaver Dam registered an 88-percent consent rate.

(Beaver Dam) Ollinger Road between Corporate Drive and North Crystal Lake Road in Beaver Dam will be closed beginning Monday. The approximately two-week closure is to accommodate public utility construction. A detour route will take motorists along North Crystal Lake Road, Gateway Drive, and Corporate Drive. The work schedule is subject to change based upon weather and construction conditions.

(Appleton) Appleton police took a man into custody following a two-hour standoff on a church roof Thursday. Authorities say the man is known to police, who were able to talk him into surrendering. He reportedly fired shots in the air while on the church roof. A nearby high school and elementary school were in lockdown during the incident. – WRN