News – May 22, 2023

(Dodge County) A busy Saturday for the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office as they responded to two serious accidents, one involving a fatality. A 38-year-old Fall River woman was killed when the vehicle she was a passenger in struck a disabled semi parked along Highway 151 near Highway M around 8:30am. The 59-year-old driver was seriously injured while a 14-year-old passenger suffered life-threatening injuries. A nine-year-old passenger sustained minor injuries. Six hours later, a 42-year-old Markesan man suffered life-threatening injuries when the motorcycle he was driving struck a piece of farm equipment being pulled by a tractor on Jersey Road. Both crashes remain under investigation.

(Juneau) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt wants to hold the individual committing the “grandparent scam” accountable. Recently, a local resident was told by the scammer that their grandchild was in jail and needed bail money. The victim worked with a sketch artist to develop a drawing of the suspect, which is available at Anyone that has identifying information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Michael Lake at 920-386-3726.

(Madison) Madison police say they have arrested a man who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on Saturday. Police say 23-year-old Anthony Moore sped through a red light on Madison’s north side on Saturday night, struck someone crossing the street, and drove away. He was arrested a short time later. The victim has not been identified. Charges are expected to be filed Monday. – WRN

(Juneau) The Dodge County Veterans Service Office will be looking to fill an open position. Dodge County Veteran Service Officer Tom Fischer says Benefit Specialist Joseph Terrell, or Benji, will be leaving the department to work for Veterans Affairs. Fischer says the opening is for a full-time position and primarily focuses on veterans’ claims. He adds that those interested do not need to have military experience and there are no degree requirements, but an Associates is recommended. Those interested should reach out to the Veterans Service office, contact details can be found at

(Juneau) Dodge County officials are highlighting upcoming virtual meetings on the recently announced Internet for All Wisconsin initiative. Governor Tony Evers and the Public Service Commission (PSC) are holding several listening sessions to help develop the state’s five-year action plan to deploy high-speed internet and improve internet affordability. Two virtual meetings are planned for May 22nd from 6pm to 7pm and on June 6th from 8:30am to 10am. More information is available at

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam street will be closed starting tomorrow Tuesday for road work. City officials say South Center Street, from Cody Drive to Cooper Street, will be shut down to through traffic between 7am and 5pm Tuesday to accommodate public utility construction for the ongoing Curie Street reconstruction project. They add that this schedule is subject to change based upon weather and other construction conditions.