News – May 25, 2022

(Lomira) The father of a three-year-old who died in Lomira two years ago has been charged for his role in the child’s mistreatment. Frank Pleester of Milwaukee reportedly knew that Jamie Hildebrandt was physically abusing the toddler but failed to act before she stepped on him in 2020 which resulted in the infant’s death. She told investigators she forgot her son was on the floor. Pleester allegedly admitted in a text conversation with a relative of Hildebrandt’s that he knew she was neglecting the child. If convicted, the 35-year-old faces just over 18 years behind bars. An initial appearance is scheduled for June 13th.

(Mayville) A Mayville man has been charged with Election Fraud. According to the criminal complaint, Jed Dietenberger illegally voted for a write-in candidate in the 2020 spring election on April 7th. He could not cast a vote at that time because of a felony OWI conviction in 2018. If convicted, the 46-year-old faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for June 6th.

(Dodge County) With May being National Drug Court Recognition Month, the Dodge County Drug Treatment Court recently held a special event to highlight the positive impact the program has had on the community. Dodge County Sheriff’s Captain Chad Enright called the program an important piece of the puzzle in the counties battle against drug addiction. Judge Kristine Snow says she has personally seen the impact the program has had, and how it has helped individuals struggling with addiction avoid jailtime while getting the help they desperately need.

(Beaver Dam) Physical and occupational therapy services are now available at SSM Health Beaver Dam. The healthcare provider announced the opening of their physician offices at 130 Corporate Drive Tuesday. Patients will benefit from the four treatment rooms and a 1,252-square-foot combined physical therapy gym. New, state-of-the-art equipment – including treadmill, stepper, elliptical, parallel bars, and a multi-faceted strengthening system – are on-site.

(Wisconsin) Road construction across Wisconsin will be ending for the Memorial Day weekend. While crews will be off the roads for the weekend, lanes will still be closed in places where construction is paused. Major construction that’s on hold includes parts of Highway 29, the Beltline in Madison, I-39/Highway 51 in Central Wisconsin, and I-43 in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. Check 511-WI-dot-Gov for complete info. – WRN

(Wisconsin) Homemade baby formula is sending kids to the hospital in Wisconsin. Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin say they are seeing more children with nutritional problems or other needs. Amid the national baby formula shortage, some parents are trying to make their own baby formula. Doctors say homemade baby formula does not have the nutrition babies need, and they are warning parents not to use recipes off the Internet. – WRN