News – May 31, 2022

(Fond du Lac) Classes are canceled at Fond du Lac High School Tuesday as the district responds to an apparent threat of violence. A letter home to Parents states that a snapchat message was circulating saying quote “there are threats of an 11th and 12th grader having a gun” and quote “pretty much the school might get shot up tomorrow. So if you, guys have a choice to not go then don’t.” The Fond du Lac Police Department were notified of the threat Monday afternoon and an investigation is ongoing. In the districts statement, Superintendent of schools Jeffrey Fleig says given the late notice of the potential threat, and events that have occurred over the past two weeks, there was no choice but to cancel classes for Tuesday. Currently there is no word on if classes will resume Wednesday.

(Johnson Creek) An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at the Deer Track Park landfill near Johnson Creek. The blaze which broke out at about 1pm Monday afternoon and affected an area of nearly two acres before firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. No apparent cause of the fire has been identified, and no injuries were reported.

(Marshfield) A 23-year-old Fond du Lac man is being charged with felony fleeing and eluding after leading Fond du lac Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase near the town of Marshfield. A Deputy attempted a traffic stop on a speeding motorist on CTH G near CTH CCC, the suspect vehicle failed to yield to the cruisers emergency lights and traveled north on CTH G for about 5.75 miles before stopping and being taken into custody.

(Lamartine) A Lamartine man and his cat were displaced after a minor fire incident at their home Sunday night. Fire crews responded to W8826 Hwy 23 in the Town of Lamartine to reports of smoke coming from the basement. Homeowner Dennis Stahmann along with his cat were able to exit the building safely with no injuries sustained. The residence sustained smoke and minor fire damage. The blaze remains under investigation.

(Friendship) A pontoon boat ride Sunday on Lake Winnebago near the Town of Friendship lead to a multi-departmental search and rescue effort after bottoming out and sinking. Seven of the nine occupants of the vessel had made it to nearby Fraction Island. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, along with the DNR began searching for the 2 remaining who were later located safe on nearby Long Point Island. No injuries were reported.

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Office responded to a pair of water rescue calls Monday on Lake Winnebago. The first was an assist call with Calumet County where a sailboat had capsized. The second call came just before 9pm when they responded to reports of a canoe that had flipped over with a male hanging to the side. Upon arrival it was determined that the male had been picked up by a pontoon boat and was being transported to shore. The 42 year old Oshkosh man jumped from the pontoon boat refusing to come to deputies, who entered the lake and pulled the man to shore. The Subject refused medical treatment and was taken into custody charged with operating a boat while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and felony bail jumping.

(Waupun) Officials with SSM Health say their drive-thru shredding event was a success. A total of 39 cars drove through Waupun Memorial Hospital’s back lot on May 13th, leaving behind roughly 33-hundred pounds of shredded materials. SSM Health partnered with Iron Mountain Information Management, LLC, to shred confidential documents which will ultimately be recycled to make paper towels, napkins, tissue, and toilet paper.

(Beaver Dam) The 2022 Citizens Police Academy is nearing its completion and Detective Heather Johnson, who serves as the departments special victims expert, recently spoke to the importance of the program. She notes that law enforcement has been getting a bad rap recently, and there is a disconnect where the public doesn’t understand what officers face daily. Johnson adds that the Citizens Police Academy gives attendees an insight into what they do, and hopefully they can spread that message to their families and friends.

(Beaver Dam) Communities around the country and right here in Beaver Dam held Memorial Day Ceremonies yesterday (Monday) in honor of those who served, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This year’s ceremony featured The Dodge County Veterans Service Officer Andrew Miller as special guest speaker, as well as performances by the St Katherine Drexel, and Beaver Dam High School marching bands. Video of the ceremony is available to view now at