News – May 6, 2021

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man has been pardoned by the governor for an offense from nearly 25 years ago. Jerome Lund was 25-years-old when he was convicted of felony Injury By Intoxicated Use Of A Vehicle in 1997. The governor’s office says Lund works as an ASL interpreter and has earned the support of one of the victims of his offense.

(Randolph) A Randolph man made his initial appearance in court this week on charges he possessed illicit content of children. Thomas Bryant allegedly uploaded several explicit videos of minors to the social media platform Kik. If convicted, Bryant faces over 85-years in prison. A signature bond was set at $5-thousand-dollars and a judge will decide next month if there is enough evidence to order a trial.

(Lewiston) Columbia County authorities arrested a pair on numerous drug charges after first responders were called to their residence to battle a porch fire over the weekend. After the blaze was knocked down Saturday at the Oakwood Estates home in Lewiston, a deputy reportedly located numerous items associated with drug use and drug manufacturing. Thirty-four-year-old Patrick Adler and 28-year-old Kate Hardyns were arrested the following day. Sheriff Roger Brandner says it was also determined that several children lived in the home.

(Byron) A two-year-old child was seriously injured after falling off a tractor in the Township of Byron yesterday (Wednesday). Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Hickory Road just before 3pm after a Kubota tractor driven by a 38-year-old Fond du Lac woman hit a bump in the roadway, causing the child to fall off and be struck by the tractor. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee by Theda Star helicopter. The women driving the tractor and another child passenger were not injured.

(Marcellon) Two people were killed in a passenger vehicle versus semi crash in the Township of Marcellon yesterday (Wednesday). Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the intersection of Highway 33 and Polinske Road just after 7pm and found the two occupants of the passenger vehicle deceased. The operator of the semi sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported 13 COVID deaths yesterday bringing that number to 6,863. Dodge County is now reporting 164 deaths with 115 active cases. Twenty-eight-point-three-percent (28.3%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 34.8-percent have had at least one dose.

(Beaver Dam) The City of Beaver Dam is reminding residents to deal with noxious weeds or high grass on their property. The notice is in accordance with state statute, which mandates that landowners must cut and destroy weeds before they bear seeds and spread to neighboring properties. Grass cannot exceed a height of six inches. Flowers, shrubs, and trees should not be in a condition where they are a serious blighting influence for the property. Failure to comply after an initial notice can result in fee’s assessed to the property owner for the city to handle the matter.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam traffic will be detoured from DeClark Street for a week starting Monday (May 10th). A contractor will be making repairs to the sanitary main at DeClark Street and Liberty Street. For more information about the detours visit

(Lodi) Resurfacing work is scheduled to begin Monday (May 10th) on roughly 10 miles of Wisconsin Highway 60 between Prairie du Sac and Lodi. Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials say the highway will remain open to traffic with flagging operations. Motorists are advised to slow down and be alert for crews and equipment near the travel lanes. The $2.2-million-dollar project is slated for completion in late June, weather permitting.