News – May 7, 2022

(Fox Lake) Dodge County authorities have recovered the body of a missing boater from Fox Lake. The male individual was located just before 8pm Thursday and was turned over to the Dodge County Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities say while a preliminary identification has been made, the name will not be released until a final positive identification can be made by the medical examiner’s office. The case remains under investigation. (Waupun) The trial of a Waupun man accused of murdering his grandmother will get underway Monday. Gregory Spittel is facing a number of felonies including First-Degree Intentional Homicide, Aggravated Battery, and False Imprisonment. Carol Foreman was reportedly found in the basement of the suspect’s home with serious head injuries in August of 2019. The 75-year-old died four days later. Officers initially responded to the residence for a medical call. Spittel was reportedly drunk and screaming when they entered. The 33-year-old allegedly confronted and threatened them. The trial is slated to wrap up on Friday. (Beaver Dam) A two-day jury trial was scheduled this week for a Brandon man accused of soliciting a minor for sex in Dodge County. Dean Krohn allegedly paid the teenage victim $300 on at least four occasions over the course of 2020. After first denying the accusations, the 47-year-old Krohn reportedly admitted to his actions. If convicted, Krohn faces a combined maximum of over 100 years behind bars. The trial is slated to begin on July 27th. (Milwaukee) A missing Milwaukee woman has been found dead, and investigators are hoping to determine who killed Emily Rogers – and why. Milwaukee police say several people are being held for questioning, but there are no charges yet. Rogers was reported missing April 26th. The 23-year-old’s family is dealing with mixed emotions. An autopsy for Rogers is scheduled for Friday. – WRN (Wisconsin) Another 66-thousand birds in Wisconsin were euthanized because of Avian Influenza this week. The Department of Agriculture says new cases were confirmed in Sauk, Pierce, and Barron Counties. Barron County has the most cases of avian flu in Wisconsin, with five confirmed outbreaks. Wisconsin has confirmed the flu in 11 counties. In all, the bird flu has wiped out 36 million chickens and turkeys in at least 32 states. – WRN (Beaver Dam) The Fair Food Festival returns to the Dodge County Fairgrounds today (Saturday). The monthly series of events features sweet treats, fried fair food, and an assortment of food carts. A variety of vendors are showcased during each Fair Food Festival. Today’s activities include live music, a competitive dog show, and kid-friendly events such as face painting and a bounce house. The event gets underway at 11am and runs until 7pm. Admission and parking are both free. Future Fair Food Festival dates include June 4th, July 16th, September 17th, and October 1st. The Dodge County Fair is scheduled to return with a more diverse assortment of activities and entertainment on August 17th through the 21st. (Beaver Dam) Wayland Academy Announces their 2022 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. This year’s Valedictorian, Griffin Hughland, and Salutatorian, Hailey Kowing, are both from Columbus. Tom Boldt, Chief Executive Officer of the Boldt Company will be the commencement speaker at the ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at 11am in the Lindsay Auditorium. (Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam High School Scholarship Committee is recognizing their donors. A number of area citizens have contributed money that provides new scholarship opportunities and also those who have increased their award. A new scholarship includes the John Moser Memorial Scholarship. Senior awards and scholarships totaling almost $156-thousand-dollars will be presented at a special program on May 18th. More information about those who donated and the scholarship opportunities is available at (Wisconsin) Today (Saturday) is Dam Safety Day, and the Department of Natural Resources is reminding people to be cautious. Uriah Monday with the DNR says it’s not just big dams, but small spillways can also pose a serious hazard. Monday says you should never swim close to a dam, or try to go over one in a kayak or a canoe. Also, be sure to wear your life jacket when near the water, and obey posted safety warnings. – WRN