News – November 5, 2022

(Fox Lake) Cash bond was set at $5,000 this week for a Fox Lake man accused of possessing illegal content of children. Robert Kratofil is facing 10 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography. If convicted, the 65-year-old faces up to 250 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 8th.

(Green Lake County) A Fox Lake man suspected of causing a fatal traffic accident was arraigned in Green Lake County Court this week. Carlton Schley Sr. pled not guilty to charges of Second-Degree Reckless Homicide and Second-Degree Reckless Injury. According to the criminal complaint, Schley was operating a John Deere tractor sprayer with booms and failed to stop at a stop sign on Hickory Drive. A Toyota driven by a 73-year-old man struck the tractor sprayer killing him and injured the 72-year-old woman who was his passenger. The 62-year-old Schley will be back in court in January.

(Juneau) Dodge County law enforcement is reminding motorists to not follow too closely to another vehicle. It is the Dodge County Sheriff’s November Law of the Month. According to state statutes, the operator of a motor vehicle shall not follow too closely than is reasonably sensible, with regard to the speed of the vehicle in front of them and those on the highway. Authorities say that it is important to keep in mind that while you may think you are a good driver, you cannot predict what the car in front of you is going to do. The sheriff adds that tailgating will not make a car go faster, but it will irritate them.

(Beaver Dam) Awards were handed out at Fall Downtown Fest last weekend. They were given to participants of the casket derby races and an individual people’s choice award. Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Director Tracy Probst said that the first place prize casket derby was $1000 dollars and the people’s choice award was given out by voting. Propst also said that Fall Fest was a big success and that it is returning next year.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam woman took home multiple awards in the heart of horse country. Hailey Kenevan competed in the Retired Racehorse Project’s “$100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover” and the “Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships” in Kentucky last month. Kenevan and her horse Lil B Quick, a 2015 thoroughbred mare, won first class in the Thoroughbred Incentive Program Championships Competitive Trail, a competition meant to demonstrate a horse’s ability to maneuver through obstacles with physical skill, expression, and a good mental attitude.

(Portage) A waterway in Columbia County is now cleaner after a multi-phase project. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the state Transportation Department, the city of Portage, and county leaders recently celebrated a decades long-vision to clean up and restore the Portage Canal. Over the last two years, the DNR and the city began cleanup of the canal by removing 30-thousand cubic yards of contaminated sediment.

(Beaver Dam) Your weekend will be one hour longer. Daylight savings time ends at 2am Sunday, when the clock goes back to 1am. Beaver Dam Fire Department officials say it is especially important when you set your clocks back one hour to also replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Approximately 500 people are treated at hospital emergency rooms across the state annually for carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.