News – November 6, 2019

(Dodge County) The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 9pm. Three to five inches of snow is expected, with heavier snowfall during the morning hours. Plan on slippery road conditions, so it’s advised you slow down and use caution. Among the counties in the advisory until 9pm are Dodge, Jefferson, Dane, Sheboygan and Washington plus counties to the south and east.


(Beaver Dam) The name is changing for the Beaver Dam Community Hospital. As of yesterday, the new name will be Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam. Marshfield Clinic Health System completed its affiliation with the Beaver Dam facility in the spring. The rebranding will be a gradual process through March which will include sign, wayfinding and logo changes throughout the organization.


(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police and Fire Commission last (Tuesday) night approved the addition of three new lieutenant positions in the fire department, one for each shift. There would be no new hires as part of the restructuring, but the three lieutenants selected would receive a raise. The budget impact for all three positions is around $7500 annually. The move is not final until the 2020 city budget is approved later this month.


(Calamus) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced to two years in prison for fifth offense operating while intoxicated yesterday. In June Antonio Rodriquez Soto drove through an intersection, collided with a tree and continued an additional 50 feet onto a residential property in town of Calamus. His blood alcohol level was point-three-four-four (.344). During sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Gilbert Thompson said Soto’s behavior warrants time in prison. In addition to prison, the 60-year-old was placed on extended supervision for four years.


(Juneau) A Dousman (DOWZ-man) man was sentenced to three years in prison yesterday (Tuesday) for his fifth offense operating while intoxicated. A Juneau police officer pulled over Mark Gromer’s vehicle after observing erratic driving behavior on May 16. When the officer made contact, he noticed a strong odor of intoxicants. Gromer admitted to drinking earlier that morning. The 48-year-old submitted to a preliminary breath test which returned a reading of point-one-zero-seven (.107). In addition to prison, Gromer was placed on extended supervision for three years.


(Juneau) Despite no fall elections this year in Wisconsin, the Dodge County Clerk is still encouraging citizens to register to vote. Karen Gibson says people can check their voter status at Gibson says those who changed their name or address should update their information so they are ready to vote in 2020. Gibson says the state does allow for voter registration on Election Day, however pre-registering avoids people from having to wait in long lines at the polling place. A link to the myvote website along with this news story will be on


(Lodi) A truck driver who hit a school bus full of kids near Lodi last year was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Testifying at his sentencing Monday, Wayne Murphy says it was the worst day of his life. Police say Murphy was high on prescription pills. More than a dozen students were hurt, including one who suffered a traumatic brain injury. They were from the Milwaukee area and headed to the dells for a field trip.


(Leeds) Columbia County authorities are offering a reward that can lead to an arrest in a death investigation. Keith Wolf of rural Poynette was shot on September 27th after he went to investigate a noise he heard in the basement. His wife told investigators that the 35-year-old grabbed a gun before he left and then she found him dead at the bottom of the stairs. The sheriff’s office is still looking for information on an SUV or truck with a topper which had a loud exhaust that was driving on Bradley Road that night between 9pm and 10pm. A $2,500 reward is offered for information. Contact info can be found with this news story at