News – November 8, 2021


(Lebanon) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office located a missing and endangered person safe Sunday. The situation began around 1:08am Sunday after a domestic incident at Meadows Mobile Home Park in the Town of Lebanon. Authorities believed that 32-year-old Amanda Bahr was missing and potentially in danger. She was eventually located safe. Jesse Lafferty, who also lives at the mobile home park, was named as a person of interest with two warrants out for his arrest. The 29-year-old was taken into custody Sunday by law enforcement.

(Clyman) Over 20 Dodge County fire departments helped extinguish a blaze at Mud Lake over the weekend. A call came into the Dodge County Central Dispatch Center reporting a marsh fire at the north end of Mud Lake, near Walton Road, around 2:40pm Saturday. After the Clyman/Reeseville/ Lowell Fire Department arrived on scene, they requested aid from 24 departments across the Dodge County-area. The blaze was under control by 10:30pm Saturday. There were no homes or structures damaged. Dodge County Emergency Management officials did not give a cause for the fire.

(Lamartine) One person was killed, multiple others injured, after a vehicle crashed into a parked car in the Town of Lamartine Saturday. The initial investigation shows that a vehicle passed another on Highway T, went off the shoulder, crossed the highway, and struck a parked car on the south shoulder around 7:30pm. The driver of the moving vehicle, identified as Cody Lor, was pronounced dead at the scene while a 19-year-old passenger had minor injuries. An onlooker had minor injuries while the occupant of the parked car suffered serious injuries.  Authorities say speed and reckless driving appear to be factors in the crash which remains under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Lions Club will be providing vision screenings to Afghan refugees housed in Tomah as part of their mission to promote and support eyesight health. This is in addition to the vision screenings recently provided to sixteen-hundred children in Beaver Dam grade schools, Randolph public schools, Randolph Christian, and other childcare facilities. Mark Barrette, with the Lions Club, says this mission is funded in part by fundraisers like the annual fruit sale happening now through November 15th. Boxes of roughly 28 oranges, 22 grapefruits or a mix of oranges, grapefruits, and gala apples are available, priced at $24 for a full box or $12 for a half box. Those looking to order can text their name, phone number, address, and order to 920-285-1983.

(Markesan) Governor Tony Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of a Markesan sailor killed at Pearl Harbor. Navy Petty Officer First Class Keefe Connolly was killed when his ship, the USS Oklahoma, was torpedoed by the Japanese. Connolly will be laid to rest with military honors at Memorial Cemetery in Markesan today.

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to vote on redistricting on Monday. The state Assembly will vote on the maps Thursday, setting up a veto by Democratic Governor Tony Evers. A final decision on new maps will most likely be made by a federal court or the Wisconsin Supreme Court. – WRN