News – October 1, 2021

(Columbus) A Columbus man was killed after colliding with a logging truck in Oconto County Thursday morning. First responders were called to the scene on Highway 64 near Swenty Road at about 6:45am. Authorities say the 41-year-old’s truck crossed the center line and hit the oncoming eastbound, fully loaded logging truck. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is pending notification of family.

(Princeton) One person was killed in a head-on collision in the Town of Princeton Wednesday. Green Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the crash on Highway 23 near County Highway W around 3:20pm. The investigation showed that a westbound Jeep crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Ford. The driver of the Ford, a 51-year-old man from Appleton, was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the Jeep, a 43-year-old woman from Fond du Lac, was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.

(Markesan) Two tractor trailers collided outside of Markesan Wednesday afternoon. Deputies with the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at the intersection of Highway 73 and AW around 2:30pm. Upon arrival, they found a Peterbilt that was heading westbound on AW had stopped at the stop sign, waiting to turn south on 73.  A second tractor trailer, a Volvo, was also traveling west on AW and did not stop, rear-ending the Peterbilt. Both tractor trailers went through the intersection before coming to a rest on the side of County Line Road. The operator of the Volvo was transported to Waupun Hospital by ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.

(Columbus) A Columbus man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison and placed on extended supervision for five years for selling illegal drugs in Beaver Dam. Beaver Dam police along with the Dodge County Sheriff’s set up three controlled purchases of meth from 36-year-old Joshua Rennock in January. At sentencing, Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said people who distribute the drug will be dealt with sternly.

(Juneau) The friends of Dodge County Parks have taken another step forward in the completion of the Gold Star Memorial trail, in the form of a partnership with the Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation. The partnership comes in the creation of the Gold Star Memorial Trail Fund, allowing for donations directly towards the two remaining phases of the trail. Phase one of the trail opened in June of 2019 and extends from Mayville’s Theiler Park to Horicon Marsh. Phase two would upgrade the walking trail through the marsh to a biking trail, with Phase Three making the final connection from Horicon to Beaver Dam’s Votech Park. A link to donate towards the Gold Star Memorial Trail Fund can be found with this story at

(Wisconsin) Booster vaccination doses for many people who got the Pfizer COVID vaccine are now available. Dr. Ryan Westergard with the state Department of Health Services notes an initial vaccine series does remain highly effective. People aged 65 and older, and those with a variety of medical conditions, are recommended for a Pfizer booster. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are still in the process of being approved for booster shots. – WRN