News – October 17, 2022

(Beaver Dam) A Fall River teen is facing numerous charges after a hit and run incident involving a Beaver Dam juvenile over the weekend. Beaver Dam police say the crash in the 100 block of Frances Lane occurred around 9pm Saturday and was part of a larger incident. The juvenile victim was taken to the hospital with critical and life-threatening injuries before being transported via Flight For Life for additional treatment. The case is still under investigation.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam city attorney is drafting an ordinance that would allow all-terrain vehicles on local streets. The council voted nine-to-one in favor of drafting an ATV-UTV ordinance at their most recent council meeting, even though every alderperson who spoke about the ordinance expressed apprehension about operating the machines in city limits. Council President Mike Wissell made the motion to direct staff to assemble an ordinance with restrictions requiring licensing, insurance, seatbelts, turn signals, and taillights.  

(Fond du Lac) The governor has filled a vacancy on the Fond du Lac County circuit court. Anthony Nehls was tabbed to take the bench following the announcement that Judge Dale English will retire on December 5th. Nehls has lived in and been practicing law in Fond du Lac County for the past 15 years. He will complete a term ending on July 31st, 2024. 

(Beaver Dam) Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse is providing grief support groups for those in Dodge County who have lost a child or a sibling. The children’s grief group is held every third Monday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm for age six through age 12 and at 5:30pm to 7:30pm for ages 13-through-18 at Christian Life Fellowship in Mayville. The parents’ grief group is held every second and fourth Monday from 5:30pm to 7pm at Higher Grounds Coffee House in Beaver Dam. The group’s founder Amanda Hartwig told us on WBEV’s Community Comment that they are committed to providing tools for parents and families to help them through their grieving and healing process.

(Waupun) The Waupun School District is now accepting bids for snow removal services for the school year. Those interested are asked to bid rates on a per hour charge. The district is made up of the Junior and Senior High School building in Waupun, Sages Charter School in Fox Lake, and Amity School in Brandon. Bids can include one or all locations. All applications must be received by the Education Service Center by Friday (October 21st). More information can be found at 

(Baron County) A postal worker in Barron County is facing federal mail tampering charges for allegedly intercepting Menards rebate checks. Residents in the Rice Lake and Cumberland area who were looking to save big money with the popular 11-percent rebate checks instead may have been swindled by 37-year-old Joshua Copas, who investigators say took the checks out of the mail before they could be delivered. The indictment alleges that the scheme occurred between April and May of this year. Investigators have not said if Copas kept them for himself or others. -WRN