News – October 7, 2021

(Princeton) The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in investigating a fatal crash. A 51-year-old Appleton man was killed after a westbound Jeep crossed the centerline on Highway 23 near County Highway W on September 29th. Authorities are looking for a red or a maroon SUV that was involved in a fender bender incident 10 minutes before the fatal crash. Contact information can be found with this story under the news tab at

(Eden) One person was seriously injured on a two-vehicle crash in the Township of Eden Wednesday morning. A 27-year-old man from Belleville failed to stop at a stop sign on County Highway W and F around 8:11am and was struck by an eastbound pickup truck. The man was extricated from his vehicle and was transported to the hospital in Neenah by helicopter. The operator of the pickup truck, a 27-year-old woman from Eden and her five-month-old child, were taken to St. Agnes Hospital where they were treated and released. The crash remains under investigation.

(Waupun) A Portage man is facing charges after a hit and run crash in Waupun Tuesday. Deputy Chief Jeremy Rasch says officers responded to the scene on West Main Street at Brandon Street just after 4pm. He says the 23-year-old suspect driver was located and cited for Operating without a Valid Driver’s License, Unsafe Lane Deviation, and Inattentive Driving. A charge of Hit and Run Property Damage is being referred to the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office against the man.

(Beaver Dam) With more electric vehicles and hybrids on the roadways, Beaver Dam Police Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says first responders must take special consideration when dealing with accidents. Johnson explains that lithium ion batteries used to power these vehicles are more combustible and burn differently. He adds that many fire departments carry special chemicals for these types of fires, often at a significantly increased expense. Almost all electric vehicles use Lithium Ion or Nickel Metal Hydride batteries similar to those used in cellphones and laptops.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac Police are investigating multiple fights that occurred at the Fond du Lac High School Tuesday. Trying to quell rumors on social media the department posted an update on its Facebook page saying students were safe and were placed in hold status in their classrooms. Officers contained the situation and remained on campus throughout the day. High School Principal Matt Steinbarth said the District would be doing a thorough investigation which may lead to expulsion.

(Beaver Dam) Property owners around Beaver Dam Lake may want to remove their piers a little earlier this year because of lake level changes approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The DNR approved the permit application establishing lower levels from mid-October to April 1, or whenever the lake is free of ice, whichever is later. Beaver Dam Director of Utilities Rob Minnema says that means this year, the lake will be around seven inches lower than previous years starting on October 9. Beaver Dam has had one of the few lakes in the state without a winter reduction. Bill Foley with the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association says the change should prevent winter damage including ice-heaving and shoreline erosion, keeping phosphorus in the sediment and not in the water.