News – September 1, 2022

(Fond du Lac) Cash bond was set at $1-million-dollars yesterday (Wednesday) for a Fond du Lac man accused of shooting and killing another person last month. Timothy Brown allegedly shot 40-year-old Brandon Johnson four times after an argument on August 20th. State prosecutors say when authorities searched Brown’s home they found clothes that matched the ones he was wearing the night the incident occurred. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Friday (September 9th).

(Ashippun) An Okauchee man has been placed on probation for one-and-a-half-years for his role in burglarizing an Ashippun gas station. Thirty-one-year-old Blaise Bateman admitted to entering the business last December. Ethan Rau of Pewaukee is facing similar charges for his alleged part in the burglary. The 25-year-old Rau has further court activity on the calendar later this month.

(Watertown) There are still a few openings left to sign up for the Watertown Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy. The program is a free, 10-week course where the public can learn more about their local police department. The class meets every Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:15 beginning next Thursday (September 8th). A link to the application form can be found at

(Fond du Lac) A Campbellsport man died from injuries sustained in a traffic crash in the village of Campbellsport Tuesday. Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s officials say Wayne Lemke was driving a pickup truck west on Main near Elm Street around 3:46pm when he struck an unoccupied vehicle that was legally parked. The 77-year-old was pronounced dead when he arrived at St. Agnes Hospital for treatment. It is believed Lemke suffered a medical emergency which caused him to crash into the parked vehicle.

(Juneau) September is Preparedness Month in Wisconsin. Safety officials encourage everyone to take a few minutes to ensure they have the tools needed to respond to potential disasters and emergencies in their community. Dodge County Emergency Management Director Amy Haase (ha-zee) recommends creating an emergency plan and to practice that plan. She says citizens should also prepare an emergency kit with the four P’s: pills, pets, purses, and phones.

(Dodge County) School districts in Dodge County are receiving additional funding. The governor’s office recently announced a $90-million-dollar investment into K-12 education. This includes $15-million to double Tony Evers’ “Get Kids Ahead” initiative to provide mental health services to students as well as $75-million to support staffing shortages and other needs. The Beaver Dam School District is getting a combined $360-thousand-dollars. State Representative Mark born of Beaver Dam, co-chair of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, called it an election-year gimmick.