News – September 10, 2022

(Beaver Dam) A Columbus man was arrested Friday for fleeing Dodge County authorities. A sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on Madison Road in the town of Beaver Dam just after 2pm. The 42-year-old driver fled the stop into the city of Beaver Dam before heading northbound on Highway 151. He continued to flee at speeds exceeding 90-miles-per-hour. A sheriff’s lieutenant was able to deploy road spikes, disabling the vehicle which came to a stop on 151 northbound near Highway 33. The northbound lanes were closed south of 33 until the driver was taken into custody for felony Fleeing and an OWI offense. During the incident, a dog escaped from the suspect’s vehicle causing issues with traffic in both the south and northbound lanes. The dog was finally caught and turned over to the owner. (Rubicon) A Juneau man accused of running from authorities was arraigned this week. Kenneth Wilkowski entered a not guilty plea to a felony charge of Fleeing. When questioned, Wilkowski reportedly said he was speeding because he was driving a sports car and it is fun to drive fast. If convicted, the 57-year-old faces up to three-and-a-half years in prison. (Madison) Anti-Semitic messages have been found written in chalk at several locations on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison this week. Rabbi Mendel Matusof says he worries the messages will make Jewish students fearful. Matusof, speaking with WKOW-TV. – WRN (Beaver Dam) The Patriot Tour made its way to Beaver Dam yesterday (Friday). The summer-long fundraiser for veterans sees multiple motorcycle riders carry one American flag, city-to-city, through all 50 states. Tim Fletcher, the flag bearer from Beaver Dam, received the flag yesterday which was followed by a welcome ceremony at the American Legion building. The flag is set to depart Beaver Dam today and head to the House of Harley in Greenfield. From there it will make its way to Countryside in Illinois. It’s final stop is in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Patriot Tour is organized by the Beaver Dam-based non-profit Nation of Patriots and has raised nearly $2-million-dollars since its inception in 2009. (Waupun) Volksfest returns to Waupun Saturday at the Community Center. Waupun Mayor Rohn Bishop says it was a huge festival at one time, but lack of volunteers and the pandemic ended it for a while. Now thanks to the Waupun Hockey Association it is back. He says it is a great place to enjoy locally brewed beer and polka music. Things get started with the Kiwanis pancake breakfast at 8am. The Waupun High School Band performs at 9am, the Tuba Dan Band at 10 am, 2/5ths Party Band at 2pm, and Copper Box at 7pm. (Theresa) A company from Dodge County, a member of the Something Special from Wisconsin program, won first place at the state fair. Confections for Any Occasion from Theresa is part of the program by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The business won first place in the Sweet Treats category for their Chocolate Berry Bogs during the Wisconsin State Fair Grand Champion competition in August. (Fox Lake) A Fox Lake man was elected to the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board. Jonathon Gibbs will represent Dodge, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara, and Winnebago counties. His three-year term began on September 1st. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board is composed of seven producers in seven districts across the state. (Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is urging Wisconsinites to make a plan to get boosted against COVID. People 12 and older are now eligible to receive updated COVID boosters (also known as bivalent boosters). Doses of the updated COVID boosters have started arriving in Wisconsin and will continue to be delivered to providers over the next several weeks. Pharmacies, health centers, and clinics are expected to make appointments available as their booster doses arrive. – WRN