News – September 17, 2020

(Mayville) A shooting in the city of Mayville has resulted in four people being flown to area trauma centers. Multiple agencies responded to the Spring Glenn Apartments at 11-18 Horicon Street after Dodge County dispatch received a 911 call last night at 7:24pm. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says law enforcement, fire and EMS arrived to find four patients. Lifesaving measures were performed on all four individuals and they were transported by air to local health care facilities. The state Department of Justice says all four people are seriously injured, including the individual believed to be the shooter. Highway 28 was shut down between Clark Street and County Highway TW until around 4am this morning.

(Theresa) Names have been released of those involved in a fatal accident Tuesday morning in Fond du Lac involving a city ambulance. The State Patrol says a car driven by 28-year-old David Worley of Theresa went through a red light at Johnson and Main streets, striking the ambulance. Worley suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. His passenger, 21-year-old Jonathan Bruemmer of Fond du Lac, was taken to St. Agnes Hospital where he died of his injuries. The ambulance crew and a patient they were transporting suffered minor injuries.

(Dodge County) Dodge County reported a ninth coronavirus death yesterday – one of eight new deaths reported statewide – along with 18 more positive tests, bringing that total to 1,477 cases. Public health officials in Dodge County are actively monitoring 237 people while statewide there are 10,839 active cases. State health officials are reporting 1,408 new positive cases, which is 11.5-percent of 10,700 tests. There have been 1,228 deaths in Wisconsin to date.

(Waupun) A Dodge County prison is reporting new coronavirus cases, according to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Over the last week, Dodge Correctional has recorded 23 positive tests among inmates and that number now stands at 140 total confirmed cases. While positive tests did increase, the number of active cases declined from 89 last week to 67 yesterday (Wednesday). The facility also had five additional staff members test positive for COVID-19 in the past week, bringing that number to 12.

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam is indefinitely restricting inpatient visitation. The move, effective immediately, means no visitors will be allowed into their inpatient unit. Exceptions include one birth partner per delivering mother; end-of-life situations, when up to two adult visitors will be allowed; and if a patient is a minor child, they can be accompanied by one parent or guardian. Other areas, including outpatient surgery, clinics and emergency services, are not currently affected, but restrictions for Hillside Manor, Eagle’s Wings and Remembrance Home remain in effect.

(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College is extending their limited campus accessibility restrictions until at least January. In early June, Moraine Park announced its five-phased Reopening Plan and has now transitioned through nearly each phase. The college is expecting to enter their final phase as planned, on October 1. As part of the final phase, Moraine Park will continue to hold classes, events and activities, however campuses will remain closed to the general public. Facility rental and usage by external groups, including campus walkers, will remain unavailable until at least January.

(Menomonee Falls) More layoffs at Kohl’s. The department store chain is cutting 15-percent of its workforce at its headquarters in Menomonee Falls. There’s no word on just how many jobs that will be. A spokesperson says the move is driven by the coronavirus. There are no plans to close any stores. Kohl’s laid-off 250 people earlier this year, but that was before the pandemic. -WRN

(Wisconsin Dells) A perennial Wisconsin Dells attraction is closing down, permanently. The owners of the Tommy Bartlett Show say the ski show is not coming back next year. President Tom Diehl says that the loss of revenues from being closed for the 2020 season makes it impossible to reopen for 2021. The ski show had been in operation since 1953. -WRN

(Burnett) A Dodge County man was among nine people Governor Tony Evers granted pardons to. Thirty-three-year-old Richard Walker lives in Burnett with his wife and children. Walker was 19 years old when he got into a fight with another young man in June of 2006, which led to a disorderly conduct charge. Walker was among the nine applicants who went before the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board on August 18th that were granted pardons. The governor has now granted pardons to 65 individuals. -WRN

(Madison) The BIG10 announced yesterday (Wednesday) that the 2020 season is scheduled to begin the weekend of October 23-24. -WRN