News – September 19, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Medical Examiner has declared a male subject located in Beaver Dam deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police Chief John Kreuziger says officers were dispatched at approximately 1:33am yesterday (Sunday) to an outdoor area near 1201 Madison Street. The incident is under investigation. Kreuziger says there is no threat to the public.

(Juneau) The Milwaukee woman who left a deceased infant in a garbage bag in a wooded area in the Town of Theresa was sentenced Friday. Karin Luttinen will spend six months in jail with work release and three years on probation. Judge Kristine Snow imposed a year-and-a-half in prison sentence and two years of extended supervision if the 46-year-old does not successfully complete her probation. Mental health treatment was also ordered. The infant was found dead in April of 2009. An autopsy concluded it was a stillbirth.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is reminding the public about the importance of working smoke detectors, following a weekend structure fire. Crews saw smoke and flames when they arrived at 504 South Center Street Friday evening. No injuries were reported. The flames were contained to the kitchen. The residents were displaced due to smoke and water damage.

(Beaver Dam) Veterans and their families are invited to attend a mental health summit at the Fond du Lac County Expo Center tomorrow (Tuesday). There will be several services and employment opportunities detailed. Dodge County Veterans Service Officer Andy Miller is the MC while speakers include the secretary of the state Veteran Affairs Department and the deputy director of the Milwaukee VA Medical

Center. The 2022 Milwaukee VA Health Summit is from 9am to 3pm tomorrow. The event is free and open to the public.

(Juneau) Voters in the Hustisford School District may see a referendum question on their spring ballot next year. Several community planning workshops are covering what the district’s biggest facility needs are, its master plan, and if a referendum is the best path to address these issues. Noted areas of improvement include school safety, HVAC, traffic flow, windows, fixtures, and furnishings. The next workshop is scheduled for September 28th at 6:30pm at the elementary school.

(Wisconsin) Several Wisconsin Schools will soon be able to fly a special new flag outside their buildings after being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022.  Eight Wisconsin schools have achieved the honor alongside 289 others from across the country.  The designation is based on the school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing academic achievement gaps.  Locally the schools flying the National Blue Ribbon Flag include Theresa Elementary in the Lomira School District along with Sullivan Elementary in Jefferson County.