News – September 20, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department responded to a residential fire yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Crews were dispatched to 159 Burchard Street at 4:39pm. The department says the blaze started in the basement. They add that it is believed to be an electrical fire. One occupant was treated for smoke inhalation.

(Horicon) Horicon residents can now operate ATV’s and UTV’s on city streets. Signage for designated routes was recently installed by the city’s Department of Public Works with additional signage added by the county yesterday (Monday). The Horicon Police Department says no ATV or UTV may be driven between the hours of 10pm and 6am.

(Poynette) A Columbia County shooting range is now open to the public after renovations. The state DNR says the facility, located on King Road in Poynette, now features a handgun range with a bullet-catcher. Other improvements include 100 and 50-yard rifle ranges with updated benches, a 50-yard shotgun patterning range, and increased sound mitigation.

(Beaver Dam) There are new streets coming to the city of Beaver Dam, including: Mary Belle Lane, Orchard Court, Reuben Court and Rosie Terrace. All are part of the new Stoney Ridge subdivision which saw final plats approved last (Monday) night by the Beaver Dam Common Council. Neumann Developments is building 60 single-family homes over 18 months near Corporate Drive and Industrial Drive. Buyers can choose from six different floor plans. 

(Beaver Dam) A program tomorrow (Wednesday) in Beaver Dam seeks to create a safe space for the public to discuss discrimination and bias. The “Community Dialogue About Racism and Cultural Prejudice” is being presented by the American Association of University Women. The AAUW’s Annette Kamps says the purpose is to make the community more aware of cultural diversity, bigotry, prejudice, and racism. The community dialogue will begin at 7pm tomorrow at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater. It is open to the general public and admission is free.   

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac Police Department recovered over 61 grams of illegal drugs following a foot chase. Officers pulled a vehicle over near South Main Street and Sheboygan Street around 1:35pm Friday. During the stop, the 32-year-old driver from Oshkosh ran away from his vehicle. Police pursued the suspect on foot and observed the man reach into his waistband and toss several items to the ground. Authorities say he was arrested a short distance later and 61.8 grams of crack cocaine and marijuana were found at the scene of the crime.