News – September 24, 2016

Driver Charged With OWI For Injuring Child In Accident


9/24/16 – Cash bond was set at $10,000 yesterday for the Horicon woman accused of driving drunk when she crashed her vehicle, causing a three-year old child to be ejected for the car.  Noelle Deehr is facing one felony count of OWI Causing Injury.  The 32-year-old was traveling westbound on Town Road MM in the Town of Ashippun on Thursday when she lost control of her SUV and entered the south ditch, striking a steep embankment and a utility pole.  The three-year old was ejected and suffered non-life threatening injuries.  The child was flown from the scene by Flight for Life while Deehr was uninjured.  Her preliminary hearing is September 29.


Dodge County Board Member Resigns


9/24/16 – There is a vacancy on the Dodge County Board.  District Eleven Supervisor Wayne Uttke has submitted a letter of resignation.  No reason was given for the resignation.  Any resident interested in filling the Town of Ashippun seat should send a letter of interest to County Board Chairman Russell Kottke at 127 East Oak Street in Juneau by October 4.  Kottke will make a recommendation to the county board, which will likely be acted upon at its October 18 meeting.


BDUSD Wall Of Fame Recipients Announced


9/24/16 – Two new members will be inducted into the Beaver Dam Unified School District’s Wall of Fame this fall.  The late Harlowe Hoyt will be recognized as an ‘outstanding alumnus’ while Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation is being named a ‘friend of education.’  The outstanding alumni award honors graduates who have attained exceptional accomplishments in their field of work.  After graduating from BDHS in 1899, Hoyt had a long career as a writer.  He is best known for his book “Town Hall Tonight,” which has since been turned into a play.  Friends of education are individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the district and its students.  Apache is being recognized for its efforts to provide students with insight into manufacturing careers that are available upon graduation.  This is the 19th year the awards are being given.  There will be a banquet to honor the recipients at the Beaver Dam High School on Sunday, November 13.


Juneau Man Found Guilty Of Harming Child


9/24/16 – A Juneau man was found guilty yesterday of harming a one year old.  Jeremiah Hanke pled no contest to one felony count of Reckless Child Abuse Causing Great Bodily Harm while three other felonies were dismissed, two of which were read into the record.  The child had severe burns on multiple body parts after the 24-year-old had been watching her one night in May 2014.  Test results indicated that the child was likely submerged in hot water.  Hanke will be sentenced December 2.


Event Celebrates Dodge County Park


9/24/16 – A local festival is raising money for one of Dodge County’s parks.  Harnischfeger Park’s annual Fall Fest runs from 8 am to 5 pm today.  Events include: an 1840’s rendezvous encampment, hunting retriever dog training demonstration, and treasure hunt.  During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment program, Friends of the Dodge County Parks’ President Glenn Daily called this event a good opportunity to explore the 132-acre park.  Daily says hiking trails as well as non-stop tractor rides are able to take visitors to the north end of the park, where antique farm equipment will be displayed.  Admission is free but certain events cost money.  All proceeds are used to fund park projects, including repaving the basketball court.  Harnischfeger Park is located in the Town of Lebanon at W3048 Crawfish Road.


Festival Teaches Various Aspects Of History


9/24/16 – People have a chance to learn about various parts of history during a weekend-long event.  The Marsh Haven Nature Center is hosting the Fall Living History Festival.  Organizer Renee Wallen says there will be a variety of historical enactors on hand to demonstrate old-fashioned activities like candle-making and soap-making.  Today’s events run from 9 am to 9 pm and include presentations on wolves, astronomy, and the War of 1812.  Tomorrow, Wallen says people can learn more about, and possibly see, the endangered whooping crane as well as learn more about the historic fur trade.  The center is located three miles east of Waupun on Highway 49.  Daily admission is $3 per adult and $2 per child.


Gathering Aims To Fight Local Heroin Problem


9/24/16 – A gathering in Beaver Dam tonight aims to combat Dodge County’s heroin epidemic.  The Harvest Hope Project fundraiser is being held at Harvest Church.  On WBEV’s Community Comment program earlier this week, Event Organizer Selepri Amachree says the purpose is to unify the community to take action on stopping the problem.  A panel comprised of medical experts, law enforcement, and members of the criminal justice system will discuss their experiences with people combating drug addiction.  Amachree says there will also be a short film presentation that highlights the efforts of a community combating drug issues.  Amachree’s intervention band will perform toward the end of the event.  The Harvest Hope Project runs from 4-9 pm.  Tickets can be purchased for dinner, the concert, or both and are available at Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly and Rechek’s Food Pride.


Folks Encouraged To Celebrate Area Veterans


9/24/16 – People are invited to attend a celebration in Madison tonight.  The Badger Honor Flight is taking one of its day-long trips to Washington D.C. today to allow area veterans to see their respective monuments.  The return flight is expected to arrive at the Dane County Regional Airport around 9:15 pm.  Folks are encouraged to gather to welcome the veterans home.