News – September 6, 2022

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac authorities responded to reports of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of CTY Road Q and Calmar Road over the weekend. Initial investigations suggested the vehicle was traveling westbound on Cty Road Q, failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection with Calmar Road, before leaving the roadway and striking several trees. Deputies and a K9 unit were dispatched to search for the driver which witnesses say fled the scene on foot. A call into the Communications Center from a friend identified the driver as Mitchell Titel. The 36-year-old reported he was lost in a nearby woods and experiencing shortness of breath. Titel was located safely several hours later. The crash is under investigation, alcohol may have been a factor.

(Horicon) The Horicon Police Department will be ramping up their speed enforcement efforts. The agency says their main focus will be on drivers who are trying to beat the trains at the several crossing throughout the city. The department is working on solutions for all to be able to function in Horicon, by not inconveniencing traffic flow as well as impacting the trains scheduled deliveries. The speed enforcement efforts will take place over the next several months.

(Dodge County) A Dodge County man played a vital role in finding photos of Vietnam veterans for a virtual memorial. Andrew Johnson helped located over one-thousand pictures of Wisconsin Vietnam veterans whose names are engraved on the memorial wall in Washington D.C. The pictures are featured on a website called “The Wall of Faces” and include a brief profile. Johnson, a newsman by trade, contacted small town publishers and had all Wisconsin soldiers accounted for by 2015, then spent five years assisting in the nationwide search. The final picture was located last month. Johnson was commended by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund for his role in helping complete the “Wall of Faces.”

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac School Board has announced a special meeting scheduled for 5pm Tuesday following the resignations of four top administrators within the Fond du Lac School District. Director of Human Resources Stacey Bramstedt, Director of Pupil Services Katie Moder, Evans Elementary School Principal, Amy Rettler and the District communications director Nicole Noonan have all resigned. The board plans to first convene in executive session to discuss the recent resignations and then meet in special session to appoint interim directors of Human Resources and Pupil Services, and interim assistant principals at Theisen and Sabish Middle Schools. The Board is also slated to consider eliminating the coordinator of communications position instead creating a marketing and public relations specialist position.

(Beaver Dam) The ribbon has been cut on the latest restaurant to open in Beaver Dam. Damsel’s is located at 302 South Spring Street. The establishment features a rotating wine cellar with twelve bottles of wine available by the glass or in flights of four as well as a collection of signature bourbons and craft cocktails. There is also a full menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.