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Dodge County Board Member Resigns

Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:54am

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.

Juneau Man Found Guilty Of Harming Child

Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:53am

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.

BDUSD Wall Of Fame Recipients Announced

Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:53am

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.

Event Celebrates Dodge County Park

Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:52am

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.

Folks Encouraged To Celebrate Area Veterans

Sep 24, 2016 -- 5:51am

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.

Driver Charged With OWI For Injuring Child In Accident

Sep 23, 2016 -- 5:40pm

9/23/16 - Cash bond was set at $10,000 today 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.  

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