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Nancy's Notions cancels 2019 Sewing Expo in Beaver Dam

One of Beaver Dam's major annual traditions is not to be this year. Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend, the large sewing expo held for 35 years that brought thousands of people to the city, has been canceled this year, the company announced in a Facebook post Wednesday. The post described the decision t


Beaver Dam man will not be charged in fatal 2017 crash

JUNEAU – Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg met with the family of Kayla Davis on Wednesday before announcing that there will be no further charges against Troy Kelm, 30, who was driving the vehicle that struck and killed Davis in 2017.


Winter weather advisory, winter storm watch issued for parts of southeast Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — A winter weather advisory and winter storm warning have been issued for parts of southeast Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service, the winter weather advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 for Jefferson County and Washington County. It remains in effect until noon


Investigators believe body found in Marshall cornfield, suspicious vehicle nearby linked

MARSHALL, Wis. - Police are investigating a body found in a Dane County cornfield Thursday morning. The Marshall Police Department said officers were investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Evergreen Village Mobile Home park when officers received a report of a body found nearby on Fir


Wisconsin Governor Evers Says He Will Take First Step To Legalize Pot

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says he will likely include a first step in his budget proposal to legalizing marijuana, according to WDIO. The first step according to Evers is to get medical marijuana legal in the state. Further discussions about eventually fully legalizing it to recreational use wou


Former Beaver Dam woman accused of assisting homicide suspect enters plea

JUNEAU – A former Beaver Dam woman, who is accused of helping the man charged with killing Bradlee Gerke Oct. 28, pleaded not guilty Wednesday when she appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Steven Bauer.


GALLERY: Beaver Dam String Fling

The 15th annual String Fling concert took place Tuesday night in the Beaver Dam High School field house. Orchestra students in grades 4-12 performed under the direction of Dawn Gaylord and Kyle Henrickson.


$5.9 million Megabucks ticket sold in eastern Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN (WKOW)– A Megabucks player is $5.9 million richer after a drawing Wednesday. Wisconsin Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at a Kwik Trip in Sheboygan, with the lucky numbers 1, 5, 28, 29, 37 and 44.


Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear Hanson's appeal in cold-case murder

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the case of an Oconto Falls man who was arrested 15 years after a murder. Peter Hanson was convicted in 2013 of the 1998 murder of 19-year-old Chad McLean of Green Bay. McLean disappeared after a night of drinking with Ha


Officer found justified in use of firearm involved in Beaver Dam shooting

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV) – The officer who was involved in a shooting that happened on Oct. 26 was justified in his use of his firearm, according to the Dodge County District Attorney in a statement released Wednesday evening.


Dodge County EMS overhaul discussed

Emergency services in Dodge County could be due for a significant overhaul. At a meeting of town chairs Wednesday, officials discussed the possibility of pooling EMS services in the county to account for struggles with work loads, staffing, response times and finances. Currently, people in Dodge Cou


Warrior wrestling maintains unbeaten conference mark

Waunakee’s wrestlers just keep on rolling. This week, they secured another conference victory on Friday to stay undefeated in Badger North duals, and then performed well in Saturday’s Rick Lawinger Invitational.


Dodge County 4-H trivia night set for March 16

The Dodge County Meat Animal Sale Committee will hold its annual community trivia night on Saturday, March 16. It is a non-sanctioned trivia contest to be held at Dodgeland High School in Juneau. Doors will open at 5 p.m., as there will be food and refreshments available, with trivia questions begin


Wisconsin diocese names priests accused of child sex abuse

GREEN BAY, Wis. - A Wisconsin diocese has released the names of more than 40 clergy members with substantiated allegations they sexually abused a minor. The Green Bay Diocese posted the names of 46 clergy on its website Thursday.


Wolc enters not guilty plea to aiding felon

JUNEAU -- A 32-year-old Fond du Lac woman, formerly of Beaver Dam, appeared at her arraignment Wednesday morning in Dodge County Circuit Court before Judge Steve Bauer. Rebecca Wolc was in court with her attorney Nolan Jensen where she entered a not guilty plea to one felony county of harboring or a


Dodge County crash victim identified

DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) -- A man killed in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 41 near the Town of Lomira on Jan. 10 has been identified by authorities Tuesday. Cale C. Dietrich, a 41-year-old man from Campbellsport was killed in a crash involving a Silver Ford pickup truck and a semi. Dodge County


GALLERY: Beaver Dam Parade of Bands

Fifth-12th grade students performed Monday night in Beaver Dam's annual Parade of Bands. The bands were directed by Kim Lopas (SKDS), Deb Battenberg (BDMS), Russell Diggins (BDHS) and Kyle Henrickson (BDHS).


Warrior hockey's win streak halted at five

It was quite the busy week for the Waunakee boys’ hockey team. The Warriors hosted three games in five days, going 2-1 over the stretch. After the Golden Beavers scored the game’s first goal barely a minute after the puck dropped, things seemed to be all Waunakee. Keegan Ripley tied the game four mi


Restaurant will 'transition' to new ownership

Calling it more of a sale and "transition" than a closing, restaurateur James LeBeau said his Chicago-style eatery, JB's on Third -- actually located at 301 E. Main St. after a midsummer 2018 move -- will see new ownership as LeBeau leaves the city for what he hopes are greener pastures in Waukesha.


Psychologist granted extension for exam in terror threat case

JEFFERSON — A psychologist was granted an extension to examine a 23-year-old Fort Atkinson man accused of forcing his way into Luther Elementary School and threatening to release his dog and harm students and staff.