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Bail set for trio accused of kidnapping man in Madison, killing him near Portage

PORTAGE, Wis. — A Columbia County judge set significant bail amounts Friday for three people facing homicide charges for allegedly kidnapping a man in Madison before killing him near Portage last month. All three defendants — 28-year-old Jesse Freiberg, 38-year-old Laura Johnson, and 21-year-old Ja’Kenya Patty — face one count of first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime. Judge Troy Cross...
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Select boat launch in Green Lake to close for July 4 celebrations

GREEN LAKE, Wis. (WFRV) – With July Fourth celebrations right around Green Lake Police Department is reminding residents of an upcoming closure. According to the department, the Park Drive boat launch will be closed from 6 am. until midnight on July 4. Officials say the closure is to allow...

Pop-Up Dinosaur Egg Scavenger Hunt in the Park!

Parker N. Rex, the mascot of the Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has hidden 10 giant dinosaur eggs in a Sun Prairie Park! Can you find one?!. This independent activity will start at 10:00 am when the location of the hidden eggs is posted to the SPPRF Facebook page. Families and individuals should show up in search for the the eggs.

Green Lake Co. deputies use drones and K-9 unit to locate suspect of domestic disturbance in Kingston

GREEN LAKE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – On June 30, a ‘Code Red’ message was sent out just after midnight in the Village of Kingston and local deputies have released why. According to a release, the Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident on Vine Street to locate the suspect of a domestic disturbance who had fled the scene on foot. Deputies say that when they were at the victim’s house, the suspect came back to the scene and then fled once again.

Worth the Drive: Beaver Dam

Experience an invigorating mix of heritage, creative expression and small-town charm with a short drive to Beaver Dam! Located an hour from the Fox Cities, Beaver Dam is the largest city in Dodge County with a population of only 16,708 at the 2020 census. As the area continues to flourish, new visitors are now discovering its exciting historical roots, community-focused events and spacious areas to explore.

Girls basketball: Verona’s Paige Lambe commits to St. Cloud State

Verona senior Paige Lambe has announced her commitment to play women’s basketball at Division II St. Cloud State. Lambe helped lead the Wildcats to a Big Eight Conference co-championship with Sun Prairie. Verona finished the season 21-5 and lost to Waunakee in a WIAA Division 1 regional final. Lambe...

2022 Local Fireworks Times

Campbellsport will celebrate Independence Day with the Fireman’s Picnic activities July 2-4. The weekend begins with a fish fry from 3 to 8 p.m. July 2. July 3 highlights include water fights and live music with the fireworks display at dusk. The annual car show will be July 4. There will be a parade at noon and live music 1 to 5 p.m. Available all weekend will be carnival rides, food and beverages.

6/30/22 Ripon Man Wanted By Green Lake County Authorities

The Green Lake County Crime Stoppers Program is looking for a 28-year-old Ripon man who is wanted for failing to appear in court on narcotics possession charges. Chief Deputy Matt Vande Kolk says Jordan James Kahn is wanted on a felony warrant. Kahn has been wanted since March and is believed to still be in the area. Information on Kahn can be reported anonymously to the Green Lake County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-438-8436, texted to GETTHEM at 847411 or emailed to Tips may be eligible for a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of Kahn.

Habitat for Humanity seeks help for Stoughton site

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is seeking construction volunteers to address a critical on build sites in Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Madison. In a Habitat for Humanity of Dane County news release last week, CEO Valerie Renk said the group hasn’t seen volunteer numbers return to pre-pandemic levels.

Worth the Drive: Green Lake

Hiking trails and beautiful parks, award-winning golf courses, a bustling arts and entertainment community and the state’s deepest natural inland lake, boasting 27.5 miles of shoreline—those are among the ingredients needed in the recipe for a good life along the shores of Green Lake. Located just one hour from the Fox Cities, Green Lake is not only the perfect destination for a day trip, but the city and greater Green Lake area offer plentiful activities for a long weekend or week vacation.

7/1/22 Cormac Madigan Receives Third Team Academic All-American Recognition

RIPON — Cormac Madigan, a Ripon College senior from Rosendale, Wisconsin, has been selected for the 2022 Academic All-America Third Team in baseball by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This award recognizes a limited number of collegiate student-athletes across the country for their outstanding accomplishments within...