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Watertown man receives jail time for abusing wife

JUNEAU—A 57-year-old Watertown man will serve time in jail for misdemeanor battery for abusing his wife. Dennis Saxby entered a no contest plea Tuesday to three misdemeanor counts of battery and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. A felony physical abuse charge was dismissed but it was read into the record. Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Brian Pfitzinger accepted Saxby’s plea and withheld sentencing and placed Saxby on probation for...
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Oconomowoc Common Council to look at plan to control deer population

OCONOMOWOC — The Common Council will consider a deer management strategic plan Oct. 4, according to Oconomowoc Mayor Bob Magnus. The Committee of the Whole previously discussed the topic with no motion on Sept. 6. The proposal would allow hunting on certain city owned land to control and manage the abundance of deer that are in the city limits. The current ordinance does not allow for deer or small game hunting on city lands.

Fort Fire Department responds to house fire

Update: The Jefferson County Scanner Facebook page has reported that the fire in the 400 block of Edward St., Fort Atkinson, has rekindled. The Fort Atkinson Fire Department has responded to a call of “flames showing on the second floor.” The scanner posted its update at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday.
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Oconomowoc boys best in Midwest

JANESVILLE — The Oconomowoc boys cross country team stood out in a crowd Saturday. The Raccoons netted 78 points to win the 84th annual Midwest Invitational at Blackhawk Golf Course by 72 points over Gurnee (Ill.) Warren. At a glance: Up next. What: Middleton Invitational Boys Cross Country Meet.

Watertown man arrested for seventh OWI offense

A Watertown man was arrested late Sunday for his seventh driving drunk offense. Justin Ready, 45, was allegedly stopped by a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper at 11:12 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 39/90/94 in Dane County, according to a release from the Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post. Ready was pulled over for a lane deviation. During the stop, a trooper observed signs of impairment. Officials say after administering standardized field sobriety tests, Ready was taken into custody for operating while under the influence-seventh offense, according to a release from the Wisconsin State Patrol DeForest Post. No court date has been set for Ready.

Multiple agencies respond to fire at Fort Atkinson home

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Over a dozen agencies responded to a fire late Wednesday morning at a home in Fort Atkinson. The Fort Atkinson Fire Department responded to the fire on the 400 block of Edwards Street and called in other departments to assist. Volunteer firefighters and members of the Fort Atkinson Police Department were also on scene.

Griz offers to pay fans' police citations at Triple Rainbow festival; Alpine Valley apologizes

Alpine Valley Music Theatre wrapped up its busiest season since 2003 by hosting an EDM festival for the first time in its 45-year history. But fan feedback at Triple Rainbow, a two-night festival Sept. 16 and 17, was so harsh that the East Troy venue offered an apology on social media, and headliner and EDM superstar Griz said he was "beyond upset."

Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for Huber inmate who did not return from work

WATERTOWN, Wis. — Deputies in Jefferson County are searching for an inmate who they said walked away from a worksite Monday. Ryan Wolter, 30, is part of the county’s Huber program, meaning he has work release privileges. Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials said Wolter did not return after working in Watertown Monday. He reportedly has several ties to the area.
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Business Over Breakfast with Kwik Trip director

OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce will hold Business over Breakfast from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. on Oct. 6 at Oconomowoc Community Center, 220 West Wisconsin Ave. Kwik Trip Director of Corporate Communications, Leadership Development, and Training John McHugh will travel from La Crosse to share information with Oconomowoc businesses about Kwik Trip's culture of employee engagement and how it contributes to their success. Happy and engaged employees create genuine connections with customers, turning them into loyal customers. Visit https://business. for more information.

It’s ‘Artrageous’ in Oconomowoc!

Now in its eighth year, Artrageous, a one-of-a-kind show blending dance, creativity and art, returns to the Oconomowoc Arts Center, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Artrageous, which features a performance troupe of 10 artists and dancers, formed in Vancouver, Canada in the 1980s as a street performance group. Artageous now performs shows, which include popular music, dance, puppetry and creating giant paintings, worldwide.
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Pagenkopf Funeral Home moves to new location in Summit

OCONOMOWOC — Pagenkopf Funeral Home has been at its existing facility in Oconomowoc since 1967 when Kevin Pagenkopf’s grandparents built it. His great-grandparents started the funeral home in 1913 in the Town of Ashippun. Now the funeral home has moved into a bigger location in Summit at 2228 N. Silver Maple Lane. There will be an open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

United Way Diaper Bank opens doors at new permanent location

MILWAUKEE — The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County on Wednesday unveiled the new location dedicated to its Diaper Bank. The Johnson Controls Volunteer Center is the new home for the Diaper Bank, where volunteers from the company dedicated their time to repackaging the diapers. "New parents...

Jefferson Dream Nutrition joins Jefferson Chamber

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jefferson Dream Nutrition LLC has joined as a new member. According to a news release, Jefferson Dream Nutrition, 1031 South Main St., Jefferson, creates individual, personalized, energy drinks, iced coffees, teas and shakes. Additionally, the company serves homemade flourless waffles, bowls, donuts...