Wild Rose, WI

Goetsch, Daniel C.

Daniel C. Goetsch, age 75, of Weyauwega passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Theda Care Regional Medical Center of Appleton. He was born in New London on May 31, 1946, son of the late Clifford and Mabel (Impelman) Goetsch. Dan graduated from Weyauwega-Fremont High School in 1964. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Following his time in the service, he worked as a union laborer for Cottrell Plastering for 35 years. He recently received his 50th year Anniversary pin from the Union. He then worked for the Village of Fremont for 10 years in maintenance. He was a member of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega. Danny enjoyed life and lived it to its fullest. He made people laugh and always had a smile on his face. Wherever he went, there was always a pot that needed to be “stirred”. It was always a good time when Danny was there.
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Amherst Man Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash Near Wisconsin Dells

WISCONSIN DELLS, WI (WSAU) — A 61-year-old Amherst man was killed in a crash along Interstate 90 near Wisconsin Dells on Tuesday. According to the state patrol, the unidentified man was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 34-year-old Madison man that crashed into two commercial vehicles shortly before 9 PM.

UPDATE: Individual arrested after pictures of a gun found, increased police presence at Weyauwega-Freemont School District

WEYAUWEGA, Wis. (WFRV) – The Weyauwega-Fremont School District has released information regarding the threat made to the school district. According to a letter to parents, local law enforcement worked overnight on the situation and was able to minimize the threat and found images of a student with a handgun had surfaced. Through the investigation, they arrested an individual and charges are pending.

Arrest made in threat that shut down Weyauwega-Fremont schools

One person has been arrested in connection with a threat that shut down he Weyauwega-Fremont School District. Kids were kept home today after a reported threat was discovered on Tuesday. District officials say the threats included a note found by students in a classroom–and later, pictures of a student holding a handgun. There will be an additional police presence at Weyauwega-Fremont schools when classes resume tomorrow.

1 killed, 3 injured in crash near Wisconsin Dells

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — A portion of I-90/94 is back open Wednesday morning after one person died and three others were injured after a crash Tuesday night in Sauk County. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, authorities responded to the crash around 9 p.m. in the westbound lane of I-90/94 near Wisconsin Dells. Three people were driving in a Honda...

Gjertson, Dona May

Dona May Gjertson, age 97, of Iola died Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Wells Nature View Assisted Living in Marshfield while under the care of Heartland Hospice. Dona was born on May 7, 1924 in the Town St. Lawrence, daughter of the late Olaf and Ella (Knutson) Olson. She married Herman Gjertson on June 7, 1947 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iola. She was a graduate of Iola High School. Dona worked at Hanson Glove Defense Plant in Milwaukee where she sewed parachutes from 1942-1944. In 1946, she graduated from the Milwaukee School of Beauty Culture. She worked at Vernae Beauty Shop and the Iola Beauty Shop. After their marriage, she assisted Herman with bookkeeping for his Morning Glory Distributorship. Dona was a lifelong member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iola. She enjoyed knitting, sewing and traveling. She and Herman drove yearly to Arizona to visit their daughter Mary and family.

Arrest made after threatening note found at Weyauwega-Fremont schools

WEYAUWEGA (WLUK) -- The Weyauwega-Fremont School District is closed Wednesday after images of a student with a handgun surfaced, district administrators say. One person has been arrested. District Administrator Phillip Tubbs explained in the first of two letters to parents that a note with threatening images was found by students...

Stevens Point scrambling for winter sports workers

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - Stevens Point Parks and Recreation is struggling to get more employees to help run its winter activities. The shortage could mean cuts to some family favorites. Iverson Park is home to activities such as sledding, skating, and the toboggan run. But the city of Stevens...

McCain Foods plans expansion in Plover

McCain Foods USA has announced an expansion of its processing plant in Plover. The supplier of frozen appetizers, and snack food products across the country announced the $169-million expansion on Monday. The Plover will add an additional production line to the facility that supports a new cheese-based appetizer line in operation 24 hours a day.

United Way will hold Candyland-themed celebration for 2021

The United Way of Portage County will bring its 2021 fundraising campaign to a close on Dec. 8 with a special celebration at the SentryWorld Atrium. Wednesday’s victory celebration will be Candyland-themed and begin at 4 p.m. at the SentryWorld Atrium. In-person participation is being limited to representatives of the United Way, sweepstakes qualifiers, and the press. The public is welcome to participate through Facebook Live on the United Way of Portage County Facebook Page.