Retired Wisconsin priest acquitted of sexual assault
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin jury on Friday acquitted a retired Catholic priest on charges alleging that he had sexually assaulted an altar boy over several years, starting in...
Accuser says priest assaulted him dozens of times
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A man has testified he was sexually assaulted dozens of times by a Fort Atkinson priest when he was a young boy.
That priest, William Nolan, is on trial in Jefferson...
Teen pleads guilty in Fitchburg fatal shooting
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a Fort Atkinson man in the parking lot of a Fitchburg apartment building last March.
Joshua McInnis was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors. Charges of first-degree intentional homicide and armed robbery, as well as a child abuse charge from another case were dismissed.
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Brookwood 58, North Crawford 49
Central Wisconsin Christian 64, Elkhart Lake/Glenbeulah 29
Chilton 63, Gibraltar 43
De Soto 69, Riverdale 28
Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 73, Cornell 42
Fennimore 66, Cassville 45
Green Bay West 76, Algoma 24
Hilbert 70, Shiocton 0
Horicon 69, Waterloo 67
Jefferson 79, Fort Atkinson 46
Kenosha Saint Joseph Catholic Academy 92, Kenosha Reuther 32
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The hearse and trailer used to haul amps, guitars and drum kits have been replaced with a Honda Pilot and a 2002 Chevy S-10 pickup with over 180,000 miles on the odometer.
The lone roadie is a 73-year-old former truck driver who married the keyboard player, while the lead singer has been a member of the band since its inception in 1965, in what some consider the most revolutionary year in music history.
JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — A retired priest is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an altar boy when he served at a Fort Atkinson church beginning in 2006.
FORT ATKINSON -- Fort HealthCare and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Education-Communication Sciences and Disorders Department will offer Speech Kids, a speech, language and social skills enrichment program for children ages 3-6, this summer.
Alvin (Al) Gerhardt Buchta passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born in the Buchta homestead in Aztlan Township, Jefferson County Wisconsin on February 28, 1928 to Eli and Marianne (Herschman) Buchta.
JEFFERSON -- Organizers said Monday they are pleased to announce the launch of "Glacial Heritage Solar," a solar group "buy program" available to property owners in and around Jefferson County.
"We're kicking off this exciting program on Wednesday at the Fort Atkinson Club Theater at 6:30 p.m.," a media release from the group stated. "The presentation will last about an hour with time for questions and answers."
Badger Conference senior all-star basketball games rescheduled for April 29
The 11th annual Badger North-Badger South senior boys and girls all-star basketball games have been rescheduled for Sunday, April 29 at Madison Edgewood, Fort Atkinson boys basketball coach Mike Hintz said Monday.
The games originally were scheduled for Sunday (April 15), but were postponed due to inclement weather and poor travel conditions.
Inclement weather postpones Badger Conference senior all-star basketball games
The 11th annual Badger North-Badger South senior boys and girls all-star basketball games scheduled for Sunday at Madison Edgewood have been postponed, it was announced Saturday night.
TRACK AND FIELD
Wautoma Invitational, 4 p.m. (Berlin, Hortonville, Lomira, Lodi, Portage, Waupaca, Wautoma, Wisconsin Dells)
Mount Horeb Quad, 4:15 p.m. (Dodgeville/Mineral Point, Monroe, Mount Horeb, Stoughton)
Mineral Point at Belleville, 4:30 p.m.
Baraboo at Beaver Dam, 5 p.m.
Columbus at Cambridge, 5 p.m.
DeForest at Mount Horeb, 5 p.m.
Fort Atkinson at Oregon, 5 p.m.
Hartford vs. Watertown at Washington Park, Watertown, 5 p.m.
Janesville Craig vs. Madison La Follette at Warner Park, 5 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Belleville Invitational, 4 p.m. (Albany, Belleville/New Glarus, Fall River, Monticello, Oregon, Pecatonica/Argyle, Wisconsin Deaf)
Portage Invitational, 4 p.m. (Adams-Friendship, Columbus, Nekoosa, Pardeeville, Portage, Reedsburg, Rio, Westfield/Montello, Wisconsin Dells)
Beloit Turner at Brodhead, 4:30 p.m.
Deerfield Invitational, 4:30 p.m. (Cambridge, Deerfield, Johnson Creek, Lodi, Markesan, Marshall, Palmyra-Eagle, Wisconsin Deaf)
- Watertown Daily TimesAttorneys for both sides spar in trialSeptember 14, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesLiteracy council issues call for volunteer tutorsMarch 29, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesWarming shelters are available in the areaJanuary 25, 2019
- Watertown Daily TimesValentine's Day raffle to benefit humane societyDecember 28, 2018
JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Literacy Council is looking for dedicated volunteers to work with adults who need help preparing for their GED, basic English skills or English as a second language. The council notes there is a great need in Watertown, Jefferson and Fort Atkinson.
JEFFERSON -- A Fort Atkinson man charged with numerous drug offenses in Jefferson County Circuit Court has entered into a plea agreement with the state and faces sentencing April 3.
TRACK AND FIELD
Madison City Meet at UW Shell, 4:30 p.m. (Madison East, Madison Edgewood, Madison La Follette, Madison Memorial, Madison West)
FORT ATKINSON 14, JANESVILLE CRAIG 3
Fort Atkinson 031 127 0 — 14 16 0
Janesville Craig 200 100 0 — 3 4 1
Pitchers (ip-h-er-bb-so) — Brandl (W; 6-4-3-1-4), Baker (1-0-0-0-1), Kealy (L; 7-16-12-6-1).
Leading hitters — FA: Vander 2x3, Congdon 2x4, Bosch 2x3, Hebbe 2x5, Unate 2x4, Kostroski 3x5. 2B — Pfeifer, Vander, Bosch 2, Kostroski, Romens. HR — Vander. JC: 2B — Dobkins.
Prep softball: Fort Atkinson, Milton roll to doubleheader sweeps of Janesville Parker, Janesville Craig
The Fort Atkinson and Milton softball teams opened their seasons Friday with comfortable sweeps of Janesville Parker and Janesville Craig in round-robin doubleheaders in Janesville.
In Fort’s first game, Sara Vander Mause went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double as the Blackhawks beat Craig 14-3.
Kiarra Kostroski had three hits, including a double, and Autumn Congdon went 2-for-4 for the Blackhawks (2-0).
FORT ATKINSON — Fort HealthCare’s Chief Executive Officer and President Mike Wallace has been named to the 2018 list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The list features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing health care in small towns and rural communities nationally.
Fort Atkinson man identified as fatal Fitchburg shooting victim, little new information available
The victim of a fatal shooting Monday in Fitchburg has been identified as Julian J. Patterson, 20, of Fort Atkinson.
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Patterson died from homicidal firearm- related trauma. No one was in custody as of Tuesday.
Fitchburg police Chief Chad Brecklin had little new information to offer about the investigation Tuesday.
The tournament began early on Saturday morning with dozens of pops and thuds as projectiles were set flying.
A line of arrows arriving at the end of the Portage High School gym became a line of groups as more arrows arrived, some scattered around the target, some in a tight group, tearing and blocking out the bullseye.
JEFFERSON -- Jefferson County Branch II Circuit Court Judge William Hue on Monday afternoon set bond at $50,000 cash for a Whitewater man accused of trying to kill a Fort Atkinson hotel proprietor Feb. 24. The substantial cash bond was set for Mark A. Salgado, 50, of Whitewater during a 12-minute court appearance.
Salgado is charged with one count each of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, substantial battery and kidnapping/confinement of another person. All are felonies.
By Steve Sharp
JEFFERSON — Havill Motors in Jefferson was acquired recently by Milwaukee-metro area car dealer Jim Griffin and is now operating under the name Griffin Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram.
Managing partner John Griffin spoke with the Daily Times Monday about the purchase of the business and plans for improvements, and for reaching out to the public of Jefferson County to address its automobile needs.
JUNEAU—Juneau Water/Wastewater Superintendent Tim Hayden resigned Monday, alleging "micromanagement” by the Juneau Utility Commission.
“Unfortunately, this was not an easy decision,” Hayden wrote in a letter of resignation approved 5-0 by the commission Monday night.
Hayden attended that meeting as water/wastewater superintendent. He said his last day in that capacity will be March 12.
JEFFERSON -- In a somewhat unusual case for Jefferson County, a Fort Atkinson pair is facing charges of "conspiracy to commit placing foreign objects in edibles" and attempted aggravated battery.
FORT ATKINSON -- The Jefferson County chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby will host a screening of "Saving Snow," a 53-minute documentary about the decline of winter, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson.
The event is free and open to the public. Following the film there will be a panel discussion with winter recreation providers in the community.
LAKE MILLS -- Richard R. "Dick" Porubsky, 82, Lake Mills, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital from chronic pulmonary disease after battling cancer and treatments for seven years.
He was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Milwaukee, the son of the late Rudolf and Sylvia (Cross) Porubsky. His family moved to Lake Mills when he was 6 years old.
Dick married Bonnie Taylor on June 1, 1957, at the First Congregational UCC in Lake Mills.
Arrowhead 58, Marquette University 46
Eau Claire North 87, La Crosse Logan 70
Fort Atkinson 58, Milton 55
Medford Area 67, Menomonie 57
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy 69, Young Coggs Prep 65
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- Debra "Debbie" Jean (Bergmann) Hady passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Brooksville.
Snowmobile crash victim was freshman at Fort Atkinson High School
Counselors were at Fort Atkinson High School on Monday following the death Saturday evening of a 14-year-old freshman, who crashed while snowmobiling on a trail in Jefferson County.
John Jaeckel died at the scene of the crash near Highway A and Advent Road, despite the efforts of multiple people, including other snowmobilers, firefighters and EMTs, to save him, the Jefferson County Union Times reported.
14-year-old dies in Jefferson County snowmobile crash
FORT ATKINSON, Wis. (AP) — Counselors are available to students at Fort Atkinson High School following the death of a freshman student in a weekend snowmobile crash.
Authorities say 14-year-old John Jaeckel, of Jefferson, was snowmobiling in Sumner Saturday evening, missed a curve on the trail and crashed. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says fellow riders tried to save the teen, but he died at the scene.
JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Literacy Council will host its seventh annual The Taste of Literacy Saturday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m. at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson.
FORT ATKINSON — Watertown’s boys swim team finished fourth out of seven teams at the Badger South conference meet on Saturday.
Rock Valley Conference
Edgerton at Evansville, 7:15 p.m.
Jefferson at Clinton, 7:15 p.m.
McFarland at Brodhead, 7:15 p.m.
Trailways South Conference
Deerfield at Madison Country Day, 7:15 p.m.
Fort Atkinson at Elkhorn, 7 p.m.
Beaver Dam at Plymouth, 7:15 p.m.
Belleville at Monticello, 7:15 p.m.
Johnson Creek at Orfordville Parkview, 7:15 p.m.
Lakeside Lutheran at Monona Grove, 7:15 p.m.
Lodi at DeForest, 7:15 p.m.
Rio at Madison Abundant Life/St. Ambrose, 7:15 p.m.
AREA CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS
Team scores: Stoughton 348; Waunakee 265; Sauk Prairie 251; Baraboo 177.5; Fort Atkinson 176.5; Reedsburg 136; Monroe 133; Watertown 122.5; Milton 114; Beaver Dam 113.5; Mount Horeb 99.5; DeForest, 84.5; Monona Grove/McFarland 77; Portage 66; Oregon 47.
Badger North Conference
DeForest at Baraboo, 2:30 p.m.
Portage at Reedsburg, 3:30 p.m.
Mount Horeb at Sauk Prairie, 7:15 p.m.
Waunakee at Beaver Dam, 7:30 p.m.
Badger South Conference
Monroe at Monona Grove, 1:15 p.m.
Madison Edgewood at Oregon, 7:15 p.m.
Milton at Stoughton, 7:15 p.m.
Watertown at Fort Atkinson, 7:15 p.m.
Milwaukee Bay View at Madison La Follette, 2:30 p.m.
Possible murder-suicide in Fort Atkinson; husband shot wife, later found dead, police say
A woman killed in Fort Atkinson early Wednesday allegedly was shot by her husband while sitting in a car, with the husband found dead later in the day in rural Jefferson County, police said.
The couple was not from Fort Atkinson, but Police Chief Adrian Bump did not say where they were from.
Police were called to South Third Street at about 6 a.m. Wednesday because a car had crashed into a building.
Officers found a woman deceased in the driver's seat, the woman with a bullet wound to the head.
Death investigation in Fort Atkinson, no active threat to community, police say
Fort Atkinson police are investigating a death in the city Wednesday morning, saying there is no active threat to the community.
Police wouldn't say if the investigation involves a homicide.
The investigation is centering around an area on South Third Street.
JEFFERSON -- Theresa M. Rueth, 74, of Jefferson, was born into eternal life on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at her sister's home in Jefferson, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on June 23, 1943, in rural Jefferson, daughter of the late Clarence F. Rueth and Veronica M. (Vogel) Rueth. Theresa attended St. Lawrence Catholic School and graduated in 1957. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Milwaukee, class of 1961.
Fort Atkinson boys basketball team knocks off Madison Edgewood in double overtime
Jesse Kutz scored 22 points and Connor O’Brien scored 20 on Saturday night to lead the Fort Atkinson boys basketball team to a 69-65 victory over host Madison Edgewood in double overtime.
Both teams scored two points in the first overtime, but Fort Atkinson (3-13, 2-7 Badger South Conference) put away the victory by scoring 10 points in the second overtime.
Michael Meriggioli scored 21 points and Kurtis Thelen added 11 points for Edgewood (6-11, 3-6).
FORT ATKINSON -- Donald F. Brown, 83, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Fort HealthCare after a short illness with his family at his side.
JOHNSON CREEK -- Kathleen "Katie" M. Braunschweig, age 75, of Johnson Creek, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.
FORT ATKINSON — Watertown’s boys swim team defeated Fort Atkinson 86-81 in a Badger South dual meet on Tuesday.
“It was an exciting meet,” Watertown girls swim coach Samantha Calliari said. “The team knew it was going to be a close one.”
The Goslings posted five first place finishes on the night, starting with the winning 200 medley relay team of Nathan Lampe, Cody Else, Shaun McCloskey and Brendan Williams in 1 minute, 54.32 seconds.