Dodge County Sheriff’s Picks Narrowed

Governor Scott Walker has interviewed the two finalists to fill out the remainder of the term of Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls. His spokesman Cullen Werwie t says the finalists for the position are Sheriff’s Lt. Patricia Ninmann and retired Sheriff’s Detective Robert Neuman. They were chosen from a field of 14. Nehls retired earlier this month, mid-way through his third term. Chief Deputy Blaine Lauersdorf is currently serving in the role of acting Sheriff.  Lauersdorf had planned retiring himself effective this Friday, but  he has extended the date of his retirement by one week to Friday, April 12. Patrol Lt. James Ketchum is currently serving as the Interim Chief Deputy. The permanent Chief Deputy will be chosen by the next Sheriff, after the position is posted and the civil service process is complete. Either Ninmann or Neuman will finish out Nehls term, which expires at the end of next year.