(Beaver Dam) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday at the Beaver Dam High School to recognize the renovations undergone at the facility. The event capped over a year-and-half of work stemming from a $49-million dollar referendum approved by voters in the fall of 2016. Superintendent Mark DiStefano says it has been a long journey and that the fruits of their investment will provide for students, staff and the community for 50 plus years. High School Principle Crystal Bates thanked the community for supporting the district and felt a sense of pride when voters approved the referendum. CG Schmidt was hired as contractor and Vice President Eric Schmidt said he was proud to be a part of the project. School officials also thanked teachers, the buildings and grounds crew, the Beaver Dam Police and Fire Department and former school superintendent Steve Vessey for their contributions.