Former Beaver Dam Mayor Honored Posthumously

6/8/11 – The son of Beaver Dam’s first full-time mayor says his dad would have been proud of all the major accomplishments taking place in the city. Ken Kachelski says it’s a statement to the city and its quality of life that so much positive growth has been taking place. City officials in Beaver Dam held a memorial dedication ceremony Tuesday morning for Robert Kachelski on what would have been his 84th birthday. Kachelski passed away last September and the common council unanimously approved a resolution in October that called for a memorial plaque and tree planting. It’s located next to the new police station between the Chamber offices on South Spring Street and the Historical Society on Park Avenue. Kachelski was in office when the museum moved from the old depot building to its current location in the former Williams Free Library.