News – April 12, 2021


(Beaver Dam) Mayor Becky Glewen (glue-in) says Beaver Dam is fortunate to see new franchises opening their doors, considering the impact that the pandemic has had on restaurants and retail. Marshalls opened in the Heritage Village Mall on Thursday while the ribbon was cut on the neighboring Five Below two weeks ago. Ross’s Dress for Less is slated to open this fall and the downtown will see Great Harvest Bread open its doors in the next couple weeks. Glewen credits incentives from Tax Increment Finance Districts in helping attract new businesses.

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam is hosting a walk-in COVID vaccination clinic this week. Doors will open at 8am Wednesday, with doses being administered until 3:30pm or as supplies lasts. Those interested need to bring a photo ID and insurance card. On the day of the clinic, visitors are asked to use the courtyard entrance by the flagpoles.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported one COVID death yesterday bringing that total to 6,673. Dodge County has 161 death with 11,622 cases to date, a weekend increase of nine positive tests. Statewide, active cases total 8,565. Twenty-point-six-percent (20.6%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 29.9-percent have had at least one dose.

(Wisconsin) With most residents of nursing home and long-term facilities completing their vaccinations for COVID, restrictions on visits by family and friends are being more relaxed. Director of Housing and Clinical Services for LeadingAge Wisconsin Robin Wolzenburg (wolz-in-burg) says those homes and facilities are still using social distancing, face masking and other precautions, but if a resident has been fully vaccinated, they can have visitors.

(Juneau) This week has been designated as “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Wisconsin. To prepare for the upcoming severe weather season, on Thursday a mock tornado drill will be issued at 1:45pm and again at 6:45pm. For more information about preparing an emergency kit and on severe weather week visit A link will be available at

(Juneau) With the start of “Severe Weather Awareness Week,” farmers are being encouraged to prepare for unexpected disasters. Officials with UW Madison Division of Extension – Dodge County say to lessen the impacts of emergency events farm owners should develop and exercise an action plan. They say an emergency action plan identifies and organizes employers and workers responsibilities in preparation for and when responding to a disaster. To learn more visit

(Washington County) The Wisconsin State Patrol will conduct an aerial enforcement mission in Washington County today. Officials say the goal is to use aircraft and ground-based officers to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws along Interstate 41.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting alcohol compliance checks this spring and summer. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the goal is not to issue citations, but to educate and remind business owners and their employees about the importance of refusing the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors. The forfeiture for selling alcohol to a minor is $389-dollars for the first offense and $515-dollars for the second offense.

(Wisconsin) If you still have not filed your 2017 taxes yet, you may be about to lose your refund. The IRS says some $1-point-8-billion-dollars’ worth of tax refunds from 2017 are about to expire. In Wisconsin, around 19-thousand people are owed a total of $18-million-dollars. For help filling out your taxes, visit IRS.Gov. – WRN News