News – April 5, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved the final plat for a new residential housing subdivision on the northside of the city. Stoney Ridge is located near the YMCA of Dodge County, at the intersection of Olinger Road and Corporate Drive. Between 58 and 61 single-family residential properties are planned. The plat approved last night is for eastern half of the overall project.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Public Health Department is still struggling to fill open positions. Department Head Becky Bell told the county’s Executive Committee Monday they have had no applications for the public health officer role, which has been vacant since January, and registered nurse jobs. She says they are continuing to look at options to assist with recruitment.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is receiving grant funds to help better prepare their firefighters. The agency is a recipient of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant. It will be utilized for a Fire Ground Survival Training Course which is valued at $87-thousand-dollars. Included in the grant is a training trailer and props. Once completed, course participants will become certified fire ground survival instructors. This will allow Beaver Dam’s newly certified instructors to teach the fire ground survival course to its other members as well as other agencies in the region.

(Waupun) A Fond du Lac County supervisor from Waupun has announced his candidacy for county executive. Sam Kaufman is running for the position following the untimely passing of longtime Executive Al Buechel. Kaufman is an attorney and municipal prosecutor for local law enforcement. He is in his sixth year as a board supervisor and fourth year as a Town of Waupun board member. A special election is scheduled for June 7th. If necessary, a primary election will be held on May 19th.

(Juneau) You can get all election results from the greater Dodge County-area as they come in tonight on WBEV and once the polls close at 8pm. You can still listen to our interviews with each candidates for Dodge County Board and Beaver Dam School Board at

(Friendship) A Slinger man is facing charges in Fond du Lac County following a 16 mile pursuit with authorities. The 22-year-old was clocked speeding on I-41 in the town of Friendship around 8pm last night. The chase was terminated but Marinette County sheriff’s deputies arrested the man following another pursuit later that evening. He is facing charges of Fleeing and Second-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

(Waukesha) There will be no delay in the trial for the man accused in the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack. The trial for Darrell Brooks Jr. will proceed as scheduled, likely getting underway in October. The judge may grant Brooks’ defense team some scheduling leeway but will not delay the trial to next year. Brooks is accused of running an SUV through the parade route last November, killing six people – including a former Beaver Dam educator – and injuring dozens more. – WRN