News – April 6, 2021

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced yesterday (Monday) to life in prison for the 2019 shooting death of his ex-wife, Stacia Hollinshead of Illinois. The pair divorced two years prior when the victim brought their daughter to see the child’s grandparents in Beaver Dam the weekend she was killed. D-A Kurt Klomberg said the 33-year-old is a man of “terrible character” and a “coward.”

(Madison) The governor signed an executive order yesterday declaring a state of emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout the state. The action makes resources available, including the Wisconsin National Guard. The DNR has suspended all burning permits and is asking the public to avoid outdoor burning of any kind, including campfires.

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials reported one COVID death yesterday bringing the statewide total to 6,640. Statewide, active cases total 7161, a one-day decrease of 136 cases. Nearly 17-percent of Dodge County residents have gotten the vaccine while over 26-percent have had at least one dose.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council last (Monday) night hired MSA Professional Services for $65-thousand dollars to engineer designs for the restoration of the lagoon at Swan Park. The brick walls of the natural water feature at the historic park have been sagging in recent years. The city included $445-thousand dollars in their capital borrowing plan this year to address the issue.

(Beaver Dam) The residents on North Street in Beaver Dam will no longer be in the dark following council action last night. The 100 and 200 blocks will see new streetlights installed at a cost of around $1100.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Area Community Foundation has announced their spring grant cycle is now open. Eligible non-profit organizations located in Dodge County are invited to submit grant applications for up to $2,500. Projects should be practical, set into action within a near timeframe and have prospects for long-term sustainability. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More information is available at DailyDodge.com.

(Dodge County) The polls open at 7am /are open. There is a race for Columbus mayor on today’s ballot along with the special election for Scott Fitzgerald’s old state senate seat. There are contested aldermanic races in Columbus, Mayville, Waupun and Fox Lake and school board races in Waupun, Watertown, Fall River and Randolph. Voters in the Cambria-Friesland School District are seeing a $5-million dollars operational referendum over three years while Hustisford is seeking $900-thousand over three years for operations. A non-binding referendum in Clyman asks voters if the township should purchase land for a new town hall. The polls will be open until 8pm this evening. We will have election results throughout the night and into the morning here on WBEV-95x and DailyDodge.com.

(Green Bay) The Aaron Rodgers era of Jeopardy officially got underway yesterday. Rodgers started the show by saying thank you to the late Alex Trebek, adding he was in awe of his hosting style back when he was a celebrity contestant. The show was taped just days after the NFC Championship.