News – April 7, 2023

(Juneau) Governor Tony Evers was in Juneau Thursday for a roundtable discussion with local leaders on rural housing initiatives. Juneau and Reeseville recently received a $10.6 million Neighborhood Investment Grant, which includes an affordable childcare component. Private childcare providers receive rental waivers that allow for higher quality care, with higher pay for workers and lower costs for parents throughout the county. Dodge County Board Chairman Dave Frohling says if we get more people working and living here, it increases the tax base and allows the county to provide better services.

(Juneau) Dodge County’s new district attorney was sworn in Thursday. Andrea Will was tabbed by the governor to replace Kurt Klomberg who resigned in January. She served as an assistant district attorney in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office since 2008. During yesterday’s ceremony, Will called those who work at the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office “amazing.” She also credited the experience of the four new assistant DA’s she hired to round out her staff.

(Beaver Dam) A bill co-authored by State Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam was signed by the governor Thursday. Act 4 will give county jailers access to protective status benefits including an earlier retirement age and duty disability insurance. The bill was also co-authored by Senator Howard Marklein of Spring Green. The legislation passed both the Assembly and Senate with unanimous support earlier this year.

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam will transition management of the Kids Care center to the YMCA of Dodge County. Under the services agreement, which will go into effect on May 1st, the YMCA will oversee Kids Care operations while the hospital will maintain ownership. As part of the operational transition, Kids Care staff will become employees of YMCA of Dodge County. The Kids Care center is located at 1200 North Center Street in Beaver Dam.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School District has announced its 2022 Wall of Fame Award Recipients. This year’s Outstanding Alumni is 1934 graduate Margaret Macfarlane, who was one of the first female attorneys with the Index Digest Section Corporate Attorney’s Office. Bev Beal-Loeck, Gale Prinsen, and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Beaver Dam Branch were named Friends of Education. More information about each honoree is available at DailyDodge.

(Beaver Dam) A longtime member of the community and former chairman of the town of Beaver Dam has died. John Kuzniewicz passed away peacefully on Monday, April, 3rd. Kuzniewicz served the town of Beaver Dam for 24 years and was a member of the Planning Committee, Town Board, and was its chairman for four years. John Kuzniewicz was 81-years-old. He is survived by his wife Karla and three sons. A celebration of life will be held at Bayside Supper Club on April 30th.