News – August 1, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Dodge County law enforcement is working together to fight the opioid crisis. Law enforcement agencies in the region have banded together forming the Dodge County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force. Mayville Police Chief Ryan Toellner is the Chair of the task force’s Board of Directors. Toellner says, effective collaboration is essential in fighting this crisis and that we must all fight as a team to put a stop to overdose deaths and the devastation that drugs have in Dodge County.

(Horicon) The head of the union representing waged employees in negotiation talks with John Deere Horicon Works says he is optimistic about the outcome, although he anticipates talks will extend potentially into October. Darrel Schepp explains employees are just looking for a fair contract representing the hard work they put in. This includes increased wages, better working conditions and benefits. Negotiations began last week, with the current union contract set to expire on October 1st.

(Poynette) Authorities have made an arrest in connection with the child who sustained a non-life-threatening bullet wound in Columbia County. The seven-year-old was shot in the leg Saturday afternoon around 2:45pm in on West Seward Street in Poynette.

(Lowell) A woman sustained severe injuries after being bucked off a horse in Lowell. The 20-year-old was found lying in a pasture by her mother Friday around 6:30pm. Clyman Lowell Reeseville Fire Chief Eric Howlett says MedFlight landed in the field near the accident scene and flew her to UW Hospital Madison.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Mayor Becky Glewen says a new chain sandwich show is poised to be opening in the city. Jersey Mike’s is moving into the former Papa Murphy’s restaurant on the northside. Glewen was our guest Friday on WBEV’s Community Comment. The mayor also shared a text received live on the air from owner of the Pizza Ranch. The restaurant moving into the former Ponderosa is slated to open in October or November.

(Beaver Dam) If you are listening to your hometown station WBEV right now on AM1430, you need to switch your dial over the FM so you can listen to 95-3 WBEV Powered by DailyDodge. Good Karma Brands CEO Craig Karmazin made the announcement on Wednesday about big changes ahead for our station as of today. All your favorite college and professional sports will remain on WBEV including the Brewers, Badgers and Packers and new this season: the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers will be broadcast on AM1430 after ESPN debuts on the frequency in two weeks, Monday August 15.