(Watertown) A GoFundMe page has been setup to help the family impacted by a triple fatal fire in Watertown. The blaze happened overnight Friday the 9th in the 100 block of Western Avenue. While authorities did not identify the victims, it is now being reported they were children. According to those who established the GoFundMe, the mother was at work while the fire started. They say she lost everything, her home and three of four kids. The fundraising goal is $25-thousand-dollars with over $15-thousand raised so far. A link to the GoFundMe can be found with this news story at DailyDodge.com.
(Juneau) Residents have until this Friday to give input on a five year update of Dodge County’s parks, outdoor recreation, and open space plan. Officials with the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department say the plan will help reassess priorities and recommendations to help guide decisions that are crucial to the success of the county’s parks and trails system. A county-wide parks and trails survey is available online on the Dodge County website which will be open through Friday. More information is available at DailyDodge.com.
(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam elementary school was recently recognized for sustained success in raising student achievement. Prairie View Elementary was named by Solution Tree as a Model Professional Learning Community at Wok, or PLC. District officials say the school’s successful implementation of the PLC process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. They add that one of about 200 schools and districts in the US and Canada receive this honor.
(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Elks Lodge will be holding their Annual Christmas Basket Program later this month. Now in its 71st year, the effort provides all the fixings for a holiday meal and more to those in need around the holidays. Elk’s members are setting up shop at Summit Ford Beaver Dam, off North Spring Street, on December 24th packaging the food products. Coordinator Rob Radig says volunteers who would like to help fill baskets are asked to arrive around 8:30am. Those interested in volunteering to deliver a basket should start lining up in their vehicle around 9am.
(Wisconsin) There are just a few days left to sign up for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to sign up for coverage with the Health Insurance Marketplace is the 15th of December. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is offering assistance to those who need it online at Wis-Covered-dot-com, or you can get help over the phone by calling 2-1-1. Advocates will walk you through the process and help you find out if you qualify for free or reduced-price plans. – WRN