News – December 29, 2022

(Beaver Dam) A local non-profit has received a large donation to help expand their facility in Beaver Dam. Church Health Services recently got a $325-thousand-dollar check from the Beaver Dam Community Hospitals Foundation for expanding and renovating their building located at 115 North Center Street. The organization provides dental, medical, and mental health services to low-income children and adults living in South Central Wisconsin. The money will go towards constructing a reception and waiting room area and increasing confidential therapy spaces.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Unified School District is exploring the idea of providing childcare services for its staff. Superintendent Mark DiStefano says the planning is in the early stages and that it would be a (quote) “value add.” He says as an employer, the school has an obligation to serve the Beaver Dam community and bring back as many people as possible.

(Wisconsin) Last week’s snow and bitter cold forced the Red Cross in Wisconsin to cancel several big blood drives, and now they need your help. Communications Director Justin Kern says about 900 units of blood went uncollected. You can help by scheduling an appointment at red cross blood-dot org. You can find a link with this story at – WRN

(Columbus) Columbus High School Football Coach Andy Selgrad was recently named the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Year. Selgrad guided the team to a perfect season and a state championship this past November. Columbus Schools Superintendent Jacob Flood says the award puts the school in a statewide spotlight and is well-deserved.

(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man is facing First-Degree Reckless Homicide charges for allegedly supplying the drugs that lead to an overdose death. Fredrick Ware is also facing two counts of Delivering Heroin and an additional charge of Cocaine Trafficking. According to the criminal complaint, Ware supplied the drugs that led to the death of a Fond du Lac resident last February. Cash bond was set at $250,000 during the 49-year-old’s initial appearance in court and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 10th.