News – December 30, 2022

(Juneau) Dodge County’s district attorney is stepping down. Kurt Klomberg tendered his resignation Thursday to Governor Tony Evers. His last day on the job is January 13th. He served in the post since 2010 and has been a prosecutor in Dodge, Marathon, and Kenosha counties. Klomberg says he is sad to leave, but he has been provided an employment opportunity that is in his family’s best interests. He adds that it has been a true honor to serve the Dodge County community as district attorney and is proud of the accomplishments his office achieved.

(Columbus) A Columbus man was pardoned by the governor. Tony Evers Thursday announced another 171 pardons, bringing the total number of granted pardons to 774 since 2019. Among them was Ryan Zuehlke. According to the governor’s office, Zuehlke was a teenager who had aged out of the foster care system and committed a handful of crimes including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. In the two decades since the offense, Zuehlke has completed an apprenticeship program and worked for his local laborer’s union.

(Columbus) The Columbus City council discussed the reduced Area Aquatic Center hours at a recent meeting. The proposal is to close the pool at 8pm rather than 8:30 due to younger employees, unless there is an extremely hot day. Alderwoman Trina Reid was in favor of the change which was ultimately approved by the council.

(Waupun) Funeral services were held this week for longtime Waupun Alderwoman Nancy Vanderkin. She died on Wednesday, December 21st at Waupun Memorial Hospital with her daughters at her side. She was 74 years old. In her honor of Vanderkin, Waupun Mayor Rohn Bishop had asked that the city of Waupun flag be flown at half-staff at Waupun Utilities and Shaler (shay-ler) Park.

(Beaver Dam) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt encourages the community to go and see the Beaver Dam Swan Park Rotary Lights if they have not already. The lights will be turned off on Monday. Schmidt also encourages the community to come help take down the lights, but says it depends on the weather. He adds that donations are still being accepted for next year’s display at the gingerbread house.

(Fond du Lac) Following the crowning of the 2022 Miss Wisconsin as the 2023 Miss America, a Fond Du Lac woman will become the next Miss Wisconsin. Kylene Spanbauer will succeed Grace Stanke as the state title holder. Spanbauer was the first runner-up to Stanke in the Miss Wisconsin pageant in June. She also served as Miss Harbor Cities 2022. – WRN