News – December 5, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Mayor Becky Glewen is proposing that the city use ARPA funds to purchase a shuttle that could supplement the current municipal taxi system. The shuttle would follow established routes targeting major shopping areas. Glewen anticipates that taxi rates will have to increase to meet actual costs of the service. She looks at the shuttle as a cost effective alternative that would help the income constrained and others. The city received $1.7-million in federal stimulus dollars and has spent around $400-thousand already.

(Beaver Dam) A new sandwich shop is opening in Beaver Dam this week. Jersey Mike’s is holding its grand opening Wednesday December 7th at 106 Frances Lane. Franchise owner Kyle Rowe says they are extremely excited to bring a Jersey Mike’s Subs to the Beaver Dam market. The business is holding a special fundraiser beginning Wednesday and going through Sunday December 11th to support the YMCA of Dodge County and Central Wisconsin Christian School. Customers who receive a special fundraising coupon can make a minimum $3 contribution in exchange for a regular sub.

(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health will be holding an upcoming flu vaccination clinic for area children. Health officials says the clinic is for those age four to 18-years-old who need their first time flu vaccination or a second dose. Intranasal vaccinations will be offered. The flu vaccination clinic will be held on December 13th from 8:30am to 5pm at the Dodge County Public Health Unit at 199 County Road DF in Juneau. Contact details to schedule an appointment is at DailyDodge.com.

(Dodge County) Just over 12-percent of Dodge County has received the updated COVID booster. That according to the Wisconsin Department of Health which says just over 10-thousand people have gotten the additional shot. A majority of that number are those aged 65 and older, at 34.3-percent. Over 50-percent of the county has completed the primary vaccination series. The state health department reports that 129-thousand residents received doses last week.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County authorities recovered a large amount of Ecstasy during a recent traffic stop. Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near Highway N last Thursday. A deputy detected indicators of drug use and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Law enforcement located over 900 Ecstasy pills with a total weight of almost one pound and a street value of roughly $27-thousand-dollars. The vehicle’s three-occupants, all from the Fox Valley, were taken into custody.