News – December 7, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam will have a new municipal judge next year. Judge Kenneth Peters is retiring when his term ends on April 30th of 2023. He was first elected to the bench in 2007. Those interested in running must gather between 20 and 100 signatures and submit the proper paperwork to the Dodge County Clerk’s Office by January 3rd. The multi-jurisdictional court handles municipal matters or traffic infractions for the city and town of Beaver Dam, the city of Mayville, city of Waupun, and the joint police department of Neosho, Rubicon, and Ashippun.

(Columbia County) A man convicted in a homicide in Columbia County three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison. Jason Kijewski, formerly of West Allis, was convicted of First-Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of Keith Wolf. The judge did set a parole eligibility date after 30 years. According to the criminal complaint, the 45-year-old shot Wolf in the head while burglarizing Wolf’s home in the town of Leeds in 2019. – WRN

(Caledonia) A convicted sex offender will be living in a Columbia County town. Authorities say James Amour will be residing at N6590 West Lane Road in the township of Caledonia after his release from the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center on December 16th. The 60-year-old will be under the supervision of the Portage Office of Probation and Parole. Amour was convicted of First-Degree Sexual Assault in 1987. A picture of Amour is available with this news story at

(Juneau) A Dodge County led farmer group will be receiving funds from the latest round of Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants. Farmers for Healthy Soil and Healthy Water are a part of 43 other organizations selected by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Officials with DATCP say farmers will use the funds to work with conservation organizations to address soil and water issues specific to their local watersheds. Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soul and Healthy Water will be getting $37,960.

(Dodge County) The average price for a gallon of gas in Wisconsin has dropped below $3 a gallon. Triple A’s Fuel Gauge reports that statewide gas is averaging $2.99 yesterday Tuesday. That is .39-cents lower that the national average which is $3.38. Wisconsin’s average dropped nearly a dollar from a month ago. Motorists in Dodge County are also paying $2.99 for a gallon of gas on average.

(Wisconsin) Remembering Pearl Harbor. Governor Tony Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The governor noted that 54 servicemembers from Wisconsin were among the 2400 lives lost in the Japanese attack on the base, December 7th, 1941. More than 330,000 Wisconsinites served in World War II. The governor also proclaimed “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” across the state-WRN.

(Wisconsin) A federal investigation into Donald Trump is focusing on Wisconsin. Subpoenas issued to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell and Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson seek any and all communication with Trump and his campaign, including several key allies. Those include Dane County attorney Jim Troupis, who represented Trump in his attempt to overturn 2020 election results in Wisconsin and other states. Troupis sought to throw out hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots in Wisconsin. Christenson and McDonnell said they are not aware of any significant communications that have not already been made public. Similar subpoenas have been issued to clerks in Michigan and Arizona-WRN.