(Juneau) The Dodge County Board will vote on an advisory resolution asking the state legislature to increase pay for assistant district attorneys. The resolution states the entry level pay for assistant district attorneys has not kept pace with the rate of inflation and is well below the national average. It also notes that the compensation rate is below other public and private sector attorney positions in both Dodge County and around the state. The hourly pay for assistant DA’s is roughly $27.24, which comes to about $56-thousand-dollars annually. The resolution was backed by the board’s Executive Committee this week and was advanced to the full county board for a vote at their February 20th meeting.
(Mayville) There will be no new construction projects in the city of Mayville due to a large bond levy two years ago in a redo of Bridge Street. Mayor John Guinn says he looked at the economic landscape for the city and determined this year was not a borrowing year. However, the mayor says there are smaller projects including Muzzy Street and Alley Street.
(Columbus) The Columbus City Council approved a conditional use permit to allow a car wash to be built at the Kwik Trip located at 204 Dix Street in the city. Developers say the project will add an amenity to Columbus and create 25 to 30 permanent jobs in the area. The cost of the project is estimated to be $2-million-dollars.
(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to sled safely and smart as snowmobile deaths are on the rise. Officials with the agency say snowmobile safety should be top priority while on your sled. They add that the Department of Natural Resources has seen too many fatalities already this year. So far, there have been nine snowmobile related deaths in 2023. Safety tips include never drinking and driving a snowmobile, operate within the limits of your skill, and looking both ways before crossing a roadway.
(Washington County) The Washington County sheriff is thankful no one was hurt as one of his deputies handled a mental health situation early Thursday morning. A 27-year-old Sheboygan man drove past a deputy parked in his squad car on Interstate 41 around 3:20am then aggressively ran up to the vehicle. Sheriff Martin Schulteis says signs of impairment were noted and the individual was resistive during the arrest process. He says the subject tried to run in front of a moving vehicle and asked deputies to kill him. A TASER was deployed to get him under control. Schulteis says he is pleased the subject, and his deputies, were not hurt and the individual will have the opportunity to receive much needed mental health services.
(Milwaukee) Governor Tony Evers has ordered flags to be lowered to remember a Milwaukee police officer who died on duty. Flags will be flown at half-staff next week to remember Officer Peter Jerving, who died while trying to apprehend a robbery suspect early Tuesday morning. He and the suspect, 19-year-old Terrell Thompson, shot and killed each other. – WRN