News – February 2, 2022

(Juneau) Dodge County received over $72-million-dollars in project proposals that seek a portion of their American Rescue Plan Act funding. The county is slated to receive just over $17-million in Rescue Act dollars. Counties must commit to spending the money no later than 2024 and be expended by the end of 2026. The county board heard proposals during a meeting last night. The newly formed ARPA Project Evaluation Committee will review each request and score them based on need, feasibility, and objectives. They will then be introduced to the county board for a final vote. A link to all funding requests is available at

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Chamber is encouraging area businesses leaders to attend a virtual presentation with officials of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. The WMC Foundation recently released its Wisconsin 2035 report which is an economic blueprint for the state to be successful over the next 15 years. The hour-long virtual presentation covering the report’s findings will be tomorrow beginning at noon. A link to RVSP is available at

(Beaver Dam) Prairie Ridge Health’s new clinic in Beaver Dam is now open. The facility, located at 134 Corporate Drive, opened its doors to patients Tuesday. Prairie Ridge Health Director of Clinics Hannah Young says the convenient location, modern architecture and open design offers a welcoming environment for their patients. More information is available at

(Wisconsin) The presence of a new coronavirus variant is confirmed in Wisconsin. Public health officials in Madison say there’s only one case of the new omicron variant known as B-A-2 in Dane county, but more are likely coming. Doctors say the new strain appears to be more than 50-percent more contiguous than the original omicron variant. – WRN

(Dodge County) Dodge County health officials confirmed two COVID deaths Tuesday. That brings the total death count to 289 with 247 confirmed and 36 probable deaths. The seven-day daily average of new cases per 100-thousand people is now under 100 after reaching an all-time high of 302.4 two weeks ago. Yesterday’s figure was 99.3. However, 25-cases and above is what health officials classify as the “tipping point.”

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam police are investigating the death of a teenager who was involved in a car crash last Monday. Authorities say the accident happened at Gateway Drive and Frances Lane just before 10pm. They believe the crash involving the 16-year-old from Beaver Dam was caused by a medical condition.

(Berlin) Green Lake County authorities are seeking information about a bar that was burglarized last week. Deputies responded to Clem’s Bar in Berlin on Friday and gathered evidence at the scene. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the county’s crime stoppers tip line at 1-800-GET-THEM.