News – February 2, 2023

(Juneau) The governor Wednesday announced his appointment for the vacant Dodge County district attorney position. Tony Evers named Andrea Will to the post, filling the vacancy created when former district attorney Kurt Klomberg resigned. She will serve the remainder of the unexpired term that ends in January of 2025. Will has been an assistant district attorney in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office since 2008 and will relocate to Dodge County.

(Hustisford) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion in the town of Hustisford over the weekend. The two suspects forced entry to the home on Indian Road during the early morning hours Saturday. They told the homeowner that they were law enforcement officers looking for a homicide suspect. The two men, described as white and one possibly has a southern accent, fled the home in a white Ford, single-cab pickup truck. Anyone with information about the incident or know who may own the pickup truck is asked to contact the authorities. An image of the truck is available at DailyDodge.com.

(Beaver Dam) State Representative Will Pentermen is working on a bill that would allow Wisconsin to recognize Veteran’s Day as a state holiday. Pentermen says Wisconsin is the only state that does not recognize it as a state holiday and that it is wrong. The Columbus Republican also cosponsored a bill that would reduce the time a resident would have to live in the state to receive in-state tuition.

(Beaver Dam) Habitat for Humanity Dodge and Washington Counties offers a critical home repair program. Director of Family and Volunteers Carly Gloff says the program targets minor repairs such as porch and cabinet fixing. Gloff adds that educational programs are also available for new homeowners so they can avoid unnecessary expenses and be prepared.

(Markesan) The Markesan School District is looking to fill a vacancy on the school board. The seat represents the towns of Fox Lake, Mackford, and Alto and those who live in those areas are encouraged to apply. Whoever is appointed by the school board will serve until April of next year. The person elected during the spring 2024 vote will serve a one year term to complete the original three year stint. The seat will be up for election again in April of 2025. Interested individuals should contact Board of Education Clerk Brad Krueger. Applications will be accepted through February 17th.

(Beaver Dam) Pasta with a Purpose returns to the Beaver Dam High School Thursday February 2nd. It is being held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in the high school commons. The cost is $8-dollars per person. All proceeds will benefit the United Way of Dodge County.