News – February 6, 2023

(Horicon) Horicon Mayor Josh Maas wants potential developers to give the city a chance. He says there is already a success story with John Deere. Maas points out that they are in need of more service type businesses to come to Horicon. He also expressed a desire to expand and grow the city’s Kwik Trips, adding that they essentially serve as their grocery stores.

(Caledonia) A garage was destroyed by fire in the town of Caledonia over the weekend. The Portage Fire Department was called to N6709 Hillside Road around 4:25pm Saturday. Crews were not able to stop the blaze before the structure was a total loss. The siding on a nearby house was impacted. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for evaluation. The origin and cause of the fire was undetermined.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore has a “Food is Free” food pantry that operates 24/7/365. Store Manager Laura Goral says that the pantry is monitored by video and that she can see what is happening right on her cellphone. She says the pantry’s biggest needs are fresh fruit and dairy, but other items that do not take much preparation time are also acceptable. The pantry is located at 1022 Madison Street in Beaver Dam.

(Beaver Dam) Nominations are now being accepted for the Beaver Dam School District’s 2022 Wall of Fame Awards. Honors are given in two categories: Friends of Education and Outstanding Alumni. Nomination packets are available at the Educational Service Center and on the district website. Packets are due back by close of business on March 10th. Award plaques will be permanently displayed on the high school’s Wall Of Fame in the common’s area.

(Beaver Dam) (Wisconsin) Demand for chicks that will grow into egg-laying hens is growing with the rise in egg prices at the grocery store. The owner of Sunnyside Hatchery in Beaver Dam, Nick Levendoski, tells Fox 6 Milwaukee if you plan on having some hens around to provide eggs, do your research and be prepared to care for them. Levendoski adds that the possibility of more avian influenza in the spring could lead to even higher egg prices. Check with your municipality about chicken keeping ordinances. – WRN

(Mayville) Public comments are being accepted as part of the city of Mayville’s application for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The project includes the replacement of the existing water treatment system in the city. The DNR has determined that the project will not result in significant adverse environmental effects, though based on public comments received by their February 18th deadline, the state may prepare an environmental analysis before proceeding with the funding process.