News – February 8, 2023

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board will soon vote on the next emergency management director. The board’s Executive Committee this week backed a resolution in support of Joe Meagher who had held the departments top post before. Board Chairman Dave Frohling called Meagher an excellent choice. The matter will be voted on during the county board’s February meeting on Monday the 20th.

(Horicon) The City of Horicon is looking to update their IT department and geographical information systems. Mayor Josh Maas says that he wants the ability to map out features of the city in layers and visualize them rather than having to look at a drawing.

(Waupun) A Waupun resident is thanking new imaging technology offered through SSM Health for detecting additional blockages in his heart. Steve Winterhack experienced a heart attack and kept having some odd minor cardiac episodes. He talked with a cardiologist and they agreed he should have a HeartFlow Analysis scan. This provides a 3D, computer-based model of the heart’s arteries and their flow allowing doctors to virtually determine the severity of blockages. It found three more blockages the 62-year-old did not know he had. SSM Health Officials say the discovery led to a medication change that slows disease progression and improves Winterhack’s chances at a long healthy life.

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center has a new chief of staff. Dr. Jason Habeck is tasked with overseeing all care provided by physicians and other medical providers, he will also maintain a seat on the board of Trustees. Habeck will be filling the role for Dr. Vikram Goyal, whose two-year term as chief of staff has come to an end.

(Watertown) The Watertown Family Center is now known as Watertown Family Connections. Executive director Stephanie Curtis says the change was made due to an opportunity provided by a grant to establish a resource network. In addition to the name change, Curtis says the WFC is now located at the Watertown Public Library instead of the Watertown Area YMCA.

(Milwaukee) A number of Dodge County law enforcement agencies are sending their support following the death of a Milwaukee police officer early Tuesday morning. An emotional Chief Jeffrey says the 37-year-old officer was killed in an exchange of gunfire with a 19-year-old who was a robbery suspect. That man died at the scene. The officer died at a hospital. – WRN