News – February 9th, 2010

Winter Storm Expected to Last All Day

2/9/10 – Most of Wisconsin had just a couple inches of new snow by early this morning – and a lot more is expected today, especially in the southern half of the state. That will make for hazardous road conditions, but Dodge County Highway Supervisor Ken Stock says his crews were out on the road by 4am and will stay out all day. So far, Beaver Dam has just less than 2 inches of snow but our area is expecting a total of 6-8 inches before the storm clears out tomorrow. Other parts of southern Wisconsin could get up to 13-inches. But the biggest problem could be the wind, as gusts of up to 35 miles per hour could be seen during the overnight hours leading to blowing and drifting. The National Weather Service says it’s all part of a low-pressure system that was in Iowa this morning, and heading east. A winter storm warning is in effect in southeast and east central Wisconsin through six tomorrow morning. Winter weather advisories are posted through today in the rest of southern Wisconsin.

Waupun Holds Mayoral Forum

2/9/10 – Waupun residents packed the city hall auditorium last night to listen to the three candidates running for Mayor this spring. Growth of the city was mentioned in nearly every answer the candidates gave, especially as they looked to future of the city. 6th district alderman Jim Van Buren says Waupun’s future is tied to the idea of it being a bedroom community. Current Mayor Jodi Steger documented a number of projects she’s worked on over the past six years as a sign that growth is already occurring. And businessman Jay Graff says the city needs to concentrate on two industries, service and entertainment, to grow their economy. The candidates will face off in next Tuesday’s primary to determine