News – January 13, 2023

(Green Lake County) Wisconsin’s newest Fairest of the Fairs is from Green Lake County. Sharlene Swedlund took that title this week after judging at the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs convention. The 22-year-old is a Manufacturing student at Blackhawk Technical College and works at Kuhn North American. Swedlund will be tasked with promoting Wisconsin’s county fairs, as well as leading the ceremonies at the Wisconsin State Fair this summer.

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County Communications and Emergency Management Director Amy Haase says there will be a bit of a learning curve in her new role. Haase was with Dodge County Emergency Management for 17 years, the last eight as its director. She says the dual role with Fond du Lac County, especially running dispatch, is new to her. Haase says she has worked with dispatch before because sometimes dispatch, and emergency management, work-together on emergency situations including weather events.

(Columbus) Sergeant Michael Rosecky and Officer Matthew Dammen were sworn into the Columbus Police department at the most recent city council meeting. Police Chief Dennis Weiner is very happy that the department is now fully staffed and says that Dammen and Rosecky bring plenty of experience to the department.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board has unanimously approved summer repair projects that includes roof maintenance at both the high school and middle school. District Facilities and Safety Officer Pete Woreck says it would cost too much to replace every roof at once at the high school and that there would only be roof repairs at the middle school. The estimated cost for the high school is $200-thousand dollars while the middle school is $150-thousand.

(Beaver Dam) Community theatre’s from around the state will be coming to Beaver Dam next week for a statewide competition. WACTFest gives the theatre troupes one hour to present a one-act play with the winner advancing to the nationwide competition, AACTFest which will be held this June in Louisville. The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre has a warm-up performance of their entry Friday. “For The Love Of…Camping” is an original play written by Rick Ramirez of Beaver Dam. Showtime is 7:30pm, tickets are $10 each.