News – January 21, 2022

(Waupun) The Waupun Fire Department will soon be offering Emergency Medical Responder Services. EMR’s are part of the overall Emergency Medical Services system and are dispatched when an ambulance is called to provide initial patient care. The EMR’s can provide care until the ambulance is on scene or assist paramedics once they arrive – performing a variety of live-saving interventions such as bleeding control, defibrillation, rescue breathing, and administering certain medications. The service will be available on February 1st.

(Waukesha) A teenage victim of the Waukesha parade attack is getting some help with his medical bills. The Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin union is donating $80-thousand dollars to Erick Tiegs’ family. He was in the Waukesha South High School marching band when it was run down by an SUV in November. Tiegs’ doctors say he’s getting better. Six people were killed in the attack including a former Beaver Dam educator. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam Chief Administrative Officer Angelia Foster says Dodge County is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to COVID. She says in the last ten days there have been 2,600 new cases in the county along with high numbers of hospitalizations and deaths. She says since the first of the year, 80-percent of those admitted into the hospital are unvaccinated. She adds that 90-percent of those who have died of COVID at their facility since June did not receive a vaccine dose.

(Wisconsin) Officials from the Department of Health Services say getting your kids vaccinated against COVID could prevent them from getting serious health problems down the road. They say new research is showing that kids are more at risk of catching chronic illnesses after contracting COVID. The vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is available and is free. Health officials says it’s the best method of keeping kids healthy and in school. – WRN

(Madison) State Representative Mark Born yesterday voted in favor of three bills that will provide resources for those struggling with drug addiction. The Beaver Dam Republican says the legislation is an extension of the HOPE Agenda. The Assembly bill directs the Department of Health Services to establish a web-based substance use disorder treatment platform to help individuals find and obtain appropriate addiction treatment in their region. It will also create a central location for resources on treatment services for individuals struggling with addiction.

(Rosendale) Voters in the Rosendale-Brandon School District will be asked to approve a $30-million-dollar referendum in the spring election for a school building and facility improvement project. If approved the referendum would pay for district-wide safety, security, building infrastructure, capital maintenance, and site improvements.