News – January 27, 2023

(Juneau) Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt says the three deputies that will be hired to patrol the village of Lomira will be there every day. The county board recently approved creating two new patrol deputies and one patrol sergeant position as part of the sheriff’s office contract for law enforcement services with the village. The sheriff’s office took over managing the agency in September after the department experienced staffing challenges and its chief retired. Schmidt says the new staff will build relationships within the village and serve as points of contact.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department say contrary to popular belief they “aggressively enforce” retail theft. Since the end of October, the agency has responded to over 65 retail theft complaints at various retailers across the city. Depending on the circumstances, law enforcement say penalties can range from a citation to jail time. Officials with the Beaver Dam Police Department say they will continue to work with their partners at various retail stores in the city to identify and prosecute anyone stealing merchandise from any store that wishes to press charges.

(Princeton) Green Lake County authorities are investigating after a body was found in the Fox River Thursday morning. Sheriff’s deputies received a call from a concerned citizen around 6:50am requesting a welfare check at a residence in the town of Princeton on the Fox River. A person was discovered in the water near some broken ice. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

(Beaver Dam) An annual winter event returns to Beaver Dam Saturday. Cabin Fever Fest is being held throughout the downtown and city parks including Crystal Lake and Tahoe, highlighting local amenities like sledding and winter disc golf along with outdoor games and bonfires. Other activities include a build your own book nook at the library, cookie decorating, an indoor scavenger hunt, snowball toss, and a UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Singers concert at 7pm at the high school.

(Beaver Dam) A board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist is joining SSM Health Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Waupun. Dr. Karen Meyer, who started seeing patients this past Monday, will also visit the SSM Health Physician Offices in Beaver Dam located at 130 Corporate Drive. SSM Health officials say Meyer will serve with Scott Hansfield as he prepares to retire this year.

(Madison) Republicans on the Legislature’s budget panel urge caution with a big surplus. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau now projects state government will finish the current fiscal year with a $7.1-billion surplus, due to several factors including higher than previously expected tax revenues. And while Governor Tony Evers proposed nearly $1.3-billion in new initiatives in his State of the State address, Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Mark Born of Beaver Dam, are cautious. Born said there are fiscal uncertainties ahead. – WRN