(Trenton) Tomorrow is the deadline for candidates interested in running for city council along with county, school district, village and township boards. In the city of Beaver Dam, alderpersons in even-numbered districts will be on the ballot. There are also three seats up for election on the Beaver Dam school board. All 33-seats on the Dodge County board of supervisors are open. Candidates in all races have until 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to submit their paperwork. The election is on April 5 but judging by the number of county supervisor candidates circulating papers, a February 15 primary in Dodge County is possible.
(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam enclosed an itemized breakdown of how the city uses taxpayer money inside each 2021 tax bill sent out last month. For each dollar paid in property taxes, the city receives 43-cents. The owner of a $200-thousand dollar property is paying $1921 in taxes. Of that, nearly $73 goes to police and fire, $28 goes to roads and equipment, general government costs total $18, the parks and library gets $17, the DPW gets $16 and garbage services total around $8.50.
(Juneau) Dodge County Treasurer Patti Hilker is reminding taxpayers that the first installment of property taxes is due by January 31, payable to your local treasurer’s office. Hilker notes that you cannot use the county’s online payment system for first installments. If you miss Monday’s deadline, then the entire unpaid balance is subject to interest and penalties, retroactive to February 1. The second installment is due to your county treasurer by July 31.
(Beaver Dam) With the new year, several residents in Beaver Dam now have garbage pickup on a different day of the week. The city entered into a contract with a new company, GFL Environmental, as of January 1. City residents must also begin using new garbage and recycling containers starting today. That means old containers should have been left empty at the curbside following last week’s collection. You can find a map with the new daily pickup routes with this news story at DailyDodge.com.
(Shawano) Two people are dead after an automotive shop exploded in Shawano County. That explosion happened at a repair shop in the town of Lessor on Friday afternoon. Sherif’s detective Richard Wright says that four people were inside when the explosion happened. A preliminary investigation shows that a pressurized gas canister was punctured, causing the explosion. The names of the victims have not been released. -WRN
(Stoughton) One man is dead and another under arrest after a New Years’ Eve shooting in Stoughton. That shooting happened just after 5pm on Friday. Police say a 19-year-old man shot and killed another 19-year-old man inside an apartment. The alleged shooter is under arrest, but police have not released the names of either man or any motive in the shooting. -WRN