News – July 1, 2022

(Dodge County) Local governments across Dodge County recently received the second round of their American Rescue Plan Act funds. Just over 18-hundred towns, villages, and cities with populations under 50,000 will receive a combined $205-million-dollars in relief funds. The city of Beaver Dam got nearly $860-thousand-dollars in their second and final payment. To see a full list of Dodge County government’s receiving payments, visit the news tab at

(Beaver Dam) In Beaver Dam, their recently depleted downtown revitalization grants have been replenished after the Common Council recently approved the use of ARPA funds for the grants. Mayor Becky Glewen had initially requested that $400-thousand dollars in ARPA funds be directed to the matching grant program for façade improvements and business attraction in the downtown. The council voted that down in early June but at their most recent meeting, officials adopted the same plan with a scaled down dollar amount of $350-thousand dollars.

(Kingston) Green Lake County authorities utilized a K-9 unit and drones to arrest a domestic disturbance suspect in Kingston yesterday (Thursday). Christopher Holcomb allegedly fled the scene on Vine Street around 12:30am as soon as deputies arrived. The 38-year-old approached the residence then reportedly fled again. He later surrendered to law enforcement and was taken into custody.

(Dodge County) Area law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the U.S. Coast Guard, the DNR, and the State Boating Law Administrators for Operation Dry Water. The campaign aims to educate the public about the dangers of boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. During the three-day operation, held between tomorrow and the Fourth, boaters will see an increase in outreach, education, and enforcement surrounding boating under the influence.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is urging those who insist on using fireworks on the Fourth of July to do so safely. Sheriff’s officials say aerial and explosive fireworks are illegal. They add many vendors sell you these types of fireworks with a piece of paper saying you can own them, however that paper does not give you the right to set them off. Those with questions about which fireworks are legal in their area are advised to reach out to the sheriff’s office.

(Wisconsin) State transportation officials are urging motorists hitting the roadway for the Fourth of July holiday weekend to drive safely. Tips include slowing down and following posted speed limit signs, eliminating distractions such as cell phones or other electronic devices, and be prepared to yield to emergency vehicles. Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson says every driver makes a difference and asks everyone to buckle up, put their phone down, and be patient on Wisconsin highways.