Beaver Dam) City officials in Beaver Dam on Monday will consider using downtown revitalization money to pay for the rehabilitation of a downtown alley. The $280-thousand-dollar improvement to the alley north of Front Street was initially paid for with dollars earmarked for streets through the city’s annual borrowing plan. The city also borrowed money for downtown revitalization, but not all of the revitalization money has been used. Alderman Mick Fischer says the city already established a precedent by using revitalization funds to pay for a “pedestrian alley” east of American Bank. His resolution would direct $280-thousand dollars to various street rehabilitation needs. Mayor Becky Glewen says that money is instead needed to fund a matching grant that the city has applied for that would fix a retaining wall along the Beaver Dam River.
(Gallup, New Mexico) The Patriot Tour is headed to Gallup, New Mexico today after a stop in Flagstaff, Arizona on Wednesday. The non-profit Nation of Patriots coordinates the fundraising journey that sees a series of flag-bearers carry one American flag by motorcycle, city-to-city, through all 48 contiguous states. During a recent stop in California, veteran and flag bearer Bill Grijalba said he would always support anything to do with the ‘red, white and blue’ and those who bravely fight for our country. You do not have to attend a formal event to support the effort, donations can be made online at www.nationofpatriots.org. The flag departed downtown Beaver Dam in May and is due back for a ceremony at the city’s Swan Park the Saturday after Labor Day. The Patriot Tour is hoping to surpass the one-million-dollar mark in money raised for veterans over the past ten years.
(Mayville) A Mayville man charged with his seventh offense Operating While Intoxicated is heading to trial after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Gregory Cundy was allegedly drunk when he backed up into a parked car during the evening hours on July 2. The 55-year-old refused to take Standardized Field Sobriety Test’s or submit to a blood draw but a preliminary breath test taken at the jail reportedly returned a reading of point-one-four-seven (.147). If convicted, Cundy faces a maximum of 12-and-a-half years in prison.
(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Lake Days getting into full swing today with an inflatable carnival midway, cardboard boat regatta and plenty of music. The Starkweather Bay Blues Band is on the stage at 4:30pm; Alexis will play at 6pm; music by Copper Box will begin at 7:30pm; the Boogie Man will perform at 9pm and Madison County will headline at 10:30pm. The cardboard boat regatta gets underway at 7:15pm. Visitors can also sign-up for pontoon rides //beginning at 3pm this afternoon//. All activities are included with the price of admission which is $8. More information is available at beaverdamlakedays.com.
(Cedarburg) People in Cedarburg have been plagued by a sewage-like smell for days. Authorities tracked smell down to the Kemps dairy plant in the city. Vince Senski, who lives across the street from the plant,, say it’s a (quote) “cross between sulfur and raw sewage… not a smell [anyone would want] to be around very much.” Officials say it is not clear what is causing the smell, but they are working to fix the problem.
(Cedarburg) You might say that it was a ram in a jam. Outagamie County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Town of Ellington about 1:30 Thursday afternoon for a ram loose in the road. The ram was elusive and got away when authorities initially tried to corral him. Deputies eventually cornered him in a barn in Shiocton and corralled him inside a pen. The animal is being turned over to the Greenville Zoo today. The ram had been on the lam since Wednesday.