(Ixonia) A motorist was injured Thursday afternoon in Jefferson County while trying to beat a train. The vehicle was southbound on County F around 1:30pm when it tried to cross the tracks while the railroad crossing arms were down. The driver did not make it in time and was struck by an eastbound Amtrak train. The lone occupant of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
(Mayville) Water rates in the city of Mayville will be going up. The Mayville Municipal Water Utility will file an application on July 28th with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin for authority to increase water rates. Rates for general service will increase three-percent. For an average residential customer, their monthly rate will go up .68-cents, for commercial properties the increase is $2.46, and for industrial it will be $24.21. City officials say the increase is necessary to reduce the existing deficiency in present rates. Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Mayville Municipal Water Utility. Contact information can be found at DailyDodge.com.
(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam is hosting a direct hiring event next week. The hospital is looking for patient care positions including certified nursing assistants, resident assistants, registered nurses, medical assistant, and licensed practical nurses. The event will include on-site interviews with department and service line leaders as well as tours of clinical areas with the potential for same-day offers. The hiring event will be next Thursday (July 22nd) from 2 to 6pm. This will be the first of several direct hire events planned for various career opportunities at Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam.
(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing people who are enjoying local recreational opportunities in a safe manner. County safety patrols are handing out free cookie coupons from Kwik Trip to reward the safe and responsible actions like wearing life jackets on boats or using a helmet or seatbelt on ATV’s and snowmobiles. Dodge County Recreation Deputy Cameron Vorhies handed out the free cookie coupons during this past weekend’s Best Dam Fest to seven kids who were seen putting on their life jackets before going out on Beaver Dam Lake for the fireworks.
(Wisconsin) The Asian carp is getting a new name. The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee will pick a new name for the fish next month. Some Asian-Americans say the name is racist. Asian carp got their name because they came to the United States in the hulls of ships from China. Over the years, they’ve invaded and disrupted the Mississippi River and other waterways. Great Lakes states have been working for years to contain them. -WRN
(Milwaukee) A Milwaukee man is heading to prison for three years for trying to scam the federal government. A judge this week sentenced Stephen Smith to three years in prison. Smith pleaded guilty in April to filing false Paycheck Protection claims to try to get 600-thousand-dollars from the federal government. Prosecutors say he inflated the payroll for his companies. -WRN