News – July 2, 2021

(Mayville) The Mayville Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating stolen golf carts from the city’s golf course. Officers received a report yesterday (Thursday) that ten club car riding carts were taken between 1am and 3am from the Mayville Golf Course. Authorities say the suspects would have been driving one or two trucks with trailers attached. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department. Contact information can be found at

(Lomira) The Dodge and Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Departments are looking for a man that broke into the Golf Club at Camelot in Lomira early last Thursday morning. The same person may have broken into the Auburn Bluffs Golf Course in Campbellsport. Officials at Camelot say the man broke in forcefully about 4am and robbed their facility. Surveillance photos of the suspect have been posted on the Dodge County Sheriff’s website. Authorities say the suspect may have been in a small brown vehicle seen driving slowly on Highway 67 early last Thursday morning. Anyone with information should contact the Dodge or Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Offices.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam may soon have a new fire chief. On the agenda for the regular monthly meeting of the city’s Police and Fire Commission on Tuesday is an item to (quote) “take action on the hiring of Michael Wesle (like wesley) as fire chief.” Pending approval by the PFC, Wesle would succeed Alan Mannel, who retired in mid-April. Mannel’s retirement was not the only one this year as Deputy Chief Matt Christian retired six weeks after Mannel. While there is no formal interim fire chief in place currently, Captain Lee Smith has been overseeing operations. The Police and Fire Commission meets in the fire department’s training room at 5pm on Tuesday.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam’s Downtown Redevelopment Committee met on Wednesday for the first time. The new committee consolidates the functions of two other committees that had, at one time or another, approved downtown revitalization grants. The city has around a half-million dollars for the grants from revenue generated as part of a TIF District; the funds must be used downtown. The new committee is the only entity that approves the grants, under criteria to be ratified by the full city council. The Downtown Redevelopment Committee also regulates exterior building aesthetics.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin’s Republican representatives were mixed on this week’s vote to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building. The plan would replace a bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney (tay-nee) with a bust of Justice Thurgood Marshall, as well as remove statues of any person who willingly served in the Confederacy. Democrat Representatives Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind all voted for removal, as did Republican Bryan Steil (like style). Representatives Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau and Glenn Grothman voted against removal. Representatives Mike Gallagher and Tom Tiffany did not vote on the measure. – WRN

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout the region will be participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend. The three-day enforcement campaign provides heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking and boating. Recreation Patrol Deputy Cameron Vorhies (vore-HES) says boating under the influence applies to drugs, as well as alcohol and that operating while intoxicated is dangerous for the driver, passengers, and especially other boaters. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has responded to one fatal boat incident in the county this year. The state has already had 13 fatalities reported so far.

(Rosendale) A petition circulated in the Rosendale-Brandon School District attempting to recall longtime school board members who voted in favor of closing the Brandon Middle School was dropped. District Superintendent Wayne Weber says they learned a few days before the deadline for the petition that the petitioner was dropping the effort because they would not be able to reach their goal of the 662 signatures needed to force a recall election of board members Jenni Riedeman and Craig Mulder. The signature deadline was June 7th. Riedeman and Mulder voted in the majority in a 6 to 3 vote that closed the school due to dwindling attendance.