News – July 26, 2021

(Beaver Dam) A missing juvenile from the Beaver Dam-area was found safe last (Sunday) night. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received report of the missing 14-year-old just who left Chrystal Lake Park before 7pm. A tip to law enforcement directed the search to the Wild Goose Trail near Highway 33 and Highway 26. The child was located just before 10pm in a tree stand in the middle of a cornfield and was returned to his parents. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt thanked all agencies who helped in the search as well as those who provided tips to authorities.

(Beaver Dam) The 2021 Beaver Dam Street Reconditioning Program is anticipated to begin August 2nd. Director of Engineering Todd Janssen says road construction will include asphalt pavement resurfacing on Starkweather Drive from Hiawatha Drive to Cherokee Road, West Water Street from Haskell Street to the south cul-de-sac, Webster Street from Warrant Street to Monroe Street, Steeplechase Lane, East South Street, North Roosevelt Drive. It will also take place on Lombardi Lane, Vincent Circle, Alvin Circle, Emily Lane, and South Lincoln Avenue. Work is slated to be completed by September 30th.

(Brandon) Improvements to Highway 49 in Fond du Lac County is set to begin today. One-mile will be improved from County Road TC to the western village limits. Work includes milling two-inches and paving two-inches of existing roadway, pedestrian curb ramp replacements, spot curb and gutter replacement, and pavement marking. Highway 49 will remain open using lane closures and flagging operations in the work zone. There will be short durations when access to side streets and driveways is restricted for pavement operations. The project is slated to be completed in early September.

(Beaver Dam) The flag was passed over the weekend as the Patriot Tour had a stop in its hometown of Beaver Dam. The Nation of Patriots raises money for veterans by taking one American flag through all 50 states via motorcycle relay. One-hundred percent (100%) of what is raised is used to help veterans in the state where the money is collected. The Patriot Tour now heads out of Wisconsin today en route for Iowa before heading out west toward its final destination in Las Vegas, which had the honor of hosting the beginning and end of the ride after raising the most money last year.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin health officials are urging Wisconsin families to get their kids ages 12-to-17 vaccinated before the start of school. Deputy Health Services Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk  says because the Pfizer vaccine requires two doses, spaced three weeks apart and then another two weeks to build full immunity, kids need to get vaccinated now. Willems Van Dijk says vaccines will eventually be available for younger children as well. – WRN

(Wisconsin) University of Wisconsin System students who are vaccinated against COVID-19 could be scholarship winners. UW System President Tommy Thompson has announced a new incentive program that provides an opportunity for vaccinated students to win one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each. Under the “70 for 70” campaign, vaccinated students on UW campuses that achieve at least 70-percent vaccination rates will be eligible. UW-Madison students are not eligible for the drawing. Students will be notified of the campaign by their universities and through social media. Student governments that help their campuses reach the 70-percent threshold will receive up to $5,000. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Fair Grounds have new medical equipment available. A $5,800 grant from the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation supplied the fairgrounds with four automated external defibrillators. Following a cardiac arrest the defibrillators, or AED’s, deliver an electric shock through the chest to the heart which can stop an irregular heartbeat and brings the rhythm back to a more normal state. The devices were installed on July 12th in four prominent locations: the Grandstand Space Manager’s Office, Youth Building, PS Seasonings Co-op Building, and Commercial Building. Training will be offered to all employees and volunteers.