News – July 5, 2021

(Beaver Dam) Officers with the Beaver Dam Police Department say that rising temperatures means they will see an uptick of calls about animals stuck in hot cars. Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says concerned citizens are not advised to just start breaking windows to free the animal but should instead call law enforcement and let the proper authorities handle the matter. Johnson adds pets should have an ample supply of water, food, and be in a place where extreme temperatures will not harm them. He advises the public to alert local law enforcement anytime they believe that an animal is being mistreated in any way.

(Waupun) The Waupun Police Department is investigating several theft complaints reported last week. Deputy Chief Jeremy Rasch says officers began taking reports just after 5am Wednesday from multiple locations on Doty Street, Carrington Street, and Reid’s Drive. Rasch says an unknown subject or subjects had entered the victims unlocked vehicles overnight. It was also reported that a vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Carrington Street and another from the first hundred block of Reid’s Drive. Rasch says the vehicle that was stolen from Carrington Street was later located in the City of Milwaukee.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Highway Department says Highway S will be closed to all traffic this Thursday. The closure will allow for the removal and replacement of two bridges in the area. Officials say a detour will reroute motorists northbound to Highway G, then southbound to Highway 151, and then eastbound to Highway S. Work is slated to be completed by mid-October. The projects are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and funded with federal, state, and county funds.

(Washington County) Travel through Highway’s 167 and 175 in Washington County will be impacted due to upcoming bridge work. The Highway 167 bridge will be closed starting July 12th through the 24th. Traffic will be detoured along Highway 164, County Road Q, and County Road K. The Highway 175 bridge will be closed between July 26th and August 21st. A detour route will take Highway 60, I-41, and County Road K. Construction is scheduled to be completed later this summer.

(Beaver Dam) After the 2020 Dodge County Fair was cancelled due to the pandemic, organizers say to expect the same top-notch entertainment visitors have enjoyed in years past. The fair is returning August 18th through the 22nd. President of the Dodge County Fairgrounds Association Doug Ninmann says there will be changes but the carnival itself will be the same, will feature the same famous fair food with exciting evening entertainment. Daily gate admission is $7 before noon and $10 after. Children aged nine and under are free.

(Mayville) A Mayville restaurant is being recognized as the newest Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite in Dodge County. The Meating Place, located inside the Mayville Golf Course, received the designation for their commitment to supporting the well-being of their customers. The business added healthy plant-based food options and installed a bicycle rack to encourage customers and employees to move naturally. The Blue Zones Project, sponsored by Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam, is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam officials say there will be no change to the garbage and recycling collection by Waste Management this week. Pick-up dates will follow the regular schedule. Monday’s brush collection will be delayed to July 12th. Brush will be collected for Tuesday’s route as scheduled on July 6th. The Department of Public Works drop-off site, office, and garage is closed today. No waste is accepted from non-city residents or from contractors. Violators are subject to municipal citations.