News – June 10, 2022

(Waupun) The Waupun Common Council will vote on a plan this Tuesday that would see United Cooperative bring a $100-million-dollar facility to their southside industrial park. City officials have been in talks with United Coop for the past two years, after similar plans with a different company announced in 2018 fizzled out. Phase One is a feed production operation while Phase Two is grain storage; both are targeted for completion in 2024. Phase Three, planned for 2025, is a non-chemical soybean processing facility. The project is contingent on approval of a developer’s agreement and the creation of a TIF District to fund infrastructure. Public comments are being accepted in advance of the council’s Tuesday vote. 

(Dodge County) Wisconsin tourism saw a big bounce back last year with double-digit growth in total economic impact in all 72 counties. The state’s Department of Tourism recently released its 2021 data which showed Wisconsin generated nearly $21-billion-dollars in visitor spending. In Dodge County, total business sales increased 41-percent from $135-million-dollars in 2020 to $153-million last year.

(Hustisford) Dollar General is helping area kids read more after a new store opened in Hustisford. The company announced this week that their newest location in Dodge County, located at 500 East State Road 60, is ready for customers. To commemorate the opening, Dollar General plans to donate 100 new books to nearby elementary schools to benefit students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade.

(Mayville) The Dodge County Highway Department is seeking public input on a proposed road improvement project. The county is looking into resurfacing County Road V between Mayville and Brownsville. The project is currently scheduled for the 2023 construction season. The public is encouraged to provide input and ask questions. Contact details can be found with this news story at

(Dodge County) Dodge County’s COVID community level has seen no movement in recent weeks. It is still in the low category, meaning masks are not recommended. So far, 52.7-percent of Dodge County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 50.6-percent have completed the vaccination series. Nearly 28-percent have gotten an additional booster dose.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man who bought meth after his own batch went bad was sentenced to two years in prison and was placed on extended supervision for three years yesterday (Thursday). Lloyd Law admitted to owning materials to cook meth inside a shed at a property on Wall Street. He said his own batch was not good, so he threw it away and went to Appleton to buy some instead. District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said the manufacturing of meth is extremely dangerous as lethal gases can be released as well as the high danger of explosions or fire.