(Waupun) A $100-million-dollar feed production and soybean processing facility is moving forward in the city of Waupun after a unanimous vote. The Common Council Tuesday night approved a developer’s agreement on the project which will reside within the city’s industrial park off Highway 26 north of Highway 151. Mayor Rohn Bishop says this is the largest economic development to come to the city, touting the creation of tax revenue, jobs, and the potential for future projects. Upon completion, the new United Coop facility is expected to employ 50 full-time workers with an anticipated payroll of $3-million-dollars annually.
(Beaver Dam) Construction on two Dodge County solar projects will be moving forward. Alliant Energy announced Tuesday that state regulators gave final approval to the utility’s second phase of solar development plans in both Beaver Dam and Springfield. The 50-megawatt Beaver Dam solar project will generate enough electricity to power nearly 13-thousand homes and the 100-megawatt Springfield project in the town of Lomira will be able to power nearly 26-thousand homes. The projects are expected to create more than 100 jobs at each site. The company plans to begin work this summer and finish in late 2023.
(Pardeeville) Three people from the village of Pardeeville have been arrested on a number of drug related charges following a search warrant executed at a property Monday. Forty-year-old Brady Holly is facing several drug charges including Possession with Intent to Deliver – Cocaine and Possession of THC. Forty-two-year-old Hope Phillips is facing similar charges. Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Moldenhauer is charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Felony Bail Jumping.
(Iron Ridge) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office speed enforcement efforts were bolstered by a recent donation. Woodland Fire Rescue gave funds to install two permanent speed signs that have been placed in Woodland, south of Iron Ridge, on County Road WS. The fire station had discontinued service and there were dollars available that they raised and wanted to make sure it was returned to the community.
(Beaver Dam) A benefit game for a Major League Baseball player who went to school in both Beaver Dam and Juneau is considered the first ever All-Star game in the sports history. Addie Joss graduated from Juneau High School in 1886. He pitched at his alma mater and was paid to play at the Wayland Academy baseball program. Joss audited a few classes while he was there. He had a hall-of-fame career while pitching for the Cleveland Naps, now the Guardians, before dying two days after his 31st birthday of meningitis. In July of 1911, stars from the American League suited up for the Addie Joss Benefit Game which raised just under $13-thousand-dollars for his family. Today that would equal out to roughly $375-thousand-dollars. A program at the Beaver Dam Community Library will cover his life story, it begins at 2pm today.