6/23/11 – Changes to Beaver Dam’s 14 aldermanic wards may not be as severe as first thought. Redistricting is required to be done in conjunction with the ten-year census. As part of the process, the Dodge County Board chose to eliminate four of its 36 supervisory districts. As a result, the 14 aldermanic wards in the city of Beaver Dam have to be redrawn. At first, some alderpersons were going see as much as 75% of their wards completely change. The city’s Director of Administration John Somers says he worked with the county to lessen that impact. Somers says the county altered their districts allowing the city more flexibility in arranging its wards. He says no ward in the city should see more than a 30% to 40% shift in its constituency.
6/23/11 – Two people were transported from the scene of a two vehicle accident in Beaver Dam Wednesday afternoon. Authorities responded to the 1600 block of North Spring Street at 12:20pm. A 54-year-old Beaver Dam woman was leaving the Heritage Village Mall parking lot and pulled in front of a pick-up truck driven by a 53-year-old Fall River man. Both drivers were taken to the Beaver Dam Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Beaver Dam woman was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.