News – June 26, 2024

(Beaver Dam) One person was killed in a vehicle crash in the township of Beaver Dam yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the crash on County Highway S at the intersection of County Highway G, about three miles south of the city of Beaver Dam, around 2:21pm. A Honda CR-V heading east on S failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a southbound vehicle. All six occupants of the southbound vehicle suffered minor injuries. The driver of the CR-V suffered non-life-threatening injuries as did one of its passengers. Another passenger, a 69-year-old woman from Alma, was killed. The crash remains under investigation.

(Juneau) Dodge County Public Health is urging residents to prioritize safety amidst flooding concerns. Recent heavy rainfalls have led to significant flooding across the region. Health officials recommend assembling an emergency supply kit. It can include a three-day supply of non-perishable food, water, a cell phone with a charger, flashlight and batteries, can opener, first aid kit, extra cash, and a change of clothes.

(Columbus) The Columbus City Council discussed an amendment to a clock tower maintenance agreement at a recent committee of the whole meeting. The original agreement was approved in 2018 with John Salzwedel to maintain the clock tower at City Hall. Salzwedel is requesting an increase in the contract which was last done in 2021. The increase would move the monthly inspection fee from $250 dollars to $325 dollars and his hourly rate for repairs from $38 to $50 per hour. The matter was moved forward to the next council meeting for a vote. 

(Columbus) The Columbus City Council approved a resolution for an adjusted urban boundary map at a recent regular meeting. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation asked the city to provide a new map. The key purpose of the map is to determine the source of road funding from the D-O-T. Areas within the boundary receive funding from the urban transportation fund, with roads outside receiving money from the rural fund.

(Theresa) Residents are invited to attend the UW-Madison Extension Dairy Program Handling and administration of vaccine and medicine in cattle workshop tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday at the Theresa Town Hall. To support beef and dairy farms and their employees, the UW-Extension Dairy program has developed this workshop to help farm personnel further understand the importance of the vaccine and medicine.