News – June 27, 2023

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Community Band is amid their 2023 summer concert season and their next performance is at Swan Park tomorrow at 7pm. Some of the tunes include The Star-Spangled Banner and Armed Forces Salute. There will also be a concert on July 13th at West End Park in Waupun beginning at 6:30pm and a final concert on July 19th at 7pm at Swan Park in Beaver Dam.

(Columbus) The city of Columbus is seeking applications for its next administrator. Salary ranges from $115-thousand-to-$130-thousand-dollar plus benefits. Those who apply are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field, with at least five years progressive municipal management experience. It is asked that they also live within 15 miles of the city for emergency response purposes. Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work-related references to Public Administration Associates by July 5th. Contact details can be found at

(Dodge County) Jobless claims throughout the region saw a slight uptick in the month of May. The state Department of Workforce Development says the unemployment rate in Dodge County was 2.4-percent in the fifth month of 2023 which is up from the 1.8-percent the county saw in April. Last year, the number was also 2.4-percent. Dodge County fell 13 spots in the statewide unemployment ranking to 22nd.

(Beaver Dam) A bench warrant was issued Monday for an Appleton man accused of running from Beaver Dam police. A license plate camera reader alerted officers of a stolen vehicle which triggered the pursuit. Police lost sight of the vehicle which later struck a tree in the town of Lowell. The driver, reportedly identified as Pao Yang, was flown to the Summit hospital. If convicted, the 36-year-old faces up to six years in prison.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department has begun fundraising efforts for their next K-9. The agency has two K-9’s currently on their roster, K-9 Boomer and K-9 Yeti. Police Chief John Kreuziger says both dogs are around six-to-seven-years-old which is nearing retirement age. At a recent brat fry held at Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly, Kreuziger says the community gave over $16-hundred-dollars in four hours for the program. He adds that most people were not buying brats, they were just donating money.

(Madison) A former Badger football player strikes a deal after his arrest with a stolen gun. Markus Allen was arrested at the annual Mifflin Street Block Party in April. The stolen gun was in his backpack. On Monday… Dane County’s district attorney announced that Allen reached a deferred prosecution agreement. Allen and his lawyers maintain he bought the gun, but police are still investigating a report of the gun being stolen from a vehicle in a downtown Madison parking garage.

A deferred prosecution agreement requires counseling and community service. If Allen fails to meet the program terms, he could be charged-WRN.