News – June 4, 2021

(Juneau) There will be a recall election for a seat on the Dodge County Board. A petition to recall District 10 Supervisor Thomas Schaefer was officially certified yesterday (Thursday). The recall election will take place on July 13th. If there are more than three candidates, a primary will be needed which will be held on July 13th and the recall election will be moved to August 10th. The recall petition was filed by Dan Siegmann (seeg-man) and the Facebook group Free In Dodge. Requests for comments from both Supervisor Schaefer and Siegmann were not immediately returned. Anyone wishing to run as a candidate must submit all-necessary paperwork with the county clerk’s office by 5pm on June 15th.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department is assessing 450 demerit points against a retailer for repeatedly selling alcohol to underage patrons. Businesses that rack up more than 200 points in an 18-months period could see their liquor license suspended or revoked. Chief John Kreuziger says the Exxon on North Spring Street was assessed points for selling to minors twice on May 15, though he referenced a series of infractions in an update to elected officials last month. The city’s Administrative Committee will decide if there is reason to move forward with a suspension or revocation hearing.

(Mayville) A Milwaukee man charged with burglarizing an apartment in Mayville made his initial appearance in court this week. Jose Santos allegedly took $2,000 from a safe. The victim captured video of the burglary and reportedly identified Santos as the suspect. If convicted, the 22-year-old faces over 13 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 8th.

(Madison) A Madison man has been sentenced to federal prison for arson, during last summer’s protests in the city. Twenty-six year-old Marquon (mark-qwon) Clark pleaded guilty and U.S. District Judge James Peterson imposed a sentence of seven years in federal prison. Clark tossed a lit roll of paper towels through windows he had broken in the City-County building on the night of June 24th. There were more than 250 people inside, including 182 adults and juveniles in the jail. – WRN

(Wisconsin) The graph that tracks coronavirus cases in Wisconsin is almost flat. The Department of Health Services says the positivity rate in Wisconsin is at one-point-seven percent. That is where it was in early March of last year. Wisconsin’s coronavirus cases peaked back in November, when positivity rate was 17-and-a-half percent. – WRN

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials recorded 19 COVID deaths announced yesterday bringing that number to 7,129. Dodge County is now reporting 172 deaths with 88 active cases. Thirty-four-point-three-percent (34.3%) of Dodge County residents are fully vaccinated while 38.5-percent have had at least one dose.

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac County Health Department is thanking the volunteers that helped with their COVID vaccination efforts. County health officials say throughout the past four months those volunteers participated weekly to help vaccinate the community. Volunteers assisted in a variety of positions such as vaccinating, traffic control, observation, and data entry. Officials say as a team they were able to administer over 12-thousand doses of the vaccine.

(Herman) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Community Forum this upcoming Monday, June 7th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Trinity Community Center off of Hwy P in the Town of Herman. On WBEV’s Community Comment, Sheriff Dale Schmidt explained that the forum will be a great opportunity for the public ask questions, get information about current crime trends, sheriff’s office geographic responsibilities, and learn valuable crime prevention tips.