News – June 7, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night rejected a proposal by the mayor to use $400-thousand ARPA dollars to replenish the recently depleted Downtown Façade Improvement Grant program. Opposition came from the mayor’s traditional adversaries like Alderman Mick Fischer who questioned what façade improvements have to do with pandemic recovery but also Alderman Jaci Shelton who said she wanted to know the plan for all of the ARPA funds before voting on spending nearly a quarter of the $1.7-million awarded to the city.

(Juneau) The final four candidates for Dodge County administrator took part in a public meet and greet Monday. They include current Dodge County Human Services and Health Director Rebecca Bell, Whitewater City Manager Cameron Clapper, UW – Stevens Point Assistant Professor of Accounting Daryl DeDeker, and Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt. Each candidate is going through a two-day assessment process that started Monday. The county board is expected to make their pick at their meeting later this month, with the chosen candidate slated to start in the position August 1st.

(Beaver Dam) A Madison man was given two years of probation Monday for running from Dodge County authorities. Ayoub Hryzy fled from sheriff’s deputies in March after failing to stop at a stop sign near the town of Beaver Dam. The pursuit ended when Hryzy failed to negotiate a curve near Kellom Road and crashed into the south ditch near Metalcraft. The vehicle was stolen out of the city of Monona. The 21-year-old told authorities that a friend let him use it.

(Juneau) There has been an increase of littering and the dumping of household goods along a number of roads in the town of Hubbard. Problem areas include Strange Road, Horseshoe Road, and Gray Road. Sheriff’s deputies will be patrolling those areas more frequently and will be issuing citations to violators. They say if anyone has information to contact the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number.

(Waupun) Waupun police are asking the public’s help in locating those responsible for vandalizing a city park. Authorities say the Department of Public Works Monday morning reported damages to a number of trees at West End Park. One tree had its bark stripped to a point where it cannot heal and will die. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waupun Police Department.

(Milwaukee) Another half-dozen shootings were reported in Milwaukee over the weekend. Milwaukee police say six people were shot Saturday and Sunday, including a double-shooting Saturday. Milwaukee police say a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were among those shot. Everyone who was hit is expected to survive. – WRN