News – March 13, 2021

(Wisconsin) The next group of people eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in Wisconsin will not need to prove they have qualifying health issues. The Department of Health Services says it will use the honor system during Phase 1c. Deputy health secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk says some people may be asked to sign a form, but no one will be asked to provide medical records or a doctor’s note. D-H-S is opening vaccine eligibility to anyone from 16 to 64 who has one of several medical conditions. Those people will become eligible at the end of the month. – WRN

(Dodge County) Wisconsin health officials recorded one COVID death Friday bringing that total to 6,525. That one death was reported in Dodge County which now has 159 and 11,498 cases, a one-day increase of 10 positive tests. Health officials Dodge County say they are actively monitoring 98 cases. Washington County has seen 137 deaths with 13,897 cases; 363 are active cases. Fond du Lac County has 98 deaths with 11,987 cases; 84 are active cases. In Jefferson County, the death toll is at 110 with 7,951 cases; 37 are active cases. Columbia County has seen 54 deaths with 5,094 cases; 48 are active cases. In Green Lake County, there have been 18 deaths and 1,524 cases. Statewide, there are 6,369 active cases; a one-day decrease of 183 cases.

(Juneau) Dodge County health officials say the weekly rate of positive tests between March 1st and the 7th was 18.4-percent, up roughly seven-percent than it was a week ago. The county is currently in phase two of its three phase Safe Restart Plan Phase Two recommendations include limiting capacity in non-essential businesses, bars, restaurants and organizations to 50-percent, compared to 25-percent under Phase One. Testing, hospital space, personal protective equipment and contract tracing are all in the green while the number of cases remains in the yellow.

(Green Bay) The Green Bay Packers in partnership with Bellin Health and Brown County Public Health have announced that the Lambeau Field Atrium will host a community COVID-19 vaccination site. Packers President-CEO Mark Murphy. The Lambeau vaccination site will be open to eligible community members beginning Wednesday, March 17. Vaccine recipients need not be Bellin Health patients, but they will need to make an appointment. – WRN

(Lomira) Authorities have arrested an individual following warnings issued to residents in Lomira and its school district to shelter in place yesterday (Friday). An automated message was sent out by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, saying they are looking for a white man, roughly six-feet tall and about 35-40 years old near Lomira Auto. According to the Lomira School District Facebook page, the incident that had prompted them to place an administrative hold on their building had been resolved around 3pm.

(Marshfield) Investigators “may” have found the remains of Zachary Vasa, a Marshfield-area man missing since last summer. Becker says skeletal human remains were found this week after several days of searching in the Town of Rock.  The 32-year-old Vasa was last seen on June 13 of last year. – WRN

(Mayville) The City of Mayville has a new comptroller-treasurer. The opening was created when Greg Zipfel was let go from the position last month. The city’s Personnel Committee recommended hiring Tracy Nadolski which was approved by the common council this week. Nadolski’s starting salary will be $63,500 and will be given one week of paid vacation this year. She will receive three weeks of vacation beginning in 2022. Nadolski’s first day is slated for March 22nd.

(Beaver Dam) Wayland Academy’s valedictorian and salutatorian honors were recently awarded to seniors with high academic achievement. The recognition was given to students who best fulfill the school’s motto of “Knowledge and Character.” To learn more about the valedictorian and salutatorian visit DailyDodge.com. Also, the 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held on May 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. For more details and up-to-date event information, visit: wayland.org/commencement.

(Beaver Dam) Your weekend will be one hour shorter than normal. That’s because Daylight Savings time begins at 2am Sunday morning, and we’re all supposed to move our clocks ahead one hour before going to bet tonight. Officials with the Beaver Dam Fire Department say while you are changing your clocks for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, take a few extra minutes to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. They recommend changing the batteries and making sure the detectors work.