News – March 15, 2022

(Hustisford) A team of professionals is coming to Hustisford to help define the community’s future goals. A group of local business owners and community leaders reached out to Design Wisconsin in the Fall of 2020. The program, offered through the UW-Extension, works with selected Wisconsin communities that are interested in developing a shared vision for their future. Design Wisconsin works collaboratively with array of volunteering professionals with backgrounds in architecture, urban design, landscape, economics, education, and community marketing. Roughly 20 professionals are slated to visit Hustisford in May for a three day workshop. This effort formed the PATH of Hustisford, a group of eight individuals plus their local Dodge County Extension representatives who have been preparing for upcoming workshop. Anyone wishing to get involved is asked to reach out to the organization. Contact details are at

(Jefferson County) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking input on a road project in Jefferson County. State transportation officials say Highway 59 from Highway 106 in the village of Palmyra to the eastern limits of Jefferson County will be resurfaced. Those interested in the project are encouraged to visit the state transportation’s website and provide input. Comments will be accepted through April 11th. More information is available at

(Beaver Dam) An upcoming event will shine a light on the importance of organ donation. Bee a Donor will be held at the Thelma Sadoff Art Center in Fond du Lac next month. Donors and recipients will share their own personal stories. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt will serve as MC. The Bee a Donor event begins at 10am and runs until noon on April 9th.

(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College recently distributed over $8,000 in its third round Non-Traditional Occupations grants. Last spring, the college started the initiative to benefit high school classrooms and encourage students to explore non-traditional career options. Non-traditional occupations are defined as careers that currently employ 25-percent or less of one gender. The fall 2021 grant cycle awarded Waupun High School with medical and anatomy equipment.

The investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 election made national news on 60 Minutes this past Sunday.
60 Minutes covered the continued efforts to either investigate or overturn Wisconsin’s 2020 elections. Reporter Bill Whitaker talked with Secretary of State Doug Laafollate, Republican State Senator Kathy Bernier and Wisconsin Elections Commission director Meghan Wolfe on the topics, and all three shared similar views that the Republican-led investigation needs to end. Neither Assembly Speaker Robin Vos who ordered the investigation or Mike Gableman who heads the investigation agreed to speak with CBS. – WRN

An event in Madison on Monday rolled out a statewide “thank you tour” to celebrate health care workers on the pandemic front lines. Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County, Janel Heinrich, expressed her gratitude saying (quote) “Our healthcare workers have shown up every day, and have cared for the people in our community who needed care. They have held our loved ones hands, when we couldn’t hold them ourselves.” The tour will recognize community efforts to fight COVID-19. The state Department of Health Services will also launch a webpage where people can post notes of appreciation. -WRN