News – May 10, 2023

(Mayville) Officials with Mayville Engineering Company have announced plans to move their headquarters to Milwaukee. Chief Financial Officer Todd Butz says the reasoning behind their decision is access to skillsets such as SEC reporting, legal, and taxation that they need as a public company. Butz assured city leaders that all local manufacturing jobs will remain in Mayville and that there will be no loss of revenue or tax base. It’s estimated at 10-to-15 jobs initially. The company was founded in the city of Mayville in 1945 and manufactures a broad range of prototyping and tooling. They now have 20 facilities across seven states.

(Juneau) An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a Juneau man accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Joel Birky allegedly assaulted the 8-year-old victim multiple times while she was staying at his home between Christmas and New Year’s. He reportedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone. If convicted, the 37-year-old faces up to 215 years in prison.

(Portage) Over 77-hundred THC vape cartridges, $40-thousand-dollars in cash, and a 9mm handgun was seized from a Portage residence during a search warrant. Columbia County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday that 18-year-old Devin Boeder was arrested and is facing numerous drug charges. The warrant was the result of a traffic stop last Wednesday on Highway 16 that led to the arrest of 19-year-old Jameson Jones of La Crosse. Authorities say they observed drug use and signs of trafficking in the vehicle which started their investigation.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Department of Public Works is reminding residents to avoid discharging grass clippings into the street. Stormwater Utility Manager Todd Janssen says the city is under mandate by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist in improving water quality in lakes, streams, and drainage ways which city storm sewers dispense. He says grass clippings can not only clog storm drains, which can cause localized flooding, but can also cause degradation of water quality or receiving waters. A violation could cost a homeowner a minimum $50 charge for cleanup.

(Beaver Dam) Members with the Beaver Dam FFA say you do not have to live on a farm to get involved with their organization. FFA stands for Future Farmers of America. The groups motto is: making a difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agriculture education. The youngest a student can get involved with the FFA is seventh grade, only if there is an agricultural program offered at that school. The Beaver Dam FFA is one of the original charter chapters of the Wisconsin Association of FFA, dating back to the 1920’s.

(Wisconsin) Funeral services for slain St. Croix County Sheriff’s Deputy Kaitie Leising will be Friday at Hudson High School. Sheriff Scott Knudson said the 29-year-old was killed last weekend on what should have been a routine impaired driver call. Alleged shooter Jeremiah D. Johnson took his own life. He had an extensive criminal record in Minnesota and was on supervised release from state prison when he allegedly shot Leising. Governor Tony Evers has ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff Friday. – WRN