News – May 12, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Residents were able to return home over 10 hours after an overturned semi spilt ethanol in the township of Beaver Dam Wednesday morning. The crash occurred on Hemlock Road between Highway 151 and County Road A just before 9am. A Peterbilt semi-tractor was heading east on Hemlock Road when it left the roadway and struck a culvert, overturning the tractor and trailer. The 59-year-old driver from Endeavor was not injured. The scene was cleared around 7:30pm.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is once again hosting free landlord and tenant training. The three-hour course will be provided to area residents or landlords interested in attending and learning more about the laws and evection process. The training will be held next Wednesday at 6pm in the auditorium on the first floor of the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau. Information on how to register is available at

(Juneau) It is the end of an era on the Dodge County Board. Longtime board Chairman Russ Kottke did not seek re-election in the spring, ending his 24-year stint as a county supervisor in District Two. Kottke also served as chairman since 2004. He still serves as chairman in the town of Trenton, beginning his tenure 33 years ago. District 23 Supervisor David Frohling was selected to replace Kottke as chairman.

(Juneau) Dodge County officials are still trying to fill a vacancy on the county board. The District 26 seat was held by Tom Nickel who did not run for re-election in the spring. Nickel did receive the most write-in votes for, but he declined the seat. District 26 consists of Wards Two, Seven, and Eight in the city of Waupun and Ward Two in the town of Chester. The term will run until April 16th of 2024. Residents of the district interested in filling the vacancy should submit a letter of interest to Chairman Frohling by Monday, May 23rd.

(Dodge County) Gasoline prices are getting higher in Wisconsin. Triple-A says the average price for a gallon of regular in Wisconsin is $4.19-cents. That’s two-cents higher than Tuesday, and 21-cents higher than a week ago. Beaver Dam’s gas averages $4.19 which is the same in Fox lake, it’s $4.15 in Juneau and Horicon, motorists are paying $4.12 at the pump in Waupun, and gas is $4.24 in Mayville.

(Wisconsin) State ag officials are hoping to stop the spread of avian flu by quarantining the movement of all domestic birds in Wisconsin. The new movement ban is more severe than the one issued last month. That only applied to poultry. The new ban includes pet birds and game birds for hunting. The ban will remain in place until 30 days after the last detection of bird flu. Avian influenza has been detected in Jefferson, Columbia, and Fond du Lac counties. – WRN