News – May 27, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Firefighters extinguished a bus that caught fire behind the Cenex gas station in the town of Beaver Dam Thursday afternoon. Crews arrived on scene on Raceway Road just after 1pm and knocked down the blaze within five minutes. Employees of Badger Bus and United Cooperative used an extinguisher on the fire and moved several nearby buses to prevent the flames from spreading. The cause of the fire is undetermined.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam road will be shut down beginning next week for reconstruction. West Third Street, between LaCrosse and West Street, will be closed starting Wednesday, June 1st. Work will include the removal and replacement of the existing pavement structure as well as curb and gutter. The project is slated to be completed by the end of October.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Memorial Day Ceremony returns Monday. The program honors area veterans who have passed away in the last year. It will be held at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Oakwood Cemetery on Highway 33. This year’s guest speaker is Dodge County Veterans Service Officer Andrew Miller. The Memorial Service will also be broadcast live on WBEV, and video streamed at beginning at 10:15am.

(Beaver Dam) Friday is National Poppy Day. Founded by the American Legion Auxiliary, the day shows support for families of fallen soldiers as well as living veterans. To commemorate, area legion members will be stationed at local businesses throughout Beaver Dam today and tomorrow to hand out free poppies. Organizers say they want everyone to get one because they are handmade by veterans. They encourage citizens to wear them on Memorial Day in honor of all veterans.

(Wisconsin) Headed into the Memorial Day weekend, COVID community levels are “high” in 18 Wisconsin counties. Dodge County’s COVID community level remains in the low category. Fond du Lac, Jefferson, Columbia, and Green Lake counties are the medium level.

(Wisconsin) State transportation officials are encouraging Memorial Day weekend motorists to buckle up, put their phone down, plan their routes, and drive carefully through work zones. All Wisconsin rest areas are open.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board and department heads will have an opportunity to learn more about the four candidates for county administrator. A meet and greet is scheduled for June 6th at the Administration Building in Juneau. The four candidates are 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. Current Dodge County Administrator Jim Mielke is retiring next Wednesday.