News – May 5, 2022

(Juneau) Dodge County authorities have identified a Fort Atkinson man who died in a rollover crash in the town of Hustisford last Monday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to Highway 60 east of St. Helena Road around 5:30pm. Daniel Lewicki’s vehicle crossed the centerline on 60, began to spin, struck a culvert, vaulted, and overturned. The 38-year-old was taken to UW Hospital where he died three days later. The crash remains under investigation.

(Juneau) While employee recruitment and retention has been challenging for Dodge County Public Health and Clearview, there have been some recent positive developments. Officials with Clearview note that $6,000 sign-on bonuses helped them hire seven full-time second or third shift certified nursing assistants. Dodge County Public Health is still searching for qualified candidates to fill their vacant public health officer position, but they hope to fill a full-time registered nursing job soon. Public Health reports little to no interest in several mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse therapist openings.

(Beaver Dam) Ground will be broken Thursday on a new residential housing subdivision on the northside of Beaver Dam. Stoney Ridge is located near the YCMCA of Dodge County, at the intersection of Ollinger Road and Corporate Drive. Neumann Developments of Pewaukee will begin the first phase of the project which will offer 60 new homesites with a variety of ranch and two-story floorplans. Tomorrow’s groundbreaking will begin at 10am north of Ollinger Road just west of North Chrystal Lake Road.

(Beaver Dam) There may soon be a new tenant in the old Beaver Dam Elks Lodge. The common council this week approved a Class B liquor license for Randall Frank doing business as Dragon’s Den Lounge at 126 South Spring Street. The Elks had owned the building for most of the time since the group was locally founded in 1928; it has been vacant since 2014. The city still has four Class B liquor licenses available.

(Dodge County) Dodge County health officials recorded five additional COVID cases Tuesday. The county’s COVID activity level remains in the low category which means masks are not required. So far, 52.6-percent of Dodge County residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine while 50.5-percent have had both shots. Just over 27-percent have gotten an additional booster dose.

(Wisconsin) The Department of Health Services says that COVID antiviral medication is now widely available for patients in Wisconsin. Health officials say those drugs were in very limited supply in the first months of the year, but that’s changed. Anyone with a confirmed case of COVID who does not need full hospitalization is encouraged to get a prescription. – WRN