News – May 8, 2023

(Mayville) The Mayville city clerk has withdrawn her resignation while the treasurer’s still stands. Following the common council’s April 24th meeting, Clerk Anastasia Gonstead and Treasurer Angela Runde submitted their letters of resignation. Gonstead informed Mayor John Guinn that with “the current state of city affairs and amount of work there is to be done [she] would be remiss to step out of this role at this time.” Guinn notes that he has not yet accepted Runde’s resignation, credited her for coming in “every day” and called her an asset to the city. Runde did urge the council to find someone they are willing to work with.

(Beaver Dam) The state of Wisconsin has revoked the dealer license for four Beaver Dam area wholesalers for failing to follow administrative requirements. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles issued the order against Wakati Logistics, Transline Auto, Vendue Auto, and SGN – all located at 822 Park Avenue. Officials say the decision to revoke stems from each wholesaler’s failure to maintain a licensed business facility.

(Wisconsin) A Sheriff’s deputy was killed by a suspected drunk driver in western Wisconsin. St. Croix County Sheriff’s Deputy Kaitie Leising was shot and killed on Saturday. The State Justice Department says Leising took a call of a possible drunk driver in the ditch near Glenwood City at 6:15 on Saturday. Thirty-four-year-old Jeremiah D. Johnson refused Leising’s demands to take a field sobriety test for nearly ten minutes before taking out a handgun and shooting her. The 29-year-old Leising died at a hospital and Johnson was found dead in a wooded area with a gunshot wound. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents looking to reduce their own water footprint can learn how later this month. The city’s Community Activities and Services Department is highlighting a ‘Build Your Own Rain Barrell’ workshop on May 20th, hosted by the Rock River Coalition staff. Installing a rain barrel is one of the easiest ways to reduce your water footprint and help recharge rivers, lakes, and aquifers. The workshop begins at 9:30am and goes until 11:30. Registration is required, and it is $15 per household. The deadline to signup is May 17th. The event will be held at the Watermark located at 209 South Center Street.

(Beaver Dam) The Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association named WBEV the 2022 Small Market, News-Talk Station of the Year over the weekend in Madison. We were also recognized as the Small Market News Operation of the Year with the news department taking home seven first place awards. Uncle Bill took home the gold for Best Radio Program. DailyDodge was named best website. Other trophies were collected for sports coverage, video streaming, interviews, commercials, funny commercials, Public Service Announcements and a Community Impact Award for the Good Karma Brands John Moser Children’s Radiothon.