News – November 11, 2022

(Columbus) The Columbus City Council approved a special charge garbage and recycling fee of $194 for the 2023 budget, up $10 from 2021. Some residents are concerned about the cost of the pickup and odor of the trash during the winter months. City administrator Kyle Ellefson says that the contract for garbage and collection is already locked in for next year. The adoption of 2023 budget is set for November 15th.

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $15,000 Thursday for a Beaver Dam man charged with possessing illicit images of children. Jose Esquivel allegedly admitted that he does not search out the illegal images but if something (quote) “pops up” he will watch it. During a search warrant, law enforcement reportedly found child porn on an open web browser on his computer. If convicted, the 80-year-old faces up to 50 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday.

(Mayville) A Mayville man is accused of having illegal images of children. Kevin Cannon allegedly admitted to looking at illicit content. He reportedly told investigators he was researching to see where he could find child porn and do a paper on the dark web. If convicted, the 48-year-old faces up to 125 years in prison. Cash bond was set at $3,000 during his initial appearance in court and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday.

(Beaver Dam) WBEV will be observing Veterans Day with a special broadcast live from Camp Nickolas in Waupun. That is home base for the Heroes’ Hunt for Veterans, a non-profit organization designed to give vets the opportunity to experience a quality guided, deer, turkey or waterfowl hunt during the bow, gun and muzzleloader seasons. The program begins Friday at 12:35pm on WBEV 95.3 powered by DailyDodge, where you will also be able to watch the live video stream.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam High School’s Beauty and the Beast has hit the stage. Shows run from Friday
through Sunday. Tickets are $9 dollars for students and $12 dollars for seniors. They can be purchased online on or at the door. Showtimes are at 7:30pm today, Saturday, with Sunday’s showing starting at 2pm.

(Wisconsin) Veterans will be recognized today around Wisconsin and at the state Capitol in Madison. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs joins the Madison Veterans Council to host a Veterans Day ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda. Governor Tony Evers and Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar will give remarks. Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Chris Kolakowski will deliver the keynote address. This year’s National Veterans Day theme is honor. The Capitol ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.-WRN.

(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has released a draft proposal for a new wolf management plan. The draft plan eliminates a statewide wolf population goal and recommends evaluating populations in six wolf hunting zones. The wolf’s endangered status in the Upper Great Lakes region was restored by a federal judge in February, so the new plan would not be implemented unless those protections are removed. The DNR’s existing plan dates to 1999 and sets a population goal of 350 animals. The most recent estimate put the number at 970 animals. The public has 60 days to comment-WRN.