News – November 15, 2021

(Beaver Dam) Officers responded to the area of Knaup Drive in the city of Beaver Dam for reports of a missing 3 year old at approximately 1230AM this Monday morning.  A press release on the departments facebook page explains officers believe the child left their apartment after being attracted to lights and sirens from fire trucks and police cars at a nearby fire scene, ultimately becoming disoriented and wandering into a nearby unlocked apartment where they were later located by law enforcement.  The child has since been reunited with family.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Land and Water Conservation Department is asking residents to fill out a survey. The agency is starting the process of rewriting the Land and Water Resource Plan for 2022-through-2032 and is looking for input. John Bohonek with the Dodge County Land and Water Conservation Department explains the survey will be available for the general public and will give his department an idea of what concerns they have for the natural resources in the county. The survey is available on the Land and Water Conservation website but can also be sent in the mail. The surveys are due by this Friday. You can find links with this news story at

(Juneau) With severe winter weather on the horizon, the Dodge County Highway Department is encouraging motorists to slow down and not pass snowplows. Officials say local snowplow operators are required to work around the clock for several days with a standard work policy of 16-hours on-duty and six hours off between shifts. This can make for a challenging work environment which is magnified by slippery roads, low visibility, and subzero temperatures. To see the specific hours that local state and county roads are plowed, check out the news tab on

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is reminding the public to wear a life jacket on the water after personnel over the weekend rescued a duck hunter whose boat capsized. Captain Paul Hartl says dispatchers were able to plot the call to an area west of Waterworks Park. The man and his dog were found clinging to the overturned boat about 200 yards from shore. He was treated and released from Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam. Police cared for the dog until the two could be reunited. – Kill after 8am

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam has started an initiative to support local non-profit organizations. Hospital officials have announced the creation of a Community Health Stipend Program. Its intent is to assist groups actively working to develop new ideas or enhance existing projects that improve the health of residents in Dodge County. Organizations interested in applying for the stipends, which can range from $1,000 to $10,000, can do so through November 30th online. A link to apply can be found at

(Kenosha) Governor Tony Evers authorizes the Wisconsin National Guard for duty following a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Closing arguments in the case are today, and approximately 500 Wisconsin Army National Guard troops are reporting for State Active Duty to support local partners in ensuring public safety in conjunction with hundreds of officers from volunteering law enforcement agencies.  The Guard will stage outside Kenosha in a standby status to respond if requested. Evers is urging people not from the Kenosha area to stay away, and for those who do exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully. – WRN

(Madison) A bill advancing at the Capitol makes it easier for parents to transfer their kids to another school, if they do not agree with their current district’s COVID policies. The bill would also ease transfers if parents were concerned about a lack of face covering or vaccine requirements. The measure ensures state funding would follow the student to their new school. – WRN