News – November 26, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Chief of Police John Kreuziger made some comments during a recent panel discussion on racism and cultural prejudice, held at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater. He said that it is impossible for society to function and solve cultural issues without dialogue. The purpose of the discussion was to raise awareness of those issues at the local level. For more info on this story, visit

(Madison) A state representative from Columbus was recognized for his leadership on legislative initiatives to drive economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin. William Penterman was awarded the Champion of Economic Development for supporting a wide range of legislation to advance the Wisconsin economy. The award is given to state lawmakers who demonstrate extraordinary support for important economic development policies.

(Johnson Creek) The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Something Special from Wisconsin program will be hosting a Holiday Market in Johnson Creek this weekend. The event features more than 70 Something Special from Wisconsin member companies and showcase a variety of Wisconsin-made products, including beverages, lotions, snacks, spices, meats, and cheeses. Coinciding with Small Business Saturday, organizers say this free event will allow the public to support local businesses and purchase high-quality Wisconsin products. The event is taking place at the Johnson Creek Elementary School from 9am to 3pm Saturday November 26th and from 10am to 2pm Sunday November 27th.

(Beaver Dam) Wayland Academy’s 57th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols is right around the corner. The show is a non-denominational music service featuring singing of Christmas carols, hymns, and choral music performed by Wayland’s students and faculty. The service will be held on December 11th at 4pm in the Kimberly Chapel on the Wayland Academy campus located at 101 North University Avenue. It is free and open to the public.

(Juneau) Two training sessions have been scheduled for Dodge County farmers whose pesticide applicators certification has expired or for first time applicators. This training program allows attendees to acquire their General Farming Private Applicator’s License. Self-study recertification is also available, allowing those with expired licenses to study the book and schedule a testing appointment in advance with the Extension Dodge County office. More information about the Private Pesticide Applicator Training program will accompany this story online at

(Madison) This week’s news that state government is projected to end the current two-year budget with a $6.6 billion surplus has state Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu talking about tax cuts saying “It’s exciting. It’s very exciting that we can make transformational tax changes in Wisconsin.” LeMahieu commented during a WisPolitics luncheon in Madison, adding “Work on all the three brackets. Work on the deduction so that way all taxpayers get a tax cut. But we definitely need to drive down our top rates.” LeMahieu said lowering taxes on the state’s highest income earners would benefit small businesses and make Wisconsin more competitive with it’s midwestern neighbors. Governor Tony Evers is unlikely to support tax cuts for the state’s wealthiest residents.-WRN

(Wisconsin) The Catholic Diocese of Superior this week released a list of all priests credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor. The list is the result of three separate clergy file reviews, including one by an independent security consulting firm, more than a year of meetings, and multiple sessions with the Diocesan Review Board. The list released Tuesday names 23 priests with allegations against them. Twenty are deceased, and none are currently active according to Diocese leaders.-WRN