News – November 27, 2021

(Fond du Lac) SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Region has donated over 600 turkeys to benefit families during the Thanksgiving holiday. For the past six years, the health care provider with facilities in Waupun and Fond du Lac provides a free turkey to all of its employees, volunteers, and providers to enjoy. They have the option to donate their turkey for distribution to area food pantries. On November 12, turkeys were given to 17 non-profit organizations in Waupun, Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Brandon, and other surrounding communities. The turkeys also helped feed veterans his holiday through the Catholic War Veterans and the American Legion. Regional Director for Mission Integration Dawn Vandenberg says there are many individuals and families that are struggling to make ends meet, and if these turkey donations can help in some way, we continue to fulfill our mission by meeting these needs.

(Dodge County) Overall vehicles sales in Dodge County have seen a slight increase. According to the Waterloo-based, industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, there were 3,062 vehicles sold in Dodge County through October, 128 more than by the same time one year ago, an increase of 4.3-percent. Truck sales were up four-percent while car sales increased nearly seven-percent. For the nine-county, south central Wisconsin region as a whole vehicle sales were up five-percent with 36-thousand, 600 sold. Car sales were down one-percent while trucks sales jumped six-percent.

(Mayville) The City of Mayville will begin brush pickup on Monday. Director of Public Works Jack Hurst says pickups will start on November 29th and continue once a month with the next date on Tuesday, December 28th, then January 31st, February 28th, and then on March 28th. Branches should be left in the longest length possible and be no less than five feet. Branches cannot exceed one hundred pounds or six inches in diameter. Brush should also be stacked and arranged by size with the ends all one way to allow for efficient handling and chipping. Hurst says smaller branches and twigs should be tied in bundles or boxed.

(Wisconsin) Aspirus Health pharmacy manager Michelle Brenner says they have seen promising results from antibody treatments for COVID. While that’s good news, Brenner says your best bet for protection remains vaccination. People who’ve tested positive for COVID must meet certain criteria before receiving antibody treatments. As always patients are encouraged to speak with their doctor to find out what’s best for them. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) The November Leadership Beaver Dam class focused on highlighting the many non-profit organizations that help benefit the community and surrounding areas. The program is geared towards people who work or live in the Beaver Dam community who are looking to become the next generation of community leaders. The 2021-2022 class spend most of the day learning about some of the local nonprofits and how they serve important niches in the community. The December session will focus on local government.

(Beaver Dam) The ribbon was cut on a new financial advisor office in Beaver Dam. The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and city leaders helped Monica McGauley (mug-gaw-lee), an Edward Jones financial advisor, celebrate her new office at 203 Corporate Drive Suite 300. Edward Jones is a financial-services firm who serve the needs of individual investors. During the ribbon cutting McGauley said she is excited to help people reach their financial goals. She has been with Edward Jones since 2018.

(Green Lake) Today is the last day to enjoy the “Keep the Cheer Here” event in Green Lake. Over the two-day event, opportunities include a visit with Santa, a cookie walk, the Holiday Hofbrauhouse at Town Square, a showing of the movie ‘Elf” at the Thrasher Opera House and more. Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Meier says you can even enjoy a Wagon Ride and S’mores at Playground Park Saturday from 3 to 5 pm. For a complete list of the “Keep the Cheer Here!” events and venues visit the Visit Green website.

(Watertown) Officials at Watertown Regional Medical Center are highlighting the symptoms and effects of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. An estimated one in every five American adults suffers from the disease. It is a chronic condition caused by changes in the gastroesophageal valve that allow contents to flow from the stomach back into the esophagus. Left untreated, it can be a lifelong disease. It can lead to bothersome symptoms, which can vary from mild or moderate to severe depending on the individual. Typical symptoms include a burning sensation in the chest, regurgitation of food or sour liquid, and difficulty swallowing. A link to more information can be found at