News – October 1, 2022

(Calamus) A two-day jury trial was scheduled this week for a Beaver Dam woman accused of head-butting an officer. Marianna Gonzales is facing a felony count of Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and misdemeanor charges of Resisting and Criminal Damage to Property. The trial is slated to begin on December 12th.

(Brownsville) A Brownsville man charged with possessing illicit content of children was arraigned this week. Dylan Rieman entered a not guilty plea to ten counts of Child Pornography. If convicted, the 25-year-old faces up to 250 years in prison.

(Wisconsin) A new show about Jeffrey Dahmer has fans clamoring for a memorial to the serial killer’s victims. Dahmer gained global notoriety for killing 17 men and boys from the late 1970s until he was arrested in the early ‘90s. The Milwaukee mayor’s office says the push for a memorial is not coming from the victims’ families, but from fans of the show. They want a memorial erected at the site of the former Oxford Apartments, where Dahmer lived, and committed his crimes. The building was torn down in 1992. City officials tell the Journal Sentinel a memorial is unlikely. – WRN

(Waupun) There is a need for hospice volunteers throughout the region. From personal fulfilment to personal gratitude, there are so many benefits to becoming a hospice caregiver volunteer. For Tim Teachout, volunteering is personal. The Waupun resident has gone through the end-of-life experience with his mother, father, and wife. He has been a hospice volunteer ever since the day his cousin asked him to join her. More information about volunteering is available at

(Beaver Dam) The final Fair Food Festival of the 2022 season is taking place today (Saturday) October 1. Attendees can enjoy live music, face painting and the numerous food carts and vendors featuring different fair food options. There will be deep fried Oreo’s, cow pies, flavored mac-n-cheese, tater tot bowls, burrito bowls, walking tacos, and nachos. Music begins when the gates open at 11am with Marshall St, at 12:30 Sterling Milwaukee, at 2pm The North Siders, 3:30 Blue Suede Cadillacs, and at 5pm The MCKs. The event ends at 7pm.  

(Beaver Dam) The Leadership Beaver Dam program recently held its first class of the 2022-2023 season. The program takes places over nine monthly courses aimed at encouraging the preparing participants to be active community leaders. This month’s class will begin developing plans for a group project that will benefit the community of Beaver Dam, as well as learn about the history of Beaver Dam. The Leadership Beaver Dam program began in 2008, and this class marks the 14th consecutive year. They will join the 210 past alumni of the program.