News – October 3, 2022

(Juneau) The Dodge County sheriff says his deputies will do everything they can to hold those who run from law enforcement accountable. If a driver of a fleeing vehicle gets away, the owner could be on the hook. Dale Schmidt says Wisconsin has an owner’s liability statute that requires them to tell authorities who was driving, or they will be responsible for that pursuit. Schmidt asks all motorists to be safe and if they find themselves about to be pulled over, a decision to flee is a costly one and could cause a serious crash and cost someone their life.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says a scammer is calling residents claiming to be a deputy with their agency. The caller tells the individual that they need to sign a bond at the sheriff’s office and if they do not there would be serious ramifications. Sheriff’s officials say if you get a call like this, report it to the authorities.

(Mayville) The city of Mayville will begin leaf pick up October 3rd. Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the terrace, the area between the sidewalk and street, for pick up. The curbside service will run until the quantity of leaves diminish or freezing temperatures arrive. Citizens may also dispose of leaves in the designated area behind the City Garage, located at 610 Horicon Street.

(Jefferson County) An informational meeting this Wednesday will cover an upcoming bridge reconstruction project in Jefferson County. The governor recently signed a $5-million-dollar contract to reconstruct the South Main Street bridge over the Rock River in Jefferson. The meeting will be held at Jefferson City Hall on 317 Main Street. It will start at 5pm and goes until six. More information is available at

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center has a new executive director of Human Resources. Hospital officials announced that Watertown-native Ryan Lessner has joined their team. He is replacing Curt Oberholtzer, who retired last month after serving in the role since early 2020.

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County community is reminded to nominate a teacher of the month. The program, founded by American Bank and the Heffron Family Foundation, recognizes area teachers who go above and beyond for their students both inside and outside the classroom. Recipients of the award are recognized in their school and districts and will receive a $300 check. Nominations should be a short essay form and include why the teacher should be honored. More information is available at