(Beaver Dam) State and local leaders Monday toured downtown Beaver Dam businesses supported by the Main Street Bounceback grant program. The program’s purpose is to help small businesses and communities grow by populating vacant storefronts with new enterprises and nonprofits. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary-designee Kathy Blumenfeld along with Mayor Becky Glewen made stops at Nancy Zieman Sewing Studio, Nest Vitality, and Damsels. Each business received a $10,000 Main Street Bounceback grant.
(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved a change to the city’s voluntary debt cap policy. The city no longer has to limit annual debt service payments at 25-percent of the general fund budget. However, the city will continue to operate under a policy that limits the total amount of debt that can be carried in any given year. Council President Mike Wissell noted that the debt policy had consisted of two different animals that did not play well together.
(Waupun) A Waupun Correctional inmate has been charged with stabbing another prisoner. Dylan Madderom allegedly attacked the inmate with a metal side piece from a pair of glasses in March. When questioned about the stabbing, Madderom allegedly said that he had no idea what investigators were talking about and that he never had a weapon. The victim was taken to Waupun Memorial Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. If convicted, the 26-year-old faces up to six years in prison.
(Princeton) Authorities in Green Lake County are still looking for information about a fatal vehicle crash that happened just over a year ago. Jessica Knueppel reportedly drove across the center line on September 29th and struck another vehicle in the town of Princeton, killing 51-year-old Steven La Tour of Appleton. She is facing a felony charge of Homicide by Intoxicated use of a Vehicle. Authorities say Knueppel rear-ended a red SUV just minutes before the fatal crash. Investigators are searching for the male driver in hopes he can add something to the case. His vehicle had an Agnesian or SSM Health visitor’s sticker on it at the time.
(Horicon) A public trapping auction will be held at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center Wednesday. The event is being hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Personnel from both organizations will be on hand to review trapping seasons and regulations, unit boundaries, trapping permits, and other information before bidding. Doors open at 5pm tomorrow, the auction starts at six. More information is available at DailyDodge.com.