Beaver Dam Business Park Expansion Nears Completion
9/1/09 – The city of Beaver Dam has nearly completed the infrastructure work in a 100-acre expansion of its business park. That’s according to Mike Laue with MSA Professional Services, who says sewer and water lines have been installed and site grading has been completed. Laue told the city’s Operations Committee last night that the final piece of infrastructure, street lighting along Commercial Drive – the main access point from Highway 33 – will be completed by the end of this month. The 100 acres is an expansion of the existing business park that already houses such company’s as Richelieu Foods, WMFB and Apache Stainless Steel. It is bordered by Industrial Drive and Highway 33 and is where Mayville Engineering Company is building their new expansion, which is the first, and so far only, business in the new portion of the business park. Approximately 70 acres remain. Beaver Dam Mayor Tom Kennedy told aldermen last night that the next step will be to work with the state Department of Transportation to reduce the speed limit on Highway 33, along the northern edge of the business park, from 45mph to 35mph.
Cigarette Burns Lead To Charges Against Waupun Man
9/1/09 – A Waupun man is accused of disciplining a 7-year-old child with a lit cigarette. 33-year-old Daniel Bryan is charged with a felony count of Child Abuse – Intentionally Causing Harm for holding the cigarette to the child’s elbow for about five seconds after the kid accidentally kicked him in the genitals. Bryan’s girlfriend reportedly knocked the cigarette out of his hand when she saw what was happening. The 33-year-old denies the incident but according to the criminal complaint, he later apologized to the child. He faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison if convicted. Bryan had a signature bond set at $1000 yesterday and will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on October 15.