News – September 10, 2021

(Dodge County) Two more Coronavirus related deaths were reported in Dodge County yesterday. This brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 182 while 25 are still probable. There was no change in the number of active community cases in yesterday’s update by county health officials, while three hospitalizations were reported. The seven-day daily average of new cases per 100-thousand people has gone down over the last week-and-a-half and now stands at 24.6, the rate was at 35.5 last Monday.

(Wisconsin) COVID cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in Wisconsin, even as the vaccination rate slowly inches upward. The seven-day average of COVID cases is at 1,496, according to Thursday’s numbers from the state Department of Health Services. Health officials also reported 32 COVID deaths, bringing that seven-day average to 11. – WRN

(Dodge County) In Dodge County, those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine is at 45.3-percent while those who have completed the vaccination series is at 42.3-percent. That figure is at 45.2-percent in Fond du Lac County, 47.1-percent in Washington County, 47.3-percent in Jefferson County, 56.2-percent in Columbia County, and 46.4-percent in Green Lake County.

(Dane County) Public Health Madison and Dane County Thursday issued a new public health order requiring masks indoors until at least October 8th. The Order is nearly identical to the current face covering order, issued in mid-August. It also includes an exemption for actively playing a wind instrument that has a fabric bell cover or similar cover. – WRN

(Horicon) A groundbreaking ceremony is planned next week for Horicon School District’s new athletic complex. The original track and field has deteriorated over time due to its low-lying location. District officials say a new track and football field would complete the renewal of their entire school campus and provide a modern athletic complex that students and the community deserve. The facility would include a football field, practice field, running track, press box, ticket booth and a new parking lot. The groundbreaking ceremony will be at 12 noon on September 13th at the campus on 841 Gray Street.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents are encouraged to take part in an up-coming event to help clean local waterways. The 2021 Waterways Clean-Up at Cotton Mill Park will be held tomorrow (September 11th) between 10am and noon. The event is part of the Protect Wisconsin Waterways campaign to spread awareness of what people can do to protect the lakes and rivers that are right next door to them. More information is available at

(Winnebago County) The Wisconsin Court of Appeals have ruled that a convicted murderer deserves a new hearing on his sentence for selling drugs to hire someone to kill former District Attorney Joe Paulus. In 1994, 62-year-old Mark Price was charged with Drug Distribution and Solicitation of First Degree Intentional Homicide. He was going to use the proceeds from marijuana sales to pay someone else to kill Paulus, who had prosecuted him. The solicitation charge was eventually changed to Threatening to Injure a Public Official and was dismissed altogether in 2007. Price argued the drug charge should have been addressed then, which he got nine years in prison for. The Appeals Court says he now has the right to ask the circuit court to modify that sentence.