News – September 14, 2021

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved a developer’s agreement for a new residential housing subdivision on the northside of the city that are expected to bring around 60 new single family homes. The agreement with Neumann Developments of Pewaukee allows for up to $6.7-million dollars in incentives in the form of tax breaks from TIF District #8. The property is located near the YMCA of Dodge County, at the intersection of Olinger Road and Corporate Drive. The developer has to start construction no later than July 1 and have the project completed within 18 months.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved a major restructuring of city government. Under the ordinance, a new position is created: city administrator, a role tasked with finance and personnel matters. The position of mayor will transition from full-time to part-time. The salary of the mayor will be reduced by two-thirds, from $60-thousand dollars per year to $20-thousand dollars following the spring 2023 election. The new city administrator could be hired as early as January.

(Beaver Dam) Those interested in sponsoring a night of lights during the Swan Park Rotary Lights have until the end of the week to register. Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt, chair of the Rotary Lights Committee, says whoever sponsors a night of lights will get the name or business read on air by Uncle Bill during the Barn Show. He says tress are also available to sponsor. To sponsor a night of lights or a tree go to, a link will be available at

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Community Test Site will be open for the next two Wednesday’s. Dodge County Health officials at first believed the Wisconsin National Guard’s task force would not be able to support the testing site for the next two weeks and would need to cease operations in the meantime. The county health department learned yesterday that the National Guard were re-doing their mission orders and will be supporting the site through December 15th. The community testing site is located on 1701 North Spring Street in Beaver Dam and is open Wednesday’s from 11am to 5pm.

(Wisconsin) State health officials say the COVID delta variant has reached every corner of Wisconsin. The Department of Health Services says 56 counties are reporting very high coronavirus activity. The other 16 are reporting high levels. State health officials reported 936 new cases on Friday. Hospitalizations are also on the rise. – WRN

(Dodge County) Dodge County is among the counties with very high activity, along with Columbia County, Fond du Lac County, Green Lake County, and Washington County. Jefferson County is in the high activity level.

(Dodge County) There were three additional COVID deaths confirmed in Dodge County since Friday with one probable death. That brings the total number of COVID related deaths to 211, 185 confirmed with 26 probable cases. There were 54 new COVID cases reported since Friday with five additional hospitalizations. Forty-five-point-five-percent (45.5-percent) of the county’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine while 42.5-percent have completed the vaccination series.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin health officials are warning people not to make or buy fake COVID vaccination cards. The Department of Health Services says people who make fake cards could be charged in federal court. Health officials and federal prosecutors are also warning people not to post their vaccination card on social media, where information could be copied or stolen. – WRN