News – September 15, 2022

(Juneau) Two field-training officers with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office are being recognized Thursday. The Wisconsin Field Training Officers Association is currently holding their 29th Annual Conference in the Wisconsin Dells. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says at the three-day event, two of his agency’s coordinators for field training in the jail are being acknowledged for their efforts. They are Corporal’s Kyle Opetz and Kevin Schultz. Schmidt says both carry around positive attitudes and adds he never hears anything negative about them.

(Juneau) A Markesan woman is charged with depositing checks from a closed account at a bank in Juneau. Crystal Steinike allegedly deposited three checks totaling $3,700 at the Juneau financial institution from a closed account at Landmark Credit Union. If convicted, the 32-year-old faces up to 18 years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for October 3rd.

(Waupun) The Fond du Lac County board Tuesday night approved the appointment of Waupun’s former fire chief to the communications and emergency management director position. B.J. DeMaa is succeeding Bobbi Hicken who left last Friday for a job in the private sector. After 20 years as a firefighter, DeMaa spent the last eight as Waupun’s fire chief and emergency management director. He starts his new job with the county on October 2nd.

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam is now accepting applications for the fall cycle of its Community Health Grant. The program was created as part of a comprehensive initiative to ensure the hospital’s health and well-being efforts placed a greater focus on local needs. The deadline to apply is September 20th. More information can be found at

(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College is hosting a community forum Thursday night. Its purpose is to discuss the College’s $55-million-dollar referendum that will appear on the ballot for district voters in the November election. The public can ask questions and learn more about the referendum at the forum which includes a presentation by College President Bonnie Baerwald. It starts tonight at 5:30pm at the College’s Fond du Lac campus. More information is available at