News – September 16, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department arrested a suspect Thursday following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle. Officers were called to the 100 block of Knaup Drive around 11:10am for a vehicle theft complaint. Police were able to locate the car westbound on Industrial Drive near North Spring. A high-speed chase ensued. The pursuit continued southbound onto Highway 151 and then back to the city where the suspect was apprehended. Authorities say the individual was taken to the Dodge County Jail on two Dane County warrants and multiple new charges.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department is highlighting the promotion of two of their firefighters. Both Nick Smith and Kyle Nehr have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant. They started their new roles on Tuesday. A swearing-in ceremony will be held on November 4th at 6:30pm.

(Dodge County) Saturday’s trip is the 42nd for Badger Honor Flight. There are a total of 88 veterans on this flight with one Korean, two from the Air Force, five from the Army, one Coast Guard, four Navy and 77 more Vietnam and other wars. Upon returning to Madison tonight, the Badger Honor Flight encourages the public to arrive at the airport around 8pm to welcome the veterans back home.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam residents are encouraged to take part in an event Saturday to help clean local waterways. The 2022 Waterways Clean-Up at Rotary Park will be between 8am and 10am Saturday. 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 their communities. More information is available at

(Columbia County) A portion of Interstate 39 in Columbia County will be closed next week during the overnight hours for bridge work. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says I-39 southbound at the Cascade Mountain Road interchange will be shutdown nightly beginning Monday, September 19th through September 21st from 8pm to 6am. Transportation officials say crews will be performing a bridge deck removal in the area. The posted detour route will utilize Highway 33 and I-90/94.