News – September 2, 2021

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin’s seven-day average of new COVID cases is at its highest in more than six months. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, the state Department of Health Services encourages Wisconsinites to continue taking steps to protect themselves and others against COVID. The state is seeing very high case activity, with the 7-day average of new confirmed cases at 1,699 and cases continuing to rise. – WRN

(Dodge County) In Dodge County, 23 new COVID cases were reported yesterday. Active community cases stand at 337. The seven-day average of new cases per 100-thousand people is 34.1. Forty-four-point-six-percent (44.6-percent) of those in Dodge County have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 41.7-percent have completed the vaccination series.

(Wisconsin) Demand for the coronavirus vaccine in Wisconsin is ramping up. State health officials say 68-thousand doses were administered in Wisconsin last week. That’s about 12-thousand more than the week before; and breaks the average of just over 50-thousand doses-a-week in Wisconsin since July. The Department of Health Services says nearly 55-percent of eligible people in Wisconsin have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. – WRN

(Dodge County) There are several vaccine opportunities in Dodge County this week. Today, health officials will be offering first and second dose Pfizer shots at the Dodge County Public Health Building located at 199 County Road DF in Juneau between 2pm and 6pm. Tomorrow, health officials will be offering first and second dose Moderna shots as well as the one-and-done Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The clinic is also at the county health building in Juneau between 1pm and 3pm.

(Waupun) Those in the Waupun-area can head to Dodge Correctional for a vaccine shot Thursday. The state facility is hosting a vaccine clinic between 3pm and 6pm. The Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available. The clinic is open to everyone ages 12-and-older, and walk-ins are welcome. There is also a drive-through option for those interested. Dodge Correctional, which is located at 1 West Lincoln Street, will also be hosting a vaccine clinic on September 23rd.

(Beaver Dam) A Brandon man accused of soliciting a minor for sex in Dodge County entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing yesterday. Dean Krohn allegedly paid the teenage victim $300 on at least four occasions last year. After first denying the accusations, the 46-year-old Krohn reportedly admitted to his actions. If convicted, Krohn faces a combined maximum sentence of over 100 years behind bars.

(Waupun) Waupun Correctional Institution went into lockdown Monday after an inmate assaulted a nurse in the Health Services Unit. An official with the state’s Department of Corrections says movement at the state prison was limited after the assault and will continue as the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department investigates the incident. The victim was treated at a local hospital and released. Prison staff was able to intervene and stop the assault.

(Wisconsin) Labor Day is a big boating weekend, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants everyone to wear a life jacket on the water. Nineteen people have died in boating accidents in Wisconsin in 2021. Another 22 died in 2020. Operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness, and speeding are the four leading causes of watercraft crashes, and the leading cause of death is drowning. – WRN