News – September 28, 2022

(Juneau) The recent efforts of Dodge County’s Drug Enforcement Unit are being highlighted. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies throughout the county, the Unit has made several significant arrests in the drug community over the last two months. Sheriff’s officials say the collaboration of law enforcement agencies in combatting these drug dealers is strong and they will hold these individuals accountable. Area police departments participating in the Drug Enforcement Unit include Beaver Dam, Waupun, Mayville, Horicon, Juneau, Lomira, Brownsville, and Iron Ridge.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department was called to the Metalcraft of Mayville facility on the city’s northside Tuesday night. Crews arrived at the structure at 2020 North Spring Street around 8pm. Smoke was reported in the welding area, along with possible flames, and the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure. Mutual aid was cancelled en route. No injuries were reported.

(Fond du Lac) A North Fond du Lac man’s death is currently being investigated by authorities. Burton Holstein’s body was found in the Fond du Lac River near the 500 block of Water Street around 8:52am Tuesday. There are no signs of foul play, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Law enforcement say the incident remains under investigation. They ask anyone with information to contact the city of Fond du Lac Police Department at 920-906-5555.

(Hustisford) A meeting September 28th will give Hustisford School District voters an opportunity to discuss the biggest facility needs of the district. A series of community planning workshops have been scheduled to give citizens a chance to discuss things such as building improvements as well as cover the district’s master plan. District officials say if the community shows support for going towards a referendum, that could be on the ballot during next year’s spring election. Tonight’s workshop will begin at 6:30pm at the elementary school.

(Horicon) State officials are proposing to close 78 acres of land to all hunting at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say this change is being suggested in response to concerns by residents and city leaders. Questions or comments must be submitted by next Wednesday, October 5th. For contact details and a link to more information, visit

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly is under new ownership. Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly has purchased the store from Daryl and Brenda Schoenfeld who have retired. The couple has owned and operated the business since 2008. Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly President Mike Olwig says they are looking forward to providing Beaver Dam shoppers the same superior customer service and highest quality products.