News – September 30, 2021

(Beaver Dam) Marshfield Medical Center – Beaver Dam has begun scheduling COVID vaccine booster shots. Doses are for those who got both shots of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago and are at higher risk for getting or spreading the virus. According to the state health service, those who should get a booster shot are people 65 years or older, live in a long-term care setting or are 50 to 64 years old who have certain underlying medical conditions. For information about scheduling a shot, visit

(Juneau) The Dodge County Public Health Department will be offering COVID vaccine shots tomorrow (Friday). A Moderna clinic will be offered for those 18-years of age and older at the public health building located on 199 County Road DF in Juneau from 1pm to 3pm. During that same time, health officials will be giving out Johnson and Johnson shots. Health officials say appointments are appreciated but walk-ins are welcomed. They add that booster shots will not be available at the clinics.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin’s coronavirus hospitalization numbers have increased slightly. The Wisconsin Hospital Association says about 11-hundred people were in the hospital with the virus in Wisconsin late Tuesday. That’s up a bit from last week. Intensive Care Unit beds are not as full; 320 people are in the I-C-U in Wisconsin with the virus. Hospitals do not track how many people are admitted solely because of the coronavirus, versus how many are in the hospital for something else but test positive.

(Beaver Dam) A Richland Center woman accused of stealing from a Beaver Dam business and running from police made her initial appearance in court yesterday (Wednesday). Cash bond was set at $10-thousand-dollars for Destiny Dull who is facing felony charges of Retail Theft and Fleeing. Timothy McEvoy of Baraboo is facing similar charges. Joshua Schaaf is also facing a felony charge of Fleeing for his alleged role. According to the criminal complaint, Dull and McEvoy stuffed garbage cans full of items from the business and fled in a vehicle initially driven by Schaaf. The three stopped at a gas station where Schaaf was taken into custody but Dull and McEvoy fled, allegedly driving the wrong way on Highway 151 where they crashed. If convicted, the 23-year-old Dull faces over 17 years in prison. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for November 11th.

(Markesan) The remains of a sailor from Markesan killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be returned to the community for burial. Navy Hospital Apprentice First Class Keefe Connolly was accounted for on February 11th of this year. He will be buried in Markesan on November 8th, a couple days before Veterans Day. Connolly was assigned to the U.S.S. Oklahoma moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. He was 19-years-old at the time.

(Waupun) Agnesian HealthCare has officially changed their branding and facility names to SSM Health. That includes their locations in Waupun, Fond du Lac, and Ripon as well as their Convenient Care Clinic. The health care group consolidated with SSM health in 2018. Waupun Memorial Hospital President DeAnn Thurmer says they are proud to carry the SSM Health name as they care and serve their patients. Those who visit will automatically be redirected to SSM Health’s website, where all information will be migrated to.