News – September 8, 2021

(Beaver Dam) Two men from the Dodge County-area were pardoned by the governor. When John Suchomel was 17-years-old he was caught receiving stolen property and was manufacturing and delivering cocaine. The governor’s office says 24-years later, Suchomel is now the owner of his own dry wall contractor company and lives in Beaver Dam. Darwin Lamke, who lives in Watertown, stole a floor shifter and a grille from vehicles that did not belong to him over 27-years ago.

(Waupun) A Waupun man was arrested after authorities responded to an overdose in the city Monday. Waupun police and EMS were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Carrington Street for a report of a woman who overdosed. Deputy Chief Jeremy Rasch says law enforcement administered Naloxone to the 46-year-old Portage woman who was treated by EMS and released. Rasch says a 38-year-old man was then taken into custody on a probation hold and was transported to the Dodge County Jail. Charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety are being referred to the county’s district attorney’s office against the man.

(Juneau) Pernat-Haase Meats has issued a recall for one of their products. The Juneau-based business is recalling Italian salami with wine, between one and one-and-a-half pounds, packaged on March 17th. The product was misbranded as no MSG added but an inspection by the state revealed there was MSG. Consumers who have any of these products should throw them away.

(Beaver Dam) The redistricting process is underway across the country, the state and in the city of Beaver Dam. Administrator Zak Bloom says the city council needs to have the ward lines approved by early November. The population of Beaver Dam increased by 494 residents in the past decade to 16,708. Municipalities have a computer program that assists in making sure aldermanic lines are contiguous and compact with equal populations. The county has to publish a “notice of election” by the fourth Tuesday in November.

(Dodge County) Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson is reminding residents that although in the past you could obtain hunting and fishing licenses at her office, this is no longer the case. Gibson adds the Clerk’s Office no longer has the ability to offer licensing on recreational vehicles like boats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and ATVs. She says residents can utilize the DNR website to locate licensing information in your area.

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin’s shortage of workers continues as Labor Day passes. The U-S Department of Labor says last weekend’s expiration of the extra federal benefit could impact about 33-thousand Wisconsin workers.  The Job Center of Wisconsin reports there are more than 117-thousand jobs available in the state. – WRN

(Madison) At the Capitol, legislation to address a growing problem of illegible license plates. Under terms of the bill, when a vehicle registration is renewed, DOT must issue new plates if those on the vehicle are more than seven years old, a cost of $6-dollars-and-50-cents. DOT would also be charged with establishing specifications for a more durable reflective material. – WRN