News – September 8, 2023

(Beaver Dam) The tenth annual Beaver Dam Pepper Festival will be held tomorrow from 9am to 4:30pm at the Park Village Shopping Center, located on Highways 33 and 151. Organizer Diana Ogle says there will be plenty of Beaver Dam Pepper flavored food to eat including brats and apple pepper pies. She adds there will be performances from Mr. Steve Family Entertainment, a “facilitator of fun” with balloon animals. More information, including a schedule of events is available at

(Beaver Dam) Members from the Beaver Dam Fire Department recently took part in a program to help improve firefighter health and fitness. It is called Fit To Thrive and is designed to get those in the firefighting industry be more active, more often so they can experience the benefits of regular exercise. Beaver Dam Fire Chief Michael Wesle says the exercises they learned involved some gym training but mostly incorporated their work as firefighters such as swinging an axe or lifting heavy objects.

(Watertown) Watertown’s Water Department plans to flush hydrants throughout the city starting next week. Flushing will mainly occur between 5am and 1pm beginning September 11th, with one crew starting on Main Street – from 1st Street and 8th Street – and a second crew will begin on Hospital Drive. City officials say flushing will continue that week Tuesday through Friday from 6am to 2pm and the week of September 18th. More information about hydrant flushing or if you experience rusty water is available on the city’s website. A link will be on

(Beaver Dam) Registration for the Beaver Dam Area Community Theater’s One Voice Children’s Choir is closing soon. Director Judy Heffron says the deadline is September 10th. She adds the season will be shorter with only three concerts but says the choir will appear with the Beaver Dam Area Orchestra at Christmas and at the Beaver Dam Downtown Fall Fest. The fee to register is $60 dollars and includes a tee shirt as well as a music binder. A link to the registration form is available at

(Beaver Dam) One of 95.3 WBEV’s very own will be joining veterans from across the state on a journey to monuments dedicated in their honor in Washington DC. Justin “The Ninja” Wylesky (you can swap your name with just “I” if you want) will be on the Badger Honor Flight leaving Dane County airport tomorrow (Saturday) morning. There are 80 Vietnam only veterans on the flight, five Korean and Vietnam vets, and four veterans from the Korean War only. Following tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) flight, Ninja (or “I”) will put together a video feature that will be posted on DailyDodgeTV.