News – September 9, 2022

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department’s Dive Team received a large donation from a local business. The agency announced Thursday that Jahnke’s Piggly Wiggly of Juneau donated $10,000 which will cover the entire cost for a new communications system. Fire Chief Michael Wesle says this will allow their divers to communicate with each other and with responders on the surface of the water. He says the communication will enhance diver safety and the efficiency of operations.

(Juneau) The 21st annual Silent Parade is this Sunday in Juneau. The event remembers and honors the 2,977 lives that were lost in the September 11th attacks. It will begin at 8pm and will last for around 45 minutes. City streetlights will be shut off along the parade route. Area law enforcement agencies will also be in attendance. Organizers say the parade will go on rain or shine.

(Wisconsin) The governor has ordered flags at half-staff out of respect for those who died in the 9/11 attacks. The order begins Friday and goes until sunset on Sunday. Tony Evers also declared that Sunday, September 11th, as a state Day of Remembrance to encourage everyone to commit acts of service and do good in their communities in commemoration of the lives lost.

(Arlington) Over 100 wholesale dealers in Columbia County had their licenses revoked in August. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says that all 129 companies violated state law by failing to maintain business facilities and to make records available per Wisconsin Administrative Code. Each dealer was previously located at 101 Skyline Drive in Arlington. There are 989 licenses issued to companies at this Arlington facility. Similar centralized facilities are in Beaver Dam and Elkhorn.

(Watertown) Watertown’s Water Department plans to flush hydrants throughout the city starting Monday. Flushing will mainly occur between 5am and 1pm beginning September 12th, with one crew starting on Main Street and a second on Hospital Drive. City officials say flushing will continue Tuesday through Friday from 7am to 3pm and the week of September 19th. More information about hydrant flushing or if you experience rusty water is available on the city’s website. A link will be at