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3/22/17 - The Dodge County Board last night approved a name change of both the Land Conservation Committee and Land Conservation Department. The group recommended the name of the Dodge County Land and Water Conservation Committee and Department. County Administrator James Mielke says the change is more reflective of what they do. Some of the things that the Conservation Department focuses on is water quality improvement, soil erosion control, wildlife damage, and public awareness. Mielke adds that it is a very common name used throughout the state and that the group wants to indicate to both the public and the committee that it is the land and water conservation.
3/22/17 - The Dodge County Board has a new member. Kira Sheahan-Malloy was approved by the board last night to represent District 27, which consists of the First, Third and Fourth Wards in the city of Waupun. Sheahan-Malloy is taking the place of Michael Malloy, her husband, who left the position last February for an out-of-town job opportunity. Sheahan-Malloy says that her husband was positioned two and half hours away and he was not going to be able to be locally engaged. Sheahan-Malloy adds she will be free four days a week and can attend any meetings and get interested in what is going on in the area. This will be Sheahan-Malloy’s first political position. She has run bars and restaurants, has her certification in divorce and labor mediation, and she works for Wal-Mart in a quality control position. Her term is for one year and Sheahan-Malloy says if it all works out she will run next year.
3/22/17 - A Watertown man will spend 60 days in jail for stealing from a Clyman business. Armando Tovar pled no contest to one felony count of Burglary of a Building or Dwelling. The 32-year-old was found guilty of breaking into his former place of employment, Pernat Haase Meats, and stealing nearly $6,000 dollars from the safe last July. In addition to the jail time, Tovar will have two years’ probation and pay $5,669 dollars in restitution to the victim.
3/22/17 - On Community Comment this afternoon our guests will be in to discuss the facilities referendum that voters in the Hustisford School District will see on the April 4 ballot. If approved, the referendum would cover a variety of facility upgrades at John Hustis Elementary School including the creation of a safe, secure entryway, renovation of the existing gym into a larger cafeteria space, a new gymnasium, a new hard surface playground and parking lot, and three additional classrooms. The spring referendum includes the same items as the question that failed by 80 votes this past November. However, the price tag increased by $235-thousand dollars to $5.8-million due to cost bumps throughout the construction market. If successful, the mill rate would increase by an estimated $1.59, meaning the owner of a $150,000 house would pay an extra $238 per year. Our guests this afternoon will be Hustisford School Superintendent Heather Cramer and Director of Financial Services Mike Gerlach. Community Comment airs weekdays on AM1430 WBEV beginning at 12:35pm.
3/22/17 - A Dodge County Sheriff’s Lieutenant was injured Tuesday night after a suspect fled the scene traffic stop. The incident happened at 11:40pm on State Highway 49 near Shamrock Road in the Town of Chester. The driver, identified as Matthew Ellcey of Waupun, reportedly fled the traffic stop dragging the Sheriff’s lieutenant for a short distance as he fled. The lieutenant sustained minor injuries and was treated at Waupun Memorial Hospital and released. A pursuit of Ellcey was initiated and continued into the city of Waupun. The 22-year-old Ellcey lost control of his vehicle and crashed at the intersection of East Main Street and South Watertown Street. He fled from the scene but was later apprehended at a Waupun residence after deputies searched other locations that the suspect had entered, including National Rivet and Manufacturing Company. Ellcey was arrested and booked into the Dodge County Detention Facility. This case remains under investigation. Charges being requested through the Dodge County District Attorney’s Office include Knowingly Fleeing an Officer and Obstructing an Officer Causing Injury, among others. The Wisconsin State Patrol handled the investigation of the crash with assistance from the Waupun Police Department, and the Beaver Dam Police Department K-9 Unit.
3/22/17 - The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce is hosting candidate’s forum tonight. Confirmed participants include candidates for mayor, alderman and circuit court judge. Incumbent Mayor Tom Kennedy is facing a challenge from Ward Eight Alderwoman Becky Glewen. The other contested local municipal race is in the city’s ninth aldermanic ward where Richard Barcus is challenging incumbent Lisa Davidson. Two candidates are also competing for the judicial seat previously held by Judge John Storck: Incumbent Judge Martin De Vries of Randolph and Attorney Randy Doyle of Beaver Dam. The format will allow for questions from the media, the public and the candidates themselves. The Spring Election Candidates Forum will be held at the Beaver Dam Veterans Center beginning at 7pm this evening. It will be broadcast live on AM 1430 WBEV.