5/25/15 - The Beaver Dam Memorial Day Parade and the Wreath Laying Ceremony have been cancelled and the ceremony has been moved indoors with a start time that is 15 minutes later. The Memorial Service had been scheduled to begin at 10:15am but will instead start at 10:30am. That ceremony will instead be held at the Beaver Dam American Legion building at 300 Beichl Avenue. It will still be broadcast live on AM1430 WBEV. The guest speaker this morning is Retired Col. Michael Tobin is a recipient of Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge. Fox Lake and Randolph are among the communities that have contacted us to report the cancellation of their respective parades and a change of venues for their ceremonies.
5/25/15 - The Beaver Dam Must-Skis kick off their 2015 season tonight with a 6 pm show at Tahoe Park. The nationally ranked team that puts on free shows is entering its 21st season after finishing third at the state tournament in 2014. 18 shows are scheduled through Labor Day weekend, 16 of which will be held at Tahoe Park.
5/25/15 - If state lawmakers proceed with a proposed $300-million dollar cut to the UW-system, the UW-Extension could lose 65 to 80 positions at the county level. That would make for the Extension’s largest downsizing in three decades, and UW officials expect rural counties would see the biggest hits. Dodge County Administrator Jim Mielke notes the possible cuts would be spread throughout the state and says it is uncertain that Dodge County would feel any effects. He does say a cautious approach is being taken towards filling a vacancy for a Crops/Soils Agent that has been open since October 2013. Mielke says the county will wait to see the decision at the state level before continuing the recruitment process. The UW-Extension currently has 314 county level posts of which the counties share roughly 40-percent of the costs.
5/25/15 - For the first time since 1968, a member of the Beaver Dam Elks Lodge will serve as state president. Rob Radig of Elks Lodge 1540 was elected earlier this month as Wisconsin Elks Association State President Elect at the Elks state convention in Green Bay. Radig will become the Elks State President in May of 2016. Radig says he is honored to be chosen to lead a remarkable group of men and women who show their love of country and community by working to help others. As president he will lead the association with thousands of members contributing to building their communities through volunteer work and charitable donations. Radig – a former Beaver Dam alderman – has served as the Elk’s state vice president, state trustee and several other state officer positions. He has served on and chaired state committees including drug awareness and government relations. Locally, Radig has served as the Exalted Ruler of the Beaver Dam Lodge twice and filled numerous other officer positions. He chairs the annual Christmas food basket program, which annually delivers food to more than 500 families throughout Dodge County. Radig has represented Beaver Dam and the Wisconsin Elks at the national convention several times and will lead the Wisconsin delegation to the Grand Lodge Convention in July 2016 when he is state president.
5/25/15 - A structure fire in Beaver Dam Sunday caused $20-thousand dollars in damage. The fire was reported just before 1pm on the 11-hundred block of Hiawatha. Fire Chief Alan Mannel says smoke was visible from the outside of the single family home when crews arrived in the scene. The fire was contained to the kitchen. The first floor sustained significant smoke damage. The homeowner Elaine Bostwick was at home at the time. There were no injuries. The cause is under routine investigation.
Memorial Day 2015 – Monday Activities
Beaver Dam UPDATED
Memorial Day Parade Theme “Veterans-Defenders of Freedom.”
River ceremony at 8:45am on the bridge in the Tower Parking Lot for soldiers lost at sea CANCELLED
Parade units will line up on South Spring Street, begins at 9:15am CANCELLED
Memorial Service 10:15 in Oakwood Cemetery MOVED TO AMERICAN LEGION 200 Beicl Ave
SERVICE TIME CHANGED TO 10:30am, LEGION DOORS OPEN 10am
Guest Speaker – is Col. Michael Tobin (retired), 30 year veteran, recipient of Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge.
Friesland Cemetery Service at 9am at Reform Church
Cambria Service at the High School at 10:15am
Chicken BBQ at 11:30 at Cambria Conservation Club
Parade at 9:30 starting from Columbus Middle School (assemble 9:15am) CANCELLED
The Parade will march to the Soldier’s Monument at the Columbus Library for a ceremony CHANGED
THE CEMEMONY WILL BE HELD IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AT 9:30AM
Program begins at 9:30 in Fall River High School Multi-Purpose Room
Guest Speaker: Retired Master Sergeant George Ferriter of Doylestown
Potluck Event at Savannah Oaks Cultural Center following ceremony
Village cemetery: A new cemetery flag pole is being dedicated flying an American flag that was flown in Iraq during conflicts. Another dedication will recognize Fall River Civil War Medal of Honor recipient William H. Sickles.
Fox Lake UPDATED
Parade on State Street at 10am CANCELLED
Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion 220 State Street *New Location 10am
Entire program moved to High School at 10am
American Legion program at Van Brunt Middle School - 10am
Following the ceremony there will be a procession to Kiwanis Park to lay a ceremonial wreath.
Horicon Legion performing funeral honors at all Horicon cemeteries at 6:30am
Parade begins at courthouse and proceeds to the City Cemetery for an 11am ceremony. Speaker is Dodge County Judge Joseph Sciascia.
Memorial Ceremony at the Village Cemetery in Lowell at 7:45am
Brief service will take place, then march to the bridge in Lowell to honor vets lost at sea before continuing to St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Lowell. The parade will re-assemble at 8:45am at the BP Station in Reeseville and proceed to the Reeseville Public Cemetery for the Memorial Day program. The speaker is Charles Young.
If it rains, the program will be held in the VFW Veteran’s Memorial Building, 300 South Street in Lowell at 9am
Parade Starts at 10am and goes from Main Street to the War Veterans Memorial. The speaker if Mayor Bob Redeker. Following the ceremony, the American Legion Post will host a pig roast.
Ceremont Village Hall at 9:15am
Parade starts at 9am, proceeds down Main Street, past City Hall, north on Madison Street to Shaler Park.
Ceremony following parade at 10am in Shaler Memorial Park honoring all deceased veterans
In case of rain, the ceremony will be in the community center, 510 East Spring Street.