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Beaver Dam Holds Annual Memorial Day Festivities

May 31, 2016 -- 7:26am

5/31/16 - Large crowds turned out for Beaver Dam’s annual Memorial Day parade and service yesterday.  Things got underway with a river ceremony at the Tower Parking Lot.  A wreath was dropped into the river to honor local veterans lost at sea.  The parade followed with over 30 entries and a theme of ‘Veterans Serving the Beaver Dam area for 175 Years.’  After the roughly hour long parade, festivities moved to the Oakwood Cemetery with the annual memorial service.  This year’s featured speaker was Dodge County Veteran’s Services Officer Andrew Miller.  He started by reminding people of the holiday’s true meaning: to remember and honor those who lost their lives defending our country.  The retired Sergeant First Class said too many people simply view Memorial Day as an extra day off work or an opportunity to go shopping.  Miller urged his fellow veterans to continue sharing their stories.  He says it is important to pay the debt to those who gave their lives in battle by never forgetting their selfless actions.  In addition to Miller’s speech, a handful of area veterans read patriotic poems, and the Beaver Dam High School marching band performed.

New Book Documents Beaver Dam’s History

May 31, 2016 -- 7:26am

5/31/16 - AMVETS Post 33 in Beaver Dam helped publish a book on the city’s history.  As part of Beaver Dam’s 175th Anniversary, AMVET Bob Frankenstein assembled information dating back to the city’s founding and its original settlers.  While the focus is on Beaver Dam, Frankenstein says the book also touches on surrounding communities.  The book is in its second printing.  Copies are available for $15 at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce, Beaver Dam Community Library, Dodge County Historical Society, and Watermark Community and Senior Center.

Golf Outing To Raise Money For Cancer Research

May 31, 2016 -- 7:26am

5/31/16 - An annual women’s golf tournament is returning for a twelfth year.  The Beaver Dam Community Hospital will hold the Pink Ribbon Classic at Old Hickory Golf Club next month.  The event promotes breast cancer awareness.  Committee Member Shirley Kitchen says all proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nationwide effort that funds breast cancer research and promotes awareness.  Registration and lunch begins at 10 am on June 8.  The shot gun starts at noon and dinner rounds out the day along with a presentation on 3-D mammography from Milwaukee Radiology Doctor Orlin Hadjiev.  Cost is $95 per player.  Registration can be completed by calling 920-887-7534.

Brandon Residents Cleaning Up From F-1 Tornado

May 31, 2016 -- 7:25am

5/31/16 - Brandon residents spent their Memorial Day weekend cleaning up debris left behind by an EF-1 tornado that swept through the village in the western part of Fond du Lac County Friday night. About twenty-five homes had damage to them. National Weather Service officials say the tornado moved from south to north along about a four mile path. Village Fire Chief Mark Horvath says damage occurred in about a four to six block area.

Man Seriously Injured In Theresa Motorcycle-Deer Crash

May 30, 2016 -- 6:16am

5/30/16 - A 31-year-old Milwaukee man was seriously injured early this morning when his motorcycle struck a deer.  The accident occurred on Highway 41 near Highway 28 in the Town of Theresa at 12:37 am.  The man reportedly did not have a valid motorcycle license and was not wearing a helmet.  Flight for Life took him to the hospital.  The man’s name will not be released until tomorrow, and the crash remains under investigation.

Beaver Dam Has Morning Full Of Memorial Day Events

May 30, 2016 -- 6:16am

5/30/16 - The City of Beaver Dam is holding its annual Memorial Day festivities this morning.  There are over 30 entries in this year’s parade.  The theme is ‘Veterans Serving the Beaver Dam Area for 175 Years.’  Parade Committee Member Lois Levenhagen says the parade starts on South Center Street and runs down Front Street and Park Avenue until it gets to the Veteran’s Memorial at Oakwood Cemetery.  Entries are encouraged to check in at the corner of Mill Street and South Center Street at 8 am.  At 8:30 am, there will be a river ceremony at the Tower Parking Lot to honor local veterans who lost their lives at sea.  The parade starts at 9:15 am.  That is followed by a memorial service at Oakwood Cemetery.  If you can’t make it out, AM 1430 WBEV will have a live broadcast starting at 10:15 am.  Levenhagen says the Beaver Dam High School marching band will provide music.  There will also be speeches, poems, and a reading of the names of all area veterans who passed away in the last year.  This year’s guest speaker is Dodge County Veterans’ Services Officer Andrew Miller.

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