4/26/15 - A 49-year-old Fond du Lac woman escaped a single vehicle crash in Beaver Dam last night with only minor injuries. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident on Highway 151 just north of County Road G at around 7:30 pm. Gina Groeschel reportedly failed to negotiate a left hand curve. Her vehicle ended up in a ditch and struck a utility pole, causing the car to start on fire. Two witnesses got Groeschel out of the vehicle prior to it being engulfed by flames. One lane of traffic was shut down during the incident. Groeschel was released from the scene by Beaver Dam EMS. Alliant Energy verified that the involved lines were not live. The crash remains under investigation.
4/26/15 - The 2015 Beaver Dam Community Activities and Services Summer Guide is now available online and in paper form. The guide details all recreational activities, and includes club and sports schedules, lesson times, registration information and related costs. There is also a schedule of community events, the line-up for the “Concert in the Park” series, a complete list of park amenities and shelter and equipment rental costs, beach information and boat launch fees. Senior Center programs and activities are also included. The guide can be obtained online through the city of Beaver Dam’s website or at Senior Center and Recreation Building at 114 East Third Street.
4/26/15 - The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s spring musical wraps up with a matinee this afternoon. Cheeseheads the Musical is a play that puts the Badger State in the spotlight. Director Ron Wilkie says the story was inspired by a group of employees at the Sargento Cheese Factory in Plymouth who won the $208,000,000 lottery in 2006.Cheeseheads The Musical has its final performance this afternoon at 2pm. More information is available at www.bdact.org.a link is on our website wbevradio.com.
4/26/15 - The Beaver Dam Police Department will be holding a bike auction next month. It will take place at the Department of Public Works storage garage on Myrtle Road. All bikes being auctioned off are abandoned property that has been collected over the past year. Bicycles can also be registered at the event. Just this week, it was announced that the three dollar fee to register bikes would be dropped. The event will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 10 am.
4/26/15 - The city of Columbus has been granting room tax funds to organizers of civic events for several years. However, the process of selecting eligible groups and determining how much money an applicant should be given has been the subject of recent debate. With no resolution in sight, that debate has even led to some groups having funds denied. For example, the Festival Urban Ninjas, or FUN group, was turned down for room tax funds for this August’s annual “Arts and Ales Festival.” This past week, four more funding requests were made, from three separate softball tournament organizers and the annual Carriage Festival. The city council and the newly formed Columbus Tourism Committee are tasked with responding to applicant requests for room tax event funding. The fate of the requests remains however as the details of the award process are still be worked out.
4/26/15 - City of Beaver Dam residents are being reminded that curbside bulk pickup is scheduled for their first garbage collection day in the month of May. Bulk waste must be out by 7 am that day and should not be placed on the curb more than 24 hours prior to collection. Appropriate items for bulk pickup include: non-metal furniture, wooden doors and window units, rolled up carpeting no more than six feet in length, and whole fixtures. Building materials should be broken down and placed in the Advanced Disposal collection cart. No bundled or loose piles of building materials or any metal items of any sort will be taken. After the May 1 through May 7 collection, the next pickup won’t be until October. Residents can also drop off bulk waste and excess garbage every first Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm and third Saturday from 8 am to Noon at the drop-off truck at the intersection of Myrtle Road and Beltline Drive.