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Top Stories February 26, 2017

Lake Winnebago Group Secures Planning Grant


2/26/17 - Management groups for Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes are receiving over $200-thousand dollars in grants from the DNR for comprehensive planning. Four grants totaling nearly $68-thousand dollars have been awarded for planning for Lake Winnebago and the Upriver Lakes. An additional grant of more than $140-thousand dollars has been awarded for aquatic invasive species education, prevention and planning for the Winnebago System. A total of 215 grants coming to over $3.1 million will help fund planning projects in 67 counties.


Well Testing Opportunity Available For Waupun Residents


2/26/17 - Waupun area residents are invited to test their well water through a partnership between Rock River Intermediate School and the Fond du Lac County UW Extension Service. Registration details are on the UW-Extension website. Payment has to be made through credit card or check by March 20th. Samples can be taken to the Rock River Intermediate School’s Literacy Night on Monday, March 20th. The event will run from 5pm to 7pm.


Dodge County Tree Sales Deadline Approaching


2/26/17 - The are only a few varieties of trees left as part of Dodge County’s Small Packet Tree Sales Program.  Available species of trees can still be purchased through this Tuesday.  Anyone wishing to order trees is highly encouraged to call the Land Conservation Department to check on species availability prior to sending in your order.  At last word, the only tree species still available for sale included Red Oak, Burr Oak, White Spruce, Frasier Fur, Hazelnut, Elderberry and Black Cherry. Bundles of 25 trees are being sold for $25.  Contact the Dodge County Land Conservation Department (at 920-386-3660) to obtain an order form or more information.


Dodge County Master Gardener Scholarship


2/26/17 - The Dodge County Master Gardener Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior. The recipient must be a graduating senior from any public, parochial or home school in Dodge County and be planning a career in some area of horticulture. The student will be required to write a statement of 300 words or fewer related to their studies and provide two letters of recommendation. The scholarship form must be submitted by March 1 to the scholarship committee whose address is on the application form. Those forms are available in the guidance offices of Dodge County area high schools. They include Beaver Dam High School, Dodgeland High School, Horicon High School, Hustisford High School, Lomira High School, Mayville High School, Randolph High School, Watertown High School, and Waupun High School.

Tour Da Goose Fundraiser


2/26/17 - The Watertown Area Care Clinic will be holding the Jon Fisch Memorial Tour Da Goose bike ride fundraiser on June 24. The ride will begin and end at Riverside Park, and will travel through Jefferson County. There will be a family friendly 12 mile ride, with 22, 42, 62, and 100 mile routes. Registration is $55 per rider but will change to $60 after June 15. Entry fees will include a shirt, lunch and afternoon music, all proceeds will go to the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. For more information or to register for the ride visit:


Dodge County Land Sales


2/26/17 - Land in Dodge County is among seven state-owned parcels the Department of Natural Resources is making available to the public. The bidding process will close March 15, starting at 10am. Other parcels of land are available in Bayfield, Dane, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Walworth, and Waushara counties. All properties are accessible by state, county, and town roads or easements and range from one to 202 acres. The properties have been posted for bid as Auction #17123-70 on: Last month, the Natural Resources Board approved three additional properties for public sale that total just over 110 acres. These parcels will be marketed at a later date.


Moraine Park Event For Vets


2/26/17 - The Moraine Park Technical College is hosting a “Hiring and Resource” event for veterans. The event will be held at the College’s Beaver Dam campus starting at 11am, on March 1. All veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserve members are welcomed to attend. Those who plan on coming, all urged to dress for success and be prepared for interviews since the companies in attendance all have positions available. For more information visit


Yesterday's Headlines
- Beaver Dam Adopts Capital Improvements Borrowing Plan
- Beaver Dam Police, Dodge County Sheriff Joint Arrests Made
- Four-Week Trial Set For Berit Beck Murder Suspect

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