Explore Waupun
Written by Melissa Manske   
The greater Waupun area includes Alto, Ashford, Atwater, Brandon, Brownsville, Byron, Chester, East Waupun, Hamilton, Knowles, Leroy, Lomira, Nasbro, Oak Center, Oakfield, South Byron, Trenton and Waupun, Wisconsin.

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Facts & Places

  • Waupun, Wisconsin is located in Dodge County and partly in Fond du Lac County
  • Zip code for Waupun is 53963
  • Area code for Waupun is 920
  • Population for the city of Waupun is 10,718 (2000 Census)
  • Waupun is known as the City of Sculpture, having one of the highest concentrations of public art per capita in the United States, donated by artist Clarence Shaler. [points of interest guide]
 

Waupun Headlines

Inmate threatens to decapitate Wisconsin district attorney, send head to journalists

A Wisconsin inmate who threatened to decapitate the Fond du Lac County district attorney has earned more time in prison. Authorities said in March 2016, Luke was in prison at the Waupun Correction Institution when he wrote a letter to Eric Toney, the district attorney for Fond du Lac County.



Walworth and Rock counties to gain full-time employees working on opioid crisis

Leaders at the public health departments for Walworth and Rock counties are hoping new full-time staffers solely dedicated to the opioid crisis can align efforts to combat the drug's impact. The two counties have or will soon utilize the services of full-time substance-use reduction coordinators from AmeriCorps' Volunteers in Service to America program.



Dennis Brantner: Suspect in Berit Beck's 1990 death found guilty after accepting plea deal

Dennis Brantner has been found guilty of second degree reckless homicide in the 1990 death of Berit Beck after accepting a plea deal, the Fond du Lac County District Attorney's Office said Friday. District Attorney Eric Toney announced the news after Judge Robert Wirtz accepted a guilty plea from Brantner.



Man charged in 1990 slaying enters plea

A Fond du Lac County judge Friday accepted Dennis Brantner's Alford plea in the 1990 strangulation of 18-year-old Berit Beck. She disappeared while traveling from Sturtevant to Appleton.



 

Wisconsin Headlines

Wisconsin tweaks dairy insurance program

The La Crosse Tribune reports that the Margin Protection Program for Dairy allows farmers to buy insurance that pays out when the cost to produce milk becomes too close to milk's selling price. More than 6,500 dairy farmers signed up for the program in its first year, but participation fell to less than 5,300 last year, with most farmers buying coverage for when margins fell below $4.



PHOTOS: Flooding and ice in southern Wisconsin

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for icing through Tuesday afternoon for: Crawford, Richland, Sauk, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, Adams, Marquette, Green Lake. There is a Flood Warning for southwestern Grant until 1:15 p.m. A Flood Warning is also in effect for southeastern Dane, Green, Lafayette, Rock, and northern Walworth Counties until 9:45 a.m. Additionally, a Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon for Green, Rock, Jefferson and Walworth Counties.



PHOTOS: 10 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 22 at 6:00AM CST in effect for: Racine Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 21 at 9:00AM CST in effect for: Milwaukee Flood Warning issued February 20 at 10:16AM CST expiring February 27 at 12:00AM CST in effect for: Kenosha Areal Flood Watch issued February 20 at 9:50AM CST expiring February 20 at 6:00PM CST in effect for: Green, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha Areal Flood Warning issued February 20 at 9:46AM CST expiring February 20 at 6:45PM CST in effect for: Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha Winter Weather Advisory issued February 20 at 9:36AM CST expiring February 20 at 3:00PM CST in effect for: Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Sauk, Sheboygan Flood Watch issued February 20 at 4:32AM CST expiring ... (more)



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