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28 Feb Midwest Media Festival Award

City of Lake Mills TV Receives Midwest Media Festival Award for Public Service Announcement Lake Mills, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Community Media has announced the 2017 Best of the Midwest Media Festival awards and the City of Lake Mills Community and Government TV channels has received an Achievement Award for their work on the public service announcement “Lake Mills Police Pointers – Slow Down in School Zones”. Award winners will be honored at the Best of the Midwest Media Fest Banquet and Show at the Milwaukee Riverfront Holiday Inn Hotel on Thursday evening, April 6th. This year Wisconsin Community Media received 182 entries from local cable TV stations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and North Dakota. The video festival was created to showcase great local television programming and to provide feedback to producers from professionals in the field. To enter, a program must have been produced and/or distributed through the facilities of a community media center and premiered on a cable access channel or its website the previous year. The Lake Mills Police Pointers public service campaign was created by Lake Mills Police Chief Patrick Matuszewski in April, 2016 as a way to communicate safety concerns to the community on TV and social media. To date, the public service campaign has been viewed over 2,000 times on-line through Facebook and YouTube. Lake Mills Cable TV Operator Dave Grooman produces a new Police Pointer PSA each month featuring a different police officer in the department. The department also utilize the City’s cable TV services to record over events and press conferences for the TV channel and social media. Last year Lake Mills TV won an Achievement Award for producing “The 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan” for the Lake Mills Department of Public Works. City of Lake Mills Community and Government TV is available to Charter cable subscribers in Jefferson County on channels 993 & 994. The complete program schedule for Lake Mills TV is available on the City of Lake Mills website at,, under the departments section. Local programming from both channels can also be viewed on YouTube. Subscribe to the Lake Mills TV’s YouTube channel to automatically be notified when new programming becomes available.

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20 Feb New PADA Director

People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse (PADA) is excited to announce the hiring of Tracy Jahnke as the new Executive Director of PADA. A current member of PADA’s Board of Directors and a long time Jefferson County resident, Tracy comes to the Executive Director position with knowledge of PADA and its mission to assist victims of sexual and domestic abuse, a strong desire to combat abuse in Jefferson County, and a sincere desire to serve PADA’s clients and the entirety of the Jefferson County community.  Though Tracy will be resigning as a Board member, we are excited to have Tracy join our staff on February 20, 2017. As we continue our work on behalf of the citizens of Jefferson County and prepare for community awareness and fundraising events such as Run From the Cops and Walk a Mile we are happy that Tracy will provide the leadership and energy to take PADA into the future.  For more information on PADA or how we can help you or someone you know, please visit us at or call us at 920-674-6748 or on our 24-Hour Crisis Line: 920-674-6768/ 800-228-7323.  ...

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