Emilie Heidemann has joined the staff of Unified Newspaper Group.

Heidemann, a Beaver Dam native, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2017 with a bachelor of arts in journalism and a minor in political science.

She most recently was a freelance contributor for Isthmus in Madison, and previously worked for the Lodi Enterprise and Poynette Press.

While at Oshkosh, Heidemann worked as a reporter and editor for the student newspaper. She also held internships with The Brillion News and the Waushara Argus/Resorter.

Heidemann is taking over for Bill Livick, who was the Oregon community reporter for the past two months after more than a decade as a government reporter.

Heidemann will work with fellow community reporters Amber Levenhagen and Kimberly Wethal in their coverage of Stoughton and Verona, respectively, and will also help with coverage of Fitchburg.

Heidemann can be reached at emilie.heidemann@wcinet.com, Wethal at kimberly.wethal@wcinet.com and Levenhagen at amber.levenhagen@wcinet.com and.

Community news for any of UNG’s coverage areas can be sent to assistant editor Scott Girard at communityreporter@wcinet.com.