News – February 22, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set Monday at $150-thousand-dollars for a Beaver Dam man accused of shooting another person in the foot. Lynell Lacy allegedly held a gun to the victim’s head and demanded any money he had. He then shot the victim in the foot all over a perceived encounter with Lacy’s girlfriend. The 28-year-old then left the scene was located on Kellom Road where he was taken into custody. If convicted, Lacy faces up to 43-and-a-half years behind bars. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 3rd.

(Lomira) The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in connection to several recent burglaries in the Lomira area. Authorities say between 4am and 6am on February 17th, two businesses were burglarized near Industrial Drive and Water Street. The two male suspects were captured on video surveillance. One is roughly six-feet-four-inches tall and the other approximately five-feet-10-inches. One of the suspects was wearing dark pants and dark shoes with lighter laces. The other has a distinctive walk, described as a wobble, and the individual is bo-legged. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office. Photos of the suspects are available at

(Fond du Lac) Fond du Lac County authorities are warning residents of a series of vehicle break-ins. The sheriff’s office says there have been a string of crimes that occurred around the Mt. Calvary area. They ask if any nearby citizens have camera footage of recent suspicious activity or attempted vehicle break-ins to contact the sheriff’s office or make an anonymous tip.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved the hiring of a contractor to repair the sagging lagoon walls at Swan Park. The contract with Janke General Contractors of Athens totals $968-thousand dollars. Initial estimates for the project were pegged at around $771-thousand dollars. Funding was set aside covered by monies left over from another project at Swan Park: the $1.7-million dollar installation of a splash pad. While bids for the splash pad were also higher than expected, the project costs were offset by an $850-thousand dollar DNR grant.

(Beaver Dam) Nominations are being accepted for the Beaver Dam School District’s 2021 Wall of Fame Awards. Honors are given in two categories: Friends of Education and Outstanding Alumni. Nomination packets are available at the Educational Service Center at 705 McKinley Street and on the district website at Packets are due back by close of business on March 11th. Award plaques will be permanently displayed on the high school’s Wall Of Fame in the common’s area.

(Wisconsin) A state Senator is proposing legislation she believes could reduce suicides in Wisconsin. The bill from state Senator Melissa Agard of Madison would create a Firearm Self-Exclusion Program. The Madison Democrat says that would allow people to voluntarily prohibit themselves from purchasing a handgun in Wisconsin. The proposal is modeled after gambling self-exclusion programs in other states like Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. With the current legislative session winding down, the bill is unlikely to advance to a vote on the floor. – WRN