News – January 5, 2023

(Neosho) A Columbus man was sentenced to 12 years in prison and was placed on extended supervision for 12 years Wednesday for robbing a bank. Alan Schade robbed the Horicon Bank in Neosho last January. An aftermarket exhaust system led authorities to locate his vehicle in Waterloo. The 44-year-old was also wearing a GPS ankle monitor which placed him at the Neosho bank at the time of the crime. At sentencing, Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg called Schade extremely dangerous and needs to be removed from society for the public good for a very long time.

(Fond du Lac) Cash bond has been set at $1-million-dollars for a Fond du Lac man who is charged with trying to kill his girlfriend. Lener Landero-Suarez is facing a felony count of Attempted First-Degree Intentional Homicide and Substantial Battery. The charges stem from an incident on December 20th at the couple’s home. According to the criminal complaint, the victim was choked and hit. The 29-year-old left the house that night but turned himself in to Fond du Lac police on December 28th. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 12th.

(Dodge County) We have additional filings following Tuesday’s deadline for candidates to submit their paperwork to run in the spring election. In Beaver Dam, Mayor Becky Glewen will be the only name on the ballot come April. She is seeking her third term in office. Incumbents on the Beaver Dam city council up for re-election will not face any challengers as well. There is a contested aldermanic race in Waupun and the city of Columbus will have a new mayor as Mary Arnold has filed for non-candidacy.

(Beaver Dam) There will be a primary election in the race for the next municipal judge in Beaver Dam. Current Judge Kenneth Peters has filed non-candidacy papers and will retire when his term ends on April 30th. Maryann Schacht (shocked), James Brace, and Todd Snow are all seeking to be elected to the bench. The primary election will be held on February 21st and the top two vote getters will move on to the April ballot. Judge Patrick Bulman has also filed non-candidacy papers for the city of Horicon and village of Hustisford multi-jurisdictional court.

(Mayville) In the Mayville School District, there are three seats on the school board up for election in April. Two seats represent the city – Zone Four. There is also one position representing the East – Zone Two. District Administrator Scott Sabol says incumbents Tatiana Shirasaki and Shannon Wild have submitted papers to re-run for the two city seats while Randy Clark has filed candidacy papers for the East – Zone Two position. He says that Richard Fink, East – Zone Two incumbent, is not seeking re-election.

(Lomira) In the School District of Lomira, all three incumbents have filed papers and are running unopposed. They are Edward Feucht for the Zone Two town of Byron seat, Mark Scharschmidt for the Zone Four village of Lomira seat, and Troy Hanke for the Zone Six village of Theresa seat.