News – June 2, 2022

(Juneau) Dodge County schools will see increased law enforcement presence as the academic year winds down. The sheriff’s office says there will be additional patrols at local schools, especially at facilities not protected by a full-time police agency. They say this is to minimize risk while also offering peace of mind to students, parents, and teachers. The goal of extra visibility is to provide a presence in hopes of deterring criminal behavior from occurring. A link to an FBI training video that covers what to do in an active shooter situation is available at

(Fond du Lac) The Fond du Lac High School was temporarily locked down Wednesday as authorities conducted a canine search. The Fond du Lac Police Department says as part of the increased police presence, there was a multi-agency canine search done in the school parking lots. They say the search required a temporary lock down.

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man who shot another person in the foot was sentenced to four years in prison and was placed on extended supervision for four years Wednesday. Lynell Lacy held a gun to the victims head and demanded any money he had in February. 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 and was located on Kellom Road where he was taken into custody.

(Dodge County) There have been more than 13-thousand confirmed COVID deaths in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 13,001 confirmed COVID deaths as of Monday, and another 1,599 probable deaths due to the virus. The most recent 1,000 confirmed COVID deaths were reported over a three-month period. The previous 1,000 deaths took a little more than a month, and that’s an indication that the pace of deaths being reported has slowed. Dodge County’s COVID death toll stands at 340 with 295 confirmed and 45 probable deaths.

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Park’s Department waits as long as possible into the autumn before closing up city restrooms. Alderman Chris Olson asked the item to be added to the Operations Committee agenda saying that he had constituents ask why park restrooms were closed up before Halloween when there are still warm days. Parks Supervisor John Neumann says the date has fluctuated since records were first kept in 1993, based primarily on overnight temperatures. Neumann affirmed Olson’s request to keep the bathrooms open until after Halloween if the weather cooperates.

(Milwaukee) Milwaukee takes another step towards hosting the 2024 Republican National Convention. The Common Council passed the framework for a contract with the Republican National Committee Wednesday, which was quickly signed by mayor Cavalier Johnson. A Common Council committee had tabled the contract after progressive groups raised concerns about Republican policy positions. – WRN