News – May 16, 2022

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $10,000 for a Beaver Dam man accused of assaulting a minor. Salomon Barrera allegedly admitted to inappropriately touching the victim, who was approximately nine or 10-years-old at the time. Barrera reportedly said nothing more happened. If convicted, the 24-year-old faces up to 120 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this Thursday May 19th.

(Horicon) A Horicon teen is accused of solicitation then biting a deputy as she was arrested. A sheriff’s deputy allegedly initiated an online text conversation last week with Alaysha Smith Coleman who was soliciting sexual acts. When she was arrested, Smith Coleman reportedly made violent threats towards authorities and bit a deputy. If convicted, the 19-year-old faces up to 13 years behind bars. Cash bond was set at $2,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for this Thursday May 19th.

(Alto) A barn suffered minor fire damage Friday in the township of Alto. Fond du Lac County authorities responded to Oak Grove Road just before 7pm. A preliminary investigation showed a backhoe that was parked inside the barn had started on fire. The blaze then spread to the barn where it was extinguished. Authorities say the backhoe was a total loss. There were no injuries reported.

(Waupun) A grant from an area healthcare provider helped the Waupun Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Responder Program get started. The agency began offering EMR services in February. Emergency Medical Responders are part of the overall EMS system and are dispatched to provide initial care until the ambulance arrives to assist paramedics. SSM Health Greater Fond du Lac Region gave $4,000 in grant funds to help cover equipment costs.

(Mayville) The City of Mayville is hosting an electronics collection event for area residents and businesses this weekend. Collections will take place at Theiler Park on Saturday May 21st from 10am until 2pm. City officials say Legacy Recycling will be on site accepting all electronics, batteries, and small appliances. There is a $10 fee to recycle computer monitors, $25 for standard TVs, and $40 for projection TVs, wooden console TVs, and bare tube TVs. For more information contact Legacy Recycling.

(Beaver Dam) The Dodge County Fair Association is taking applications for this year’s Fairest of the Fair contest. The 2022 Fairest of the Fair represents the Dodge County Fair Association as the hostess of the Dodge County Fair and participates in media and promotion events. Applications must be received by 12 am on June 17th. More information is available at