News – May, 23 2019

(Horicon) One person was flown from the scene after falling off the roof of a building in Horicon. Authorities were called to United Cooperative on Clinton Road around 12:40pm Wednesday. Assistant Chief Jim Bandsma says the employee fell onto concrete but was conscious and alert prior to being transported by Flight For Life to Aurora Medical Center in Summit. His injuries were described as non-life threatening.


(Mayville) We are learning more about a Tuesday morning police chase that ended just before entering the city limits of Mayville. Just before 10am, the Mayville Police Department assisted officers with the Neosho Rubicon Ashippun Police Department with a traffic pursuit. Mayville police laid down spike strips at State Highway 67 and Zion Church Road near Dunn Road. The vehicle hit both sets of spikes and all four tires were deflated, stopping the car just north of Dunn Road. The suspect, a 77-year-old Dodge County male, was taken into custody without further incident. Also assisting were the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Iron Ridge Police and Advanced Towing. In a release, the Mayville Police Department says due to their officers’ actions the pursuit never entered the city.


(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was reduced yesterday (Wednesday) for a Beaver Dam woman accused of shooting her boyfriend. Tonya Diniz, who is facing a felony count of Second Degree Reckless Injury by Use of a Dangerous Weapon and a misdemeanor charge of Intentionally Pointing a Firearm at a Person, had bond amended from $2,000 down to $1,000. Diniz reportedly said she shot the 20-year-old after confronting him about text messages she uncovered. She says the gun accidentally went off as she knelt on the bed. If convicted, the 28-year-old Diniz is facing up to 13 years in prison.


(Clyman) A Clyman man charged for his role in burglarizing a bar in Clyman was arraigned yesterday (Wednesday). 19-year-old Matthew Schneider entered a not guilty plea to a felony charge of Burglary. 22-year-old Kaleb Reardon, also from Clyman, is facing similar charges for his alleged role. Reardon and Schneider allegedly broke into Mercer T’s during the early morning hours on March 31 and took over $400 worth of alcohol, cigarettes and a money jar. If convicted, Schneider is facing roughly 14 years in prison and Reardon is facing over 19 years behind bars.


(Watertown) A Watertown man facing another felony charge for having inappropriate contact with a minor entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment hearing yesterday (Wednesday). Nathan Lord is accused of assaulting an eleven-year-old girl three years ago. In 2015, Lord allegedly assaulted two other preteens. If convicted on the new charges, the 39-year-old faces up to 60 years in prison in addition to the 100 years he faces on his previous charge.


(Columbus) The Columbus Common Council has a revised deadline for residents to submit letters of interest for the board’s open aldermanic seat.  Residents in District 1, now have until noon on May 31 to submit their letter to the city clerk’s office.  Letters will be reviewed by the Common Council prior to the Committee of the Whole meeting on June 4 which candidates are being asked to attend to speak or answer questions from the council.  The newly appointed alderman would serve out the remainder of the vacated term ending April of 2020.  Contact information along with this news will be online at


(Beaver Dam) You probably heard the work of this year’s Beaver Dam School District Outstanding Alumnus without even knowing it. Gary Macheel  is a 1970 graduate who had a successful 30-year career in Hollywood in sound design and editing. Mary Posthuma with the Wall of Fame Committee told us on WBEV’s Community Comment that work of the 1970 grad can be heard in television shows like NCIS, Matlock, the Tuskegee Airmen and Lonesome Dove. Macheel and three Friends of Education will be recognized at the Wall of Fame Banquet on June 2; the reservation deadline is tomorrow.