News – October 27, 2021

(Reeseville) A Carlisle, Pennsylvania man who assaulted two minors in Dodge County was sentenced to 22 years in prison and was placed on 12 years of extended supervision yesterday. Steven Barlow admitted to the assaults that occurred while he was living with the victim’s family between 2015 and 2017. During sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Yolanda Tienstra said the parents of the victims tried to help the defendant by letting him move into their home. She said Barlow repaid their generosity by sexually assaulting their children in complete violation of the trust that had been placed in him.

(Beaver Dam) A Portage man was charged yesterday with running from Beaver Dam police. Ralph Czuczko allegedly fled police after they initiated a traffic stop for expired plates in late July. The chase ended after roughly four-and-a-half miles when the vehicle stalled in the middle of a cornfield near County Road W. According to the criminal complaint, Czuczko did have a warrant for his arrest at the time of the pursuit. If convicted, the 54-year-old faces three-and-a-half years in prison. An initial appearance is scheduled for November 15th.

(Milwaukee) It appears likely that three-year-old Major Harris was killed at the same time as his mother. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the little boy died on either October 13th or 14th, around the same time as Mallery Muenzenberger. They were both shot to death. Milwaukee police say they are still investigating, but that they released two people they arrested last week. The main suspect is Jaheem Clark, who killed himself as police were closing in on him. – WRN

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam School Board has approved the 2021-22 budget. Property owners in the district will see a tax rate of $8.29 per thousand of assessed value, a decrease of 70-cents from the budget adopted last year. The district’s levy totals $16.5-million dollars, in line with the previous levy. General operating revenues totaling $41.8-million dollars and expenditures at $41.7-million. Equalized aid from the state this year increased $2-million dollars to $25.5-million.

(Lomira) A first responder from Lomira was honored during a recognition ceremony by the State Assembly yesterday. Debra Bintzler was named First Responder of the Year from the 39th Assembly District by Representative Mark Born and Senator John Jagler. Bintzler was nominated for her dedication to serving her community as a volunteer first responder for the past two decades. Alongside her late husband Bruce, Bintzler has logged a significant number of first responder hours since she began volunteering with the Lomira Fire Department in 2002.

(Juneau) The Dodge County Health Department will be at area schools in the next several weeks offering flu shots for students. Health officials say the flu vaccine will only be available to the students at the school. Today, county health officials will be at the Lomira School District. On November 2nd they will be at the Beaver Dam Middle School, at the Randolph School District on the third, on the ninth at the Beaver Dam High School and Lincoln Elementary, at Washington and Prairie View Elementary on the 10th, and Jefferson and Wilson Elementary on the 11th. Parents must sign a consent form of they want their child to receive a flu shot. A link to the form is available at