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Kendall Couple Faces Charges after December Altercation

A Kendall couple is facing charges after a December dispute.  32 year old Amanda Meltesen and 31 year old Jerrad Williams face charges of Battery and Disorderly Conduct.  The incident happened in the Town of Wellington.  Meltesen alleged Williams had tackled her as she was trying to get away from him.  Williams claimed Meltesen ripped More >

New Proposal Would Require All Middle, High School Students To Learn About Holocaust

The author of The Holocaust Education Act is looking for co-sponsors at the Wisconsin Legislature.  That new bill would require all middle and high schools in the state to teach students about the Holocaust.  Milwaukee’s Holocaust Education Resource Center is the measure’s biggest supporter.  An audit report from the Jewish Community Relations Council finds anti-Semitic More >

Restaurant Franchise Owner Fined For Violating Child Labor Laws

A Kentucky-based restaurant franchise owner has been fined 157-thousand dollars for violating child labor laws.  Manna Incorporated operates Wendy’s and Fazoli’s restaurants in nine states, including Wisconsin.  Federal inspectors found about 40 minors working at seven Wendy’s restaurants and one Fazoli’s.  The company is accused of allowing 14-and-15-year-old employees to work outside of legally-approved hours More >

Alcohol License Inspection Results In 1 Arrest, 1 More On The Way, Both have Juneau County Ties

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department reports its alcohol license inspection resulted in the arrest of one man and the anticipated arrest of a tavern manager.  Deputies and officers from two state agencies were checking out four taverns in Cazenovia last week when they took 33-year-old Joseph M. Lobsinger into custody on an active felony arrest More >

Nekoosa Man Accused Of Killing 20-Year-Old Disabled Woman

Wood County prosecutors have charged a Nekoosa man with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a 20-year-old disabled woman.  Samantha Roberts was a paraplegic who wasn’t able to speak.  Police were called to a home in Nekoosa last Friday where they found her unresponsive with a severe head injury.  Forty-three-year-old Paul M. Carter was More >

Local Prep Scores from Tuesday 1/23

Boys Basketball Mauston 64 Black River Falls 40 (Cade Hall 26points for Mauston) Wisconsin Dells 65 Reedsburg 51 West Salem 50 Adams-Friendship 37 Athens 56 Nekoosa 44 La Crosse Central 88 Tomah 49   Girls Basketball Brookwood 47 Wonewoc-Center 27 Royall 56 Hillsboro 43              Box Score Necedah 54 New Lisbon More >

City of Mauston Meetings

January 22 – Plan Commission January 23 – Police & Fire Commission February 23 – Complete Count Committee

Juneau County Jail Roster

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Some inmates are awaiting trial and these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Woman Accused Of Shooting Oxford Man In Head Returns To Court Next Month

A February 22nd preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Richland Center woman facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Thirty-five-year-old Amber Lundgren is accused of shooting a man twice in the back of his head. The body of 37-year-old Christopher Lytle of Oxford was found abandoned in a wildlife area in the town of More >

Ag Census:  Wisconsin #2 In Nation For Organic Farms

The every-five-years federal agriculture census finds only California has more organic farms than Wisconsin.  A spokesperson for the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service says the Badger State offers unique opportunities for growers who want to go organic.  There are one-thousand-276 organic operations in Wisconsin.  The census also shows this state is number-one in cheese More >