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Dump Truck vs Tractor

On July 29, 2020 at 1208pm, Vernon County 911 Dispatch Center received a call reporting a dump truck vs. farm tractor crash.  66-year-old, Danny E. White from rural Lafarge was operating a farm tractor pulling a hay rake.  White was traveling west on State Highway 82 and was making a left turn onto Slayback Rd.  71-year-old, Michael D. Anderson from rural Lafarge was also westbound on State Highway 82 driving a dump truck.   Anderson attempted to pass the tractor and implement on the left side.  As White was making the left turn, Anderson’s dump truck struck the front of White’s tractor.  The tractor overturned and came to rest on its side.  Danny White was ejected off the tractor. 

AG Kaul Advises Residents to be Alert to Increased Risks for Human Trafficking

Attorney General Josh Kaul is advising residents to be alert to potential human trafficking during the current health crisis. Social and physical isolation and economic insecurity contribute to the susceptibility of victims, and human traffickers are using it to their advantage. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is July 30, 2020.

No Sharp-tailed Grouse Hunting Season For Fall 2020

In light of scientific data and concerns over population viability, there will be no sharp-tailed grouse hunting season this fall. With no permits available, no applications will be made available or accepted this year.

Kwik Trip to acquire Stop-N-Go convenience stores

Kwik Trip is announcing that the company has signed an agreement to acquire Madison-based Stop-N-Go Convenience Centers.

In a press release Wednesday, the company says the acquisition “allows Kwik Trip to expand its presence with the respected Stop-N-Go chain of stores,” and that “Stop-N-Go management and team members have built an excellent brand over their 57 years in business and are known for their excellent customer service and convenience.”

Union Center Water is Safe Again

On July 28, the village posted a notice on Facebook that the Do Not Drink Notice had been rescinded. The notice said all samples from the reservoir and the distribution system had been tested and are reported to be free of contaminants.

Wisconsin Department of Revenue distributes just under $1.4 billion in shared revenue to local governments, schools, tech colleges and special districts

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) kicked off the week with a distribution of the following shared revenue and property tax credit payments to counties, municipalities, school districts, technical colleges and special districts.

Diluted Waterfest Still On

Despite the pandemic and so many cancelled events this year, Waterfest WILL go on – in a modified or “diluted” way – so please join us!

Saturday, August 1, boaters are invited to light up and/or decorate their boats and cruise around O’Dell’s Bay (in front of the Dirty Turtle) from 8 – 9pm. There is no judging this year – it’s all for public display. However, if you are lighting up a boat, stop by our Waterfest table at the Dirty Turtle (outside, near the Tiki Bar hut) between 7 – 8pm and pick up your free Waterfest Water Bottle! Just our way of saying THANK YOU – we appreciate all your decorating efforts this year!

Our fireworks show will begin at dark (between 9 – 9:30pm). They will be launched from an off-shore barge anchored between the Dirty Turtle and the Castle Rock County Park. See attached map – right/east “Question Mark” indicates Fireworks barge location, and left/west “Question Mark” indicates Boat Display location in front of Dirty Turtle.

Juneau County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a male subject found unresponsive in an apartment in the Village of Necedah

The deceased male subject has been identified as Jaime RM Anderson.  The reason for the cause of death remains under investigation.

Sheriff Brent H. Oleson  

Koehler, Robert Jerome age 80 of Adams

Bob was born November 17, 1939 in Superior, Wisconsin to Jerome And Elizabeth (Mireski) Koehler. Bob was in the U.S Army – Platoon and Operations Sargent with E Battery where he was honorably discharged on May 31, 1983. While in the military, Bob was stationed in Germany and Greece. He was also awarded The Meritorious Service Medal & The Army Commendation Medals. He was full of stories! He was one who could remember exact dates/years of events. His memory was impeccable to the very end!

Wisconsin added to Chicago Quarantine list

Wisconsin is now the 19th state to be added to Chicago’s COVID-19 travel quarantine list.
Signs over the Illinois highways already warn travelers coming from designated COVID-19 hotpots to self-quarantine.
“We’re also seeing an increase in states around us, Wisconsin, for example, is going to go on our quarantine list later this week,” Lightfood said during a press conference Monday.
Nebraska was also added to the list on Tuesday.