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Department of Revenue Releases Latest Wisconsin Economic Outlook

The Wisconsin Economic Outlook report provides an overview of the state’s current economic conditions and a forecast of critical economic metrics.  Today, the Wisconsin Economic Report for May 2020 is now available. 

Majority of Wisconsin businesses reporting their 8-week period will end by the end of June

The NFIB Research Center released a survey today updating the utilization and financial assistance of both small business lending programs, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. The survey also explores the familiarity of the Main Street Lending Program, and the prevalence of COVID-19 related to employee leave.

Announcing a New Free Student Loan Assistance Hotline

The current COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for student loan borrowers to have credible sources for information about their student loans.  This is particularly true because borrowers who lack such information can fall victim to fraudulent student loan debt relief scams.

MFD Chicken BBQ Cancelled

Its with Heavy Heart Mauston Fire Department had to Cancel Chicken Barbecue for 2020

Due to the Covid-19 virus and in the interest of public safety, the Mauston Fire Department has decided to cancel this year’s annual chicken barbecue. The Department would like to thank all the past supporters of the annual fundraiser and looks forward to resuming this great event in the future!

Heat Awareness Day

With the start of June, a very summer-like pattern moves overhead. The warmest air of the season is expected on Tuesday. The heat and humidity along with an approaching cold front will fuel a line of strong to severe storms by the evening and overnight hours. This has prompted a “First Alert Weather Day” to be issued for Tuesday.

Tomah Lend a Hand Program

Imagine being taken to a hospital by ambulance and then realizing you have no way to get back to your home after being treated. For some area elderly patients and those who are homeless, the situation is real. That’s why the Tomah Health Community Foundation has donated one-thousand dollars to help fund the Lend a Hand program at Tomah Health. This year’s donation is the second consecutive year the Foundation has supported the program which Foundation vice president Brian Eirschele (err-sh-lee) says fulfills an important need.

OWI News Release

Jerry J Sorenson, 58 years of age, from Necedah, Wisconsin has been arrested by the Wisconsin
State Patrol Tomah Post for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 8th offense.
On Sunday May 31st, A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper observed a vehicle make a wide turn and
then deviate from his designated lane. The vehicle then traveled a short distance on the right
shoulder of the road. The Trooper conducted a traffic stop. Upon making contact with the driver,

Gov. Evers Appoints Randy Romanski as DATCP Secretary

Gov. Tony Evers today appointed Randy Romanski to serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Romanski has served as Interim Secretary of the agency since November 2019.

Barreau, Gary B age 67 of Mauston

Gary B Barreau, 67, of Mauston WI passed away unexpectedly on Sunday May 24 at UW Hospital in Madison WI due to a heart attack.  Gary was born in Mauston on November 20, 1952 to Bernard and Rita (Gavin) Barreau.  Gary grew up with his siblings on his parents’ farm on Townline Rd where he gained many life-long friendships among the residents of the Seven Mile Creek township and surrounding community.   He graduated from Mauston High School in 1970 and married Lynne Trenshaw in 1975.  Gary tried his hand at many different careers including farming and feed sales.  Through the years he traveled the entire state of Wisconsin selling his own line of feeds under the name “New Era Feeds”.  In his travels he made innumerable connections, partnerships and friendships that have lasted until this day.  He eventually couldn’t deny his love of the land anymore and decided to return “home” to Mauston to try his hand at farming.  He spent many happy hours in a John Deere

Kaye, Wayne Ellis age 82 of Hancock

Wayne Ellis Kaye, age 82, of Hancock, Wisconsin died Friday, May 29, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Per Wayne’s request, no services will be held.