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Hartje, Virgil Phillip, age 81, of La Valle

Virgil Phillip Hartje, 81, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Virgil is survived by his wife Edith, one brother, Kenneth (Iris) Hartje of Missouri, four sisters-in-law: Thelma Hartje of La Valle, Agnes Hartje of Mauston, Marlene Laechelt and Jennie Rudy of Reedsburg.  Three children Michael (Sue) Hartje More >

Lake Wazee’s popularity among divers brings fatal accidents

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — As the Midwest’s premier site for scuba divers, Jackson County’s Lake Wazee draws more than 1,000 divers each year. But the high interest also means that the lake gets more than its share of fatal accidents. At least nine divers have died in it over the past two decades, More >

Agency installs life vest kiosks at boating, swimming sites

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is aiming to get more people in life jackets by installing kiosks that let people just grab one and go at popular swimming and boating locations. The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (http://wrtnews.co/1SnfaYl ) reports that it’s part of the agency’s Kids Don’t Float Program. More >

Man goes overboard, dies while sailing on Lake Michigan

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin man has died after he went overboard while sailing on Lake Michigan. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office says it got a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a vessel in distress on the lake. The initial investigation shows 62-year-old Greg Jackson of Middleton was sailing the 44-foot More >

Larson, Caroline P., age 56, of Camp Douglas

Caroline P. Larson, age 56 of Camp Douglas, WI., died on Monday July 13, 2015 at Tomah Memorial Hospital, in Tomah, WI. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday July 18, 2015 at 11:00AM at the Hare Funeral Home (217 W. Pearl St.) in New Lisbon, WI.  Relatives and friends may call at the More >

Highlights of Wisconsin budget passed by Legislature

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled state Assembly voted 52-46 to pass the state budget early Thursday morning more than 12 hours after debate began, sending the $73 billion two-year spending plan to Gov. Scott Walker. Walker can use his powerful veto authority to edit or remove items before he signs it into law. Here More >

Hurtado, Raymond, age 95, of Lyndon Station

Raymond Hurtado, age 95 of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin died on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Tomah VA Medical Center. Raymond was born in Mexico on January 16, 1920 son of Thomas and Petra Hurtado. Raymond raised his family in Chicago, Il and later moved to Lyndon Station where he enjoyed being part of the More >

Health Officials: Be Aware of Blue-Green Algae

Sauk, Juneau, and Adams counties health officials want residents to enjoy the beaches and swimming areas safely by avoiding toxic algae blooms. South Central Environmental Health Consortium Manager James Beix said swimming in or swallowing water with high levels of blue-green algae presents risks to individuals. Algae blooms take on many different appearances and colors. More >

Griffin, Karen Gordon, age 69, of Minnesota and Mauston

Karen Gordon Griffin, age 69, passed away on July 2 , after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on July 6 in Warner Robins, GA. The family will again visit with friends and family on Friday, July 10, from 1:00 until 3:00p.m., at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles, MN, preceding graveside More >

Neve, Ethel V., age 93, of Mauston

Ethel V. Neve, 93 of Mauston, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord and the many family and friends waiting for her on the other side. Ethel was born,April 24, 1922, in the Township of Lemonweir, Juneau County, the daughter of Herman and Clara Lucy (Zimmerman) Fletcher. She was united in marriage to Ervin More >