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Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Memorandum of Understanding

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a new memorandum of understanding regarding the Hillsboro State Trial at its Tuesday meeting. The understanding is between the City of Hillboro, Juneau County, Vernon County, and the Department of Natural Resources regarding the trail that is between Hillsboro and Union Center. Juneau County Forestry and Parks Administrator More >

Former Badger Jones Leads State Open Golf Tourney

(Mequon, WI) — Former Badger Garrett Jones of Madison is the leader at the halfway mark of the State Open golf tournament in Mequon. The 32-year-old Jones, who has won 15 events as a pro, is at minus five 139 after 36 holes with a one shot lead on Phillip Johnson of Colgate. Jones regained More >

Reserve Citizen Airman Lead Joint, International Partner in Exercise Patriot Warrior

More than 570 Reserve Citizen Airmen are meeting at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin to participate in Exercise Patriot Warrior 2017, which occurs in various phases from August 7 to August 24. The Air Force Reserve Command-owned annual exercise, formally known as Exercise Global Medic, puts Reservists in real world training scenarios to prepare them to operate More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Reports Health Care Jobs Abound Locally, Statewide

State and local health care officials say recruiting employees in rural areas can pose unique challenges. But officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital report they have found success in filling some patient care positions by what hospital Human Resources Director Brenda Reinert describes as a “grow your own” approach to the issue. Reinert said while the incentives More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Teacher Contracts

The New Lisbon School Board approved teacher contracts for the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Dennis Birr said there were 57 contracts and each teacher will receive a 1.5 percent increase in salary. The board also approved the hiring of fifth grade elementary school teacher Olivia Deitelhoff for a one year position and Kathy Means as More >

Chemical leak prompts evacuation of Appleton business

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — An Appleton business was evacuated due to a chemical leak but no injuries were reported. WBAY-TV reports that fire crews responded to the Appvion paper plant about 2 p.m. Tuesday after a report of a sodium hydroxide leak in the basement. The chemical can severely irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Crews were More >

Wisconsin property value increases largest since 2007

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin property values have reached a new high. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance analyzed taxable property value data that was finalized Tuesday by the state Department of Revenue. The $526 billion in property value is a new peak and the 4.1 percent increase over 2016 is the biggest jump since 2007. The More >

Bethesda Lutheran Services announces Wisconsin closures

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bethesda Lutheran Communities says it will no longer operate about 30 group home and other programs in Wisconsin for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bethesda said Tuesday that it is transitioning operation of the programs to Kentucky-based ResCare. That switch is expected to be in place by Oct. 7, leaving More >

U.S. senator questions whether Wisconsin should bear full Foxconn cost

MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is questioning whether Wisconsin should bear the full $3 billion in financial incentives being considered to lure electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group to the state. Johnson raised the question since Illinois workers would also benefit from the plant, which is expected to be built in southeast Wisconsin near More >

Wisconsin announces new effort to connect workers with jobs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state of Wisconsin is launching a new effort designed to match high school students with job openings. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced the development of a new statewide platform connecting local employers with students. All nine of the state’s regional economic development organizations are teaming up to develop an More >