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Phelps, Mark Allen, age 56, of New Lisbon

Mark Allen Phelps, 56, born May 18th, 1958 joined the Lord on September 25, 2014. MarK A Phelps was a Staff Sargent in the United States Air Force for 6 years as Security Police guarding nuclear weapons.  He was stationed in Turkey for 1 ½ years, Grand Forks, ND and Abilene, TX. Beloved Husband, Father, More >

Rudig-Jensen and WRJC Raise Nearly $15,000 for the Freedom Honor Flight in One Day, $16,142 Overall

It’s amazing how a small community, a radio station and several businesses pulled together to raise over $15,000 for the Freedom Honor Flight in La Crosse. “It all started out as a small fundraiser,” said WRJC NOW 92one FM and SMASH County 92.9 General Manager and Owner Jim Murphy. The station had Freedom Honor Flight More >

Mauston Man Charged With First Degree Child Sexual Assault

A Mauston man was charged on Monday with 1st degree child sexual assault and the sexploitation of a child. According to the criminal complaint, 18-year-old Darrell D. Wallace Jr. allegedly had sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl sometime between August 13 and August 14. He and the alleged victim had sent each other Facebook messages More >

Lawmakers, business group fight over pay equity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A group of Democratic state lawmakers and others are denouncing a graphic used on a fundraising plea by the state’s chamber of commerce that characterizes a protester calling for pay equity as anti-business. State Rep. Chris Taylor joined with others on Tuesday to call on Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce to pull their More >

Minnesota man killed in hang-gliding accident

COLD SPRING, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a Minnesota man has died in a hang-gliding accident in southern Wisconsin. Authorities say the 57-year-old Taylor Falls man was hang gliding at an airport north of Whitewater on Monday when his glider caught a wind shear, which caused it to pitch to one side and nosedive More >

Babcock vandalism causes over $200K in damages

BABCOCK, Wis. (AP) – Wood County authorities say a vandalism spree that forced Ocean Spray’s Babcock receiving station to close down for the weekend and divert deliveries caused $200,000 in damages and lost wages. Two 14-year-old Babcock-area boys broke vending machines, smashed windows and overturned a pickup truck at the receiving station last Wednesday night. Daily More >

Man charged with holding girls while armed

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A man accused of barricading himself in a bedroom with two young girls while armed with a knife is charged in Marathon County. Ben Chapa, of Unity, faces two felony counts of false imprisonment while armed and several misdemeanor charges. Marathon County Assistant District Attorney Lesli Pluster said at a court More >

Melvin: Decision on Brewers manager not imminent

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin says the dust needs to settle on the disappointing end to the ballclub’s season before any decisions are made on the team’s manager or coaching staff. Speaking on WTMJ radio Tuesday, Melvin says he’ll take a step back before any future plans are made following the More >

Group calls for rewrite of Wisconsin taxes

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative think tank is calling on Wisconsin policy makers to make more goods and services subject to the state sales tax, along with lowering income and property taxes. The report by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute released Tuesday injects a new wrinkle in the final weeks of the governor’s race, where More >

Sauk County Hosting Another “Clean Sweep” – October 4

Sauk County is hosting another “Clean Sweep” event on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the former Sauk County landfill located at E8795 Evergreen Lane, Baraboo.  Clean Sweep is an opportunity for homeowners, businesses, and agricultural enterprises to dispose of hazardous products/items that pose an environmental risk. Sauk County households will More >