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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING September 26, 2016. 9/21             Joyce Wopat of Ontario, was traveling east on Dell Road, Town of Clinton, following a truck pulling a horse trailer.  Wopat stated she thought the truck was slowing down to allow her to More >

New Lisbon Homecoming Tailgate Party

The New Lisbon High School Music Department will be hosting a Tailgate Party from 5:00 – 7:00 prior to the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 30th. The menu will include a brat or hot dog, sauerkraut, chips, coleslaw, beans and beverage.  The cost per plate is $6.00 and all proceeds will be helping the More >

Jury Trial for Woman Accused in Necedah Shooting Begins Today

The jury trial for a former Necedah woman accused of first degree intentional homicide began Monday morning. 23-year-old Natalie Murphy of Camp Douglas, formerly of Necedah, also faces a charge of first degree reckless endangering safety. The charges stem from the shooting death of 24-year-old Andrew B. Dammen of Mauston in February 2015. Law enforcement More >

Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location.  The residence hall in La More >

Two Car Crash Injures Three in Sauk County

There was a two car crash in the Town of LaValle on Highway 33 that left three people injured Saturday evening. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the initial investigation revealed that a pickup traveling east on Highway 33 crossed the centerline and struck a westbound SUV head-on.  The driver of the SUV, who was More >

Flood Warnings Continue

(Undated) — Flood warnings continue on at least five rivers in Wisconsin in the wake of heavy rains the past week. The National Weather Service predicts moderate flooding on the Baraboo River at Rock Springs and the Yellow River at Necedah, with minor flooding elsewhere on those two rivers plus the Mississippi near La Crosse More >

Sun Prairie district schools inspected for mold

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — All schools in the Sun Prairie district are closed while an inspection for mold is conducted. The closure Monday began with Eastside Elementary where mold developed because of recent high humidity. Classes at Eastside will be moved to other locations while an outside contractor removes the mold, which the district says More >

Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Pence coming to Waukesha

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is coming to the same conservative Wisconsin city the day before Donald Trump. Pence’s campaign says the Indiana governor will hold a rally Tuesday night in Waukesha. Trump is slated to be there Wednesday. This will be the second time Pence has come to Waukesha since Trump More >

Floods washing away once-promising harvest in parts of western Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Floods and mudslides are washing away promising-looking corn and soybean crops in western Wisconsin. Before the recent flooding, farmers were looking at a potentially record-setting harvest after a near-perfect growing season, the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/2cU9BFN ) reported. But farmers hit by mudslides in the valleys “are basically in hell right now,” said More >

Federica Marchionni has stepped down as Lands’ End CEO

DODGEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The CEO of Lands’ End, recruited from the New York fashion house Dolce & Gabbana in a bit of a culture clash, has stepped down after less than two years. Federica Marchionni was brought to the Dodgeville, Wisconsin, company with its button-down shirts and casual clothing in February 2015. Her employment agreement More >