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New Lisbon Library Groundbreaking Pushed Back

The New Lisbon library expansion project groundbreaking has been push back. In January, Friends of the New Lisbon Library and the New Lisbon Memorial Library were advised that they could apply for a $500,000 Community Development Grant. By pursuing the grant, the library groundbreaking moves back a year. This is because no construction can start More >

Change in Mauston Taxi Program Hours of Operation Coming Up March 1st

The change in the Mauston Taxi company shared-ride taxi program hours of operation is coming up. The change will take place March 1st. According to the city’s website, the hours will be 6:30am – 10pm seven days per week. This change was approved in at a Mauston Common Council meeting in January. Running, Inc. said More >

3rd Annual Cowtastic CowMOOnity

3rd Annual Cowtastic CowMOOnity, sponsored by the Juneau County Dairy Council, is now accepting  entries. This fundraiser will benefit the Veterans Memorial Park and raise awareness for your business or club. Cows will again be on display the month of June at Lions Park in Mauston. 10 cows selected by secret judges will be on display More >

Necedah Man Charged with Theft and Felony Bail Jumping

A Necedah man has been charged with theft and felony bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint, 34-year-old Jared Wilkey alleged sold a chainsaw from a Mauston business on January 29 and was out on bond, where one of the conditions was that Wilkey was not to commit any crime. Additional court records show another More >

$3.3M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.3 million. Attorneys for the family of Tony Robinson announced the settlement Thursday. City attorney Mike May was out of the office and did More >

Fresh snow possible for American Birkebeiner

CABLE, Wis. (AP) — A winter storm tracking toward Wisconsin could breathe some life into this year’s American Birkebeiner. The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm with significant snowfall will move into the region between late Thursday and early Saturday. Organizers of the 44th cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward on Saturday More >

Protesters Rally Outside Speaker Ryan’s Janesville Office

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Protesters have rallied outside the Janesville office of U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, urging the Republican leader to be more open to people who want to express their policy concerns. About 70 people gathered outside of Ryan’s office and dropped off postcards addressed to the speaker Wednesday. The Janesville Gazette (http://bit.ly/2kNMIdb) More >

Transgender Kenosha teen’s win not based on federal order

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lawyer for a transgender student in Wisconsin who won a lawsuit against his school says revocation of federal guidance related to bathroom use would not impact his case. In September, a federal judge ordered Tremper High School in Kenosha to allow senior Ashton Whitaker to use the boys’ bathroom. His More >

Republican likely to bring back Wisconsin transgender bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Jesse Kremer says he likely will re-introduce a bill to force public school students to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth gender. Kremer said Wednesday he’s likely to bring the bill back even though President Donald Trump intends to revoke federal guidelines that tell public schools to More >

Walker, Schimel call for vote on Gorsuch for court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker took more jabs at Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday, calling for her and the U.S. Senate to take a vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Walker was joined by fellow Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel at the Capitol news conference that was part More >