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Brewers overhaul starts, contracts of 5 coaches not renewed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers are letting five coaches go in what is likely the first step in the franchise’s offseason overhaul. Only hitting coach Darnell Coles and third base coach Ed Sedar will return from the previous staff in 2016 under manager Craig Counsell. He was hired in May following the firing of predecessor Ron More >

Nursing assistant charged with assaulting resident

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — A De Pere nursing home caregiver is charged with sexually assaulting an elderly patient. A criminal complaint filed in Brown County charges 33-year-old Theodore Schartner, of Howard, with two felonies. A judge on Monday ordered Schartner held on $50,000 bond. Prosecutors say Schartner assaulted a 76-year-old patient at Rennes Health and Rehab More >

Court says Caterpillar must grant union investigator access

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — An appeals court says Caterpillar must allow a union investigator access to its South Milwaukee plant to look into a fatal accident four years ago. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals says the union’s right to represent its employees outweighs Caterpillar’s interest in protecting its property. A crane operator was killed More >

Wisconsin Senate committee holds hearing on state workers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state Senate committee is holding a public hearing on a Republican bill that overhauls the state’s 110-year-old civil service system affecting about 30,000 state employees. Tuesday’s hearing before the Senate Labor and Government Reform Committee was scheduled to last until 6 p.m., with a two-hour break over the noon hour More >

Northwestern plans 33-story apartment tower in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. plans to build a 33-story apartment tower next to its downtown Milwaukee headquarters. The $100 million project also will contain retail space and parking for Northwestern employees. Twenty-five floors will be set aside for apartments, containing 308 luxury units and 16 penthouses. The Daily Reporter (http://bit.ly/1Nholw6 ) says the More >

Boy, 17, charged in Saratoga woman’s shooting death

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s mother in central Wisconsin. Miguel-Angel Oertel of Nekoosa appeared in Wood County Circuit Court on Monday to face charges. Authorities say Oertel fatally shot 47-year-old Theresa Coates at her home in Saratoga on Aug. 17, and More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams TBA Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District TBA Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston TBA Mauston School District TBA Village of Necedah TBA Necedah School District TBA City of New Lisbon TBA New Lisbon School District Notice Policy Committee Meeting Oct More >

Reedsburg Man Declares Candidacy for 50th Assembly District

A Reedsburg man has declared his candidacy for the 50th Assembly District. Nathan Johnson announced last night at the Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce that he was running for the seat as a Democrat. The district is comprised of parts of northwestern Sauk County, Richland County, Monroe County, and all of Juneau County. The reason Johnson More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Blood Drive – October 19

Throughout the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center along with the Blood Center of Wisconsin hosts a number of community blood drives.  The next blood drive is scheduled for Monday, October 19 from 9am to 2pm. At this drive, citizens will have the option to make a whole blood donation, or a dual red or platelet-only More >

3 apply for Wisconsin Supreme Court vacancy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two judges who have been previously appointed by Gov. Scott Walker and a longtime Madison attorney have all applied for a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Walker’s office on Monday released the names of those who applied with Walker to be appointed to fill out the final 10 months on Justice More >