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Health Advisory Related to the Current Circulating Influenza Strain

Influenza season has begun and this year’s flu season may be more severe. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory related to the current circulating influenza strain. Influenza A or H3N2 has been reported as the most frequent strain. Historically, it is known to cause increased hospitalization and death in very More >

Juneau County Employee Commended for Her Years of Service

A long-time Juneau County employee was commended for her years of service.  On Tuesday morning, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors recognized Charlyn Walter for her 27 years of service to the county. She was hired in December 1987 as a Clerk Typist I in the Human Services Department. Then in November 1988, she transferred More >

Elroy Family Medical Center to Host Health Fair – January 8

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. That’s why Mile Bluff Medical Center is holding a health fair at the Elroy Family Medical Center on Thursday, January 8 from 7am till 10am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Find Sparta Area Man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in locating a Sparta area man. 20-year-old Thomas Hartman was reported missing by his parents and was last seen on November 30 at a residence in the City of Sparta. The Sheriff’s Office and the Sparta Police Department have exhausted resources looking for More >

Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings 108-107

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins’ return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night. With their inside game lacking due to missing players, the Bucks shot well from the perimeter for much of the night in winning their third in four games. More >

Packers’ front 5 helps keep offense humming

UNDATED (AP) – The Green Bay Packers keep absorbing the hits on the offensive line. But as far as the linemen are concerned, better that they take the blows than quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Front fives don’t usually draw much attention. The Packers’ highlight reel is typically filled with pinpoint passes from Rodgers to receivers Jordy Nelson and More >

Wisconsin’s Chryst to make $2.3M in first year as coach

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst got a five-year deal to return to become the head coach at his alma mater. He will make $2.3 million in his first year. The compensation package includes a $100,000 raise each year of the deal. University regents approved the contract late Wednesday afternoon, and Chryst was introduced as More >

Officer wounds suspect in Dunn County

COLFAX, Wis. (AP) – Dunn County authorities say a law enforcement officer shot and wounded a suspect in the western Wisconsin village of Colfax after she showed a weapon. Sheriff Dennis Smith says it happened Thursday afternoon when the officer was serving a warrant at the woman’s apartment. He says the suspect pulled out a weapon, More >

Milwaukee man pleads guilty to drug charges

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Milwaukee man whose girlfriend went missing in 2013 has pleaded guilty to drug charges related to the case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1sNLxch ) 39-year-old Kris Zocco pleaded guilty to keeping a drug house, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. Prosecutors dropped other drug charges in exchange for the pleas. Authorities More >

Milwaukee fatal shooting ruled self-defense

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say a 42-year-old man fatally shot a man who was trying to rob him. A Milwaukee police spokesman said Thursday the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office reviewed the case Wednesday and determined the shooting was a justified self-defense homicide. Police say the 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the More >