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Wisconsin man accused of drunken boating in fatal crash

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man is accused of operating a boat while drunk and causing a crash that killed a 61-year-old woman on Lake Nagawicka. Fifty-three-year-old Anthony Drewes was charged Monday with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Drewes appeared in court and posted $10,000 bail. The complaint says More >

Boys, 3 and 7, killed in van collision in Dodge County

JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Dodge County sheriff’s officials say two young children have died from injuries suffered in a highway crash. Authorities said Monday 3-year-old Brady Wojtkiewicz and 7-year-old Landon Wojtkiewicz died as a result of injuries sustained Saturday morning when the minivan in which they were passengers collided with another van at an intersection More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING August 14, 2017. 8/11                      The “Sunrise Bakery” sign is missing from State Highway 27, Westby. 8/11                      A riding lawnmower caught fire on Cottage Lane, Town of Bergen.  No injuries occurred. 8/12                      Joseph Ekern of Sparta was backing More >

Maintenance Scheduled on US 12/WIS 16, Juneau County

Maintenance work is scheduled to take place on US 12/WIS 16 in Juneau County on Wednesday and Thursday, August 16 and 17.  Maintenance crews will seal coat both lanes of US 12/WIS 16 beginning on the east side of Lyndon Station to the Juneau/Sauk County Line near Rocky Arbor State Park.  Work is planned between More >

Columbus Man Receives Minor Injuries in Motorcycle Crash in Vernon County

A Columbus man received minor injuries in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports that 23-year-old Alec J. Kretschman was traveling west on County Road P near the intersection of Pa’s Road in the Town of Clinton, and he lost control of the motorcycle. Kretschman was treated at the scene More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to Join the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

Whether the cause is alcohol, prescription medication or other drugs, driving impaired endangers everyone traveling along roadways. Nationally, one-third of all traffic deaths involve drunk drivers. Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 143 deaths and over 2,900 injuries. In addition, there were over 24,700 traffic convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin. Those are More >

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics to Hold Stepping On Program

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics will be providing a program to help individuals who have experienced or are at risk of falling. The Stepping On program is a seven week program that begins Friday, September 15 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Eagleview room at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hillsboro. The program meets More >

Highway 16 Improvements Begin Monday, Monroe County

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 14 on Highway 16 between Sparta and Tomah in Monroe County.  Highway 16 will remain open to traffic with daytime flagging operations. Access will be maintained to property and business owners. The project will resurface 6.8 miles of roadway and widen shoulders between Hazel West Road and Hollister More >

Two Dead and Five Injured in Saturday Boating Accident

Vernon County authorities say they have found the body of a missing boater involved in a fatal boat crash on the Mississippi River. Sheriff’s officials say the seven people were on a boat that collided with a cement pylon at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday just south of Brownsville, Minnesota on the Wisconsin side of the More >

2 Victims Of Camper Fire Airlifted To Hospital

(Town of Germantown, WI)  —  Juneau County authorities say three of the four people inside a camper when it caught on fire had to be airlifted to hospitals for treatment of their injuries.  The incident was reported at the Germantown Junction campground shortly after 8:00 am Saturday.  Two victims were taken to hospitals in La More >