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Terry Kohler dies at 82

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin businessman and philanthropist who was influential in the Republican Party has died at age 82. Terry Kohler was both the son and grandson of Wisconsin governors and ran unsuccessfully for the office in 1982. Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Kohler was a leader in business, politics and wildlife conservation. Kohler More >

Teenager Referred to Juvenile Court in Connection to Devil’s Lake State Park Vandalism Incident

A teenager who was vacationing in the Devil’s Lake State Park area last month is accused of vandalizing signs. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, a 16-year-old from Onalaska was referred to juvenile court in connection with spray-painted graffiti on August 10. The sheriff’s office said tips and information about More >

Sandbags and Flood Clean Up Kits Available in Sauk County

Sauk County is forecast to have rain, with some being heavy, through Thursday night. Residents are reminded that free sand and bags are available at the West Baraboo garage located on Hwy 136 across the street from the Sauk Co. Humane Society 618 Hwy 136. If your residence is prone to flash flooding, the time More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Moving Forward with Phase Two of New County Building

After several department heads again expressed the need for a new county office building, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to move forward with phase two of the project Tuesday morning. The new facility would be two floors, 42,000 square feet and cost about $10 million. Aging and Disability Resource Center Director More >

Warrants Issued for Three Juneau County Residents

Warrants have been issued for three subjects in regards to a burglary case. According the criminal complaints, 27-year-old Devon Bubolz of Elroy was charged burglary of a building and 29-year-old Seth Beranek of Mauston and 26-year-old Stacey Sass of Mauston were charged with being party to the crime. All were charged with misdemeanor theft. Beranek More >

Bank of Mauston Donates $250 to Stepping for Hunger Walk as a Proud Sponsor

Earlier this month, representatives from The Bank of Mauston presented organizing members of Silver Star Health/Mill Haven’s Stepping for Hunger 5k/10k Run/Walk with a check for $250 – the amount to be recognized as a sponsor of this generous community event.  One hundred percent of the profits raised from this run/walk are split and donated More >

Mauston Plan Commission Has Comprehensive Plan Draft Available for Viewing

The City of Mauston Plan Commission is finishing its yearlong review and update of the Mauston Comprehensive Plan. The public has open access to these documents either online by visiting www.mauston.com/plan or in hard copy at Hatch Public Library and City Hall. The public and surrounding townships may review and are welcome to submit comments More >

Madison City Council rejects Mayor Paul Soglin’s plan to limit time people can sleep on sidewalks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison City Council has rejected a plan that would have banned people from sleeping on downtown sidewalks during certain hours. Opponents say the proposal from Mayor Paul Soglin was pushing the homeless out of the area while failing to provide any alternatives. Supporters say that allowing people to sleep in the More >

Wisconsin’s Controlled Substances Board outlaws synthetic opioid known as U-47700

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Controlled Substances Board has outlawed a synthetic opioid known as U-47700. A spokeswoman for the board said the panel voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the drug. According to a board news release, the drug will become illegal on Nov. 7. Rep. John Nygren’s office said the move came at the request of More >

Senate Democrats demanding the Legislature to convene immediately to approve upgrades

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats are demanding the Legislature convene immediately to approve upgrades at Wisconsin’s largest veterans home. The push to look into conditions at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King has intensified since the Cap Times published a story in August raising questions about substandard care, medical errors and staffing shortages. The Legislature’s More >