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Mauston Food Pantry Recognizes Sponsors at Annual Luncheon

Mauston Area Community Sharing Pantry held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Monday afternoon. It was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mauston. The luncheon recognized 37 grand sponsors who have donated at least a $1,000, 1,000 pounds of food, or supplied $1,000 in services or any combination to the pantry in 2016. In More >

Tomah Man Charged with Attempting to Flee Officer

A Tomah man has been charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, a felony. Court records show 46-year-old Wayne Loveless is also a misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while revoked. According to the criminal complaint, on March 17 in the Village of Necedah, a Necedah police officer performed a records check on More >

Royall School Board Approves Partnership With Wonewoc-Center’s Tech and Health Academies

The Royall School Board had its reorganization on Monday night. Tom Trepes, who won re-election in the spring election, was sworn into office. Then, the board members elected officers. There was no change in officers from the previous year. Doug Waterman was elected President, Tom Trepes Vice President, Ryan McKittrick as Clerk, and Sara Palamaruk More >

Nurses Helping Nurses Host Hosta Walk and Quilt Show

Spring is finally here and Nurses Helping Nurses has just the event to help you get in the gardening mood! On Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 3 pm, area gardeners, landscapers, and plant lovers are invited to join Nurses Helping Nurses at Uniquely Hostas in Elroy for a hosta and quilt show.  Located More >

Prosecutors: Inmate’s water cut off for 7 days before he died of dehydration

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors say Milwaukee County Jail officers cut off an inmate’s water for seven consecutive days before the man died of dehydration. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2ptGUYv ) reports that Assistant District Attorney Kurt Bentley told jurors at an inquest Monday that Terrill Thomas was mentally unstable and unable to ask for help More >

Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has voted for President Donald Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary and encouraged him to help resolve an international dairy dispute hurting Wisconsin farmers. Baldwin said Monday that one of Sonny Perdue’s first trips as U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary should be to Wisconsin. Dozens of dairy More >

Proposal would allow homemade baked goods sales in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The sale of homemade baked goods in Wisconsin would be allowed under a bill being circulated in the state Senate. Wisconsin and New Jersey are the only states that prohibit the for-profit sale of baked goods made in a home kitchen. There is a pending lawsuit filed by home backers in More >

Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) — A cheese factory in central Wisconsin is offering a lifeline to some dairy farms threatened by Canada’s milk pricing policies that may force other farms to close. Mullins Cheese Vice President Bill Mullins signed contracts to buy milk from eight family-owned operations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2oXSb1y ) reported. “My field More >

April is Safe Digging Month

Spring has arrived and so has Safe Digging Month. April is recognized by underground utility damage prevention stakeholders as National Safe Digging Month. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) reminds residents and professional excavators to always call 811 before they dig. “Safety is our top priority and April marks the start of spring digging More >

Walker hopes federal government shutdown can be avoided

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks President Donald Trump will have to deliver on building a wall along the Mexican border, but it’s not worth shutting down the federal government over. Walker was asked Monday about Trump’s demand that Congress fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending More >