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House Speaker Paul Ryan releases first general election campaign ad

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has released his first general election campaign ad. The spot comes during a tumultuous time for Ryan, even though he faces only token Democratic opposition for the southeastern Wisconsin congressional race. Ryan was heckled by Donald Trump supporters at a Wisconsin rally earlier this month after Ryan yanked his More >

Officials identifies 13-year-old Wisconsin boy who drowned along the Texas Gulf Coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Officials have identified a 13-year-old boy from Wisconsin who drowned after having gone swimming near a state park along the Texas Gulf Coast. Gabriel Carpenter’s body was found Monday afternoon near Mustang Island State Park. Carpenter had been reported missing Sunday after he had gone underwater and never resurfaced while swimming with More >

Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced Monday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. The staff will be at Tomah City Hall Friday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – More >

Necedah School Board Approves Budget and Tax Levy for 2016-2017 Year

The Necedah School Board approved the budget and tax levy for 2016-2017 at its monthly meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the budget will have a deficit of $400,000. This deficit does not impact property taxes. At the end of the school year in June, whatever the deficit is, Gierach said it will More >

Motorcycle Accident in the Town of Lemonweir

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Friday, October 14, in the Town of Lemonweir. Ronald Haschke of New Lisbon and his passenger Jillene Goodpasture were traveling westbound on Highway 82 when a deer ran out in front of the motorcycle. Haschke was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, causing Goodpasture to More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Diabetes Education Event Nov. 3

Mile Bluff Medical Center will hold a free diabetes education event where you will learn how to live life to its fullest while managing diabetes.  During the event, Mile Bluff’s diabetes education team will give tips and tricks on living well with this condition.  Doctor Yao Liu, an eye specialist from UW Madison, will also More >

Culver’s Mourns Loss Of CEO

(Prairie du Sac, WI)  —  The Wisconsin based Culver’s butter burger and frozen custard chain is mourning the loss of its CEO. The company says Phil Keiser died Saturday from natural causes, and he would have turned 61 on Monday. Keiser was with Culver’s for two decades and he became the CEO last year, overseeing More >

Second, Final US Senate Debate Set

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  A second and final statewide debate will be staged Tuesday for Wisconsin’s US Senate candidates. Republican incumbent Ron Johnson and former Senate Democrat Russ Feingold will square off in a 90 minute forum beginning at 8:30 from Milwaukee’s Marquette Law School. It will be broadcast statewide. Johnson and Feingold sparred Friday night More >

Authorities dismissed case against a 16-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Authorities have dismissed the case against a 16-year-old boy who was charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy shortly after a fireworks display on Milwaukee’s lakefront last year. The 15-year-old was accused of shooting Tariq Akbar in the back of the head on July 3, 2015, because of an online fight More >

Wisconsin Has Widest Racial Gap in High School Grad Rate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin has the widest high school graduation rate gap between white and black students in the nation. New federal data show that almost 93 percent of white students in Wisconsin earn diplomas within four years, compared to just 64 percent of black students. State Department of Public Instruction spokesman Tom McCarthy tells Wisconsin Public More >