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People Traveling Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Period Asked to Plan Ahead

Although most major highway construction work has concluded for the year, motorists traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday period may still encounter ongoing road work along with the potential for heavy traffic in key travel corridors. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) expect peak travel periods to occur between noon and 8 p.m. on More >

Kuc, Joseph C., age 71, of Mauston

Joseph C. Kuc, 71 of Mauston passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston. Joseph was born in Dobczyce, Poland on December 23, 1946 the son of Boleslaw and Jozefa Kuc. He graduated from the Agricultural University of Krakow, Poland with a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine.  He presently owned Holly Farm.  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 November 13, 2017. 11/6                      Richenda Petersheim, Viroqua, was traveling west on County Road Y, Town of Viroqua.  Petersheim watched the vehicle in front of her cross traffic at the intersection of US Highway 14.  Petersheim saw a More >

Juneau County Residents Ask to Submit Comments on State Road Mowing Practices

The Juneau County Highway Department is asking for Juneau County residents’ input on current State road mowing practices by calling in comments to the Highway Department at 608-847-5874. Per Juneau County’s Routine Maintenance Agreement with the DOT, the mowing policy states that there will be a onetime mowing each year generally to be done by More >

Shots fired at La Crosse County restaurant

HOLMEN, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at a restaurant in Onalaska. A 32-year-old man has been arrested on possible charges of endangering safety and other counts after he was accused of firing a handgun during an altercation at Angry’s Way Out restaurant shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday. The More >

State capitol Christmas tree comes from Town of Emery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Christmas tree that will be on display in the Wisconsin state Capitol this year is coming from the Town of Emery, about 220 miles north of Madison. Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that the 40-foot balsam fir is being donated by Jim Ryf. The tree is due to arrive at More >

Pair of new inmate attacks against juvenile prison guards

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two separate attacks by inmates against guards at Wisconsin’s juvenile prisons. Both attacks at the Lincoln Hills prison north of Wausau happened on Saturday. Sheriff’s department Lt. Tim Fischer said Tuesday that the attacks remain under investigation. He had no details about the incidents. More >

Driverless vehicle lanes studied for Foxconn plant

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As regional leaders prepare for the challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied to deal with traffic issues. Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy says state highway planners are studying the possibility of including special lanes for More >

Walker says Alabama Senate candidate Moore should step aside

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is joining the growing chorus of Republicans who are calling for Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside amid more allegations he had sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s. Walker on Sunday said Moore should only step aside if the allegations proved true. More >

Alternate Street Parking to Start November 15th in Elroy

Alternate street parking will be in effect November 15th to April 1st in the City of Elroy, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. All vehicles shall be parked only on even numbered sides of the street on those days bearing an even calendar date and on the odd numbered sides of the More >