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Data Breach Incident at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells

The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells announced a data breach in their computer processing systems. Guests who used a debit or credit card to pay for or place a hotel reservation, or made purchases at the on-site food and beverage or retail locations between March 9 and June 8 could be affected. If you bought More >

Mauston High School Choirs “Messiah” Alumni Concert, Dec. 12

On Saturday, December 12, the Mauston High School Choirs will carry on their tradition of singing Handel’s “Messiah” that began in our community over 35 years ago. The tradition was begun by Mrs. Eleanor Collins, choral director at Mauston High School in the 1970’s and 1980’s and carried on since then by current choral director, More >

Wisconsin DNR spent $5.2 million on property maintenance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report says the state Department of Natural Resources paid contractors about $5.2 million to maintain agency properties over the fiscal year that ended June 30. A law passed as part of the 2007-09 state budget require the DNR to submit a report on maintenance contract expenses to the Legislature’s finance More >

Hunter fatally shot in Columbia County

TOWN OF CALEDONIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a hunter has been fatally shot in Columbia County. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources spokesman Jon King says a man was lifting a loaded rifle to a hunter in a tree stand when the gun fired and struck the 39-year-old man on the ground. The shooting happened More >

Boy killed in underage driver crash in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car driven by a 13-year-old driver. Investigators say the 15-year-old lost control of the vehicle early Saturday in Milwaukee and struck a tree. The passenger was pronounced dead Saturday night at Children’s Hospital.

Driver held in fatal Oneida County crash

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) – A Rhinelander man has been arrested in an Oneida County crash that killed a passenger in the truck he was driving. Sheriff’s officials say 23-year-old Jacob Juedes died Saturday when the truck struck a power pole in Pine Lake. Investigators say the 20-year-old driver was apparently intoxicated when the crash occurred. WJFW-TV More >

Father of 4 fatally shot outside his home

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police are investigating a shooting that took the life of a father of four outside his home on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Bridgett Macklin tells WITI-TV (http://bit.ly/1P2yz4b ) the victim killed Sunday morning is her brother, Timothy Houston. Macklin says her brother didn’t have any enemies, so his death is hard to understand. More >

Names of Those Involved in Fatal Boating Accident Released

Monroe County authorities have released the names of those involved in the boating accident on Friday, November 20. The victim who had died as a result of the boat capsizing was identified as 67-year-old Robert White of Mukwonago. The two individuals that were rescued were identified as 67-year-old Michael Anderson of Mukwonago and 38-year-old Jesse More >

Bilgrien, Karen “Red” M., age 70, of Friendship

Karen “Red” M. Bilgrien, age 70, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at her home. A Celebration of Life will be at Little Ole’s in Dellwood, on November 27th from 1 to 4 p.m. Red was born November 27, 1944 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Vernon and Ethel (Mallon) Rau. Red enjoyed baking 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 23, 2015.  11/17           John Lucas of Westby was traveling westbound on State Highway 56, in the Town of Viroqua.  Lucas was pulling a trailer, when the right trailer tires went off of the road onto the More >