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Democratic Primary Candidate Forum – August 1st

The primary election is just around the corner and the Democratic Party of Juneau County will be hosting a candidate forum for the Democratic Primary for 50th District State Assembly. The two candidates on the ballot are Art Shrader and Tom Crofton. The winner will face Ed Brooks this fall. The party is looking for More >

Wisconsin Dries Up, Cools Off After Stormy Week

(Undated)  —  After a hot and stormy week, Wisconsin is getting some big time relief. The National Weather Service says no place in the Badger State will get any hotter than the mid 80s Monday, after another hot day Sunday in which the heat index rose to 115 degrees in the Milwaukee area. Meanwhile, the More >

UW Radiation Scientist Who Was Justice Abrahamson’s Husband Dies

(Madison, WI)  —  UW Madison researchers are mourning the death of Seymour Abrahamson. The 88-year-old radiation scientist and zoology professor died during the weekend. He was the husband of State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson, and he published more than 100 scientific articles, lectured in three continents, and was given numerous awards. Abrahamson chaired the More >

New Auburn woman dies after entering the Red Cedar River

NEW AUBURN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old New Auburn woman has died after she entered the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. She was reported missing Sunday afternoon after she was last seen at the boat landing at Riverside Park in the town of Sand Creek. Authorities conducted search by land and water and found More >

A Minnesota man dieds after being hit from behind while riding a motorcycle

ELLSWORTH, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man has died after he was hit from behind while riding a motorcycle in Wisconsin. The crash happened at about 4 p.m. Sunday on Highway 10 in Pierce County’s Trimbelle Township. Sheriff’s officials say 64-year-old Michael Joyce from Vadnais Heights was driving a Harley Davidson when he stopped to make a More >

Two suspects in custody, officer injured after a squad car was stolen

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — An officer is injured and two suspects are in custody after one man stole a squad car in Wisconsin. Appleton police Sgt. Dave Lund says the incident happened Saturday night as officers investigated two theft suspects at Pawn America in Grand Chute. One of the men got into an officer’s K9 More >

Six people injured when two sport utility vehicles carrying Boy Scouts crashed

BONDUEL, Wis. (AP) — Police say six people, including children, were taken to area hospitals after two sport utility vehicles carrying Boy Scouts crashed in Shawano County. The accident happened Saturday morning on Highway 29 near Bonduel. Police say one of the SUVs was towing a trailer with equipment. The driver of that vehicle went off the More >

Witness elimination killings draw double life sentence

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County judge decided that a 27-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for orchestrating killings in a witness intimidation case. Danta Rowsey was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life terms without parole, plus 35 years, after he was convicted of three murders and attempted murder. The Milwaukee Journal More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams TBA Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District Agenda 7-25-2016 Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston Common Council Agenda 7-26-16 Finance and Purchasing Committee Agenda 7-26-16 Police and Fire Commission Agenda 7-28-16 Mauston School District TBA Village of Necedah TBA Necedah School More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

A Mauston woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, on July 21, state troopers initiated a traffic stop on I-90 in the Town of Lemonweir for excessive speed. They made contact with the driver, 33-year-old Amanda Coleman, and informed her of the reason for the stop. More >