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Driver Arrested for OWI After Train Collides With Car

A driver in Mauston was arrested for OWI Sunday evening after a train hit a car along West State Street. The Mauston Police Department was dispatched to the accident at 5:18pm. Authorities say the vehicle was not occupied at the time of the crash. The driver, who is not being identified at this time, was More >

Man pleads not guilty in Kenosha County slaying

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – A Kenosha County homicide suspect who eluded capture for nearly two weeks has pleaded not guilty to the 32 charges he faces in connection with the case. Thirty-six-year-old Andrew Obregon of Bristol pleaded not guilty Friday morning to the charges, including fleeing an officer, obstructing an officer and criminal damage to property. More >

Hospital: Man hurt in Wisconsin wagon accident has died

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) – A Vesper man has died after a pickup crashed into the horse-drawn wagon he was riding in. A spokesman for Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield tells Daily Herald Media (http://wdhne.ws/21c5tDp ) the man died at the hospital. The man and a 10-year-old boy were thrown from the wagon when it was hit. 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 11-23-15 Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston Common Council Agenda 11-24-15 Finance and Purchasing Committee Agenda 11-24-15 Public Works Committee Agenda 11-24-15 Mauston School District 2015 NOV 30 SPECIAL EXPULSION Village of Necedah More >

Smoking Down Statewide, But New Numbers Show Tobacco Affects Some More Than Others

Mauston, WI – The Great American Smokeout is this Thursday, November 19th. This year, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to tobacco use in Wisconsin, The good news is that according to new data from the state’s Department of Health Services, overall smoking in Wisconsin sits at an all-time low of 17%. More >

Student hit by school bus in Manitowoc in coma

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a student hit by a school bus in Manitowoc is in a medically induced coma. HTR Media reports (http://htrne.ws/1T4He4Q ) that 15-year-old Jacklynn Gienke was hit while walking to Wilson Junior High School about 7 a.m. Thursday. A family friend, Ken Ivey, told HTR Media that Gienke suffered extensive injuries including More >

Audit: Insurance fund finished FY 2015 $6 million in red

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report shows the state fund that insures local government property finished the last fiscal year in the red. The Legislative Audit Bureau’s review Friday found the fund’s financial position has deteriorated since the state insurance commissioner’s office issued a $12 million dividend in fiscal year 2009-2010. Net losses and other expenses More >

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mauston Pedestrian Bridge

It was a small gathering at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Mauston Pedestrian Bridge Friday afternoon. City Administrator Nathan Thiel thanked the construction contractor, Lunda Construction, and the engineer of the project, MSA Professional Services. He also recognized DNR Financial Assistant Specialist, Beth Norquist, 17th District Senator Howard Marklein, a representative from Representative Ron More >

Hunter Dies in Monroe County Boating Accident

A duck hunter died Friday morning in a boating accident on a cranberry flowage in Monroe County. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the man was with two others just before 7 a.m. near 10550 Englewood Road in the town of Tomah when their boat took on water and overturned. While the other two More >

Those arrested during Milwaukee tree lighting referred to DA

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police say six demonstrators arrested during a downtown Milwaukee tree lighting ceremony have been referred to prosecutors. The six were among those attempting to disrupt the event late Thursday at Red Arrow Park where hundreds of people had gathered to watch the tree lighting and listen to a children’s choir. The Coalition More >