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State’s loon population on the rise

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Recent results from a volunteer survey of loons show that the aquatic bird species’ population is strong in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Loon Population Survey estimates that the state’s loon population is at 4,350, representing a 9.1 percent increase from 2010. The state’s chick population is estimated at 834, accounting for an increase More >

Join DNR Staff May 31 for a Live Chat About Landscaping with Native Plants

With warmer weather comes the urge to plant throughout Wisconsin, and a May 31 online chat will help gardeners of all skill levels incorporate native plants into landscaping projects. This live chat will run from noon to 1 p.m. – Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from simple gardening More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Health Fair June 9

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Ryan: ‘Don’t worry too much about the plan’

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has some advice for Carthage College’s new graduates. Don’t worry too much about the plan. Ryan told the 656 graduates that sometimes, fulfillment lies in very unpredictable places. Speaking to the Class of 2016 Sunday at the Kenosha college, Ryan said he had planned to More >

Friendship Man Who Blamed Beer-Battered Fish Fry for 10th OWI Sentenced to Prison

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who blamed his beer-battered fish fry after he was pulled over the 10th time for drunken driving is going to prison. A judge in Adams County sentenced John Przybyla to seven years in prison Monday. A jury in February found the 76-year-old Friendship man guilty of felony drunken driving. The More >

Tigers Return To Circus World Museum

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Tigers are back in the entertainment lineup at Circus World in Baraboo for the first time in more than a decade. WKOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1TyheQm ) reports Circus World has hired trainer Ryan Holder and his eight captive bred Bengal-Siberian tigers. Holder has deep roots in the circus and its animals. He says his 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 May 23, 2016. 5/16             Brett Hagen of Coon Valley was traveling East on County Road KK in the Town of Coon.  Hagen went south off of the road, pulled back onto the road, over corrected, and ran More >

TMH Urges Quick Action for Stroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly one hundred thirty thousand Americans each year. Emergency Department staff at Tomah Memorial Hospital is working to help reduce that number by urging patients to call 911 and seek treatment right away if they should experience symptoms of the condition. While More >

Congressional Hearing on Tomah VA Medical Center

There will be a congressional field hearing on problem at the Tomah’s VA Medical Center. Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said the hearing will be held Tuesday, May 31st at 10:00am at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. There’ll be two witnesses, Department of Veteran Affairs Deputy More >

Two Injured in Vernon County Shooting

Two men are recovering from a shooting that took place in Vernon County Friday night.  Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said deputies were called to the 200 block of West Commercial Street in Viola around 10:30 p.m. to reports of shots fired. Officers arrived to find an altercation had occurred between 56-year-old Michael McNelly of More >