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Juneau County Tourism Growth Outpaced State Average in 2015

MAUSTON, WI – The annual economic impact figures released today by the State Department of Tourism show that direct tourism spending in Juneau County last year was nearly $60 million and grew just under 6 percent, outpacing the 4.42 percent average increase of the state’s 72 counties. According to the figures, which were being promoted More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Engineering Agreement

The Mauston Common Council approved an engineering agreement with MSA Engineering for the 2017-2018 Capital Project Design at its meeting on Tuesday night. The council approved the agreement in an amount not to exceed $119,000. The design will be for upcoming roadway projects for the city in the next two years. After a closed session, More >

Hospice, Palliative Care Groups Offer End-of-Life Care Film

Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life planning, yet only 30 percent have done so.  Officials with Hospice and Palliative Care programs at Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hoping to change those statistics during a special program May 3. A free screening of the PBS More >

An Independent Party Candidate Declares Run for the 32nd Senate Seat

The race for Wisconsin’s 32nd senate district will have a third party candidate. Chip DeNure has filed papers with the Government Accountability Board to run as an independent against State Senator Jennifer Shilling and Republican Dan Kapanke. DeNure lost a primary race in 2006 against Congressman Ron Kind for the 3rd Congressional District. He says More >

Juneau County Child Support Warrants

Vernon County Joint Traffic Task Force Involve in Speed Enforcement Task

Starting May 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016, the Vernon County Joint Traffic Task Force, will be involved in a joint enforcement effort made possible by NHTSA funding administered by the WI DOT – Bureau of Transportation Safety. Officers from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro Police Department, LaFarge Police Department, Ontario Police Department, and More >

Rep. Kind Returns $125,547 to Taxpayers From Annual Office Budget

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that he is returning $125,547.82 to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the national debt. Rep. Kind has found savings in his congressional budget every year since taking office, and has returned over $1.7 million to taxpayers. “Ever since my time working for Senator Bill Proxmire of Wisconsin, investigating wasteful More >

Reedsburg Man Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Prostituting Teen

A Reedsburg man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for prostituting a Tennessee teen. According to a release from U.S. Attorneys for the Western District of Wisconsin, 26-year-old Alexander Kluball was sentenced Tuesday. U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson sentenced Kluball to 10 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release. More >

Royall School Board Reorganizes; Approves Purchase of Playground Equipment

The Royall School Board met Monday night for its monthly meeting. Superintendent Mark Gruen welcomed Loretta Kranz to the board and recognized Ross Friedl for his years of service to the board. Friedl was not able to attend the meeting, but he sent a letter to Gruen. In it, he said his time on the More >

One Injured in ATV Accident in Town of Marion

One person suffered serious injuries in an ATV accident in the Town of Marion, Juneau County. According to the accident report, on April 17, 52-year-old Timothy Hill of Mauston was traveling west on 49th Street and attempted to turn onto 22nd Avenue. When the front tire hit the shoulder of the road, it caused Hill More >