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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING April 27, 2015. 4/20 Stanley Azevedo of Las Vegas, NV, was called in as a traffic complaint.  Azevedo claimed another vehicle struck him.  After tracing the path that Azevedo stated, debris was found where a collision had More >

Kendall Man Arrested on Two Warrants

A Kendall man was arrested on two warrants. On Friday, law enforcement was dispatched to the 500 block of Baders Villa West in New Lisbon and arrested 24-year-old Dalton Allen on a child support warrant and a Monroe County warrant for failing to appear in a misdemeanor case. Allen was transported to the Juneau County More >

Four People Injured in Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

Four people received minor injuries in a single vehicle accident that occurred in the Town of Hillsboro Saturday. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears 29-year-old Kathryn L. Madden of Elroy was driving a vehicle northbound on Lovers Lane, when she fell asleep. The vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, continued northbound in the More >

Eau Claire Man Charged with Burglary

An Eau Claire man has been charged with burglary in Sauk County. On Friday, 39-year-old Eric T. Hall was charged with burglary from a Spring Green supper club that occurred on June 18th, 2014. Hall appeared at a bond hearing in Sauk County Circuit and was ordered held on a $25,000 cash bond pending further More >

Mauston Man Charged with Negligent Handling of Burning Material

A Mauston man has been charged with negligent handling of burning material, possession of THC, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, on April 22nd while on patrol, a Mauston Police officer observed a grassfire on Townline LL Road just inside the city limits. The officer saw a man sitting on the More >

Elroy Community Garden Ready for Gardeners

The Elroy United Methodist Community Garden is ready for gardeners. The plots to your requested size are tilled and prepared for planting.  There will also be assistance in gardening techniques are offered from The Hill and Dale Garden Club and other church members.  Assistance is also offered for proper vegetable preparation and storage.  The plots More >

Tomah Hospice Touch to Present Award Winning ‘Conversation’ Film

Area residents can learn the importance of having an advance directive during the airing of an award-winning movie April 28 in Tomah. Tomah Memorial Hospice Touch and Palliative Care are coordinating a free showing of the film: “Consider the Conversation” at 5:30 pm in the lower level classrooms at Tomah Memorial Hospital. Hospice social worker More >

St. Patrick School Accepting Enrollment

St. Patrick School is now accepting enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.  There are seats available in most grade levels, Pre-K through Eight. Parents are urged to apply early since class sizes are limited, giving each child a personalized educational experience.  St. Patrick School is a Catholic grade school offering a strong core academic program, More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Announces New District Administrator

Wonewoc-Center has announced its new district administrator. The school board announced at its monthly meeting on Monday night that Doctor Sharon Ennis would be the 2015-2016 School District Administrator. Ennis is Wonewoc-Center’s Curriculum Director Current district administrator Doctor Steve Lozeau will be retiring at the end of June. Other items the board took action on at More >

CETF and SOUL Will Ask PSC to Reconsider Approval of the Badger Coulee Transmission Line

The Citizens Energy Task Force (CETF) and Save Our Unique Lands of Wisconsin will ask the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to reconsider their formal approval of the Badger Coulee regional transmission line. Debra Severson of CETF said in addition to not seeing economic projections of the line at flat or declining growth rates, More >