Local News

Motorcycle Accident Sends One to the Hospital

A serious motorcycle accident has injured one person on Highway 16 in the Town of Tomah on Wednesday night. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a 2002 Harley Davidson driven by 63-year-old Dana Crohn, of rural Camp Douglas, was east bound when a deer came out the north ditch. Crohn was unable avoid the deer More >

Two Charged After an Attempted Burglary

The Mauston Police and Juneau County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence on Tuesday evening. When law enforcement arrived on scene in the 500 block of Sherman Street, they could see a male moving around inside the residence. The male, 26-year-old Anthony Arcuri of Mauston was identified and complied More >

Mauston Man Charged with Bail Jumping

A Mauston man, formerly of Illinois, has been arrested for the second time in less than two weeks. 28-year-old James Beneventi violated bond conditions from a previous Domestic Abuse arrest on July 14th. According to the Mauston Police, he allegedly returned to the 500 block of Jefferson on Monday, July 21st and took possessions of More >

Body of Wisconsin Dells Man Found By Kilbourn Dam

The body of a Wisconsin Dells man, 23-year-old Alexander McNair, has been found at the Kilbourn Dam. Wisconsin Dells Police Chief Jody Ward said that a call from the Alliant Energy Dam personnel reported finding a body in the Wisconsin River at the dam Thursday morning. The Department of Natural Resources recovered the body and the Columbia More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Improvement Bid

The Mauston Common Council approved an Improvement Bid from Lasar Construction in Baraboo and authorized construction work on Highview Avenue at its meeting on Tuesday night. The project will include replacing a water main and a sewer line. Because of a city ordinance, sidewalks will also be a part of the revision of gutters, storm and More >

Milk Truck Rollover in Vernon County

A driver lost control of a milk truck while negotiating a curve, causing it to rollover in the Town of Clinton Tuesday morning, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff John Spears said that 41-year-old Nathan Bousman, of Sparta, was operating the milk truck on County Road D near Hall Road and lost control More >

Insurance company compensates wrongly convicted

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin man who spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit has been compensated by his insurance company. The amount of the compensation for Joseph Awe, of Friendship, has not been disclosed. Awe says there’s no way to compensate him for the three years he More >

Tomah VA Teams Up With Adams County for Veterans Benefits Fair

The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship. All Veterans and the public are invited to visit the Adams County Community Center to learn More >

Wonewoc-Center Approves Natural Gas Contract and Other Items

The Wonewoc-Center School Board had its meeting on Monday night. They approved a natural gas contract with Seminole Energy to have uninterrupted service, which means no switching to oil as backup. The board had been looking at different options for several months. The district had experienced a couple of natural gas shut offs this past More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, include the following:              Melanie Guski and Jared Sorenson of Elroy are the parents of a baby girl, Jaimee Marie Kathleen Sorenson, born July 13 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 ½ More >