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Tomah Troubles: Deputy VA Secretary Cites “Leadership Failure”

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — There were “systemic failures” by the federal agency charged with independently investigating complaints at a western Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical facility known as “Candy Land” because of the free flow of prescription drugs, a U.S. Senate committee probe released Tuesday determined. The report singles out the VA’s inspector general’s office for More >

Two Separate Motorcycle Accidents Involving Injuries in Clearfield Township Monday

There were two separate motorcycle accidents on Highway 58 in the Clearfield Township. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, they received the call for the first accident around 3:35pm. The initial investigation revealed the accident occurred when the operator of a motorcycle attempted to turn into a driveway after a group of 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 30, 2016. 5/24             A goat was reported stolen on Newton Road in the Town of Harmony.  It was reported other farmers in the area also had two goats missing. 5/26             Vandalism was reported on Bunker Hill More >

Man Accused of Killing Woman in Shooting on Interstate in Jail

The man accused of killing a woman in a drive-by shooting on the interstate is in jail. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said that on May 25, 20-year-old Zachary T. Hays was released from UW Hospital in Madison and transported to the Sauk County Jail.  He remains there in custody on a $500,000 cash bond More >

Car Seat Check This Thursday, June 2nd

There will be a car seat check this Thursday, June 2nd from 3:30 to 5:30pm at the Mauston Area Ambulance Garage.  Any questions please call Jackie at the Juneau County Health Department at 847-9373.

Hillsboro Man Arrested for Cutting Rods from Veterans Memorial Flag Holders

A Hillsboro man was arrested Friday night after police say he cut about 40 brass rods from Veterans Memorial flag holders at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro on May 23. Hillsboro Police Chief Thomas Richardson said the suspect had cut the rods with what appeared to be bolt cutters, and then leaving three to four More >

Three Injured in Head-On Crash in Monroe County

Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Monroe County Monday evening.  Sheriff Scott Perkins said they received a call of a two vehicle crash with possible injuries at about 7:30PM on Highway 21 at County Highway PP in the Township of Byron. Perkins said 31-year-old Nicholas Stephenson  of rural Warrens was eastbound on More >

Gundersen to Expand Availability with Second MedLink AIR Helicopter

To meet growing demands, Gundersen Health System has announced that beginning June 1 they will add a second MedLink Air helicopter on a six-month trial basis. In addition, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, one of the helicopters will be stationed at the Sparta-McCoy Airport. Stephanie Hill, program director of Gundersen MedLink AIR More >

VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson to Visit Tomah VA Medical Center

Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson will visit the Tomah VA Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon at 3pm.  Gibson will meet with leadership and staff and tour the facility. Parking will be provided on 6th Street in between Buildings 407 and 408. For information about the Tomah VA Medical Center, please click to www.tomah.va.gov More >

Rep. Brooks and Sen. Marklein Honor Pineview Elementary Teacher

Pineview Elementary School teacher Dana Westedt has visited the state capitol with Reedsburg 4th graders many time in the past, but this May marks her last official visit, as she is retiring from Pineview at the end of the school year. To mark the occasion, and to thank her for her service, State Rep. Ed More >