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Viroqua Man Arrested in Another Marijuana Bust

A Viroqua man has been arrested for manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reports that an outdoor marijuana growing operation that was discovered in September, in the Town of Viroqua, near Mahoney Road.  Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the West Central Metropolitan Drug Task Force (MEG), located the More >

Theft of Storm Sewer Grates in the City of New Lisbon

The New Lisbon Police Department has reported that three storm sewer grates were stolen. The department was notified on Monday that sometime over the weekend of October 17-19, an unknown person(s) removed the grates in the City of New Lisbon. The 180 pound grates were taken from locations in the 600 Blocks of West Bridge More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston

Jody and Damion Willey of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Brinley Ann Willey, born October 14 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches.  Maternal grandparents are Jeffery Schultz and Janice Bowen of Mauston.  Paternal grandmother is Kathleen Willey of Arena, Wisconsin. More >

Two People Medflighted After Two-Vehicle Accident in Town of LaValle

A two vehicle accident in the Town of LaValle has injured two people. On Tuesday, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two car crash on Highway 33, west of County Road V. The initial investigation revealed that a 37-year-old man from Reedsburg was eastbound on Highway 33 at which time he crossed the More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Thefts

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several incidents of theft in the Village of Oakdale that took place over the weekend. Officers have taken several reports of people finding their cars had been gone through and items taken. Residents are urged to make sure their vehicles are locked when parked outside. If anyone has More >

Mauston Man Charged With Multiple Counts of Bail Jumping

A Mauston man has been charged with multiple counts of bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, while on routine patrol, Sunday, October 19 at approximately 10:30 p.m., a Mauston officer stopped a vehicle on East State Street for a vehicle registration issue. There were three occupants in the vehicle. More >

Mauston Man Arrested on Warrant

A Mauston man was taken into custody on a warrant. On Monday, Juneau County deputies went to a residence on the 900 block of West State Street and arrested 50-year-old Richard Porter on a failure to appear warrant. He was then taken to the Juneau County Jail.

Adams Man Bound Over For Trial Under State’s Sexually Violent Person Statute

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran, presiding in Adams County, found probable cause to believe that Herbert E. Droste, 62, is a sexually violent person. The Wisconsin Department of Justice filed a petition under the State’s sexually violent person law against Herbert E. Droste on August More >

Head On Collision in Vernon County Sends One to the Hospital

One person was sent to a hospital after a two vehicle accident Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on Peterson Road in the Town of Kickapoo. Vernon County John Spears said the westbound vehicle driven by 36-year-old Duane  Schuck of LaFarge, was coming over a knoll when he collided with the eastbound vehicle driven by 75-year-old More >

All Candidates Attend the 50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum

Candidates for the 50th Assembly and the 17th Senate District participated in a candidate forum that was held last night at the American Legion in Mauston. Democrat candidates Pat Bomhack and Chris Miller and Republican candidates Ed Brooks and Howard Marklein were each given a three minute opening statement before going to the forum questions. More >