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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 September 26, 2016. 9/21             Joyce Wopat of Ontario, was traveling east on Dell Road, Town of Clinton, following a truck pulling a horse trailer.  Wopat stated she thought the truck was slowing down to allow her to More >

New Lisbon Homecoming Tailgate Party

The New Lisbon High School Music Department will be hosting a Tailgate Party from 5:00 – 7:00 prior to the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 30th. The menu will include a brat or hot dog, sauerkraut, chips, coleslaw, beans and beverage.  The cost per plate is $6.00 and all proceeds will be helping the More >

Jury Trial for Woman Accused in Necedah Shooting Begins Today

The jury trial for a former Necedah woman accused of first degree intentional homicide began Monday morning. 23-year-old Natalie Murphy of Camp Douglas, formerly of Necedah, also faces a charge of first degree reckless endangering safety. The charges stem from the shooting death of 24-year-old Andrew B. Dammen of Mauston in February 2015. Law enforcement More >

Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location.  The residence hall in La More >

Two Car Crash Injures Three in Sauk County

There was a two car crash in the Town of LaValle on Highway 33 that left three people injured Saturday evening. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the initial investigation revealed that a pickup traveling east on Highway 33 crossed the centerline and struck a westbound SUV head-on.  The driver of the SUV, who was More >

Flood Warnings Continue

(Undated) — Flood warnings continue on at least five rivers in Wisconsin in the wake of heavy rains the past week. The National Weather Service predicts moderate flooding on the Baraboo River at Rock Springs and the Yellow River at Necedah, with minor flooding elsewhere on those two rivers plus the Mississippi near La Crosse More >

State highway closures in Columbia, Crawford, Monroe, Richland, Vernon County

Updated September 23 1:20pm Numerous state highways in southwestern Wisconsin remain closed. Motorists are urged to take safety precautions and expect closures.   Slow down Do not drive through standing water Do not move or drive around barricades   For the latest information on road closures and detours, visit 511 Wisconsin online at www.511wi.gov, or call More >

Wet Roads a Factor in Vernon County Crash in the Town of Christiana

Wet roads were a factor in a two vehicle crash that occurred at State Highway 27 in the Town of Christiana Thursday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said a vehicle being driven by 28-year-old Ashley Mlsna of Cashton slid on the wet highway while attempting to stop and struck the rear of a vehicle More >

Royall School District’s Annual Meeting/Budget Hearing to Start at 6:30pm Monday

The Royall School District’s Annual Meeting/Budget Hearing is Monday, September 26th with their regular monthly board meeting to follow after. The difference this year is that the Annual Meeting will start at 6:30pm. In years past, the meeting started at 7pm, but during last year’s annual meeting, the district voted to allow the school board More >

Adams County Law Enforcement and Fire Personnel Conducting Training Scenario Saturday

On Saturday, September 24, The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said there will be a large presence of law enforcement and fire personnel in the Grand Marsh area. Officials said personnel are taking part in a missing persons training exercise/scenario. The training will be utilizing the Grand Marsh Elementary School and school forest land including the More >