Local News

Driver Of Big Rig Which Hit School Bus Charged With OWI

The driver of the 18-wheeler which slammed into the back of a school bus this week faces O-W-I charges.  Forty-two-year-old Wayne Murphy of Indianapolis is being held in the Columbia County Jail.  A 15-year-old Milwaukee girl who was sitting in the back of the bus, Alexis Jenkins, is at Children’s Hospital in Madison listed in More >

Pre-Trial Date Set for New Lisbon Man Charged with Intoxicated Homicide  

July 12th will be the pre-trial date for 30 year old John Kolinski of New Lisbon.  Kolinski is facing a charge of Intoxicated Homicide after a female passenger died when he crashed his car into a building back in December.  Kolinski was intoxicated at the time and also had drug paraphernalia on him.  The July More >

New Lisbon Principal Charged for Altercation with Student Suspended 1 Week

New Lisbon High School Principal Gary Sytfestad will face a Misdemeanor Battery Charge and a Disorderly Conduct Charge for an altercation with a student taken place on May 7th.  The charges were filed by the Juneau County Circuit Court on May 18th.  In the criminal complaint evidence in the case includes New Lisbon Schools video More >

Mauston City Council Approvals Let Us Know Summer is Here

The first pay request by Altman Construction for the Splash Pad was approved at the May 22nd Mauston Common Council meeting.  The Splash Pad is currently under construction and expected to be finished by June or July of this year.  The Council also renewed seller’s permits to Michael Callaway for Snaps Fireworks and Gregg Ebert More >

Tomah’s Dr. Michael Saunders Honored by RWHC

Tomah Memorial Hospital along with the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative honored Dr. Michael Saunders, M.D. for his dedication to rural health care during a ceremony at the Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Health Care Clinic in Tomah, Monday. Since 2004, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative has made available a special award that recognizes those More >

Bus/Semi Accident results in 20 Injuries in Columbia County

At 10:16 AM on Wednesday May 23, 2018 a crash occurred on I-39 NB at 122.4 in COLUMBIA County near DE FOREST. Assisting agencies included Marshall Rescue, Wauankee Rescue, Divine Savior E.M.S., Med Flight, Flight For Life, Lodi Rescue, Poynette Rescue, City of Madison Rescue, Middleton E.M.S., Columbia County Sheriff Office, Dane County Sheriff Office, More >

Methamphetamine Arrest in Adams County

On May 18th 2018, deputies were dispatched to an address in the City of Adams for a disorderly male subject. The male was identified as Michael Pieper (32) of Adams. Callers reported Michael was acting strange and believed he was under the influence of “meth.” Michael had left the residence just prior to deputies arriving. More >

New Lisbon Man Assaults Girlfriend Faces Multiple Charges

A New Lisbon man is facing multiple charges after physically assaulting his girlfriend at his Grandmother’s house.  Monday night authorities reported to a New Lisbon residence for a report of two people fighting.  The victim said she had been in a physical fight with her boyfriend, 24 year old Stephen Wilke.  The victim stated she More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center Holding Blood Drive May 29th

There will be a blood drive at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston from 9 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, May 29.   Each donation made at Mile Bluff could touch the lives of up to three people in the community. You can help someone in need.  Make a blood donation on May 29 during More >

Gas & Car Theft Lead to Even More Charges for 26 Year Old Man

Monroe County Authorities are reporting an arrest on a suspect that operated a stolen vehicle in the Tomah/Sparta area after leaving a Tomah gas station without paying for gas.  Witnesses informed authorities the stolen vehicle was parked and abandoned on Igloo Road after the gas theft.  Meth and drug paraphernalia were found in the stolen More >