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Arrest Made In Juneau County Wednesday

A Middleton man was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday of this week in Juneau County. Jacob De Keyser, age 27, of Middleton failed to appear in court on December 3rd for a charge of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and was arrested on warrant Wednesday evening by Juneau County authorities.

Mauston Man Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault Case

A Mauston man will spend almost four years in prison for a charge of incest. 37-year-old Michael Patton was in court yesterday before Judge John Roemer during a sentencing hearing. Online court records show Judge Roemer sentenced Patton to 12 years and nine months in the prison system, with three years and nine months initial More >

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Sauk County Judicial Vacancy

Governor Scott Walker announced he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Sauk County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Taggart, whose resignation is effective March 20, 2015. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2016. To More >

St. Pat’s Students Bust Myths of Christmas

Contributed: The students of St. Patrick School celebrated Christmas with an all-school musical, Chris-myth Busters, on Sunday, Dec. 7th at 3:00.  The gym was packed as the drama told the story of Ethan and his newly adopted brother Michael who has a mind for trivia.  Throughout the play, Michael questions much of what we believe More >

Tomah Man Charged With OWI-2nd Offense and Operating With PAC-2nd Offense

A Tomah man has been charged with OWI-2nd Offense and Operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration – 2nd Offense. According to the criminal complaint, on November 21st, a state trooper conducted a traffic stop on County Highway H on Highway 12 and 16 in the Village of Camp Douglas on a vehicle with a loud More >

Circle of Hope Juneau County Toy/Gift Drive Underway

A toy drive for Circle of Hope of Juneau County is underway for the season. Circle of Hope President Eva Woywod said that since the organization started in 2009, they have hosted such a drive for people that weren’t able to be a part of other toy drives. “What we decided to do was do More >

Downtown State Street Project Approved; Construction to Begin Spring 2015

Downtown Mauston will be getting a facelift come this spring. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation officially approved the Mauston Downtown State St project for the 2015 calendar year. City of Mauston Administrator Nathan Thiel said the contract let date is March 10, 2015 and work should begin in mid-April or early-May depending on the weather. More >

Osseo Man Arrested on Warrant

An Osseo man was arrested on a probation warrant. 32-year-old Vance W. White was taken into custody without incident last Friday night after Mauston Police responded to assist the Wisconsin State Patrol with a traffic stop at mile marker 68 on the eastbound Interstate. He was transported to the Juneau County Jail.

Mile Bluff Medical Center Holds Successful Blood Drive

Approximately 39,000 units of blood are needed in hospitals across the country every day. To help meet these demands, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston recently hosted a community blood drive on December 8. The event was a partnership between the medical center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin – the only supplier of blood More >

Several Cited for Worthless Checks

Anthony J. Peterson, age 31 of rural Mauston was cited for issuing a worthless check to Festival Foods on November 18th . Festival Foods is seeking restitution in the amount of $27.97, and bond amount on the citation is $202.20. Stanley J. Winchel, age 49 of Mauston was cited for issuing a worthless check to More >