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Kendall Couple Faces Charges after December Altercation

A Kendall couple is facing charges after a December dispute.  32 year old Amanda Meltesen and 31 year old Jerrad Williams face charges of Battery and Disorderly Conduct.  The incident happened in the Town of Wellington.  Meltesen alleged Williams had tackled her as she was trying to get away from him.  Williams claimed Meltesen ripped More >

Alcohol License Inspection Results In 1 Arrest, 1 More On The Way, Both have Juneau County Ties

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department reports its alcohol license inspection resulted in the arrest of one man and the anticipated arrest of a tavern manager.  Deputies and officers from two state agencies were checking out four taverns in Cazenovia last week when they took 33-year-old Joseph M. Lobsinger into custody on an active felony arrest More >

Nekoosa Man Accused Of Killing 20-Year-Old Disabled Woman

Wood County prosecutors have charged a Nekoosa man with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of a 20-year-old disabled woman.  Samantha Roberts was a paraplegic who wasn’t able to speak.  Police were called to a home in Nekoosa last Friday where they found her unresponsive with a severe head injury.  Forty-three-year-old Paul M. Carter was More >

Woman Accused Of Shooting Oxford Man In Head Returns To Court Next Month

A February 22nd preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Richland Center woman facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. Thirty-five-year-old Amber Lundgren is accused of shooting a man twice in the back of his head. The body of 37-year-old Christopher Lytle of Oxford was found abandoned in a wildlife area in the town of More >

New Lisbon Woman Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

A New Lisbon Woman is facing multiple charges related to Sexual Abuse of a Child.  On November 8th an underage victim spoke with authorities about being sexually abused by 47 year old Cori Berberich.  The victim said the abuse was filmed on a cell phone and sent to Berberich’s boyfriend.  The boyfriend had allegedly asked More >

Mauston Man Faces Charges after Losing Temper

A Mauston man is facing 2 counts of Felony Bail Jumping and a charge of Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Abuse.  On January 14th a Mauston Police officer reported to a McEvoy Street residence for a disturbance.  He was advised 23 year old Casey Gardner was throwing items around the residence.  The officer was also advised More >

Rich Bauman entertains at Terrace Heights

On January 14, the tenants of Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston welcomed back singer, songwriter and musician Rich Bauman.  He performed original songs, along with some that everyone knew and could sing along with.  His musical talent was on full display as he sang and played various instruments; including the guitar, piano and violin.  More >

Elroy Driver Uninjured after Hitting Culvert and Fence

On January 14th Dakota Froehlich of Elroy, was traveling northbound on County Road V, town of Forest.  Froehlich stated she met another vehicle that was over the centerline.  Froehlich overcorrected, traveled down an embankment, and struck a culvert and fence.  Froehlich reported no injuries.  The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

Former Tomah VA Nurse Given Probation In Candy Land Case

A former nurse at the V-A hospital in Tomah has dodged a prison term for over-prescribing opioid painkillers.  A federal judge sentenced Jennifer Amble to three years’ probation during a Wednesday court appearance.  Prosecutors say Amble wrote 83 prescriptions for a friend who was neither a veteran nor a patient at the Tomah location.  The More >

3D Mammography now available at Mile Bluff

Mile Bluff is pleased to announce that 3D mammography is now available at the medical center in Mauston. This new screening test is the latest advancement in early breast cancer detection.   3D technology provides clear, detailed images, regardless of breast tissue density.  The accuracy of the images allows radiologists to detect smaller cancers sooner, More >