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Victim’s Name Released in Fatal Hit and Run Accident in New Lisbon

Authorities have released the name of the woman who died in the fatal accident that occurred in the City of New Lisbon Tuesday night. 36-year-old Jamee Fairbairn of New Lisbon died from injuries she received as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident. Previously, it was released that Fairbairn was More >

Kendall Man Honored by Rep. Brooks on 100th Birthday

A Kendall man and World War II veteran celebrated his 100th birthday last Saturday. Robert “Bob” Michel was born on December 9, 1917 in Stanley, WI. He grew up in Cazenovia, WI and during the Great Depression he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. In 1941, he enlisted in the Army and served overseas. In 1945, More >

Update: Driver Turns Himself In After Hit and Run

UPDATE: On 12-15-17 The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify the driver in that crash.  The driver was Jaden K. Baumbach, age 22, of Tomah WI.  Mr. Baumbach had turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office on the morning of 12-15-17.  Mr. Baumbach told a Sheriff’s Deputy that he was driving, lost control of More >

Two Charged in Drug Delivery Homicide

Two Adams County area residents have been arrested in the overdose death of Kathleen Simms. These charges stem from the ongoing death investigation of Simms. Krystyne Miller (46) of Friendship and Luis Cruz (49) of Adams face several charges in Adams County Circuit Court. Medical personnel was dispatched to an address in the City of More >

Gundersen Health System Opening Tomah Cancer Center

(Tomah, WI)  —  Construction is scheduled to start on a 5200 square foot Comprehensive Cancer Center next spring, offering treatment options to patients in the Tomah area.  Work should be complete by summer 2019.  Doctors with Gundersen Health System say the cost of cancer treatment is certainly a factor, but it is also not unusual More >

Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County; No Injuries

There was a two vehicle crash, December 14, at 7:45 a.m. in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said the crash occurred on State Highway 56 at Erickson Lane just west of Viroqua. Alan L. McDowell, age 73, of Viroqua, WI, was traveling east on State Highway 56 with passenger Billy J. Kromke, age 36, of More >

New Lisbon School Board Looks at Possible Referendum

The New Lisbon School Board discussed possible referendums at its meeting on Monday night. School Board President Colleen Woggon said they need to take a look at what are the needs of the district from an operational stand point and also with a capital projects improvement stand point such as, updating security systems and looking More >

Juneau County Squad Car Hits Deer, Truck Strikes Squad Car, No One Injured

No one was injured in an accident early Thursday morning that involved a Juneau County deputy squad car on Highway 12/16 in the Lisbon Township. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said the deputy was involved in a deer versus squad car while responding to an emergency call. The squad was disabled due to the crash More >

One Person Injured in a Single Vehicle Accident in Monroe County

One person was injured in a single vehicle accident in Monroe County Wednesday morning. Monroe County authorities say the crash happened on Highway 16, east of Hedge Road in the Township of Adrian. The vehicle involved in the crash is a 2015 Peterbuilt Dump Truck. The driver, 45-year-old Stacey L Taylor of Tomah, was the More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Schedules Special Holiday Blood Drive Dec. 26

BloodCenter of Wisconsin officials are asking area residents to consider giving the gift of life by donating blood at Tomah Memorial Hospital Dec. 26. Officials say during the holidays, donations decline, but the need increases. All blood types are welcome at the drive from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the hospital classrooms 321 Butts, More >