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AG Schimel Kicks Off “Bring Our Missing Children Home” Poster Contest

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Wisconsin’s participation in the 2016 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The contest kicked off Tuesday when Attorney General Schimel made the announcement to students, parents and teachers at Sandhill Elementary School in Stoughton. Attorney General Schimel encourages all Wisconsin 5th graders to create posters to “Bring Our Missing Children More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves 2016-2017 School Calendar

The New Lisbon School Board approved the 2016-2017 school calendar at its monthly meeting Monday. The board of education decided to approve an option that would end school on June 6, 2017. Another option had next year’s school year ending on June 9. Superintendent Dennis Birr said the rest of the schedule is very similar More >

Tomah’s Mayor Resigns

Tomah’s mayor has resigned. Shannon Hough submitted her resignation during the closed session of Tuesday’s Tomah City Council meeting. City council president Eric Prise took over as acting mayor and presided over the open session. Hough’s resignation comes nearly a month after she made allegations of a “hostile work environment” in city hall. Hough was More >

Adams County Jury Finds Friendship Man Guilty of 10th OWI

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin jury has convicted a man who blamed eating beer-battered fish when he was picked up on his 10th drunken driving offense. The Adams County jury found 76-year-old John Przybyla of Friendship guilty on Monday. Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune Media (http://wrtnews.co/1PjoSMz ) reports Przybyla faces up to 12.5 years in prison. A More >

UW-Richland Fall 2015 Dean’s List Announced

University of Wisconsin-Richland Campus Administrator Dr. Tracy (White) Davidson has announced the names of students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2015 semester which ended in December. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Part-time students are eligible when they have completed at More >

Driver Has Life-Threatening Injuries After Semi Strikes Snowplow

A semi driver has life-threatening injuries after his truck struck a snow plow near Mauston early Tuesday morning. Both vehicles were travelling west bound on Interstate 90/94 in the right lane. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the snowplow had its lights activated and was clearing the interstate when it was struck from behind by the More >

Adams-Friendship School Board Has Preliminary Budget Discussion

The Adams-Friendship School Board had some preliminary discussion about next year’s school budget at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Rick Waski said they know there’s a $100 per pupil increase in state aid next year, but funds are still going to be tight. Waski said they are looking at a $570,000 structural deficit More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Blood Drive – Feb. 22

Throughout the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center hosts a number of community blood drives.  The events are a partnership between the medical center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin – the sole supplier of blood products to Mile Bluff. Join your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and do your part to help save lives by More >

Police Release Names from Sparta Shooting

The Sparta Police have released the names of the two men who they say were involved in an apparent murder attempt and suicide late Saturday night. Police say 41-year-old Carlos Bothel shot 23-year-old Nicholas Johnson twice in the head while Johnson was seated in a car in the driveway, then shot himself. Johnson was medflighted More >

Registration Deadline for Western Welding Skills Institute – February 23

The deadline to register for the next Welding Skills Institute from Western Technical College is quickly approaching. The institute is a 14-week intensive program, which provides basic skills in Gas Tungsten Arc welding, blueprint reading, and math. Four credits are transferable into the welding technical diploma program. The institute will be held at the Mauston More >