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Rep. Brooks Announces Blue Book Blizzard

State Representative Ed Brooks or a member of his staff will be visiting several libraries in the 50th Assembly District in the coming month to make blue books available to those who are interested. You can pick up a free blue book – your guide to Wisconsin state government – at the following locations and More >

Western to Offer New Online Entrepreneurship Program

Starting this spring, Western Technical College will begin offering a new Entrepreneurship technical diploma that is completely online. This yearlong program guides students through the business creation and growth process. Courses will be taught by seasoned professionals in one-credit course segments. Topics include marketing plans, business canvasses, and operations plans. “The online option is perfect More >

Adams Man Charged with 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety

An Adams man has been charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety in a hit and run incident that took place in Necedah. According to the criminal complaint, on November 19, law enforcement was dispatched to the Necedah Kwik Trip for a hit and run with injuries. A witness stated a pickup truck backed out More >

Wisconsin man charged in death of infant son

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a Warrens man in the death of his 3-month-old son. According to the complaint, 26-year-old Troy Tralmer told investigators he dropped his son Chad on Nov. 5 while performing the Heimlich maneuver after the infant choked on milk. He says he tried CPR when his son stopped breathing and More >

Royall School Board Approves Tractor Purchase

There was a bit of disagreement at the Royall School Board meeting on Monday night over the purchase of a tractor. Director of Maintenance Tim Marshall said the current tractor is 15 years old and had a lot of issues. With a trade-in and a discount rebate, the district could purchase a new tractor for $12,000. More >

Drunk Driver Suspected In Death Of Amish Man

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI) — Charges are expected next week against a suspected drunk driver in a crash that killed a man on an Amish buggy in central Wisconsin. A Wood County judge set bond at $5,000 Monday for 31-year-old Seth Nelson of Necedah. Officials say 31-year-old Christopher Kempf and his ten-year-old son were moving corn stalks More >

Deer Registration For Opening Weekend

A higher total in deer registered over opening weekend was reported to the Department of Natural Resources for state of Wisconsin, and that includes Juneau and Adams Counties.  The total number of deer registered for Juneau County was 1,986 deer and in Adams County, the numbers were 2,418 total deer registered. The numbers include the More >

Three Injured in Interstate Accident in Juneau County

Three people were injured in an accident that occurred on Interstate 90 at mile marker 59 Monday morning in Juneau County. The Wisconsin State Patrol said, 22-year-old John Vaughn of Nevada was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 pulling a trailer, when it started to fishtail. Vaughn braked then overcorrected, which caused the pickup to lose control and More >

Data Breach Incident at Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells

The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells announced a data breach in their computer processing systems. Guests who used a debit or credit card to pay for or place a hotel reservation, or made purchases at the on-site food and beverage or retail locations between March 9 and June 8 could be affected. If you bought More >

Mauston High School Choirs “Messiah” Alumni Concert, Dec. 12

On Saturday, December 12, the Mauston High School Choirs will carry on their tradition of singing Handel’s “Messiah” that began in our community over 35 years ago. The tradition was begun by Mrs. Eleanor Collins, choral director at Mauston High School in the 1970’s and 1980’s and carried on since then by current choral director, More >