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Public Comment Sought On Draft EIS for Richfield Dairy, Adams County

The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement on a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation in Adams County. Milk Source Holdings, Inc. is proposing construction and operation of the Richfield Dairy, a large concentrated animal feeding operation in Adams County. The proposed dairy facility would house 4,300 More >

Mauston Man Arrested for OWI-6th Offense After Chase in Downtown Mauston

A Mauston man was arrested for 6th offense OWI, after he led police on a brief chase at accelerated speeds through downtown Mauston. 47-year-old Brian L. Wilcox Jr. was observed traveling east on East State Street with no headlights on Saturday at approximately 10:30 p.m. Police say after the officer activated his emergency lights and More >

Team Work Saves the Life of a New Lisbon Woman

A Monroe County deputy and personnel from Shaw’s Wrecker Service worked together to save a New Lisbon woman who was trapped in her vehicle when it was submerged in water. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said on Monday morning, around 10:40 the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who said her More >

Necedah School Board Talks Safety Plan and 2014-2015 Budget

The Necedah School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. The board discussed the district’s safety plan. Superintendent Larry Gierach said they are just beginning the process of redoing the plan and updating it. When the safety plan is updated, it is taken to the board for its approval. The safety plan addresses procedures More >

Rep. Brooks Receives WI Restaurant Association Endorsement

State Representative Ed Brooks has received the endorsement of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association (WRA) for the November 2014 general election. Ed Lump, President and CEO of the WRA stated, “Rep. Brooks agrees with WRA on many key issues and knows what it takes to keep our economy moving forward. Additionally, he understands the important role More >

Lyndon Station Man Charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault

A Lyndon Station man was charged on Friday with second degree sexual assault by use of force. According to the criminal complaint, the alleged victim had told a Juneau County detective that on August 29, 30-year-old Juan Flores had called her and told her that her boyfriend wanted to meet her had Flores’ residence. When More >

Area Schools and School Districts Receive Report Cards From the State’s DPI

State education officials say the majority of Wisconsin public schools and school districts meet or exceed expectations for student achievement for the 2013-2014 school year. Overall, 88.3 percent of 2,100 public schools and 98.1 percent of the state’s 424 districts with accountability scores had ratings of meets expectations or better. This includes local schools such More >

Fischer Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault Case

A Necedah man was sentenced Monday morning, a year after a jury found him guilty of sexual misconduct with a child. 52-year-old Douglas Fischer was found guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, incest, and exposing himself to a child to a 12 member jury in August of More >

Sauk County TRIAD Announces the 14th Annual “Vehicle Safety Check”

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister, in conjunction with Sauk County Police Chiefs and the county’s TRIAD program, has announced the 14th Annual “Vehicle Safety Check”. This safety check will be occurring throughout the county on various dates, with the first one being on September 26 at the Sauk County Enforcement Center in Baraboo. TRIAD is More >

Hospice Touch Schedules Grief Series in Tomah, Adams

Residents in Monroe and Adams counties have an opportunity to learn how to deal with grief through an educational series being offered by Hospice Touch of Tomah Memorial Hospital. The 8-week series titled “A Journey Through Grief” will be held each Monday beginning October 6 from 3:30 to 5 p-m at the Hospice Palliative Care More >