Local News

Sparsity Aid Distributions to Local Area Schools

Several local schools are receiving sparsity aid, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Sparsity aid was awarded in the 2014-15 school year to 133 school districts to help address the needs of rural schools. To receive funding, a district must have fewer than 725 students, less than 10 students per More >

GFOA Recognizes the City of Mauston

The Governmental Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Mauston has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. According to the GFOA, the award represents a significant achievement by the entity as it reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the More >

2014 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair Choosen

On Thursday, the 2014 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair was selected at the Traveler’s Inn in New Lisbon. Abigail Bradley of Warrens was selected as the 2014 Fairest, Kourtney Salverson of Mauston was selected as the 2014 Junior Fairest of the Fair, and Rylie Honnold of Lyndon Station was selected on our 2014 Junior More >

An Incident of Theft in the Township of Necedah

There was an incident of theft at a residence on 19th Avenue in the Township of Necedah. The victim said that someone had broken into his home sometime between June and July 11th. Several items were missing and the responding officer noticed the front door had been forced open, and that someone had tried to More >

Dale Schultz in Plain, Reedsburg, Baraboo, LaValle and Cazenovia on Friday, August 1

State Senator Dale Schultz will make stops in Plain, Reedsburg, Baraboo, LaValle and Cazenovia on Friday, August 1.  At three community listening sessions during the day, Dale will discuss the bipartisan initiative for state adoption of non-partisan redistricting. Schultz says it is a way to preserve a voice for residents as outside money gains more More >

Motorcycle Accident Sends One to the Hospital

A serious motorcycle accident has injured one person on Highway 16 in the Town of Tomah on Wednesday night. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a 2002 Harley Davidson driven by 63-year-old Dana Crohn, of rural Camp Douglas, was east bound when a deer came out the north ditch. Crohn was unable avoid the deer More >

Two Charged After an Attempted Burglary

The Mauston Police and Juneau County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence on Tuesday evening. When law enforcement arrived on scene in the 500 block of Sherman Street, they could see a male moving around inside the residence. The male, 26-year-old Anthony Arcuri of Mauston was identified and complied More >

Mauston Man Charged with Bail Jumping

A Mauston man, formerly of Illinois, has been arrested for the second time in less than two weeks. 28-year-old James Beneventi violated bond conditions from a previous Domestic Abuse arrest on July 14th. According to the Mauston Police, he allegedly returned to the 500 block of Jefferson on Monday, July 21st and took possessions of More >

Body of Wisconsin Dells Man Found By Kilbourn Dam

The body of a Wisconsin Dells man, 23-year-old Alexander McNair, has been found at the Kilbourn Dam. Wisconsin Dells Police Chief Jody Ward said that a call from the Alliant Energy Dam personnel reported finding a body in the Wisconsin River at the dam Thursday morning. The Department of Natural Resources recovered the body and the Columbia More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Improvement Bid

The Mauston Common Council approved an Improvement Bid from Lasar Construction in Baraboo and authorized construction work on Highview Avenue at its meeting on Tuesday night. The project will include replacing a water main and a sewer line. Because of a city ordinance, sidewalks will also be a part of the revision of gutters, storm and More >