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Reedsburg Woman Arrested for OWI with Infant in Car

(REEDSBURG, WI) – A Reedsburg woman was arrested Tuesday night for Operating while Intoxicated – 3rd Offense with her 9-month old child in the car with her. Officers were alerted to a vehicle driving erratically in the area of S. Walnut Street and Railroad Street at approximately 9:35pm, Tuesday night. Officers located the vehicle and More >

Western Technical College to Close for Holidays

All Western Technical College campuses and regional locations will be closed for the holiday season from Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 2. College business and administrative offices, including counseling and registration, will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3. Spring trimester courses begin on Monday, Jan. 9. For more information on Western’s programs and services, please call More >

Village of Necedah Board Approves 2017 Budget

The Village of Necedah passed its 2017 General Operating Budget at its board meeting on Monday night. Village Administrator Roger Herried said despite the budget being tight, public services will be properly funded without a large increase in the tax levy. The tax levy for 2017 is $418,000 and the mil rate will have a More >

Mauston Woman Charged for Obstructing and Harboring a Felon

A Mauston woman has been charged with obstructing an agency and harboring/aiding a felon. According to the criminal complaint, on Saturday, December 3, law enforcement received a report that 30-year-old Joshua A. Campbell escaped police custody at Mile Bluff Medical Center by jumping out a window. The sheriff’s department received a tip from a local More >

Tomah Police: Medications killed woman at Tomah VA

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An autopsy report shows a woman who died on the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds had ingested multiple drugs at once. The Tomah Police Department said Tuesday that 54-year-old Linda Purcell died at the Veterans Assistance Foundation on the center’s grounds Sept. 25. Purcell had been staying at the foundation. More >

Monroe Man Arrested after Car Chase in Reedsburg

(REEDSBURG, WI) A Monroe man was arrested Monday afternoon after he led police on a chase that spanned several blocks. 26-year-old Kenneth R. Skogen-Reeson of Monroe, was stopped in the 700 block of Viking Drive for making an illegal turn. During the stop, a canine officer deployed a narcotics detection canine who then indicated on More >

Former NLCI Inmate Charged with Battery By Prisoner

A former inmate of the New Lisbon Correctional Institution has been charged with battery by prisoner. According to the criminal complaint, on October 29, 2016, 44-year-old Daryl Burl allegedly struck a correctional officer three times in the head. The officer was medically treated but did not suffer any serious injury. Burl was transported to Waupun More >

Red Cross Urges Donors to Give Blood This Winter

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season for these same reasons. Upcoming More >

Tomah Memorial Foundation Donates $5,000 to Food Share Program

Tomah Memorial has donated $5,000 to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Food Share program. Food Bank President and CEO Dan Stein said the support from the foundation is important because the numbers of people in need, especially in Monroe County are significant. He said the foundation’s donation will be doubled by the US More >

One Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash in Sauk County

One person was injured in a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 12 in the Town of Baraboo in Sauk County Monday. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, an initial investigation revealed that a vehicle, operated by 24-year-old Courtney A. Kluender of Baraboo, was traveling north on Highway 12, when it drifted More >