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Car vs. Tractor Accident in the Town of Lemonweir

There was an accident between a car and a tractor in the Town of Lemonweir on Tuesday. Two units were eastbound on Highway 82; a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Ashley Virnig of Mauston and a tractor driven 58-year-old Scott Schmitz of Cashton. Virnig told officers that she looked up and saw the flashing lights of More >

Three Prison Inmates Sentenced

MADISON, WIS. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that in unrelated cases, three inmates of the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., have been sentenced for crimes occurring at the prison.  Those sentenced include: Brian Gerdts, 48, originally of Hamburg, Pa., was sentenced today by U.S. District More >

Directors Elected to Wisconsin Cranberry Board

Wisconsin’s cranberry growers have re-elected one director and elected two new directors to the industry’s market order board. Re-elected is Scott Schultz of Warrens. Newly elected directors include Michael Gnewikow of Warrens and Danielle Faber of Pittsville. The newly elected directors will serve three-year terms starting September 1, 2016. The seven-member Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. More >

50th Assembly Candidates Receive Endorsements

The two candidates for the 50th Assembly District have received several endorsements. Earlier this week, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation endorsed Representative Ed Brooks for re-election to the State Assembly. Brooks will face challenger, Democrat Art Shrader, in the November election for the 50th Assembly District. Shrader defeated Tom Crofton in the August primary. Shrader More >

Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce Organizational Meeting – Sept. 16th

The Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting at the Necedah Village/Town Hall on September 16th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers for the Necedah Area Chamber of Commerce. Juneau County Economic Development Executive Director, Terry Whipple, will be the guest speaker. He will be presenting More >

Adams PD: Take Valuables Inside and Lock Your Vehicles

The City of Adams has experienced a high volume of vehicle entries and thefts from vehicles. The Adams Police Department reminds residents to take all valuables inside and lock your vehicles.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scams in the Area

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins would like to alert the public of scams and a new one that is starting to circulate.  The Federal Trade Commission has announced that there is a new scam. It is in reference to the flooding in Louisiana.  Below are some tips to keep you and your finances safe. Donate More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released

All but one of Wisconsin’s 72 counties had declines in their jobless rates in July. The Department of Workforce Development released the rates on Tuesday. Local unemployment rates are 4.2 percent in Juneau County, 5.6 percent in Adams County, 3.2 percent in Sauk County, 3.8 percent in Monroe County, and 3.3 percent in Vernon County. More >

Drunken Driver Strikes Pedestrian in Mt. Olympus Parking Lot

Wisconsin Dells police say a drunken driver with a child in her vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian in the parking lot of the Mt. Olympus resort Tuesday. According to a news release from Dells Police Chief Jody Ward, upon arrival, an injured male was located lying on the pavement with substantial injuries. It was More >

One Injured in Vehicle Rollover Accident in Vernon County

One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident in Vernon County Wednesday night. Sheriff John B. Spears said 20-year-old Mitchell L. Larson of Chaseburg was heading westbound on Highway 162 in the Town of Hamburg when he lost control of his vehicle. Larson crossed the centerline then overcorrected before the vehicle rolled several More >