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Marklein and Brooks to Hold Listening Sessions in Necedah and Mauston – Feb. 6

Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Ed Brooks will be holding listening sessions next Friday, February 6th. The first session will be in Necedah at the Village Hall from 9:30am to 10:30am and the second session is in Mauston at the City Hall from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Marklein says he’s looking forward to hearing opinions and More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Health Fair in Necedah – Feb. 19

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. That’s why Mile Bluff Medical Center is holding a health fair at the Necedah Family Medical Center on Thursday, February 19th from 7am till 11am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to More >

New Lisbon Youth Escapes Injury In Roll Over Accident

A New Lisbon youth escaped injury in a vehicle roll over accident in the town of Clearfield. On Tuesday January 27th, the driver was traveling west-bound on County Highway A when the vehicle drove into snow on the right shoulder of the road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and then over corrected, causing More >

Mauston Woman Cited For Operating After Revocation

A Mauston woman has been cited for operating after revocation. On December 14th, a law enforcement officer observed a vehicle traveling on North Union Street in Mauston that did not have a matching registration. After making contact during a traffic stop, the driver, 37-year old Jessica Nordahl of Mauston, indicated she had no driver’s license. More >

Tomah VA director says overmedication already addressed

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah says he had already taken steps to address reports of overmedication of patients before federal officials announced a review of prescription practices at the Wisconsin facility. Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis says his staff began looking into the unusually high rate More >

Man Accused of Faking Cancer, Collecting Disability

REEDSBURG, Wis. (AP) – A Reedsburg man accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to collect disability benefits. Thirty-year-old Brian Mentch is charged with felony theft by false representation. Prosecutors say he provided fake doctor’s notes and excuses to his employer, Seats Inc., in order to collect more than $2,600 in benefits. WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/1zzcpPZ ) says More >

Public meeting scheduled for Highway 33, Cashton

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed plans for Highway 33 in Cashton. The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cashton Community Hall. The meeting will follow an informal open house format and WisDOT representatives will be available to More >

Gas Stations and Convenience Stores Targeted in Phone Scam

Law enforcement is warning operators and employees of a recent scam targeted at gas stations and convenience stores. Police say cashiers at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Wisconsin are receiving calls from individuals identifying themselves as district managers with that store. The caller instructs the cashier to take $500 from the drawer and go More >

Chili Walk & Wine Tasting to Benefit Food Pantry & Animal Shelter – February 21

The Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a Chili Walk and Wine Tasting to benefit the Tomah’s Neighbor For Neighbor Food Pantry and Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter. On Saturday, February 21st from 11am to 4pm, residents can sample chili, soup or stew at Tomah shops; all different kinds, all made with a theme More >

Petenwell and Castle Rock Flowages Begin Annual Drawdowns in Advance of Spring Runoff

The Wisconsin River Power Company will begin drawing down the Petenwell and Castle Rock flowages on the Wisconsin River starting in February  to prepare for the spring runoff of melting snow from northern Wisconsin.  The drawdowns will be gradual and minimized as much as possible.  Drawdown levels of up to five and one half feet More >