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Syftestad Leaves New Lisbon to Serve as Weston Principal

New Lisbon Middle & High School is looking for a new principal.  Former Principal Gary Syftestad took a job as Principal for Weston High School.  Syftestad has experience in the Weston School District, serving as a Social Studies teacher from 1994-1999.  Syftestad served 7 years as New Lisbon Middle and High School Principal.  There is More >


On Wednesday, August 14, Juneau County businesses were treated to a dual presentation of ways to address the shortage in workforce that challenges Wisconsin and the nation as a whole today.  One involves the intelligent integration of modern technology and automation; the other, how to build up the Wisconsin workforce through youth apprenticeships.  The event, More >

Necedah Man Faces Charges After Allegedly Running Man Over

A Necedah man is facing multiple charges after witnesses say he ran another man over twice.  On August 9th authorities reported to a hit and run in a Necedah parking lot.  Multiple witnesses said 49 year old Pilar Martinez ran over the same person twice.  The person who was hit had several injuries.  Authorities located More >

Amish Horse Killed in Vehicle vs Amish Horse & Buggy Crash in Town of Hillsboro

At 4:05 p.m. on August 18th, 2019 the Vernon County 911 Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a vehicle vs. Amish horse and buggy crash on State Highway 82 near State Highway 33 in the town of Hillsboro. Cody T. Chaulklin, age 27, of Cashton was traveling west on State Highway 82 in a pickup More >

2 Arrested in Hillsboro for Prescription Drug Fraud

Police Chief Patrick Clark of the Hillsboro Police Department reports on August 16, 2019, a traffic stop was initiated in the City of Hillsboro in relation to an ongoing prescription drug fraud investigation. As a result, the Hillsboro Police Department arrested 21 year old Julian Patten of Chicago, IL for operating a motor vehicle without More >

Search Warrant Leads to Multiple Charges Against Elroy Woman

An Elroy Woman is facing multiple drug related charges after authorities conducted a search warrant on her residence.  On Friday August 16th authorities conducted the search warrant on the residence of 34 year old Rachel Robin Murray.  Murray was at the home with two juveniles.  Murray was escorted outside by Juneau County Deputies.  A search More >

Highway 58 Driving Complaint Leads to 5th OWI for Baraboo Man

A Baraboo man is facing his 5th Offense OWI after authorities received a driving complaint from a concerned party.  On August 10th Juneau County authorities received a driving complaint.  The complainant stated a black Chevy Camaro was driving “crazy” and had cut them off and passed another vehicle in a no passing zone.  They said More >

Motorcycle vs Van Accident Results in Serious Injuries Near Hillsboro

 On August 16th, 2019 at 11:29am, the Vernon County 911 Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a van vs. motorcycle crash on State Highway 80 south of County Road EE in the town of Greenwood. Samantha M. Baly, age 31, of rural Wonewoc, was driving south on State Highway 80.  Baly was turning into More >

Hospice Patient in Lyndon Station has Brand New Air Conditioner Donated to Her

Hospice patient Julianne Dick was given some relief during one of the hottest weeks of summer when representatives from Agrace HospiceCare and Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area arrived at her Lyndon Station home with a brand-new air conditioner July 23. This gift of safety and comfort was made possible by a donation to More >

Truck Driver Who Hit School Bus Found Guilty

A Columbia County jury has found a 43-year-old truck driver from Indiana guilty of injuring 20 students when he smashed into the back of a school bus last year.  Sentencing for Wayne Murphy will take place after a presentence investigation report is submitted.  Murphy was convicted on 30 counts, including 10 felony charges.  He had More >