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Rustic Log Furniture Could Harbor Pests, DATCP Cautions

The popular rustic log furniture could harbor exotic insect pests, state officials warn, so they’re asking consumers to be on the lookout, both for their own protection and that of Wisconsin’s forests. “We had two incidents in 2016 of imported ‘rustic’ furniture being infested with insects. In both cases, the furniture was imported from China, More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center – February 9

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Western Offers Law Enforcement Academy

SPARTA, Wis. – Western Technical College will offer a 720-hour, state certified Basic Recruit Academy for individuals seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday- Friday, June 26-Oct. 27, 2017 at the Sparta Public Safety Training Center, 11177 County Road A. Applications are due by Feb. 17 to More >

‘Candy Man’ agrees to surrender medical license

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has agreed to surrender his medical license. David Houlihan reached an agreement with the state Medical Examining Board on Wednesday that calls for him to give up his license. State regulators agreed to drop an investigation into his actions More >

UW-Richland Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

University of Wisconsin-Richland Campus Administrator Dr. Tracy Davidson has announced the names of students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2016 semester which ended in December. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Part-time students are eligible when they have completed at least More >

National Veterans Creative Arts Local Competition

TOMAH, Wis. – Do you know any talented friends or co-workers who are Veterans? Are you a Veteran with an art skill or talent you want to share? The National Veterans Creative Arts Local Competition is scheduled for the week of February 13, 2017. This competition is open to Veterans who are enrolled at a More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Forest Plan and ATV Routes

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved the 2017 Juneau County Forest Work Plan at its meeting on Monday morning. According to the resolution, it is a requirement that the County submit a work plan to be eligible for the County Forest Administrator’s grant. The county plans to replant 80 acres and about 80,000 trees More >

Senator Howard Marklein to Host Listening Session in Reedsburg with Rep. Ed Brooks

State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) will be hosting a Legislative Listening Session on Saturday, January 21, 2017 with Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg). The session will be at the Reedsburg Public Library on Vine Street from 10am-11:30am. “As the new legislative session begins this week, I am seeking the input and ideas of the residents of More >

NLCI Inmate Charged with Battery by Prisoner

An inmate of the New Lisbon Correctional Institution has been charged with battery by prisoner. According to the criminal complaint, on December 11, 2016, 55-year-old Kenneth Dalberg allegedly struck another inmate in the face with the blade of the shovel he was holding. The inmate stated he received 16 stitches and needed to get four More >

Massage Cupping Therapy Now Offered at Mile Bluff Medical Center

While watching the Olympics this past summer, you may have noticed several athletes with red circles on their skin.  American swimmers Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps were among those athletes.  The marks on their skin were the results of massage cupping therapy, a technique that has been practiced throughout Asia for centuries. With more people More >