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Royall School Board Approves Compensation for Staff for 2015-2016

The Royall School Board held its monthly meeting on Tuesday night. After a closed session, the board approved teaching staff, support staff, and administrator and supervisor staff compensation for the 2015-2016 school year. With the teaching staff, this is earned lane changes and earned steps to all teaching staff that are on the current salary schedule More >

Retiring Mauston Police Chief to be Honored at Open House Friday

There will be an open house with a special presentation for Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer on Friday. The City of Mauston will host the open house from 1 to 4pm at Riverside Park. At 1 pm, the special presentation and program for the Chief will take place. Mauston Police Lieutenant Michael Zilisch and Mayor More >

Chicago man, 21, identified in Wisconsin River drowning

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — Police have identified a Chicago man whose body was found in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells after he had gone missing. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office identified the man Wednesday as 21-year-old Andreas S.C. Baban. The sheriff’s office says he was found dead by a dive team around 6 More >

Rep. Ron Kind Receives Presidential Citation Award from Wisconsin Medical Society

Recently, U.S. Representative Ron Kind received the Presidential Citation award from Wisconsin Medical Society President Doctor Richard Dart. The award recognizes Wisconsinites who have made significant contributions to improving overall public health. Kind said it was an honor to receive the award. He went on to say that Wisconsin families deserve to have access to More >

Camp Douglas Man Charges with Sexual Assault

A Camp Douglas man is being charged with sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, 40-year-old Kevin Kroener, who is the owner of Superior Driving of Tomah, allegedly took a 16-year-old driving student to a secluded location in the City of New Lisbon Monday, May 25, and forced acts of a sexual nature. At a More >

Competency Hearing Scheduled for Elroy Woman With Child Sexual Assault Charges

A competency hearing has been scheduled for an Elroy woman accused of two counts of failing to act in sexual assault of a child. 30-year-old April Oldfield appeared in court on Tuesday before Juneau County Judge John Roemer, where Oldfield requested a different attorney. Judge Roemer granted the request and set the competency hearing for More >

Annual Shred It Day and Medication Take Back Day coming to The Bank of Mauston

Each year, over 8 million Americans are victims of identity theft – that’s more people than the population of the state of Virginia!  Many of these individuals became easy targets because of improperly throwing away sensitive paper documents. To help the members of our community minimize their risk of identity theft, The Bank of Mauston More >

Sauk County Clean Sweep – June 6

Sauk County is hosting another “Clean Sweep” event on Saturday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the former Sauk County landfill located at E8795 Evergreen Lane, Baraboo.  Clean Sweep is an opportunity for homeowners, agricultural enterprises, and businesses to dispose of hazardous products/items that pose an environmental risk. Sauk County households will be More >

New Lisbon School District Receives $5,000 Donation from Minnesota Twins

The New Lisbon School District has received a $5,000 donation from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund to be used towards the building of their new athletic fields. Superintendent Dennis Birr said the Twins had a grant process online, where applicants follow the procedures and where they wrote up what projects applicants were working on. “They’re More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center – June 11

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 >