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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING April 21, 2014.  4/14  Jeremy Upah, Onalaska, was heading West on snow covered US Highway 14, Town of Coon.  He lost control of his pizza truck, spun around, crossed the centerline, and ended up against the guardrail, More >

La Farge Woman Arrested for Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances and Theft

Vernon County authorities have arrested a 44 year old La Farge woman on multiple counts of Possession of schedule II controlled substances and Theft, stemming from an investigation into missing Fentanyl patches and Vicodin tablets from an area nursing home. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says Violet Thelen was arrested on April 11th, following an More >

Black River Falls Man Sentenced

A Black River Falls man has pleaded no contest to a charge of operating with a PAC – 8th Offense. At his plea hearing last Tuesday, Deron Decorah appeared in court before Judge John Roemer. Judge Roemer sentenced Decorah to 8 years imprisonment – 4 years initial confinement and 4 year extended supervision. Decorah was More >

Tomah Memorial Offers Men’s Night April 24

Officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital know educating men about their health is something that does not get enough attention. That’s why hospital officials are planning a special event, called Men’s Night -this Thursday from 5-8pm at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. Hospital Community Health Educator Whitney Sanjari says it is important for women to More >

Two Former Juneau County Board Supervisors Recognized

Two former Juneau County Board supervisors have been recognized for their contributions to Juneau County: Herbert Carlson and Joan Koscal. Carlson was elected in 1994 and was defeated in the April election by Gary Frei. During his term, he served on eight committees: Bond and Insurance: Industrial and Recreation; Landfill, Solid Waste and Recycling; Safety More >

Necedah High School to Host a Community Blood Drive Thursday, April 24

The Necedah High School will be hosting a community blood drive. The BloodCenter of Wisconsin says the blood drive will be held on Thursday, April 24 in the Multipurpose Room from 9am-2:30pm. There is an especially great need for O negative, A negative and B negative donors, but all donors are welcome. Anyone 16 or older More >

Adams County Law Enforcement Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adams County Law Enforcement Agencies, the Drug Free Adams County Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription More >

Tomah VA Hosts Battery, Electronics Recycling April 25, 26

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a home electronics recycling collection on April 25, 26, outside of Building 25 on the Tomah VA campus. The second annual Tomah VA Earth Day Electronics Recycling Day will be a community-wide recycling event for rechargeable batteries and electronics. The collection will take place outside Building 25 from 7 a.m. More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Includes Welcoming New Board Members

At its Tuesday meeting, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors had a busy meeting, welcoming 5 new members and approving several items on its agenda. The five new members are: In District 3, Margie Strouse; District 10, Gary Frei; District 12, Scott Wilhorn; District 18, Timothy Cottingham; and District 20, Ken Schneider. Before the board More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Township of Springville

Monday’s snowstorm is the cause of an accident in the Township of Springville. 31-year-old Ryan Murch of Wisconsin Dells was travelling north on County Road B from Highway 82. Police say the roads were covered in slush and the only tire ruts were in the travel lane. Murch moved out of the ruts when there More >