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Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Senator Ron Johnson announced Wednesday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours. Johnson’s staff will be at the Oxford Public Library Friday, June 2 from 2 to 3pm. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters.

Bench Warrant Issued for Necedah Man

A bench warrant was issued for a Necedah man Wednesday. Court records show that it was issued after 18-year-old James Cranfield failed to appear for court for a plea hearing. Cranfield is accused of theft, burglary, bail jumping, escaping arrest, resisting/obstructing an officer, violating a restraining order, and disorderly conduct in several different cases.

Tomah VA Hosting Memorial Day Ceremonies Friday

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host its annual Memorial Day ceremony Friday at 10am.  The ceremony will be held in Veterans Hall – Building 455 Auditorium. Veterans and their families are invited. Vietnam veterans attending will be recognized during the ceremony and will receive a lapel pin. There will be two speakers: Ho Chunk More >

Shrader Addresses Mauston Common Council, Council Approves Resolution to Apply for Grant

Art Shrader spoke at the Mauston Common Council meeting on Tuesday night. Shrader is running as a Democrat for the 50th Assembly District against incumbent Representative Ed Brooks. He said he feels in Wisconsin we’ve become entirely too polarized.   “To me, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat should be secondary to being a Wisconsinite More >

Siren Testing to be 3rd Thursday of the Month, Starting in June

The Juneau County Emergency Management is letting residents know siren testing will be conducted at 1:30pm, on the third Thursday of each month starting in June. This is to ensure warning sirens in Juneau County are operational and ready when needed in the event of an emergency to warn the general public and citizens in More >

Alliant Energy Proposes Rate Adjustment

Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Utility filed a request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to adjust electric and natural gas rates. Alliant Energy is requesting an increase in electric revenues of 1.1 percent, or $12.9 million and natural gas revenues of 12.9 percent, or $9.2 million. Under the proposal, the rate bump would be about More >

Natty Kranz Named Mile Bluff’s 2016 Rural Health Ambassador

Natty Kranz was recently presented with the Rural Health Ambassador Award at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  To recognize the achievement, a reception was held in her honor on Tuesday, May 10.  Members of Natty’s family, along with many of her colleagues, attended the event to celebrate and show their support and appreciation for More >

Reedsburg Man Has Sentence Withheld, Gets 3 Years Probation

A Reedsburg man has pleaded no contest to a charge of possession with intent to sell heroin Tuesday. Court records show 26-year-old Adam Zimmerman had his sentenced withheld, but will serve 60 days in jail and three years on probation for the charge. Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession charge.  Zimmerman will have work More >

Royall School Board Increases Lunch Prices, Discusses Bleachers and Gym Floor

The Royall School Board approved raising lunch prices ten cents, bringing lunch prices for grades 4K to 6 from $2.35 to $2.45 and for grades 7 through 12, lunch prices will go from $2.50 to $2.60. Adult lunch prices will also increase from $3.15 to $3.25.The reason the lunch prices increased is in accordance to More >

New Lisbon Woman Charged With Child Abuse

A New Lisbon woman has been charged with child abuse. 33-year-old Heather Mead is charged with one count of physical abuse of a child – intentionally cause bodily harm. According to the criminal complaint, a detective was called in to investigate complaints heard by Juneau County Department of Human Services. Two victims were interviewed and More >