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Attempted Robbery at Reedsburg Area Medical Center

There was an attempted robbery at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. Reedsburg Police said a white male entered the Emergency Room at approximately 9:00pm Sunday, displayed a handgun, and demanded medication. Police were notified at 9:02pm that a white male, approximately 5’09 with a slender build had entered the Emergency Department and was wearing a ski More >

Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

A Viroqua man was injured in a single vehicle accident on Saturday morning in Vernon County.  Sheriff John Spears said 24-year-old Benjamin J. Bergum was operating a vehicle eastbound on Highway 14, near the intersection of County Road Double S, just south of the city of Viroqua.  Spears said Bergum told authorities he had swerved More >

South Central Boomerangs Chapter of AmSpirit Business Connections to Host Visitors Day

AmSpirit Business Connections is hosting a Visitors Day on Thursday, April 2nd.  The meeting will be held at Mauston’s American Legion Hall at 7am and is open to anyone with interest in business networking. AmSpirit Business Connections organizes professionals, business owners and sales professionals for the primary purpose of helping each other succeed by networking More >

Joint field hearing Monday on Tomah VA Medical Center

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees will hold a joint field hearing on allegations of narcotic overprescribing practices and retaliatory behavior at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah. The hearing is scheduled Monday in Tomah. The facility in west-central Wisconsin came under scrutiny in January following reports that physicians More >

Possible Overdose Death in Adams County

An Adams County man is dead after a possible drug overdose. The Adams County Sheriff’s office said in a release, authorities were called to a home on Cottonville Avenue in the Town of Strongs Prairie Thursday morning and found 40-year-old Kevin Bergeron in the bathroom area of the residence. Attempts to resuscitate Bergeron were unsuccessful, More >

New rec area on old munitions site to get final inspection

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Final inspections are taking place this weekend at an old munitions complex in Sauk County that’s the site of a new state recreation area. The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/1GxjHFb ) reports the Saturday inspection is being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and about 200 soldiers from a Madison-based battalion of More >

Two Face Multiple Drug Charges in Sauk County

Two Baraboo people are facing multiple drug charges. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, on March 19th, the Sauk County Drug Task Force arrested 49-year-old Sherry A. Fuller for two counts of delivery of cocaine. Further investigation into alleged cocaine trafficking in and around the Baraboo area led to a search More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Employment Shows Growth, Challenges

Hiring at Tomah Memorial Hospital continues to grow, however hospital Human Resources Director Brenda Reinert says an aging workforce will create some competition to fill some positions in the near future. “Healthcare workers are definitely aging if you look at it globally, however, here at the hospital, we have a younger employment base compared to More >

Juneau County Nurse-Family Partnership Celebrates First Year of Service

MAUSTON, WI (March 25, 2015) – The Juneau County Nurse Family Partnership Program announced it is celebrating its first year of service.  Nurse-Family Partnership is an evidence-based community health program that transforms the lives of vulnerable mothers pregnant with their first child. Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary prevention program that provides a nurse home More >

Michigan family suing Wisconsin Dells resort over injury

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin Dells resort is being sued by a Michigan family that claims a teenage boy was injured on a ride that the business knew was unsafe. The lawsuit seeking damages was filed Wednesday in Sauk County Circuit Court on the teen’s behalf. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1ICwBkk ) reports the More >