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Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom Awards Grants to Local Organizations

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program has awarded 18 matching grants to Wisconsin schools and organizations, which include one local school and a local organization. The grants provide funding for a variety of activities that help students learn about agriculture. The Pineview Elementary School Garden in Reedsburg was granted $500 to More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING May 25, 2015.  5/20   Naomi Roell of Richland Center was backing out of a parking stall on Mill Street in the Village of La Farge when she struck a legally parked vehicle belonging to Nancy Joseph More >

Chicago man who went missing in Wisconsin River found dead

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says the man was found dead by a dive team around 6 p.m. Monday. According to authorities, he went underwater about 7 p.m. Saturday and More >

Oakdale Man Injured in Accident in Monroe County

There was an accident between a pickup truck and a tractor on Highway 12/16 in the Township of Tomah last Friday evening. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the pickup truck driven by 70-year-old Howard Krosinski of Oakdale was traveling east on the highway, and came up behind a slow moving tractor being operated by More >

Necedah School Board Approves Hirings and Teacher Contracts

The Necedah School Board held its monthly meeting on May 18. The board reorganized as such: President–Daniel Dutscheck Vice-President–Brian Seebruck Clerk–Michael Horak Treasurer–James Collis CESA 5 Representative–Daniel Dutscheck WASB Correspondent–Daniel Dutscheck District Depositories–Necedah Bank Legal Correspondents–Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C. and Curran & Hollenbeck Official Newspaper–The Messenger After the board had its reorganization, the More >

New Lisbon Correctional Institution Hosts U.S. Army Reserve Military Police Corrections Battalion

New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI) provided facility tours and an overview of the Department of Corrections to Army personnel over the last two weeks in preparation for possible future deployments.  Army Reserve personnel and command staff from Reserve Military Police Companies were attending intensive training at Ft. McCoy during this time, and nearly 60 individuals More >

Memorial Day Ceremonies Around the County

Many people will visit cemeteries, memorials, hear a roll call of names and see American flags on grave sites to remember those lost who have served Monday. A list of the area events and start times: Mauston: The Mauston American Legion will hold a program at 10 a.m., Memorial Day at Mauston City Cemetery. There More >

St. Patrick School Junior High Gets to Visit the Land of Lincoln

The junior high students from St. Patrick School, Mauston had opportunity to travel to Springfield, Illinois via charter bus and spend two days exploring history in the Land of Lincoln.  Twenty eight students and ten adults boarded the bus at 5:30 AM on Thursday, April 16th.  Arriving at their destination around noon, the seventh and More >

Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Announced

The Juneau County Sheriff Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on May 29, 2015 at 7 PM More >

Sen. Marklein Talks About K-12 Public Education Funding

17th District State Senator Howard Marklein announced the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) added $200 million to K-12 public education funding during deliberations this week. Marklein said that the funding for K-12 education has been his top priority. “I am proud of our investment in public schools and appreciate all of the input and communication I More >