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Coloma Woman Cited OWI and Operating with PAC, Both First Offenses

A Coloma woman has been cited for OWI-1st offense. According to the police report, last Thursday, a Juneau County deputy was dispatched to the Township of Lyndon on County Road N for a vehicle in the ditch with an unconscious driver. When the deputy arrived, a Wisconsin Dells officer had also responded to the call. He More >

Two Arrested After Search in the Village of Lime Ridge

On August 15, 2014, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant in the Village of Lime Ridge in Sauk County. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said in a release, the warrant was issued following a lengthy investigation into numerous burglaries in Sauk, Richland, and Vernon Counties More >

Mauston School District Mil Rate Projected to Decrease

The Mauston School District had its annual meeting on Monday night, where voters listened to a presentation of the district’s budget for the 2014-2015 school year. Business Manager Julie Lankey-Smallwood reviewed each district fund and its purpose. Fund 10 is the General Fund; Fund 21 is for special projects and this is where donations are More >

Name Released from Friday’s Accident in Monroe County

Monroe County authorities have released the name of the man who died after being struck in the head by a tow strap while attempting to free a tractor. Police say 19-year-old Aaron Brockman of New Lisbon was trying to free a tractor that was stuck in the mud on County Highway V in the Township More >

Vehicle Drives Through Reedsburg Apartment Building

A Reedsburg woman claimed a stuck accelerator caused her to drive her vehicle through an apartment building in Reedsburg Sunday afternoon. Reedsburg Police Chief Timothy Becker said police were called to the 2000 block of Viking Drive for a report of a vehicle that had struck an apartment building. Responding officers reported that a vehicle More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with OWI-7th Offense

A Wisconsin Dells man was charged with OWI-7th Offense on Monday. According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday, a Juneau County deputy observed a vehicle on County Road HH near 51st Street in the Town of Marion turning its lights on and off, and then hitting the shoulder of the road.  The deputy tried to More >

Former Menasha Man Pleas No Contest to Charges

A former Menasha man was found guilty to charges of burglary-armed with a dangerous weapon and a felon possessing a firearm due to a no contest plea last Thursday.  Online court records show that Judge Paul Curran sentenced 25-year-old Michael Edict to 2 ½ years of initial confinement and 5 years of extended supervision for the More >

Accident in Town of Lisbon Leaves 6 Injured

There was a two vehicle accident in the Town of Lisbon last Monday that resulted in injuries to six parties. According to the accident report, 23-year-old Mitchell Johnson of Mauston was traveling east on Welch Prairie Road when he failed to have control of his vehicle and struck a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Jeremiah Bachim. 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 August 25, 2014. 8/18  Aluminum wire, window frames, and other assorted recyclable aluminum items were stolen from the Town of Stark building, Corps Road, La Farge. 8/20  While attending LarryFest, Town of Wheatland, Kristin Piotrowski reported the More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Tentatively Charged with Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct

On Saturday, August 16th, a 24-year-old Wisconsin Dells man, Luis Maravilla had to be tazered by authorities before being taken into custody at a gathering in the City of Mauston. Mauston Police, Wisconsin State Patrol and Juneau County Sheriff’s Department were called to a physical altercation in the 1000 block of East State Street around More >