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Juneau County Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to the Community

Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, Juneau County has implemented the CodeRED system. CodeRED is a high speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, Florida based Emergency Communications Network. The Juneau County Dispatch said in a release, the system will service as a foundation for the county’s emergency planning More >

Royall School Board Certifies Tax Levy and Approves Resolution Regarding Energy Efficiency Projects

The Royall School Board certified their tax levy and budget at its monthly meeting on Monday. The tax levy was set at $2.2 million and the mil rate for the district was set at $11.56 per $1000. That’s down $2.80 from last year’s mil rate of $14.36. The board also did approve two resolutions regarding More >

Woodbury Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer

A Woodbury, Minnesota man has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting/obstructing an officer. Early last Friday morning, Mauston Police were dispatched to a bar on Highway 82 East for a male subject passed out on the floor. While police were attending to the downed male, 40-year-old Daniel R. Harden was causing a disturbance. When More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Village of Necedah

There was a criminal damage to property incident in the Village of Necedah. According to the police report, the victim stated that he parked his vehicle in a parking lot on South Main Street, and when he came back he found that his driver’s side rear window had been broken. He told the officer that More >

Reedsburg Man Arrested After Grenade Threat

A Reedsburg man was arrested Tuesday evening after he made threats to blow up a downtown building in the City of Reedsburg with a hand grenade. Reedsburg Police Chief Timothy Becker said in a release, officers were alerted by Sauk County Sheriff’s Department that a subject had called them complaining about a disability issue and More >

Green Bay Packer John Kuhn Visits Mauston McDonald’s

The Mauston McDonald’s had an exciting morning as Green Bay Packer Fullback John Kuhn came to visit the crew and meet fans. The restaurant had the Mauston High School Jazz band there to perform and members from other McDonald’s attended the occasion. How this came about was the entire South Central Wisconsin area held a More >

Tomah VA to Host Veterans Day Observance

The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Friday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., in the chapel on the Tomah VA campus. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will honor our nation’s armed service Veterans. Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Boyko, Present Vehicle Maintenance More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston

Chantelle Hackney and Jesse Quale of Necedah are the parents of a baby girl, Alana Mackinze Quale, born October 24 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches.  Maternal grandparents are Cherile Monie of Lyndon Station and Richard Hackney of Black River Falls.  Paternal grandmother is More >

New Lisbon School District Sets 2014-2015 Tax Levy

On Monday night, the New Lisbon School Board voted to set a tax levy and levy rate for the 2014-2015 school year. Because of an increase in state aid, based mostly on an increase in student enrollment during the 2013-2014 school year, the school tax levy dropped from $3,684,418 to $3,387,281, a decrease of $297,137. A More >

Semi Accident on West Side of Mauston

There was a semi-truck accident on the west side of Mauston Monday afternoon. A semi tractor-trailer that was hauling a barge was attempting to turn east on to Highway 12/16 from North Road when the trailer tipped over. The driver of the semi, 53-year old Robert Passow of Rothschild was uninjured. Highway 12/16 West of More >