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Juneau County Employee Commended for 27+ Years of Service

A long-time employee of Juneau County was commended Tuesday for her 27 plus years of service. At the Juneau County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board presented a commendation to Debra Crawford for her service to the county. Crawford was hired as a Van Driver for ADRC on May 4, 1990, changing to the Adult More >

Necedah Man Charged with Injuring Driver While Intoxicated

A Necedah man has been charged with intoxicated use of a vehicle – great bodily harm for an accident in November 2016. Court records show 36-year-old John Koos was also charged with operating while with a prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury, first offense, and operating while intoxicated causing injury, first offense. According to the criminal More >

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 89 Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 10 bills into law Wednesday, including Senate Bill (SB) 89.  SB 89 was authored by Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Todd Novak. The bill makes makes several technical changes to tax administration statutes. According to the governor, it streamlines processes for taxpayers and state government by codifying existing tax law and administration. It also More >

Necedah School Board Gets Budget Updates

The Necedah School Board got an update on its 2016-2017 budget and its 2017-2018 budgets at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the 2016-2017 budget ending June 30 will show a deficit of approximately $300,000, which is down from the original deficit of $403,000. Gierach said some of this difference is due More >

Minneapolis Man Charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent

A Minnesota man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent. 24-year-old Erick Larkins of Minneapolis faces three years and six months imprisonment, could be fined no more than $10,000, or both. According to the criminal complaint, a state trooper stopped Larkins’ vehicle for speeding on I-90 on June 15 in the More >

Juneau County Board Approves Updates to Audio and Video Systems in Courtrooms

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved updates to audio systems and video system in Juneau County Courtrooms. The county board authorized the update to audio and video systems for an amount not to exceed $130,000. The audio system update will in Courtrooms 1 and 3 and the video system will be in Courtrooms 1 More >

Another Day, Another IRS Phone Scam Variation

A recent spike in reports about Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scam attempts to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) coincides with a warning from the IRS about a new variation on this never-ending scam. In this new twist, the IRS reports that phone scammers have recently begun telling taxpayers that More >

Grayside Elementary School to Pilot Universal Free Lunch Program

The Mauston School Board approved a Universal Free Lunch Pilot Program at its Grayside Elementary School during its meeting on Monday night. Before the board voted, Grayside Elementary School Principal Bobbi Steele, Business Manager Julie Lankey-Smallwood, Food Service Director Katina Ziebell and UW-Extension Family Nutrition Program Coordinator April Martell gave a presentation on why this More >

Popular State Park Cancels Program Due To Bat Deaths

(Baraboo, WI)  —  One of Wisconsin’s most popular state parks has been hit hard with the fungal bat disease white nose syndrome. A naturalist at Devils Lake State Park near Baraboo says it lost nine of every ten brown bats during the past year. The park now has about 20 left, not enough to offer More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Blood Drive

Throughout the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center hosts a number of community blood drives.  The events are a partnership between the medical center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin – the sole supplier of blood products to Mile Bluff. Join your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and do your part to help save lives by More >