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Two Dozen Veterans Come Forward For Testing At Tomah VA

The first of what could be hundreds of veterans possibly exposed to HIV and Hepatitis at the VA home in Tomah are getting tested. VA officials say two dozen vets came forward Wednesday to see if they’re infected. 592 vets are being notified that they may be infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV. More >

WisDOT: 62 People Died in Traffic Crashes in November

A total of 62 people were killed in traffic crashes last month, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Traffic fatalities last month were 13 more than November 2015 and 14 more than the five-year average for the month of November. Five people died in crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period More >

Wisconsin Hospitals: Tomah Memorial Hospital Financially Support Community Outreach

Tomah Memorial Hospital was among Wisconsin hospitals that provided a combined $1.7 billion in 2015 to support programs and services that impacted the communities they serve. The Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) surveys its 133 member hospitals and health systems annually and asks them to describe and quantify the programs, services and activities they provide at More >

Necedah & Tomah Police Departments to Crack Down on Drunken Motorists During the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

To combat drunken driving, the Necedah and Tomah Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from December 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017. Drunk driving is 100 percent preventable and on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash More >

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind refuses to say if he voted for Pelosi as leader

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, of Wisconsin, is refusing to say whether he voted for Nancy Pelosi to return as House minority leader. Pelosi was re-elected Wednesday on a secret ballot with 134 House Democrats in favor and 63 voting for Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan. Kind’s spokeswoman Amanda Sherman says Kind won’t More >

Three Vehicle Accident in Town of Cutler; No Injuries

There were no injuries in a three vehicle accident in the Town of Cutler. 20-year-old Destiny Baitinger of Rhinelander was westbound on Highway 21 and had stopped due to numerous vehicles stopping or moving slowing for a deer in the roadway. Another westbound driver, 20-year-old Caleb Willems of Luxemburg, attempted to stop, but ran into More >

Wisconsin’s annual nine-day gun deer hunt sees increase in statewide buck harvest; opportunities for antlerless deer hunting continue through January

MADISON – Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties. Message of thanks from Gov. Scott Walker and DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp: “The gun deer hunt is one of our more More >

Tomah VAMC Notifies 592 Veterans of Screening Due to Questionable Dental Care

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The health of hundreds of veterans is in question because a dentist at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to meet proper cleaning standards. Tomah VA acting medical director Victoria Brahm said Tuesday 592 veterans that received care from the dentist can receive free screenings for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C More >

Honor guard seeks to recognize nurses at the time of their deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new organization is seeking to honor deceased nurses in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard members will attend funerals of nurses around the state to honor the work they did during their lifetime, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2gCVOXz ) reported. The group’s co-founder and president, Jamie Bohacek, said the organization will perform More >

Governor Declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Proclamation calls on drivers to give snowplows room to work, stay off roadways if possible during severe winter storms Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Wednesday, November 30 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping people and commerce moving throughout Wisconsin’s winter season. “At More >