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Elementary School In Tomah Switching To Year-Round Calendar

(Tomah, WI)  —  A western Wisconsin elementary school will start holding classes year round this summer.  Tomah’s Lemonweir Elementary School will change to a 45 days on, 15 days off schedule on July 18th.  The district will allow parents to move students out of the school if they prefer the traditional academic calendar.  Officials say More >

2017 Youth Tractor Safety Training

Juneau County UW-Extension and area FFA Advisors will sponsor the 2017 Tractor Safety Training Program for youth aged 12 and over. Since 1970, the federal Hazardous Occupation Act has required Tractor and Machinery Certification for youth 14-15 years of age for employment on farms other than those operated by their families. Further, Wisconsin Act 455 More >

American Red Cross Calls for Platelet and Type O Negative and AB Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. More >

Governor Scott Walker Visits Reedsburg High School

Governor Scott Walker traveled to Reedsburg Area High School Tuesday to highlight investments in K-12 education in his executive budget. The governor toured classrooms and spoke with students about his plans for education. After his presentation, Governor Walker conducted a Facebook Live session at the school. He said, “We know how important it is for More >

Juneau County Employee Commended for 35+ Years of Service

A long-time employee of Juneau County was commended Tuesday for his 35 plus years of service. At the Juneau County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board presented a condemnation to Greg Lowe, the director of Land and Water Resource Department for his service to the county. Lowe plans to retire soon and said that his More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Contract for New County Building

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a contract with Miron Construction to build the new government building in downtown Mauston during its Tuesday meeting. Bill Devine, Project Coordinator from Devine, Inc. told the board they received three bids and Miron Construction’s bid was the lowest. The project bid from Miron $6,736,100, More >

Tax Deadline Less Than One Month Away

Time is ticking to file your taxes and the IRS says this year even more people are procrastinating. The latest numbers from the IRS show 5.7 million fewer returns have been received this year than at this point last year. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to file their income tax returns and More >

Mauston School Board Approves Technology Loan

The Mauston School Board approved a technology loan at its meeting on Monday night. Rob Demeuse, who is the Director of Technology for the School District of Mauston, said this type of loan has been approved in the past.   It would be a three year loan that would have a four part purpose. The More >

Registration Open for Delton Family Medical Center Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk

It’s never too early to start making plans for your outdoor spring and summer activities.  Get out your calendar and save the date for the 11th Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk on May 13. The event starts and finishes at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center, located at 28 Commerce Street across from the More >

Sparta Man Arrested for OWI-5th Offense

A Sparta man was arrested in in Crawford County Monday afternoon for operating a motor vehicle-fifth offense. The Wisconsin State Patrol – Tomah Post stated in a release 47-year-old Lawrence Nelson was stopped for speeding on County Highway S at Highway 131 in the Town of Petersburg. The trooper put Nelson through standard field sobriety More >