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Vernon County Woman Receives Minor Injuries in Accident

A Vernon County woman was injured in an accident on State Highway 162 in the Town of Coon. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said that 49-year-old Sheryl Ebli from Coon Valley was negotiating a curve on State Highway 162 near the intersection of Knudson Lane and overturned her vehicle. Ebli was transported to Gundersen Lutheran More >

“Operating While Intoxication: Saturation Task Force” Releases Results

The Elroy, New Lisbon, and Mauston Police Departments and Juneau County Sheriff’s Office have released the results of the “Operating While Intoxication: Saturation Task Force” Campaign they participated in. The above agencies conducted Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on October 31, 2014 and November 1, 2014 from 7 PM to 3 AM. Enforcement results: 8 More >

Reunification Training Exercise to Help Emergency Responders and Staff Prepare for the Worst

On Wednesday, local Emergency Responders, in collaboration with volunteer staff from Wilderness Resort, will complete an important Family Reunification training exercise. The exercise will start at 3:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m. According to Fire Chief Darren Jorgenson, “Immediately after any large scale disaster, such as a tornado, one very important thing for those More >

Baraboo Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Reedsburg

A Baraboo man was arrested last Friday morning in Reedsburg after officers located nearly 500 grams of marijuana in his vehicle. Reedsburg Chief of Police Timothy Becker said officers were called to the area of Joseph Circle on the City’s north-side for a suspicious vehicle. On arrival officers encountered 19-year-old Maximilian Greenwood of Baraboo. Greenwood More >

The Bank of Mauston Earns Awards for Financial Literacy Efforts in Juneau County

The Bank of Mauston’s locations in Mauston, Lyndon Station, Necedah and New Lisbon recently earned recognition for their outstanding financial education efforts with an award from the Wisconsin Banker’s Association. Employees from The Bank of Mauston were presented with the Sate Bankers Promoting Financial Literacy Award for financial schooling efforts made in their communities through More >

U.S. House Passes Rep. Ron Kind’s Duck Stamp Legislation

The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, a bipartisan bill authored by Representative Ron Kind and John Fleming, a Republican from Louisiana. The bill will increase funding for wetland conservation by adjusting the cost of duck stamps purchased by hunters nationwide. Kind said that outdoor enthusiasts play a vital More >

Fort McCoy urges hunters to watch out for ordnance

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Officials at Fort McCoy are warning deer hunters to watch out for unexploded ordnance when the gun season begins later this month. Range officers say hunters often come across unexploded artillery and mortar rounds. They say anyone who finds any unexploded ordnance should recognize the object could be dangerous, leave the area More >

GFOA Recognizes Sauk County Accounting Department

A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence is Financial Reporting has been awarded to Sauk County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and 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 November 17, 2014. 11/10  Sometime in the last month, a welder was stolen from private property on Lincoln Court, Town of Bergen.  11/11  Danielle Rechlicz, Ontario, slid through the stop sign at the intersection of County Road More >

Fatal Accident in Adams County

A fatal accident occurred early Sunday morning in the Township of Dell Prairie. According to a release from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened on State Highway 13 from Golden Avenue. The investigation revealed 45-year-old Wendy Lunny of Adams was northbound when the vehicle she was driving lost control on the snow covered More >