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Holmen Man In Custody After 5 Hour Standoff in Vernon County

A Holmen man is in custody after a five hour standoff early Wednesday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the department was attempting to locate 35-year-old Alan R. Fry for a gas drive off in Crawford County and then an Armed Robbery out of the City of La Crosse. A deputy spotted the vehicle More >

Gypsy Moth Aerial Spraying to Begin in May

An annual rite of spring in western and central Wisconsin counties is about to return. Starting next week, airplanes will be spraying an insecticide to combat the invasive gypsy moth caterpillar. The spraying is scheduled for 20 counties weather permitting. Those include Sauk and Vernon Counties. The gypsy moths are non-native pests that defoliate trees, More >

North Road Railroad Crossing Closed April 28th for Repairs

Beginning at 7am on Friday, April 28th, the North Road Railroad Crossing will be closed for the railroad company to finish repairs. According to the City of Mauston, the company anticipates that the crossing will be open by end of day. Use the West State Street Railroad Crossing to get to the Industrial Park, Sand More >

Mauston Food Pantry Recognizes Sponsors at Annual Luncheon

Mauston Area Community Sharing Pantry held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Monday afternoon. It was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mauston. The luncheon recognized 37 grand sponsors who have donated at least a $1,000, 1,000 pounds of food, or supplied $1,000 in services or any combination to the pantry in 2016. In More >

Tomah Man Charged with Attempting to Flee Officer

A Tomah man has been charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, a felony. Court records show 46-year-old Wayne Loveless is also a misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle while revoked. According to the criminal complaint, on March 17 in the Village of Necedah, a Necedah police officer performed a records check on More >

Royall School Board Approves Partnership With Wonewoc-Center’s Tech and Health Academies

The Royall School Board had its reorganization on Monday night. Tom Trepes, who won re-election in the spring election, was sworn into office. Then, the board members elected officers. There was no change in officers from the previous year. Doug Waterman was elected President, Tom Trepes Vice President, Ryan McKittrick as Clerk, and Sara Palamaruk More >

Nurses Helping Nurses Host Hosta Walk and Quilt Show

Spring is finally here and Nurses Helping Nurses has just the event to help you get in the gardening mood! On Saturday, May 20, from 9 am to 3 pm, area gardeners, landscapers, and plant lovers are invited to join Nurses Helping Nurses at Uniquely Hostas in Elroy for a hosta and quilt show.  Located More >

April is Safe Digging Month

Spring has arrived and so has Safe Digging Month. April is recognized by underground utility damage prevention stakeholders as National Safe Digging Month. The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) reminds residents and professional excavators to always call 811 before they dig. “Safety is our top priority and April marks the start of spring digging 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 April 24, 2017. 4/18    Clara Goldberg, Readstown, was traveling northbound on County Road M, Town of Franklin, lost control while negotiating a curve, struck the ditch, and came to rest in the roadway.  Goldberg was transported More >

Couple Charged with Several Sexual Assault Charges

A Baraboo couple has been charged with multiple child sexual assault counts. 51-year-old Sean G. Moore has been charged with Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child, Child Enticement, Incest, and Causing a Child under the age of 13 years old to view/listen to sexual activity. 38-year-old Christeen L. Moore has been charged with causing a child under More >