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Driver Identified in Fatal Crash, Other Driver Faces OWI Charge

Authorities have released the name of a Hillsboro man who died in a head-on collision in Iowa County last Friday. A eastbound red sedan, driven by 53-year-old Kelly Johnsrud of Muscoda deviated into the westbound lane of traffic and struck an oncoming pickup truck, driven by 38-year-old Kevin Kaltenberg. Court records show that Johnsrud had More >

SBA Disaster Loan Deadline in Wisconsin is November 17

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in Wisconsin of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by heavy rains and flash flooding on July 19-23. The deadline to submit applications for physical damage is Nov. 17. Low-interest disaster loans are available in More >

One Receives Non-Life Threatening Injuries in Crash

A LaCrosse man suffered non-life threatening injuries after a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said 61-year-old William A. Espe was traveling southbound on County Road NN in the Town of Franklin. He was negotiating a curve when the vehicle crossed the center line, left the roadway, and went down an More >

Grand Marsh Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A Grand Marsh man was arrested on numerous drug charges. Adams County officials said on October 8th, medical personnel and law enforcement were called to a Town of Springville residence for a domestic disturbance. Once on scene, deputies observed a fire in the backyard and were told 37-year-old Walter Cline was burning “Meth” he had More >

Trout Lake District and City of Reedsburg Receive Loan from BCPL

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) approved State Trust Fund Loans to the Trout Lake District in Juneau County and to the City of Reedsburg. The Trout Lake District received a $30,000 State Trust Loan to finance an engineering assessment and the city of Reedsburg received $1,335,000 to finance a development incentive. The More >

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Looking at Finalizing Plans For Hospital

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics is getting closer to finalizing plans for a new Hospital and Clinic in Hillsboro, pending board approval. “Our goal is to have an outstanding facility that will serve our patients and their families for many years,” says Danni Gearhart, chief executive officer, Gundersen St. Joseph’s. “Pre-construction planning is very More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Approves Tax Levy

The Wonewoc-Center School Board approved the tax levy at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Sharon Ennis said the proposed mill rate is 0.01094729, which means taxpayers will pay about $10.95 for each $1,000 of equalized property valuation. This is a decrease of three cents less per thousand than it was in 2016-2017. The More >

Three Accused of Shooting BB Gun in Kendall

Monroe County authorities have identified three people as suspects responsible for shooting a BB gun at pedestrians and vehicles Saturday evening in Kendall. The Monroe County 911 Communications Center received the call at 6:25 p.m. The sheriff’s office did not identify the suspects, ages 18, 18, and 15, pending a charging decision from the district More >

Elroy Police Department Participating in Drug Take Back Initiative October 28

The Elroy Police Department along with many other agencies across the State of Wisconsin will be participating in the prescription drug take back initiative. Residents can drop off unused prescription medications on Saturday, October 28th from 9am until 1pm at the Elroy City Hall main entrance located at 1717 Omaha Street.

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 16, 2017. 10/10                    Chad Oliver of Westby was backing up the VARC bus onto Swain Street, Village of Chaseburg, and backed into a legally parked vehicle owned by Andrea Holm of Chaseburg.  No injuries were reported. More >