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Local News

Hillsboro Man Strikes Amish Buggy on Roadway

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports that on November 14, 2018 at approximately 5:22 PM, Edward J. Chalupecky, age 49, of rural Hillsboro was traveling eastbound on State Highway 82 near Maple Lane in the Town of Union when he struck an Amish horse and buggy that was also traveling eastbound. The occupants of More >

Moose Lodge 1913 Delivering Thanksgiving Dinners

The Moose Lodge 1913 will be doing Thanksgiving Dinner Deliveries on Thanksgiving Day for Seniors & Shut Ins from noon to 2pm.  Call 608-847-7833 by November 21st for deliveries.  Leave name, address, phone number and number of meals you want delivered.

Jim Hentzel performs at Terrace Heights

On November 5, the tenants and friends of Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston welcomed back singer Jim Hentzel.  He performed classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and more.  Those in attendance enjoyed singing along with him. For information about upcoming events, call 608-847-2377.  Ask about a tour of the More >

Tomah Man Allegedly Steals Bike & Power Tools

A 28 year old Tomah man is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing a bike and power tools.  Tomah authorities reported to a Tomah residence and talked to the victim.  He said he had his bicycle and a bag of power tools stolen from him estimated at a value of over $700.  The victim believed More >

Baraboo School Officials Investigating Controversial Photo

A photo showing male students at Baraboo High School giving a Nazi salute is being investigated by the school district.  School officials say they will pursue all appropriate actions in response, including legal remedies.  A few of the boys appear to be giving a white power salute.  Some parents say the interpretation of what the More >

PETA Urges End To Animal Exhibitions At Circus World

The Wisconsin Historical Society is being urged to put an end to animal exhibitions at Circus World in Baraboo.  Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claim a big-cat exhibitor was caught violently whipping tigers during a session last year, hitting one of the animals more than 30 times.  A circus which recently More >

Protest Takes Place Outside Juneau County Court House

A group of locals protested in front of the Juneau County Courthouse last Thursday.  The group was protesting the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.   The resignation was allegedly at the request of President Donald Trump.  The protest was one of many taking place around the country on Thursday.  The group also had concerns about More >

Cashton Man Suffers Minor Injuries after Truck Slides of Steep Embankment

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single vehicle crash occurred early Saturday morning, November 10, at approximately 5:00 AM, on County Road P, in the town of Christiana. Ryan R. Letterly, age 42, rural Cashton, WI was operating a compact pickup truck on County Road P, northwest of Westby and travelled off the More >

Mauston Woman Facing Multiple Charges after Stabbing a Victim

A Mauston woman is facing multiple charges after stabbing a victim in the hand on November 7th.  Mauston police officers were notified of a stabbing that occurred at a Jefferson Street residence.  As they arrived they heard noises coming from the residence.  As they entered they noticed a couple in the entry way.  The victim More >

Mauston Festival Foods Has New Ownership

Mauston Festival Foods has new owners.  Skogens has bought the Mauston store previously owned by the Don Burnstad family.  The Burnstad family began their grocery business in Tomah back in 1944 and expanded to Mauston in 1965.  Skogens family opened up their first grocery store in Onalaska in 1946.  Mauston Festival Foods had been one More >