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Necedah Street/Water/Sewer Project Informational Meeting – December 18

The Village of Necedah will hold a 5th/6th/7th, West, and Weston Street Street/Water/Sewer Project informational meeting at the Necedah Area School on Monday, December 18. It will be from 4:30-6:30pm and held in the High School Commons. The intent is to let small groups and individuals come throughout the two hour period and have a 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 December 11, 2017. 12/6                      Ryan Clark, Westby, was negotiating a curve, northbound on County Road D, Town of Clinton.  Due to the slippery road, the vehicle slid across the road, and entered the ditch.  The vehicle overturned, More >

Necedah Man Pronounced Dead After Vehicle Was Submerged

A 47-year-old Necedah man was pronounced dead after his vehicle was submerged in a pond. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release on Sunday at 9:35am they received a report of a submerged vehicle in a pond on private property near the intersection of Highway 21 and County Highway G in the Necedah More >

Vernon County Man Injured While Cutting Down a Tree

A Vernon County man was injured while cutting down a tree on private property at about 11:50 a.m. Friday. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 49-year-old Dennis Urbanek of Chaseburg was alone in the woods, while cutting down a tree when he was injured. Urbanek was located and rescued by his father, LaVerne Urbanek, at More >

Tomah Nurse Receives Coveted DAISY Award

A registered nurse at Tomah Memorial Hospital has been added to the highly regarded list of DAISY Award recipients. Abbey Rose was selected as Tomah Memorial Hospital’s first recipient of the award created by a California family in 1999 to recognize nurses around the world. Rose said it is an honor to receive the local More >

Farm Service Agency Financial Assistance Informational Meeting Wednesday

The Juneau County Farm Service Agency will be hosting an informational meeting on the different opportunities available to producers looking for financial assistance. Anyone who is looking for financing options for the farm operation will benefit from this meeting. The Meeting will be held at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston on Wednesday, December 13th More >

Baraboo Man Given 9-Year Sentence For 2015 Fatal Stabbing

(Baraboo, WI)  —  One of four people arrested for a 2015 fatal stabbing in Baraboo has been given a nine-year prison sentence.  Christopher Nash of Baraboo will be on extended supervision for six years after he gets out.  Investigators say five people had been involved in a fight in a bar two years ago.  When More >

Citizens Can “Hire Howard for a Day”

Citizens in the 17th Senate District have a chance to hire Senator Howard Marklein for a day. “Hire Howard for a Day” is a campaign Marklein’s office launched on December 1st. He said he was recently shadowed by two high school students who wanted to experience a day in the life of a legislator and More >

Public Service Commission Approves Excel Energy Rate Increase

Xcel Energy’s residential customers in Wisconsin are expected to pay an addition two dollars a month for electrical service and $4.76/month for gas.  The Public Service Commission authorized the utility to increase its revenue through rate hikes which were approved Thursday.  Another three dollars will be tacked onto the fixed charge, doubling it in less More >

4 Wisconsin Teens Cited During Reedsburg Traffic Stop

(Reedsburg, WI)  —  Reedsburg police cited four teenagers during a Tuesday traffic stop. A caller told officers a drunken driver was vomiting out of the window of a vehicle stopped on Main Street. The 15-year-old girl in the driver’s seat was cited for operating while under the influence and not having a valid driver’s license. More >