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One Injured in ATV Accident in Town of Marion

One person suffered serious injuries in an ATV accident in the Town of Marion, Juneau County. According to the accident report, on April 17, 52-year-old Timothy Hill of Mauston was traveling west on 49th Street and attempted to turn onto 22nd Avenue. When the front tire hit the shoulder of the road, it caused Hill More >

Incident of Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property

There was an incident of burglary and criminal damage to property in the Town of Lyndon. Authorities say sometime between April 1 and April 7, someone broke into a residence on Dees Road. Based on the evidence, law enforcement believes the subject or subjects had thrown a small log into a back window to gain More >

Sauk County Courthouse and West Square Building to be Temporarily Closed Friday

The Sauk County Courthouse and West Square Building will be temporarily closed Friday. Sauk County will be conducting a full scale exercise on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Law enforcement officers may be seen with weapons drawn with Fire and EMS personnel on their heels. This exercise is designed to test employee’s knowledge More >

Tomah VA Pleased With Improvements, Still Has Challenges

(Tomah, WI)  —  The Tomah VA Medical Center says it’s pleased with the outcome of a 100 day improvement plan, but it’s still looking for a permanent director and more psychiatric personnel. The veterans’ hospital seeks to restore public trust, more than one year after reports that patients received excessive painkillers, and a mix of medicines killed More >

Audiology Seminar at Mile Bluff Medical Center – May 11

Did you know that health issues could be impacting your hearing? Studies show that individuals with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, cancer and dementia all have an increased risk of hearing loss. This is one of the many reasons Mile Bluff’s healthcare experts encourage their patients to see their primary care providers to More >

Kind Holds Listening Session in Mauston

Citizens attended Congressman Ron Kind’s listening session Monday afternoon at the Juneau County Board Room in Mauston.  Kind gave a quick update on things that he had been working on, which included the opiate issue in the nation, the Tomah VA Medical Center, rail safety issues, and his recent trip to the Middle East and More >

Identities Released in Highway 33 Crash in Sauk County

A two-year-old was killed in the crash last week on Highway 33 in Sauk County. The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office issued an updated release on the accident that also injured four other people. Investigators said on April 19, 26-year-old Kendall N. McKee of Baraboo was driving a minivan west on Highway 33 near County Road More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Again Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

For the fourth consecutive year, Tomah Memorial has been named a top one hundred critical access hospital. Tomah Memorial scored in the top one hundred of the nearly 1,300 critical access hospitals across the United States according to a comprehensive rating conducted by the Portland based iVantage Health Analytics. Hospital CEO Phil Stuart said while More >

Adams County Man Convicted of Attempting to Sexually Assault a Child

The 40-year-old owner of an Adams County ambulance service was convicted Monday of attempting to sexually assault a young girl in 2011. According to online court records, Christopher Quinnell of Arkdale is to be sentenced July 18. Two other felony counts filed against Quinnell were dismissed in a plea deal. The criminal complaint alleges a social More >

Necedah Elementary Students Learn How to be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

As severe weather season begins in Wisconsin, over 50 fifth graders at Necedah Elementary learned how to be prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency during an event at the school Tuesday morning. The students participated in the Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program.  The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be More >