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Necedah School District Planning Session Aug. 23

Members of the Necedah Area School Community are invited to attend a school district planning session Wednesday August 23. The session will be from 5-9pm at the Siegler Memorial Library in Necedah. The public will have a chance to meet the new superintendent, Tanya Kotlowski, and the session will take in feedback and ideas about More >

Tomah to Host Wisconsin Main Street Day Celebration on Aug. 22

Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce will take part in a statewide celebration of downtown business districts in the first-ever Wisconsin Main Street Day event on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Tomah is one of 12 communities selected to take part in local Main Street Day celebrations that will feature state and local officials, and community leaders. More >

Missing Woman Found Safe

(Wisconsin Dells, WI)  —  A woman missing since Wednesday has been found safe. Adams County sheriff’s deputies say 69-year-old Diana Hauser was found by a search crew near her neighborhood in a wooded area in the town of Springville, north of Wisconsin Dells.

Mauston Man Charged with First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

A Mauston man has been charged with first degree sexual assault of a child. According to the criminal complaint, 38-year-old Alex Nava Rodriguez is also charged with misdemeanor bail jumping. He faces imprisonment of no more than 60 years for the first charge and a fine of $10,000 or nine months imprisonment or both for More >

During Monday’s eclipse, Drivers Asked to Focus on the Road, Not the Skies

The nation’s first total solar eclipse since 1979 will likely have many people looking skyward on Monday (August 21). But traffic safety officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) want drivers to stay focused on the road, click-on their vehicle’s low-beam headlights, and park in a safe area if they decide to stop and More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Sale of General Obligations Bonds

The Mauston Common Council approved the sale of $3.75 million general obligation corporate purpose bonds at its Tuesday meeting. The bonds are to finance the fire station project, police station improvements, and a portion of the 2017-2018 Street Improvements. The council received five bids and approved the bond sale to BOK Financial Securities in Milwaukee More >

Adams County Authorities Ask for Help in Locating Missing Woman

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in looking for a 69-year-old woman. According to the sheriff’s department, Dianna M. Hauser was last seen in the Township of Springville at 11 a.m. Wednesday. An official said Hauser is listed as endangered because she has a history of chronic depression and trouble More >

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Initiative begins Friday – Runs Through Labor Day

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will combine resources to watch for impaired drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative that begins Friday, August 18 and continues through Labor Day, September 4. “Whether it’s caused by alcohol, prescription medications or other drugs, impaired driving is illegal, it’s dangerous, More >

Women’s Night Out Tickets Available

Area women are invited to gather up their friends for an evening of fun at Juneau County’s 10th Annual Women’s Night Out, Thursday, October 5 at Mauston High School. Join the Juneau County Women’s Health Initiative to celebrate friendship, discover how to support those around you, and – most importantly – find a way to More >

Vernon County Officials: Remaining 2 Passengers Identified in Fatal Boating Accident

Vernon County authorities have released the names of the two remaining passengers involved in the fatal boating accident Saturday afternoon, August 12. 47-year-old Sonya Ann Burnikel of Spring Grove, Minnesota is still receiving care at Gundersen Health System and 41-year-old Wynn Dean Ristau of Preston, Minnesota was treated and released. The boating crash happened around More >