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Sauk County to Hold Ag Plastics Recycle Day – March 22

Sauk County is holding a collection date for ag plastics recycling on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Farmers will be able to drop off their silage bags, bunker covers, bale wrap, plastic feed bags, and hoop film at the Sauk County Highway Shop. Plastic feed bags and hoop film must be kept separate from More >

Man Arrested for OWI Crash in Tomah

One person was arrested for OWI after a one vehicle accident in the city of Tomah Sunday morning. At about 4:30AM, Tomah officers responded to the 700 block of Superior Avenue and upon arrival, located a vehicle in the median that had struck the City of Tomah flag pole. The vehicle had severe front end 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 February 20, 2017. 2/15                      Lucille Fanta, City of Hillsboro, was backing out of a parking spot in the Dollar General parking lot.  Fanta forgot to take the vehicle out of reverse, accelerated, and side swiped the vehicle More >

Red Cross Blood Drive in Wonewoc – February 28

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products. An upcoming blood drive will be February 28 at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Wonewoc from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. The blood drive More >

Camp Douglas Man Charged of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child

A Camp Douglas man has been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child and child enticement.  Court records show a cash bond of $4,000 was set for 21-year-old David West and he is not to have contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18. According to the criminal complaint, the incidents More >

Alliant Energy Gas Main Project in Mauston to Begin Early Next Month

Mauston, Wis. –  Alliant Energy will begin a large gas main replacement project in early March in the city of Mauston. The work will include putting in nearly two miles of new underground natural gas line within several blocks in the downtown area. Construction is expected to start around March 1 and finish by early More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation Supplements County Car Seat Program

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation has donated just over $1400 to the Monroe County Health Department to fill a funding gap for its car seat safety program. Health Department Public Health Nurse and Car Seat Technician Julie Anderson says the donation will help reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries in the county. Statistics show More >

Mauston Woman Accused Of Using Brass Knuckles In Attack

(Mauston, WI)  —  Mauston police say a 55-year-old woman used a set of brass knuckles to attack a man last month.  Linda Heyroth at first denied using the weapon, then said she had to use it when she was fighting the man.  Heyroth claims self-defense.  Investigators say the man, whose name hasn’t been released, had More >

Town of Kildare Weight Limit Ban

Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, a weight limit notice for the Town of Kildare is hereby given that effective Saturday, February 18, all town roads in the township are posted at an eight-ton gross limit until further notice. By Order of the Town Board.

Caution Urged Near Dams Due to Potential for Increased River Flows, Unstable Ice Conditions

With temperatures forecast to be above 50 degrees for the next several days, Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) is urging residents to avoid the areas around its Petenwell and Castle Rock hydroelectric dams because of the potential for unstable ice, increased river flows and elevated river levels. A WRPCO employee recently spotted people fishing on More >