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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING July 28, 2014. 7/21  A video poker machine at Waters Edge Motel, Village of Stoddard, was broken into during the night.  Cash was stolen. 7/22  A “Loose Gravel” sign and tripod belonging to Vernon County Highway Department More >

New Lisbon School District Announces Milk Policy

The School District of New Lisbon announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of milk served under the Special Milk Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household size and income criteria will be More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Releases Name

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the name of the man who was seriously injured in the vehicle/tractor crash on County Road HH by Dombek Road on July 22. 75-year-old James Gordon of Lyndon Station was the operator of the vehicle that struck the tractor in the Town of Kildare. Gordon was transported to UW More >

Man Hit and Killed By a Train in Wisconsin Dells

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train near the Wisconsin Dells Depot near Lacrosse Street on Sunday morning. The Wisconsin Dells Police Department said that 21-year-old Sky Dettlaff of West Allis was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said witnesses reported there weren’t any other people near him or on the platform as More >

Three People Injured in Monroe County Crash

There was a two vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon that resulted in injuries to three people. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports the crash occurred on Highway 27 at Highway 33 in the Town of Portland. A pickup truck driven by 59-year-old Joseph Richey of Prophetstown, Illinois was north bound on Highway 27 when a More >

Sparsity Aid Distributions to Local Area Schools

Several local schools are receiving sparsity aid, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Sparsity aid was awarded in the 2014-15 school year to 133 school districts to help address the needs of rural schools. To receive funding, a district must have fewer than 725 students, less than 10 students per More >

GFOA Recognizes the City of Mauston

The Governmental Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Mauston has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. According to the GFOA, the award represents a significant achievement by the entity as it reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the More >

2014 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair Choosen

On Thursday, the 2014 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair was selected at the Traveler’s Inn in New Lisbon. Abigail Bradley of Warrens was selected as the 2014 Fairest, Kourtney Salverson of Mauston was selected as the 2014 Junior Fairest of the Fair, and Rylie Honnold of Lyndon Station was selected on our 2014 Junior More >

An Incident of Theft in the Township of Necedah

There was an incident of theft at a residence on 19th Avenue in the Township of Necedah. The victim said that someone had broken into his home sometime between June and July 11th. Several items were missing and the responding officer noticed the front door had been forced open, and that someone had tried to More >

Dale Schultz in Plain, Reedsburg, Baraboo, LaValle and Cazenovia on Friday, August 1

State Senator Dale Schultz will make stops in Plain, Reedsburg, Baraboo, LaValle and Cazenovia on Friday, August 1.  At three community listening sessions during the day, Dale will discuss the bipartisan initiative for state adoption of non-partisan redistricting. Schultz says it is a way to preserve a voice for residents as outside money gains more More >