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Royall School Board Approves Academic Standards for 2016-2017

The Royall School Board approved the academic standards for 2016-2017 at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Mark Gruen said annually by state law, school districts must adopt a set of standards for each school year. The Royall School Board approved the Common Core and the district will align its curriculum to it. The board More >

Mauston Police Department Reports

On July 19 at approximately 10:15 pm, a City of Mauston Police Officer was on patrol in the City of Mauston when he observed a vehicle that was being operated with a false license plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 18 year-old Tristan Ferrier of New Lisbon, and More >

Incident of Burglary in the Town of Necedah

There was an incident of burglary in the Town Necedah. The victim stated he came up to his cabin on 10th Avenue July 17, and saw that the patio door handle had been broken off. He went to the side entry door and saw that a locked key box had been removed and the door More >

Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

There was a single motorcycle accident on State Highway 82 in Vernon County Sunday afternoon. Sheriff John Spears said at about 2:45pm, Brandy Ellsworth of New Lisbon was traveling west on State Highway 82 in the Town of Sterling. Another vehicle described as an older brown truck hauling a trailer was headed east and the More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Air Support Unit Catches Speeder Going 118 mph

A Wisconsin State Patrol pilot flying a routine traffic safety enforcement mission calculated that a Porsche was traveling at 118 mph on I-90/94 in Monroe County on Friday, July 22, at 5:17 p.m. before it was stopped. According to the pilot, a black Porsche 911 was traveling with the flow of traffic when it suddenly More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center – August 11

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices. Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

New Lisbon School District Sets Registration

Registration for all students attending the School District of New Lisbon will be held Thursday August 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the district multipurpose room.  All parents are encouraged to attend to accomplish the following: Update a census verification form for each of your children Complete a free and reduced meal application More >

Rural Development Program to Assist Regional Economic Development in Western Wisconsin

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and the University of Wisconsin (UW) Cooperative Extension announced today that 7 Rivers Alliance, located in La Crosse, WI, has been selected to participate in a joint program providing training and technical assistance in supporting a regional economic development strategy. The program, Stronger Economies Together (SET), is designed 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 July 25, 2016. 7/19             Three Peacocks were found on Spring Coulee Road, Town of Coon. 7/20             Tomas Bautista-Santiago, Ontario, was traveling west on State Highway 33, Town of Whitestown, when he fell asleep at the wheel, drifted More >

Rural Baraboo Man Arrested After Allegedly Pistol Whipping a Woman

On Friday, July 22, 2016 at about 6:30AM, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a physical altercation resulting in injuries to at least one person involved at a housing development in the Township of Delton, Sauk County. A short time later, additional reports were received that there were possibly shots fired as part More >