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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 June 27, 2016. 6/20             Hillsboro County Market reported taking in a counterfeit bill sometime within the past week. 6/20             Harold C. Nale reported a log splitter and some tools were stolen from his State Highway 33, Hillsboro, More >

City of Elroy to Hold Public Input Meeting on City Hall/Public Safety Building

The City of Elroy Common Council is hosting a public meeting to gather input on the future of the City Hall building. The City Hall/Police Department building has numerous issues that need to be addressed and the city is aware of issues with the Fire Station. The Common Council is considering either remodeling City Hall More >

Teachers Cited for Vandalism Enter Pleas

Two educators, who were cited for vandalizing a school official’s vehicle on May 27, have entered no contest pleas in Reedsburg Municipal Court. 44-year-old Tracy L. Chambas of Baraboo entered her plea and paid the fine with the city on June 23 and 50-year-old James L. Reynolds of Hillpoint did not appear in court on More >

Mauston Man Pleads No Contest to Drug Charge

A Mauston man has pleaded no contest to a charge manufacture/deliver THC Thursday. Court records show 19-year-old Daren Garza had his sentenced withheld, but will serve two years on probation for the charge. Additional records show if Garza completes his probation successfully; the case may be expunged. According to the criminal complaint, Garza allegedly sold More >

Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce Moving to New Location

The Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce is moving to a new home. The chamber is moving from its current office inside the Bank of Mauston to Union Street Plaza, next to H&R Block. It will share the office space with Juneau County S.E.A. of Change as well as the Greater Mauston Tourism Association. The More >

Mauston Man Receives 3 Years Prison Sentence, Another 3 1/2 Year Prison Term for Drug Charges

A Mauston man was sentenced to a three year prison sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of Manufacture/Deliver THC. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran sentenced 20-year-old Jesse Willnow to 1 ½ years initial confinement and 1 ½ years extended supervision. Other charges were dismissed and read-in. This sentence is to be More >

New Lisbon Man Charged with Several Drug-Related Counts

A New Lisbon man has been accused of several drug-related charges. According to the criminal complaint, 25-year-old Librado Garcia has been charged with possession of THC with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug trafficking place, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The criminal complaint states that on June 21, law enforcement executed a search warrant at More >

Three Arrested After Vehicle Search Reveals Stolen Debit and Gift Cards

Three subjects were arrested after police found over one hundred stolen prepaid debit cards and gift cards in their vehicle. Officers from the Westby Police Department and Vernon County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 419 N. Main Street in the City of Westby for the report of three males fighting in the parking lot on More >

Tomah VA Announces an Open House for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services Unit

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host an Open House for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services Unit on Monday, June 27. The unit has been temporarily closed since September 4, 2015 and will reopen and begin accepting admissions on Tuesday, July 5. Acting Tomah VA Medical Center Director Victoria Brahm said having the unit reopen More >

Two Charged with Fraud Scheme

Fallon Witherspoon, 27, and Julian Harris, 33, both from Chicago, are charged with conspiring to defraud using counterfeit access devices.  The indictment alleges that from October 5, 2013 to December 21, 2013, Witherspoon and Harris used counterfeit Visa or MasterCard gift cards to purchase legitimate gift cards at Walmart stores in Monroe, La Crosse, and More >