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President Obama Signs Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act into Law

On Friday, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that will strengthen opioid prescribing guidelines at VA facilities. It’s called the Jason Simcakoski Promise Act, named after a Wisconsin veteran who died after being treated at the Tomah VA Medical Center. It requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to update pain management guidelines, strengthens More >

Numerous Criminal Damage to Property Complaints in Tomah

Within the last week, the Tomah Police Department has received numerous Criminal Damage to Property complaints, related to tires being slashed. The majority of the vehicles damaged were in the area from the 400 block of Kilbourn Avenue and Woodard Avenue to the 1100 blocks of each street and on the 100 block of East More >

Democratic Primary Candidate Forum – August 1st

The primary election is just around the corner and the Democratic Party of Juneau County will be hosting a candidate forum for the Democratic Primary for 50th District State Assembly. The two candidates on the ballot are Art Shrader and Tom Crofton. The winner will face Ed Brooks this fall. The party is looking for More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

A Mauston woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, on July 21, state troopers initiated a traffic stop on I-90 in the Town of Lemonweir for excessive speed. They made contact with the driver, 33-year-old Amanda Coleman, and informed her of the reason for the stop. More >

Shrader Picks Up Additional Endorsements for 50th Assembly District

The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, the Wisconsin Restaurants Association, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the United Automobile Workers have endorsed Democrat candidate, Art Shrader, for the 50th Assembly District.  Shrader has already received the endorsement of Wisconsin Progess, several labor unions, and several local and state representatives, such More >

Tomah VA Medical Center To Host Veteran Benefit & Job Fair and Mental Health & Homeless Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be holding a two-day event for area Veterans on August 16 and 17, 2016.  This year, the Tomah VA has partnered with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Viterbo University to host the event at the Nursing Center, Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  This will be the fourth year More >

Charges of Theft Forwarded to Adams County DA for Three Adams Residents

Three Adams residents have charges of theft being referred to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. According to the Adams Police Department, on June 28, an officer observed signs and metal identifiable as Union Pacific Railroad property, during a traffic stop in a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Ryan Barton. Barton said he didn’t know anything More >

Mauston School Board Gets Update on Referendum Projects

The Mauston School Board received an update on referendum projects at its monthly school board meeting on Monday night. Building & Grounds Director Rick Noe said all the big equipment has been moved back down in the basement at Olson Middle School. “All the air handlers are in place, all the boilers are down and More >

Hot Weather This Week Increases Chances for Pavement Buckling

With substantially hot and humid weather conditions on the way, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists of the potential for pavement buckling. Hot temperatures cause pavement to expand, and where there are expansion joints, the slabs of pavement push against each other. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle. More >

Long-Time Juneau County Telecommunicator Passes Away

Juneau County is saying goodbye to one of its telecommunicators.  Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said Telecommunicator Mike Pepper died at UW Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Pepper was hired by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office in July 2005. Prior to that, Pepper worked as a police officer in Lake Delton and as a deputy sheriff for More >