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Tomah VA Hosts Battery, Electronics Recycling April 25, 26

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a home electronics recycling collection on April 25, 26, outside of Building 25 on the Tomah VA campus. The second annual Tomah VA Earth Day Electronics Recycling Day will be a community-wide recycling event for rechargeable batteries and electronics. The collection will take place outside Building 25 from 7 a.m. More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Includes Welcoming New Board Members

At its Tuesday meeting, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors had a busy meeting, welcoming 5 new members and approving several items on its agenda. The five new members are: In District 3, Margie Strouse; District 10, Gary Frei; District 12, Scott Wilhorn; District 18, Timothy Cottingham; and District 20, Ken Schneider. Before the board More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Township of Springville

Monday’s snowstorm is the cause of an accident in the Township of Springville. 31-year-old Ryan Murch of Wisconsin Dells was travelling north on County Road B from Highway 82. Police say the roads were covered in slush and the only tire ruts were in the travel lane. Murch moved out of the ruts when there More >

City of Adams and Village of Friendship – Water Emergency Cancelled

On April 17th, 2014, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship cancelled the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.   City of Adams Water Utility

Baraboo Man Charged with Operating While Revoked

A Baraboo man has been charged with Operating While Revoked. According to the criminal complaint, earlier this month, an officer pulled over a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign on Powers Avenue in the Town of Lemonweir. The driver identified himself as 35-year-old Christopher Nash and told the officer that his license More >

Flood Warnings for the Wisconsin River and Baraboo River

A flood warning has been issued for the following rivers: The Wisconsin River at Portage affecting Columbia County, and the Baraboo River at Reedsburg, Rock Springs, and Baraboo affecting Sauk County. The Baraboo River near Baraboo at 9:15 am this morning was 16.8 feet and the flood stage is 16.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring More >

Brooks Announces Campaign for Re-election

50th Assembly District Representative Ed Brooks has announced that he will be running for re-election in 2014. Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, made the announcement at Seats Incorporated in Reedsburg Thursday morning. He says that Wisconsin has moved forward, but there were things that were left unfinished. If re-elected, Brooks says that he will continue More >

VINE Productive Order Service Comes to Adams County

Adams County recently began providing petitioners who have obtained temporary restraining orders the opportunity to receive phone and/or emails notifications when their order has been served by law enforcement on the respondent. By taking advantage of the recent completion and statewide activation of the WI-VINE automated victim notification service throughout Wisconsin’s 72 county jails, the More >

DOJ Files a Petition Against a Monroe County Man

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition under the state’s sexual predator law against a Monroe County man. On April 15, 2014, the petition was filed in Monroe County Circuit Court, alleging that Charles Brabant (DOB 12/14/1959) is a sexually violent person and should be committed More >

Referendum Talks for Hillsboro School Board

The possibility of a referendum came up at the Hillsboro School Board meeting on Monday night.  Business Manager Mindy Lankey provided an overview of the 2014-15 budget, which show a deficit of approximately $200,000. After some discussion, the board approved a motion to proceed with exploring the possibility of a November referendum to exceed the More >