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Fatal Fire in Sauk County

One person has died in a forest fire in Sauk County. On Tuesday, at about 1:05 in the afternoon, authorities were notified of a reported forest fire behind a residence on Coon Bluff Road in the Township of Dellona. Delton Fire Department, Dells-Delton Ambulance, and Wisconsin DNR Fire Rangers were immediately sent to the scene.  More >

Tomah Memorial Named to Top 100 List for Third Time

Tomah Memorial Hospital has been named one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation. It is the third consecutive year the hospital scored in the top 100 of the nation’s 13-hundred critical access hospitals based on quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. Hospital CEO Phil Stuart said the recognition More >

One Injured in Accident in Town of Harmony

A Viroqua man was injured in a one vehicle accident in the Town of Harmony in Vernon County Monday. Sheriff John Spears said that 80-year-old Donald E Kleinschmidt was west bound on State Highway 56, when his vehicle left the roadway striking a rock shrub garden. The vehicle continued west bound coming to rest back More >

Tomah VA Hosts Battery, Electronics Recycling: April 24, 25

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a home electronics recycling collection on April 24, 25, outside of Building 25 on the Tomah VA campus. The third 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 More >

Two Vehicle Accident in the Village of Necedah

There was a two vehicle accident in the Village of Necedah Saturday. According to the accident report, 29-year-old Matthew Emery of Necedah was south bound on Highway 80 and 27-year-old Tricia Keating of New Lisbon was traveling northbound. Witnesses said that Keating was distracted and turned south onto 12th Street into the path of Emery’s More >

Hillsboro School Board Approves Community Education Cooperative

The Hillsboro School Board voted in favor of a Community Education Cooperative. After swearing in newly elected members, Denise Huntley, Jason Oetzman, and Jennifer Schrock, the board voted unanimously to be a part of the cooperative. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said it will provide apprenticeship opportunities for students in their senior year beginning with the 2015-16 More >

Mauston Room Tax Committee Sponsoring Free Workshop to Ensure Businesses Are On Google Maps

The Mauston Room Tax Committee is hosting a free workshop to make sure your business and its location show up on Google Maps. The workshop is open to the public and will be offered in two sessions, Wednesday, April 22, 2-4 p.m. and a duplicate session on Thursday, April 23, 9-11 a.m., at City Hall, More >

Governor Walker Approves Improvement Project at Mauston New Lisbon Union Airport

Governor Scott Walker announced a $266,667 project to install a new automated weather observation system (AWOS) at Mauston New Lisbon Union Airport. The funds will also cover the cost of rehabilitating deteriorated airport pavements with crack filling and seal coating. David Montesinos, project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said that the project More >

Wildfire Causes Evacuation in Necedah

A wildfire caused a CODE RED evacuation in Necedah Monday afternoon. Crews were called out at 11:20 Monday morning and it is believed the fire was caused by a passing train. The leading edge of the smoke went as far east as Precision Parkway and led to the evacuation of a nearby residential area at More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation Prepares for 2nd Annual Tweens’ Night Out

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation invites tween girls in fifth through eighth grade to discover, learn and shine at the second annual Tweens’ Night Out on Friday, April 24. This energetic event provides a safe environment for girls to learn about health and wellness topics as well as have an evening of entertainment and fun! More >