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Public Meeting Set for WIS 80 Improvements, Elroy

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss preliminary plans for improvements to WIS 80 (Academy Street) between Liberty Street and WIS 82 in Elroy. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Royall High School, 1501 Academy Street, Elroy. The meeting will present preliminary More >

Senator Marklein Votes in Favor of Foxconn Bill

The Wisconsin Senate approved a modified version of a three-billion dollar state incentive package Tuesday. 17th District Senator Howard Marklein voted in favor of the bill. He said bringing Foxconn to Wisconsin will change the manufacturing landscape.   “This type of company draws an entirely new universe of investment and innovation. High tech manufacturing has More >

US 12 Improvement Project Begins Thursday

Improvements to US 12 between Mauston and Lyndon Station are scheduled to begin Thursday, September 14. The 10.7 mile project includes highway resurfacing and new guardrail, pavement markings, signing and rumble strips. Completion is expected by the end of October. US 12 will remain open to traffic under daytime flagging operations. Motorists are urged to More >

Adams County K9 Alert Leads to Warrant and Drug Arrest

A Wisconsin Rapids man was arrested after a K9 alerted to an odor of illegal narcotics during a traffic stop. On September 7th, a traffic stop was conducted by Adams County Sheriff’s Deputies on County Highway J in the Town of Adams. The vehicle was stopped for improper registration. K9 Deputy Orlowski and his partner 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 September 11, 2017. 9/4                        A vehicle driven by Laura J. Satterlee, Wonewoc, struck a tree in the roadway on County Road Q, Town of Greenwood.  She was not injured and the vehicle suffered minor damage. 9/8                        Jacob More >

Tomah VA Rallies Community Support for Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month

Tomah, Wisc. — Veteran suicide isn’t just a national issue, it’s one the Tomah VA continues to focus on with programs and initiatives to make suicide prevention everyone’s business. The VA’s successful BeThere campaign continues to bring attention and support, emphasizing the fact that one small act could save the life of a Veteran or More >

With Deer Seasons Beginning, Hunters Urged To Check For CWD

Wisconsin deer hunters will start taking bows and arrows into the woods on Saturday. State officials urge all successful hunters to have their deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Most hunters don’t take advantage of the free tests, but David Poulsen of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab says it might be a good idea this More >

Missing Person Found Safe

A person who had walked away from a group home located in Necedah late September 6 was found safe. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, after searching into the early morning hours of September 7, the search was stopped. During the search, an attempt to locate was sent to surrounding counties advising More >

Man Escapes Injuries in Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

A Coon Valley man escaped injuries in a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning in the village of Coon Valley. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 34-year-old Brian Manske was traveling west on US Highway 14 when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle crossed the fog line in the Village limits onto the More >

One $50,000 Powerball Ticket Sold In Mauston

Wisconsin had three lucky players from the Saturday, September 9, Powerball drawing who each won $50,000. According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the winning numbers from the drawing were 6, 20, 29, 57 and 59. The Powerball was 22, and the Power Play number was 2. The lucky players purchased their tickets at: Mega Holiday at More >