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Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Floods That Killed Man

(Undated) — Governor Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties where up to ten inches of rain since Wednesday caused floods and mudslides, killing one person. Wisconsin Emergency Management says 53-year-old Michael McDonald of rural Victory died Thursday after the house he was in slid from a hillside onto Highway 35 More >

Flooding Health and Safety Recommendations

With the recent heavy rains and local flooding, the Juneau County Health Department says it is very important to remember some basic safety precautions.     WATER SAFETY   When in doubt, if any water supply is cloudy, odorous, colored — do not drink the water. Do not use water from a private well that More >

Local Counties Unemployment Rates Released

Unemployment dropped in most of Wisconsin’s counties in August. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped or stayed the same in 66 of 72 counties. Juneau County’s unemployment rate was at 4 percent, Adams County’s at 5.6 percent, Vernon County’s at 3.1 percent, Monroe County’s at 3.5 percent and Sauk More >

Necedah School Board Approves Updated Revenue Limit Energy Exemption Resolution

The Necedah School Board approved an updated revenue limit energy exemption resolution for Energy Efficiency at its meeting on Monday night.  Superintendent Larry Gierach said due to favorable interest rates on the purchase of the district’s bonds, the board approved a new resolution on the amounts to be levied and expended for the next ten More >

CWD Sampling Plan in Place for Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon Counties for 2016-17 Deer Hunting Season

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff are collecting deer heads for chronic wasting disease surveillance testing within Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties during the 2016 archery and gun hunting seasons. If you harvest an adult deer within these counties, please consider submitting a sample from More >

Juneau County Detective Commended

A former Juneau County detective was commended by the Board of Supervisors for his 28 years of service to the county Tuesday morning. Detective Tim Andres began work in the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office in August 1988 and worked in numerous positions throughout his tenure including Tele-communicator, Jailer, Patrol, and detective. In his role as More >

Heavy rain making travel difficult in parts of western Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rain are making travel difficult in some parts of western Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Crawford and Vernon counties and parts of Monroe, Jackson, Trempealeau and La Crosse counties. Local law enforcement says excessive runoff from the rainfall has caused More >

Teenager Referred to Juvenile Court in Connection to Devil’s Lake State Park Vandalism Incident

A teenager who was vacationing in the Devil’s Lake State Park area last month is accused of vandalizing signs. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, a 16-year-old from Onalaska was referred to juvenile court in connection with spray-painted graffiti on August 10. The sheriff’s office said tips and information about More >

Sandbags and Flood Clean Up Kits Available in Sauk County

Sauk County is forecast to have rain, with some being heavy, through Thursday night. Residents are reminded that free sand and bags are available at the West Baraboo garage located on Hwy 136 across the street from the Sauk Co. Humane Society 618 Hwy 136. If your residence is prone to flash flooding, the time More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Moving Forward with Phase Two of New County Building

After several department heads again expressed the need for a new county office building, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to move forward with phase two of the project Tuesday morning. The new facility would be two floors, 42,000 square feet and cost about $10 million. Aging and Disability Resource Center Director More >