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Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation Supplements County Car Seat Program

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation has donated just over $1400 to the Monroe County Health Department to fill a funding gap for its car seat safety program. Health Department Public Health Nurse and Car Seat Technician Julie Anderson says the donation will help reduce the number of motor vehicle injuries in the county. Statistics show More >

Mauston Woman Accused Of Using Brass Knuckles In Attack

(Mauston, WI)  —  Mauston police say a 55-year-old woman used a set of brass knuckles to attack a man last month.  Linda Heyroth at first denied using the weapon, then said she had to use it when she was fighting the man.  Heyroth claims self-defense.  Investigators say the man, whose name hasn’t been released, had More >

Town of Kildare Weight Limit Ban

Due to unseasonably warm temperatures, a weight limit notice for the Town of Kildare is hereby given that effective Saturday, February 18, all town roads in the township are posted at an eight-ton gross limit until further notice. By Order of the Town Board.

Caution Urged Near Dams Due to Potential for Increased River Flows, Unstable Ice Conditions

With temperatures forecast to be above 50 degrees for the next several days, Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) is urging residents to avoid the areas around its Petenwell and Castle Rock hydroelectric dams because of the potential for unstable ice, increased river flows and elevated river levels. A WRPCO employee recently spotted people fishing on More >

Windsor Man Charged with Public Corruption Crimes

Anthony Blevins, 43, Windsor, Wis., is charged in a two-count indictment with public corruption crimes. The indictment alleges that on October 15, 2014, and again between January 28, 2015 and March 9, 2015, Blevins, while an employee of the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wis., brought contraband items into the prison for inmates. The first More >

Road Bans in the Town of Necedah Effective Monday, Town of Clearfield Effective Friday

Weight bans are in effect in the Town of Necedah beginning Monday, February 20. The weight is down to 8 tons. Road bans are in effect at noon, Friday, February 17 in the Town of Clearfield. It is a 8 ton limit.

Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss WIS 21 Access Management

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public hearing to discuss designating WIS 21, between the west Adams County line and 4th Avenue, Coloma (Waushara County) as a controlled access highway. The public can attend one or both of the scheduled hearings: · Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at More >

Spring Primary Is February 21

On Tuesday, February 21, all Wisconsin voters will have the opportunity to vote in a three-way primary for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said, historically, the Spring Primary is Wisconsin’s lowest-turnout election. In the last two decades, there have been three Spring Primaries for Superintendent of Public Instruction, in 2001, 2005 and More >

Tomah Man Charged with Cigarette Crimes

A Tomah man has been charged with four crimes related to unlawful cigarette sales activity, according to the state Department of Revenue. Wayne K. Johnson, 62, was charged by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office on Friday, February 10, 2017 with four misdemeanor counts. Johnson is the owner of the Holy Smokes Tobacco Shop in Black More >

Warmer temperatures mean frozen road law coming to an end

Due to predicted warmer weather, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing the frozen road declaration will end soon – along with implementation of Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions. The changes take effect Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. in Zones 3, 4 and 5 (roughly the southern half of the More >