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The Juneau County Democratic Party Releases Straw Poll Results

The Juneau County Democratic Party has the results of the straw poll that was taken at the Juneau County Fair last week. According to the group, there were 140 straw ballots and Democratic candidate Mary Burke prevailed with 69.2% of the votes. Sarah Shanahan, who is the Chair of Juneau County Democratic Party, says she More >

State Petitions to Declare an Adams County Man Sexually Violent

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition under the state’s sexual predator law against an Adams County man.  The petition, filed on August 15, 2014, in Adams County Circuit Court, alleges that 62-year-old Herbert E. Droste is a sexually violent person and should be committed More >

A Melrose man receives minor injuries after losing control of vehicle in the Town of Liberty

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reported Sunday, August 17th Andrew Wade of Melrose, lost control of his vehicle on State Hwy 56 in the Town of Liberty.  Spears said Wade crossed the oncoming traffic lane and struck the guardrail on the west side of the Grandstaff  bridge.  Wade reported minor injuries.

Two men are injured in a vehicle roll-over in The Town of Little Falls

Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin said a weekend motor vehicle crash resulted in injuries to two parties.  The crash took place on Basswood Road about a half mile West of Hwy 27 in the Town of Little Falls, just before 5pm, Saturday afternoon.  According to police reports a pick-up truck driven by 25 year old More >

Sign-Up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Is Open

The Alzheimer’s Association invites communities across Adams and Juneau Counties to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in New Lisbon at Bethany Lutheran Church on October 11. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is an experience where participants learn more about the disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy More >

US Senators Vs US Postal Service

Fifty U-S senators are trying to stop the U-S Postal Service from closing any more facilities in the next fiscal year.  They’ve written the Senate Appropriations Committee, asking for a one-year moratorium on postal shutdowns as part of a catch-all, year-end spending bill.  Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin helped circulate the letter to her colleagues.  That More >

Sen. Jennifer Shilling Recognized for Legislative Accomplishments

Senator Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat from La Crosse, has been recognized by several statewide organizations for her bipartisan work. Shilling was named a “2014 Environmental Champion” by the Sierra Club, a “2014 Community Health Centers Friend” by the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association, and she received a 100% working families voting record from the Wisconsin More >

Elroy Man Charged with Bail Jumping and Other Offenses

An Elroy man has been charged with two counts of bail jumping, possession of synthetic cannabinoid, 2nd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, a Mauston officer was dispatch to a parking lot on Highway 82 for a subject sleeping in a vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver, 21-year-old More >

New Lisbon School Board Fills Positions at Meeting

The New Lisbon School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. The board approved a milk bid from Morning Glory. It accepted the resignations from Dawn Barranco, Ryan Meyer, Nicole Paukner, and Heidi Anderson. The board, then, filled the positions for Junior High English, High School English, Band, Elementary Music, a Part-time cook, and More >

Juneau, Sauk and Monroe County Sheriff’s Offices to Participate in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

Juneau, Sauk and Monroe County Sheriff’s Offices will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that begins August 15 and will end September 1. The Mauston and Necedah Police Departments and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office have also More >