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Mauston School Board Approves Referendum Resolutions

At its monthly meeting on Monday night, the Mauston School Board approved three different resolutions to be put on the election ballot. One of the resolutions was for maintenance and improvements to school buildings as well as safety improvements to athletic/community fields. It was approved as follows: BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of More >

Marklein and Brooks to Hold Listening Session in Reedsburg – Jan. 26

Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Ed Brooks will be holding a listening session next Monday, January 26th. The session will be in Reedsburg at the Reedsburg Public Library’s Community Room from 10:30am to 11:30am. Marklein says he’s looking forward to hearing opinions and concerns from constituents as it is a great opportunity for him and More >

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends February 15

The deadline for enrollment in the Health Insurance Exchange for coverage in 2015 is February 15. If you had health insurance through the marketplace last year, you may have been automatically re-enrolled in the same plan for 2015, if you didn’t manually re-enroll by December 15, 2014. It is recommended that you always go to More >

Juneau County Courthouse Blood Drive – January 22

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, and you can celebrate it by “lending an arm” and sharing the gift of life at the Juneau County Court House Blood Drive this Thursday, January 22. The blood drive starts at 10:00 a.m. and donors will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. in the County Board Room. Anyone More >

Madison Man Arrested for OWI-5th Offense

A Madison man was arrested for OWI-5th offense. According to the Sauk County’s Sheriff’s Office, on January 18th at approximately 2:40am, a deputy arrested 27-year-old Antonio D. Hodges. The deputy observed Hodges speeding in the City of Baraboo and following a traffic stop, the deputy located a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat of the More >

Two Cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Two women were cited in separate incidences for possession of drug paraphernalia. Mauston Police say in the first incident, a Baraboo woman, 36-year-old Jamie M. Thomas was cited after a traffic stop on Saturday, January 3rd. Mauston K-9 Kantor and his handler assisted the other Mauston Officer at the scene of the traffic stop on More >

Two Arrested on Warrants

Two Mauston men were arrested on warrants. Mauston Police say that 21-year-old Dylan D. Belk was taken into custody on Monday, January 12th from the alley in the 800 block of South Hickory Street for a failure to appear warrant. In a separate incident, 31-year-old Anthony J. Peterson was taken into custody on Tuesday, January More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Uttering a Forgery and Bail Jumping

A Mauston woman has been charged with forgery-uttering and bail jumping. Mauston Police say 26-year old Taquisha Coleman was taken to Juneau County Jail Wednesday January 7th at approximately 6:30 p.m. resulting from an investigation that began on January 2nd. Coleman was identified from video surveillance after a fraudulent bill was passed at a business 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 January 19, 2015. 1/13  Renee Frye, Viroqua, lost control of her verhicle on West Smith Road, Town of Jefferson.  She went off road into a field, suffering possible injuries. 1/15  Raeann Marcou, Stoddard, lost control of her More >

Law Enforcement Reminds Citizens of Alternate Side Parking

Law enforcement is reminding citizens about the alternate side parking ordinance, even when there isn’t snow. In the event of snowfall, residents need to be parked on one side of the street to allow for street crews to do their job of clearing snow and ice. With a chance of snow in the forecast, enforcement More >