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Wonewoc-Center School Board Approves Manual and School Calendar Change

The Wonewoc-Center School Board approved the Special Education Policies and Procedures Manual at its monthly meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Sharon Ennis said the manual is new, but it is procedures they have always used. They are just putting them down in black and white. The school board also approved a change in the school More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Quality, Outcomes, Financial Strength

Tomah Memorial Hospital has received national recognition for excellence in quality, outcomes and financial strength according to the Portland based iVantage Health Analytics and National Organization of State Office of Rural Health. Tomah Memorial was included in the top quartile for performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center – December 10

There is an upcoming health fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  The event will be held on Thursday, December 10 from 7 to 11 am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available. If you would like to have a total cholesterol test performed with no fasting required, you may do More >

Winter Parking Reminder for Mauston and Reedsburg

The cities of Mauston and Reedsburg are reminding its residents that alternate street parking will begin on December 1st. In Mauston: From 2am and 7am, vehicles need to be parked on the odd number side of street on the odd numbered days and on the even number days; vehicles need to be parked on the even More >

Friendship Man Arrested for Bail Jumping

A Friendship man was arrested on four counts of bail jumping. On November 4, an Adams Police officer was informed that 57-year-old Gregory Martin, formerly of Reedsburg, was throwing rocks at the complainant’s window and went to the laundry mat. He told the officer he just wanted Martin to leave him alone. The officer went More >

Most Road Construction Will be Done in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

Although most major highway construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers may encounter some ongoing road work as well as heavy traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). “Drivers generally won’t have to deal with detours on major highways due to construction projects, but there are some areas More >

Exercise for Seniors Celebrates Its 4th Season

The Exercise for Seniors program celebrates its fourth season this November 2015.  We find new ways to add exercise to daily life.  Seniors from the Mauston community meet for low impact workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bethany Lutheran Church.  The forty-five minute free workout, uses the DVDs:  Chair Exercises for Seniors – I, II, More >

No Suspicion of Foul Play in Death of Hunter in Adams County

The Adams County’s sheriff confirmed a previously-missing hunter was found dead Tuesday afternoon in Adams County. In a release, Sheriff Sam Wollin says 75-year-old Linn C. Nelson, of Cudahy, was found dead at the base of a hunting tree stand. He also said the initial investigation did not reveal any foul play. Adams County dispatch More >

Necedah School Board Approves Resolution Authorizing Borrowing

The Necedah School Board approved a resolution at its meeting on Monday night authorizing the borrowing of an amount not to exceed $6,675,000 and providing for the issuance and sale of general obligation promissory notes. Superintendent Larry Geirach said this resolution was not a referendum but a way to update the school building. “Lot of More >

Deer Hunters in Central Wisconsin Asked to Participate in CWD Surveillance On Opening Weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is again enlisting the help of deer hunters in Adams, Juneau, Portage, and Marathon counties to assist in chronic wasting disease surveillance during the upcoming nine-day gun deer season. “We are looking for assistance from hunters in obtaining lymph node samples from adult deer within specific CWD focus areas More >