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Mauston Man Receives 3 Years Prison Sentence, Another 3 1/2 Year Prison Term for Drug Charges

A Mauston man was sentenced to a three year prison sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of Manufacture/Deliver THC. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran sentenced 20-year-old Jesse Willnow to 1 ½ years initial confinement and 1 ½ years extended supervision. Other charges were dismissed and read-in. This sentence is to be More >

New Lisbon Man Charged with Several Drug-Related Counts

A New Lisbon man has been accused of several drug-related charges. According to the criminal complaint, 25-year-old Librado Garcia has been charged with possession of THC with intent to deliver, maintaining a drug trafficking place, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The criminal complaint states that on June 21, law enforcement executed a search warrant at More >

Three Arrested After Vehicle Search Reveals Stolen Debit and Gift Cards

Three subjects were arrested after police found over one hundred stolen prepaid debit cards and gift cards in their vehicle. Officers from the Westby Police Department and Vernon County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 419 N. Main Street in the City of Westby for the report of three males fighting in the parking lot on More >

Tomah VA Announces an Open House for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services Unit

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host an Open House for the Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Services Unit on Monday, June 27. The unit has been temporarily closed since September 4, 2015 and will reopen and begin accepting admissions on Tuesday, July 5. Acting Tomah VA Medical Center Director Victoria Brahm said having the unit reopen More >

Two Charged with Fraud Scheme

Fallon Witherspoon, 27, and Julian Harris, 33, both from Chicago, are charged with conspiring to defraud using counterfeit access devices.  The indictment alleges that from October 5, 2013 to December 21, 2013, Witherspoon and Harris used counterfeit Visa or MasterCard gift cards to purchase legitimate gift cards at Walmart stores in Monroe, La Crosse, and More >

Wisconsin Progress Endorses Shrader for Assembly

Wisconsin Progress has endorsed 50th Assembly District candidate Art Shrader of Reedsburg. According to its website, Wisconsin Progress is dedicated to electing strong, progressive elected officials. Shrader has already received the endorsement of several local and state representatives, such as Congressman Ron Kind. Shrader will face Tom Crofton of Richland County in the August primary More >

Annual Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull This Weekend

The annual Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor pull is taking place this weekend in Tomah. Thousands of spectators are expected to take in the sights and over 300 competitors from across the globe are putting their engines into high gear for the various competitions. The Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull More >

Elroy Fair to Dedicate New Pavilion to Former Board President

The Elroy Fair board will dedicate its new pavilion to a former board president. George Weber of Elroy was a 13-year member of the Elroy Fair Board serving from 1983 to 1996. He led the board as president for 10 years. Throughout his tenure as a board member, Weber provided his own personal farm equipment More >

Burglary Case Dismissed Against Baraboo Man

Charges of burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property have been dismissed against a Baraboo man. At a hearing in Juneau County on Tuesday, the case against 32-year-old Jamey Podoll was dismissed with prejudice. This means the prosecution cannot file charges on the same claim. The charges were not proven and have no legal effect More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released

Recent preliminary numbers show that May 2016 unemployment rates decreased or remained the same in all Wisconsin’s 72 counties compared to rates in April 2016. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent compared to April’s rate of 4.8 percent. Wisconsin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate More >