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Road Work Between La Valle and Wonewoc Thursday

There will be some road work between LaValle and Wonewoc on Thursday, weather permitting. At 6:30 a.m., the Sauk County Highway Department will be chip sealing Highway 33 from La Valle to Wonewoc. The road will be open; however, it will be reduced to one lane during the day with flaggers being used to control More >

Mauston Man Arrested July 27th

A Mauston man was arrested on July 27th and was transported to the Juneau County Jail. 27-year old Dustin L. Parker was arrested on a warrant for failing to pay on a shoplifting charge in an incident from June 30th in La Crosse County. Bond has been set at 712 dollars for Parker.

Mauston Man Cited for Possession of THC

A Mauston man was cited for possession of THC. According to the Mauston Police department, Mauston Police’s K9 Officer, Kantor, assisted in a routine traffic stop on July 24. When the K9 unit arrived and questioned the driver, 18 year-old Ryan Betthauser, admitted to having some illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. This was More >

Diving Fatality Reported Sunday at Devil’s Lake State Park

An Oregon man has died while scuba diving at Devil’s Lake State Park Sunday afternoon. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials said 53-year-old Mark Grant was reported missing after failing to contact family members. Staff from the DNR responded to the area and located him after observing his diver’s flag. He was pronounced dead by More >

Juneau County OWI Task Force – July 31

The Juneau County OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this Friday July 31, 2015 at 7pm to 3am.  The task force consists of the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and New Lisbon Police Department. These agencies have agreed to work together to provide a highly 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 July 27, 2015. 7/20  A boat motor was stolen from a property on State Highway 35 in the Town of Genoa. 7/22  Brandon Leske of La Crosse was traveling southbound on State Highway 35 in the Town More >

“Touch Twice Clinic” Held Saturday, August 1

A free health care clinic will be offered in New Lisbon this Saturday, August 1st. The “Touched Twice Clinic” will be held at the New Lisbon High School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The clinic will offer school and athletic physicals, blood pressure and glucose screenings, fluoride treatments, and other health care visits. It More >

Wildlife biologists hopeful for whooping cranes in Wisconsin

NECEDAH, Wis. (AP) — Wildlife specialists have hope for the population of endangered whooping cranes in Wisconsin, despite a high mortality rate for the young chicks. A record 24 cranes hatched from 37 nests in Wisconsin this year, but only three chicks have survived so far. If those chicks survive to the fledging stage, the More >

Tomah Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to Join “Cops on the Roof” Special Olympics Event

The Tomah Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will once again participate in the Cops on the Roof event to raise money for Special Olympics. Last year, the event raised over $28,000 throughout Wisconsin. Tomah Police Chief Mark Nicolson said Tomah did really well last year. “Because of donations, Tomah ranked number one in More >

Vernon County Official Hold Joint Enforcement Effort – July 28-31

Starting July 28th and through the July 31st, law enforcement agencies in Vernon County, will be involved in a joint enforcement effort made possible by NHTSA funding. The funding is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety.   Officers from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Viroqua Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, La More >