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Viroqua Man Medflighted After Vehicle Accident at Meats Business

A Viroqua man was medflighted after being pinned against a steel pen at a meats business in the Town of Viroqua Monday. 69-year-old Margaret Simmons was backing her vehicle into a loading dock and 57-year-old Timothy Rehbein of rural Viroqua was assisting her. Simmons hit a concrete lip and accelerated, hitting Rehbein and pinning him More >

Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County Leaves One Injured

A La Crosse woman was injured in a single motorcycle accident in Vernon County Monday. Sheriff John Spears said 30-year-old Katrina Jenkins was west bound on County Road Y in the Town of Jefferson when she went around a corner and hit loose gravel causing the front tire to slip. Jenkins then lost control and More >

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Marklein’s Veterans Employment Initiative

State Senator Howard Marklein thanked Governor Scott Walker for the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 441 to become Act 386. Sen. Marklein coauthored the bill. Act 386 creates a Council on Veterans Employment, which advises and assists the governor and state agencies with recruitment and employment of veterans. This would also include veterans with a 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 April 25, 2016. 4/18             Jessica Nelson, Westby, was traveling east on County Road Y, Town of Viroqua.  Nelson was negotiating a curve, swerved to miss deer, lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment, and overturned the More >

City of New Lisbon Flushing Hydrants

City of New Lisbon is reminding its residents that the water department is flushing hydrants during the days of Monday, April 25th through Friday, May 6th.  For more information or if you experience water quality problems lasting more than four hours following hydrant flushing, contact the Water Department at 562-3794.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Farming Accident Victim

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who died in a farming accident last Thursday night. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the victim was identified as 64-year-old Eli Miller of rural Cashton. Law enforcement believes Miller may possibly have fallen from his spreader as a result of the horses bolting and More >

Rep. Ed Brooks Says There’s More Work To Be Done, Announces Re-Election Campaign

Representative Ed Brooks kicked off his 2016 campaign Monday morning on NOW92oneFM with an official announcement that he would seek voters’ approval for another term. Brooks said it’s been a pleasure serving the 50th Assembly District and they’ve made some improvement over the years. “In that time, unemployment has decreased from 7.6% to 4.5%, income More >

Vernon County Records Its First Accident Fatality in 2016

Vernon County had its first accident fatality in 2016 late Saturday afternoon. Sheriff John Spears said 25-year-old Samuel Ruehmann of La Crosse was traveling north on County Road B in the Town of Jefferson when he lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve. The vehicle went off the side of the road and More >

Vacancy Still on Tomah City’s Council

There’s still a vacancy on Tomah’s city council. It will stay at seven members for the time being as the council voted 5-2 last Tuesday night not to pick Wayne Kling or Cathy Coffey for the 7th District open seat. The seat became open after Nellie Pater became the new mayor. Kling and Coffey applied More >

Royall Music Department to Host Spaghetti Dinner – April 29

On Friday, April 29, the Royall Music Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale Fundraiser in the Royall HS Cafeteria from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $5, and children 5 and under are free. At 7:00 pm, following the dinner, Royall music students will present a Solo & Ensemble Showcase Concert More >