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Mauston Man’s Erratic Driving Leads to Drug Charges

A Mauston man is facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  55 year old Daniel Matye was pulled over for erratic driving on March 1st.  The Mauston K9 unit came out to do a sniff of Matye’s vehicle.  The K9 alerted authorities to the presence of drugs.  The search turned up More >

Mauston English Teacher Selected as 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow

Karen Hable, Mauston High School English Teacher has been selected as a 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow! Karen was chosen for this award because of her skill as a teacher leader and agent for positive change and her superior ability to inspire love of learning! Karen and Mauston High School will receive a More >

New CT scanner installed at Gundersen St. Joseph’s

As the steel skeleton of the new home of Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics begins to rise out of the shadow of it’s 66-year old ancestor, a new piece of imaging equipment is being installed. The new CT scanner, a 64-slice SOMATOM.go.All by Siemens, is one of the newest CT scanners on the market, More >

Tomah Memorial Modifies Access to OB Dept.

Tomah Memorial Hospital is introducing a new policy that modifies access to its obstetrics department. According to hospital O-B director and registered nurse Carrie Lord, the hospital will implement controlled access to the O-B Department, 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning March 4. Between 6 a-m and 9 p-m, family and friends More >

Flood-Prone SW Wisconsin Anticipating Spring Flooding

The National Weather Service predicts normally flood-prone areas of southwestern Wisconsin will have to deal with high water this spring. The worse-than-normal flooding can be blamed on the winter snow-pack and frozen ground which goes several inches deep. How bad the flooding gets will depend on how quickly the snow melts and how much rain More >

Sauk County Supervisor Facing 5 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Sauk County supervisor after authorities say child pornography was found on a computer in his home. The warrant was issued Thursday, for District 29 Supervisor William F. Wenzel. According to online court records, the warrant is for five counts of felony possession of child pornography. More >

Elroy Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman While She Was Intoxicated

An Elroy man is facing charges of Second Degree Sexual Assault and Felony Bail Jumping.  On January 7th a victim showed up at the Mauston Police Station saying she had been involved in a situation.  The victim said she had been out drinking with friends and went back with them to their home.  She said More >

New Lisbon Man Causes Vehicle to Run Off Road

A New Lisbon man is facing charges after he caused a car to run off the road on February 27th.  A Juneau County Deputy confronted 31 year old John Kolinski after he was walking on the side of the road on highway 12/16 near Camp Douglas.  A vehicle had swerved to miss Kolinski and ended More >

Mauston City Council Approves Ordinance Establishing Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

The Mauston City Council Approved an ordinance establishing sex offender residency restrictions for child safety zones by a unanimous votes at its recent meeting. The new ordinance prohibits sex offenders from living within 500 feet of parks or schools or other areas designated as child safe zones. There were no restrictions before this ordinance. Sex More >

Dells Resort Guest Finds Stash Of Used Syringes

A guest at a Wisconsin Dells resort says her boyfriend found a stash of used syringes when a toilet paper holder fell off the wall in their room.  The incident happened Monday at the Polynesian Water Park Hotel.  Brooke Abel tells reporters some of the needles weren’t capped and a few still had blood visible.  More >