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Wisconsin’s annual nine-day gun deer hunt sees increase in statewide buck harvest; opportunities for antlerless deer hunting continue through January

MADISON – Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an increase in the buck harvest, especially in the far northern counties. Message of thanks from Gov. Scott Walker and DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp: “The gun deer hunt is one of our more More >

Tomah VAMC Notifies 592 Veterans of Screening Due to Questionable Dental Care

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The health of hundreds of veterans is in question because a dentist at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to meet proper cleaning standards. Tomah VA acting medical director Victoria Brahm said Tuesday 592 veterans that received care from the dentist can receive free screenings for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C More >

Honor guard seeks to recognize nurses at the time of their deaths

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new organization is seeking to honor deceased nurses in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Nurses Honor Guard members will attend funerals of nurses around the state to honor the work they did during their lifetime, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2gCVOXz ) reported. The group’s co-founder and president, Jamie Bohacek, said the organization will perform More >

Governor Declares November 30 Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Proclamation calls on drivers to give snowplows room to work, stay off roadways if possible during severe winter storms Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Wednesday, November 30 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping people and commerce moving throughout Wisconsin’s winter season. “At More >

Juneau County ADA to Work for Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office

An assistant district attorney, Jake Westman, has worked his last day in Juneau County. Westman accepted a position at the Wisconsin Department of Justice in the Attorney General’s Office in Madison. His last day was Friday, November 25. Westman has worked as a Juneau County ADA for five years. Juneau County District Attorney elect, Kenneth More >

Single Vehicle Accident in Town of Cutler

A Tomah man was injured in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Cutler in Juneau County early Saturday morning. According to the accident report, 22-year-old Matthew Arnold was traveling west on 22nd Street about a ¼ mile from County Highway H. Arnold stated he saw a deer ahead of him and he pulled More >

Royall School Board to Look at Cross Country Co-op with Wonewoc-Center

The Royall School Board approved a motion to pursue a cross country co-op with Wonewoc-Center at its Monday night meeting. Superintendent Mark Gruen said the coaches are open to the co-op, get more kids in the program, This motion allows athletic directors and principals of both schools to figure out the logistics, such as expenses, More >

Mistrial Declared in Former Driver’s Ed Teacher Sexual Assault Case

A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a Camp Douglas man who is charged with having sexual contact with a driver’s education student. 41-year-old Kevin Kroener’s defense attorney requested a mistrial due to a statement made by the victim during questioning by the prosecution. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John Roemer declared the More >

32nd Senate District Race Recounting Has Started

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Local election officials in western Wisconsin have started recounting votes in the race for a key state Senate seat. Election Day returns show Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling with a 56-vote lead over Republican challenger Dan Kapanke. He filed a request for a recount with the state Elections Commission last week. More >

Walker Seeks Disaster Aid For Frozen Fruit, Vegetable Crops

Governor Scott Walker has asked the USDA to approve disaster aid for fruit and vegetable growers who need it, after losing their crops to frost and freeze conditions. Walker says apples and other perennial crops were affected by freezing temperatures on May 13th and 14th. Walker is seeking help in counties where losses exceeded 30 More >