Local News

New Lisbon School District Sets Registration

Registration for all students attending the School District of New Lisbon will be held Thursday August 6th from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the district multipurpose room.  All parents are encouraged to attend to accomplish the following:   Update a census verification form for each of your children Complete a free and reduced meal More >

Thefts From Vehicles in West Baraboo

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office has taken numerous reports of thefts from vehicles in the Village of West Baraboo in the past couple of days. It appears as if the suspects have entered unlocked vehicles to steal money, electronics, and other items of value. Officials would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles while More >

Juneau County Employee Commended for 21 Years of Service

A long-time Juneau County employee was commended for her years of service.  On Tuesday morning, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors recognized Cathy Spatola for her 21 years of service to the county. She was hired in June 1994 as a Clerk Typist II in the Juneau County Audit Department and then to Payroll Clerk More >

Two Women Cited for Retail Theft

Two Mauston women were cited for retail theft. Mauston Police say on July 12, they were dispatched to the Mauston Kmart for a shoplifting complaint. A store employee had observed 54 year-old Kathleen Rives and 34 year-old Heather Trippon, both of Mauston, conceal items in their cart and then leave the store without paying for More >

Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and Board of Supervisors Address Parking Problem at Pewits Nest

On Tuesday, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and the Sauk County Board of Supervisors addressed issues related to parking at Pewits Nest on County Highway W, west of the City of Baraboo.  Pewits Nest has a limited number of parking spots in the parking lot, which has caused visitors to park in marked no parking More >

City of Adams Replacing Hydrant Notice

The city of Adams will be replacing a hydrant located in the alley on the West side of Main Street at the corner of West Goggin Street within the next 2 weeks. City officials say there will be no water service and will affect customers in the blocks of Grove Street to West Center from More >

Brenengen Auto Group Donates Van to Tomah VA

A local car dealer stepped up recently to help veterans get around to their appointments. The Brenengen Auto Group donated a 2013 Dodge Caravan to the Tomah VA Medical Center. A ceremony was held July 14 where Don Brenengen handed over the vehicle. “I wanted to do something for Veterans,” Brenengen says. “My wife and More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Health Fair – August 13

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices. Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Alcohol and Speed Believed to be a Factor in Sauk County Crash

Alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in an accident that seriously injured a Baraboo man. On Wednesday morning, Sauk County authorities were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 136 in the Town of Baraboo. The initial investigation revealed that 49-year-old Robert D. Young was westbound on Highway 136. Young was negotiating More >

Local Unemployment Rates for June

Wisconsin preliminary non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates have been released for June and Juneau County’s unemployment rate increase from last month. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in June compared with 5 percent in May. It is higher than the state’s unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, but lower More >