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SBA Deadline for Wisconsin Private NonProfit Organizations To Apply for Physical Damage Disaster Loans is Dec. 6

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private NonProfit (PNP) organizations in Wisconsin of the Dec. 6 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for physical damages caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on July 19 – 23, 2017. PNPs located in the following counties are eligible to apply: Buffalo, Crawford, More >

Edwards Graduates Basic Training

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Amber L. Edwards graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic More >

Free Health Screenings to be Held in Wonewoc on November 15

Gundersen St. Joseph’s will be hosting another round of free health screenings at the Wonewoc Public Library 7-11 a.m on Wednesday, Nov 15. The screenings will consist of a free cholesterol panel and fasting blood sugar test – both of which require a simple finger prick of blood and could help indicate unknown health conditions More >

Tomah Mayor Running for Re-Election

Tomah’s mayor is running for re-election. Nellie Pater was first elected mayor in 2016 and succeeded Shannon Hough. Pater served on the city council nine years before her election as mayor. If three or more candidates file, a February 20 primary will determine which two will advance to the April 3 general election.

Juneau County Sheriff’s Office to Get Body Cameras

Juneau County sheriff’s office will be getting body cameras. The Juneau County Board approved paying $44,505 to match the funds for the sheriff’s department body camera grant Tuesday. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said they’ll be added for patrol staff deputies. The money will come from the contingency fund. The department might not need all More >

Juneau County Board Passes 2018 Budget

Juneau County has a new operating budget set for 2018. The budget was passed on Tuesday during the Juneau County Board of Supervisors’ monthly meeting. The department heads met with the Finance and Computer Committee to prepare a budget that met the state’s levy limit law. For 2018, county levies are limited to net new More >

Health Officials: Get Flu Vaccinations Before the Influenza Season Gets Going

Influenza activity is currently low in Sauk County.  However, the State is reporting a higher number of influenza hospitalizations this year than for the same time frame last year.  Wisconsin is anticipating an early influenza season. The Sauk County Health Department urges everyone to get their influenza vaccination as soon as possible, rather than waiting More >

Town of Cutler Receives BCPL Loan

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) approved a State Trust Fund Loan to the town of Cutler in Juneau County.  The loan was in the amount of $250,000 to finance a bridge project. It was part of the $8.4 million in loans approved at the BCPL meeting Tuesday. The BCPL operates entirely on More >

Representatives from Rep. Kind’s Office Will Hold Office Hours

Representatives from the office of U.S. Rep. Ron Kind will be available during office hours in all 18 counties in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District in November. Local office hours are: November 14, Elroy Public Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and New Lisbon Memorial Library from noon to 1 p.m. November 15, Hillsboro Public Library from noon 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 November 6, 2017. 11/4                      Kevin Campton, of La Farge, was traveling eastbound on Canyon Avenue, Town of Union, swerved to miss a deer, left the roadway, ran into the ditch, and stuck a tree. No injuries were More >