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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING August 24, 2015. 8/18             Three kids trespassed into a warehouse on Lincoln Street in the Village of Ontario. 8/19             A money box was pried open and $250.00 was missing from a garage on S Cottage Street in More >

Pioneer Woman Comes to Life at Hatch Public Library – September 2nd

A pioneer woman living at Fort Winnebago in 1837 as the fort cook comes to life on Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston, Wisconsin. Sheila Berkes presents Anne Whitney welcoming newcomers to the fort. The presentation gives Anne a chance to tell you her journey to the fort and More >

Mauston Fall Swim Lessons Registration

Fall Swim Lesson Registration will be taking place this week on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 PM at the Olson Middle School Commons

Fort McCoy to Host Military Retiree Appreciation Day – September 11

The annual military Retiree Appreciation Day conducted at Fort McCoy by the Wisconsin Area Retiree Council will be held Friday, September 11th. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration starting at 7 a.m. in building More >

Three Injured in Rollover Accident in Monroe County

Three people were injured in a vehicle rollover accident on Sunday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said the accident occurred on Hilltop Road in the Township of Angelo. 19-year-old Devon Crocker of rural Sparta was traveling southbound on Hilltop Road when the vehicle left the road way and travelled in the west ditch.  The More >

Monroe County Law Enforcement to Conduct Speed Waves Deployment – August 28 & 29

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office along with Officers from the cities of Tomah, Sparta, Kendall, and Cashton will be conducting a speed waves deployment this weekend, August 28 and 29. This enforcement detail will focus on seatbelt and speed violations. The goal of this deployment is to reduce speeds on County Highways and encourage seatbelt More >

Second Annual Autumn Scamper 5K Coming to Necedah – October 3

Mark your calendar and plan to join the staff of the Necedah Family Medical Center for the second annual Autumn Scamper 5k on Saturday, October 3. The Autumn Scamper event starts and ends at the Necedah Schools. All proceeds will go to the Necedah Public Library; and everyone is asked to bring a donation of More >

Two Charged with Drug-Related Crimes

Two people from Michigan are being charged with drug-related crimes. According to the criminal complaint, on August 17, a Mauston police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for loud exhaust and a cracked windshield. During the traffic stop, the Mauston K9 unit completed a free sniff check and indicated on the vehicle. The More >

Proposed School Board Changes At New Lisbon School District Annual Meeting

A proposed rule change for those running for school board will be brought up at the New Lisbon School District’s annual meeting. Currently, three school board members run to represent the city and four represent the rural area. Superintendent Dennis Birr said citizens presented a form with 100 signatures to bring the issue forward. He More >

Elroy Family Medical Center to Host Health Fair – September 10

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