Local News

A Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in Vernon County

There was a rollover accident in the Town of Wheatland Sunday evening on Highway 82. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 19-year-old Jessica A. Stokke of Westby was negotiating a curve when she went off the road on the right, struck several trees and overturned. She sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Spears said More >

Mauston Culver’s to Participate in Fundraiser for Honor Flight

Over 160 Culver’s restaurants across the country will participate in a fundraiser for their local Honor Flight on Tuesday, May 19, including Mauston. Participating restaurants will donate ten percent of their sales to Honor Flight on that day. Craig Culver, co-founder of the restaurant chain, said they’re happy for the opportunity to support the Honor More >

The Bank of Mauston Brings Financial Literacy Area to Kids

Throughout the past month, The Bank of Mauston has partnered with elementary schools in Mauston (Westside, Grayside and St. Patrick’s elementary schools), Lyndon Station, Necedah and New Lisbon to celebrate National Teach Children to Save Day.  More than 450 area youth explored the importance of establishing a savings program at home, the difference between wants More >

Mauston Postmaster Thanks the Community After Food Drive

We did it again! Letter carriers at the Mauston Post Office along with postal employees and local volunteers teamed up to stamp out hunger in the community. I want to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Food Drive a success.  It could not have been done without you. Across the country, the Food Drive More >

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Taking Part in Drug Take Back Initiative

On May 16, many local law enforcement agencies will take part in the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This initiative is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. According to More >

Wisconsin Rural Health Group Recognizes Tomah Memorial Nurse Practitioner

A certified nurse practitioner at Tomah Memorial Hospital’s Warrens Clinic is among a select group of health care professionals in Wisconsin recognized for making a significant contribution to rural health and the local community. Kelly Thayer has received the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative’s Rural Health Ambassador Award. Cooperative Marketing and Business Development Director Dave Johnson More >

Highway 173 in Monroe County Closed May 19-22 for Repairs

Highway 173 in Valley Junction in Monroe County will be closed Tuesday, May 19 through Friday, May 22. The Wisconsin Department for Transportation says the highway is closed for repairs to the railroad crossing. The closure will be located about 1 point 6 miles north of Wisconsin Highway 21. The signed detour route will utilize More >

Juneau County Welding Institute Program Has Its First Graduation

On May 13, a ceremony of completion was held at Mauston High School for six students who participated in a Welding Skills Institute in Juneau County. Western Technical College, in partnership with Mauston School District, the Department of Corrections, Workforce Connections, and Juneau County, offered a Welding Skills Institute as part of the manufacturing career More >

Wilton Woman Charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Consent

A Wilton woman has been charged with for operating a motor vehicle without consent. According to Mauston Police, on May 11, officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in Mauston where an argument had taken place between 23-year-old Ashley Winchel and the victim. Upon arrival, officers were informed by the vehicle’s owner, after he and More >

Mauston Man Arrested for Bail Jumping

A Mauston man was taken into custody for bail jumping, according to the Mauston Police Department. On May 12, a Mauston Police Officer was dispatched to an apartment complex for a male who passed out in the stair well of the building. Upon making contact with the subject, who was later identified as 51-year-old year-old More >