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Juneau County Detective Commended

A former Juneau County detective was commended by the Board of Supervisors for his 28 years of service to the county Tuesday morning. Detective Tim Andres began work in the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office in August 1988 and worked in numerous positions throughout his tenure including Tele-communicator, Jailer, Patrol, and detective. In his role as More >

Heavy rain making travel difficult in parts of western Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Mudslides and flooding caused by heavy rain are making travel difficult in some parts of western Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Crawford and Vernon counties and parts of Monroe, Jackson, Trempealeau and La Crosse counties. Local law enforcement says excessive runoff from the rainfall has caused More >

Teenager Referred to Juvenile Court in Connection to Devil’s Lake State Park Vandalism Incident

A teenager who was vacationing in the Devil’s Lake State Park area last month is accused of vandalizing signs. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, a 16-year-old from Onalaska was referred to juvenile court in connection with spray-painted graffiti on August 10. The sheriff’s office said tips and information about More >

Sandbags and Flood Clean Up Kits Available in Sauk County

Sauk County is forecast to have rain, with some being heavy, through Thursday night. Residents are reminded that free sand and bags are available at the West Baraboo garage located on Hwy 136 across the street from the Sauk Co. Humane Society 618 Hwy 136. If your residence is prone to flash flooding, the time More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Moving Forward with Phase Two of New County Building

After several department heads again expressed the need for a new county office building, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to move forward with phase two of the project Tuesday morning. The new facility would be two floors, 42,000 square feet and cost about $10 million. Aging and Disability Resource Center Director More >

Warrants Issued for Three Juneau County Residents

Warrants have been issued for three subjects in regards to a burglary case. According the criminal complaints, 27-year-old Devon Bubolz of Elroy was charged burglary of a building and 29-year-old Seth Beranek of Mauston and 26-year-old Stacey Sass of Mauston were charged with being party to the crime. All were charged with misdemeanor theft. Beranek More >

Bank of Mauston Donates $250 to Stepping for Hunger Walk as a Proud Sponsor

Earlier this month, representatives from The Bank of Mauston presented organizing members of Silver Star Health/Mill Haven’s Stepping for Hunger 5k/10k Run/Walk with a check for $250 – the amount to be recognized as a sponsor of this generous community event.  One hundred percent of the profits raised from this run/walk are split and donated More >

Mauston Plan Commission Has Comprehensive Plan Draft Available for Viewing

The City of Mauston Plan Commission is finishing its yearlong review and update of the Mauston Comprehensive Plan. The public has open access to these documents either online by visiting www.mauston.com/plan or in hard copy at Hatch Public Library and City Hall. The public and surrounding townships may review and are welcome to submit comments More >

Headlights During Limited Visibility Enforced October 1

State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) issued an alert and reminder that a new state law requiring headlights during times of limited visibility will soon be enforced on Wisconsin’s roads. “As I drove to the State Capitol Tuesday, our landscape was blanketed in fog.  I was alarmed to see the number of other drivers who More >

Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County

There was a motorcycle accident on Highway 35 in the Town of Genoa in Vernon County Sunday. Sheriff John Spears said 60-year-old Gary Shearman of Floyd, Iowa lost control of his cycle and went off the highway, coming to rest in a ditch. Shearman was medflighted to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. Spears said More >