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Deer Hunters in Central Wisconsin Asked to Participate in CWD Surveillance On Opening Weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is again enlisting the help of deer hunters in Adams, Juneau, Portage, and Marathon counties to assist in chronic wasting disease surveillance during the upcoming nine-day gun deer season. “We are looking for assistance from hunters in obtaining lymph node samples from adult deer within specific CWD focus areas More >

Wisconsin Thanksgiving Travel Increase Higher Than Nationally

Wisconsin will have a larger increase in Thanksgiving traffic than the nation as a whole. The AAA says 977,000 Badger State residents will travel 50 miles or more for their turkey and pumpkin pie next week. Wisconsin’s road traffic will be 1.4 percent more than last Thanksgiving, higher than the national increase of six-tenths of 1 More >

Baraboo Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearm

A Baraboo man was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.  United States Attorney John W. Vaudreuil, said 52-year-old Gregory A. Nimmo’s prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release, and the federal sentence is to run consecutively to any sentence imposed on Nimmo More >

Mauston School Board Approves Base Wage Salary Increase

The 2015-2016 base wage salary increase for Mauston Teaching Staff was on the agenda for the Mauston School Board on Monday night. Board President Carrie Buss said the Negotiating Committee met with representatives from MEA and they agreed to the terms of the CPI index of 1.62%. This increase would be distributed equally to all More >

Elroy Man Arrested on Warrant

An Elroy man was arrested on a felony warrant. On November 11, two law enforcement officers went to a residence in the 100 block of West Elroy Street in Elroy to take 23-year-old Daniel Hastings into custody for a probation hold. Hastings attempted to run out the back door when one of the officers made More >

Wisconsin gun deer season begins Saturday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin tradition is about to begin again this weekend. The state’s nine-day gun deer season starts Saturday morning. For the first time kill registrations will be paperless; all hunters will have to register their kills by phone or online. A number of business that have served as physical registration stations in More >

Tomah Man Arrested for 1st Degree Reckless Homicide

A Tomah man was arrested for first degree reckless homicide Monday. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins the matter started on November 5 as an ambulance call of an infant not breathing in the Township of Greenfield. Police were notified of concerns of the injuries to the infant and an investigation was started. The infant in More >

City of Adams Alternate Street Parking Is In Effect

Alternate parking is now in effect for the city of Adams. It is effective from 10pm to 8am now till April 15, 2016. Vehicles need to be parked on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days and on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days. Non-compliance could result in a forfeiture 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 16, 2015.  11/10           Andrew Ottum of Kendall was operating a semi on Maple Lane in the Town of Hillsboro.  Ottum’s brakes failed and he was unable to make the left hand turn onto County Road F.  More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center Extends Its Urgent Care Department Hours Thanksgiving

Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston is extending their Urgent Care Department Hours on Thanksgiving. The Urgent Care Department will be open from 9 am to 9 pm on Thanksgiving, and will resort back to normal hours from 4 to 11 pm on Friday, November 27. Besides treating fevers, colds and the flu, the urgent More >