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Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bill to Help Recruit Doctors to VA Facilities

Representative Ron Kind has introduced a bill to Congress this week aimed at making it easier for VA clinics to recruit doctors. In recent years a number of VA clinics, including ones in Wisconsin Rapids and Wausau, have been forced to turn away patients due to staffing shortages. The Tomah VA Medical Center also has More >

Wonewoc-Center School District Holds Annual Meeting

The Wonewoc-Union Center School District had its annual meeting on Monday night. The total budget expenses for 2015-2016 is $6,456,679 and the proposed tax levy at $2,673,313. Administrative Assistant Ann Lankey said that makes the proposed mil rate of $11.83 per $1,000 of equalized property value. It is a $1.01 per $1,000 decrease for tax More >

Two Vehicle Accident in the Town of Fountain

There was a two vehicle accident in the Town of Fountain. According to the accident report, 74-year-old James Bell of Camp Douglas and 52-year-old Jeffery Putizkie of Ontario were traveling south on County Road H. Bell attempted to make a left turn into a driveway, as Putizkie attempted to pass him. Bell then struck Putizkie’s More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Presents Awards for Heroism, Lifesaving Actions and Exceptional Service

Governor Scott Walker presented awards during a ceremony in Madison to members of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of State Patrol for their courageous actions and exemplary service. The State Patrol’s two highest awards were presented to the family of Trooper Trevor Casper, who died heroically in an exchange of gunfire with a robbery More >

Senators Marklein, Kapenga & Representatives Kooyenga, Macco Introduce GAAP Constitutional Amendment

State Senators Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and State Representatives Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and John Macco (R-Ledgeview) introduced legislation this week that would require the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state finances. “The reason that there is a GAAP deficit in this state is that the state has historically More >

Royall’s Homecoming Court and Activities

Royall is also celebrating homecoming this week along with Adams-Friendship, Mauston, and Wonewoc-Center. The Homecoming Parade will be at 6pm with skits, games, crowning of the king and queen to follow.  Then on Friday,the Cross Country team will run a football from Necedah back to Elroy. Before the game, there is a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser More >

Adams-Friendship Homecoming This Week

Adams-Friendship is celebrating homecoming this week. Here are some activities that are planned. Tuesday: Soccer vs Nekoosa Volleyball vs Wisconsin Dells Wednesday: Powderpuff football game at 7pm Thursday: Volleyball vs. Wautoma Soccer vs. Mauston Powderbuff volleyball game at 8:30pm Friday: Pep assembly in the morning Parade at 1:30 Tailgate party at 4:30pm Football vs. Nekoosa More >

OWI Saturation Task Force Releases September 25 Enforcement Results

The Juneau County Sheriff Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies conducted Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on September 25, 2015 from 7 PM to 3 More >

Criminal Damage to Property and Theft Incident in the Town of Cutler

There was a criminal damage to property and theft incident in the Town of Cutler. Law enforcement responded to a residence on Highway 21, where the officer met with the victim. He stated that sometime between August 23 and September 25, someone broke a window and stole a TV. The officer could see the screen More >

Royall School District Approves Proposed 2015-2016 Tax Levy at Annual Meeting

The Royall School District had its annual meeting on Monday night, where voters listened to a presentation of the district’s budget for the 2015-2016 school year. The projected mil rate for the district is $12.46 per $1,000 of equalized property value. This means tentatively, taxes on properties valued at $100,000 would be $1,246. This is More >