Local News

Driver Flees the Scene of a Rollover Crash

During the late afternoon Saturday December 30th Derek James Stickney, age 36 of New Lisbon, was traveling on County Road B near Davies Road the in the Town of Lisbon when he apparently lost control of the vehicle he was driving, went into a ditch, travelled approximately 75 feet in the ditch, then spun and More >

Iowa Fugitive to be Extradited from Juneau County

Donald J Tweedy was accused in Iowa for several felony offenses including attempted burglary, operating vehicle with no consent, and eluding.  He fled from Justice in Iowa to Juneau County where he was apprehended and will be extradited back to the state of Iowa.

Vehicle Injures Bicyclist Near Hillsboro

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two vehicle crash that occurred on County Road WW just North of Cepek Road in the Town of Hillsboro. On Tuesday January 2, 2018 at approximately 8:20 AM, a vehicle operated by Mitchael Beckwith, age 20 of Hillsboro was traveling South on County Road WW. Beckwith was driving into More >

Three Vehicle Wreck in Readstown

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a three vehicle accident in the Village of Readstown on December 31, 2017.  At 2:02 p.m. the Vernon County Communication Center received a report of a three vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of US Highway 14 and US Highway 61.  A vehicle driven Ashley R. Ingle, More >

Amish Buggy Accident

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a vehicle versus Amish buggy accident. On December 31, 2017 at approximately 6:15 PM, Danny Thayer age 70 of Lafarge, Wisconsin was traveling north on County Road V near County Road H when he entered the wrong lane and struck an Amish buggy occupied by Josiah Schrock age 26 and More >

OWI Traffic Crash Injures Four

(Reedsburg, WI) A Platteville man was arrested for multiple counts of causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle after an afternoon crash on Wednesday. Reedsburg Police responded to Viking Drive and E. Main Street on Wednesday at 1:30pm for a two-car accident with injuries. Officers determined that a westbound vehicle on E. Main More >

Ignorance Is Not Bliss. Is Radon Slowly Killing You?

Why does something really bad have to happen to someone close to use before we take it seriously? Especially when it comes to our heath!  The obvious answer is, we are all in denial, and we are!  This is true of radon testing.  Unfortunately it is only when someone that has never smoked gets diagnosed More >

DNR: No Final Decision On Higher Camping, State Park Fees

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hasn’t made its final decision on higher fees for camping or entering state parks.  A DNR spokesman says the agency hopes to have a plan early next year.  A fee schedule will be presented to the Natural Resources Board, but no action is going to be taken yet.  The More >

Local Unemployment Estimates Released

The Department of Workforce Development released Wednesday the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics. According to the DWD, preliminary November 2017 rates decreased in all 72 counties when compared over the year to November 2016 rates and decreased or remained the same in 52 of the 72 counties over the More >

Fatal Accident on Highway 82

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 6:27 a.m., the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two vehicle accident on State Hwy 82 on the Wisconsin River Bridge at the Adams – Juneau County Line.  There was complete road blockage and traffic had to be re-routed for several hours.  Initial investigation shows a westbound More >