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Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with OWI-7th Offense

A Wisconsin Dells man was charged with OWI-7th Offense on Monday. According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday, a Juneau County deputy observed a vehicle on County Road HH near 51st Street in the Town of Marion turning its lights on and off, and then hitting the shoulder of the road.  The deputy tried to More >

Former Menasha Man Pleas No Contest to Charges

A former Menasha man was found guilty to charges of burglary-armed with a dangerous weapon and a felon possessing a firearm due to a no contest plea last Thursday.  Online court records show that Judge Paul Curran sentenced 25-year-old Michael Edict to 2 ½ years of initial confinement and 5 years of extended supervision for the More >

Accident in Town of Lisbon Leaves 6 Injured

There was a two vehicle accident in the Town of Lisbon last Monday that resulted in injuries to six parties. According to the accident report, 23-year-old Mitchell Johnson of Mauston was traveling east on Welch Prairie Road when he failed to have control of his vehicle and struck a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Jeremiah Bachim. 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 August 25, 2014. 8/18  Aluminum wire, window frames, and other assorted recyclable aluminum items were stolen from the Town of Stark building, Corps Road, La Farge. 8/20  While attending LarryFest, Town of Wheatland, Kristin Piotrowski reported the More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Tentatively Charged with Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct

On Saturday, August 16th, a 24-year-old Wisconsin Dells man, Luis Maravilla had to be tazered by authorities before being taken into custody at a gathering in the City of Mauston. Mauston Police, Wisconsin State Patrol and Juneau County Sheriff’s Department were called to a physical altercation in the 1000 block of East State Street around More >

Man Charged with Two Felonies and a Misdemeanor

Police say a City of Mauston man was taken into custody last Tuesday afternoon, August 19th, and has been charged with two felonies, and a misdemeanor in connection with an incident in the 500 block of Pine Street. 54-year-old Steven Richert was in a physical and verbal altercation with a 15-year male at a residence, and More >

Man Dies Trying to Free a Tractor from the Mud in Monroe County

A 19-year-old man died after being struck in the head by a tow strap while attempting to free a tractor, which was stuck in mud. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 8pm on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on CTH V in the Township of Wellington. The incident is still under investigation More >

Local Schools Community Learning Centers Grant Recipients

Reedsburg, Wonewoc-Center, Adams-Friendship school districts were part of 55 sites in the state that were selected for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) grant. According to the Department of Public Instruction, the grant will help improve math and reading, allow schools to participate in academic enrichment programs, and develop their athletic and social skills More >

Armenia Drug Bust Leads to Charges for Milwaukee Man

A Milwaukee man has been charged in connection to the drug bust that occurred last Monday in the Town of Armenia. 32-year-old Antoine Perkins was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver in an amount over 5 grams, along with six other felonies, including two counts of a felon in possession of a More >

Mauston PD Arrest Mauston Man After Disturbance

On Wednesday night, Mauston police were dispatched to the 500 block of Pine Street for a disturbance in progress. Officers were advised that the occupants of the home returned home to find a male subject exiting their residence, and they were now in a dispute with that subject. Officers made contact with the possible suspect More >