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Lyndon Station Man Arrested for OWI-4th Offense

A Lyndon Station man was arrested for fourth operating while intoxicated offense. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said, on Wednesday, July 12, at about 11:15pm a Sauk County deputy made a traffic stop on Highway 58 and Jessop Road in the Town of LaValle after observing that the vehicle operator was not wearing a seatbelt.  More >

Tomah Memorial and Tomah High School Team Up for Two Day Blood Drive

A lower than expected supply of blood has Tomah Memorial Hospital and Tomah High School teaming up to help save lives. The two entities have joined forces to host a two-day blood drive July 20 & 21. Tomah Memorial Hospital Marketing & Public Relations Director Eric Prise said they really need area residents to help More >

Necedah Village Board Gets Update on Lake Necedah Plans

The Necedah Village Board got an update on the Necedah Lake Plan at its meeting on Monday night. In an email, Village Administrator Roger Herried said the village is working with a consultant to determine the best way to improve the water quality, fish habitat and maintain recreational use of Necedah Lake. The process involves More >

The 2nd Annual Juneau County Youth Livestock Expo – July 26-27

The 2nd annual Juneau County Youth Livestock Expo is just around the corner! It will be held July 26-27 at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mauston. Over 134 head of livestock are already registered, from 76 different exhibitors. “The number of head of livestock and exhibitors has grown significantly over our first year,” commented co-chair, More >

“Outdoors Radio” Receives Nine Awards at Outdoor Writers of America Association Excellence in Craft Competition

Mauston – The popular radio show, “Outdoors Radio,” with co-hosts Dan Small and Jeff Kelm, won a total of nine awards in the annual Outdoor Writers of America Association Excellence in Craft competition. The awards were announced at the association’s recent conference, held in Duluth, Minn. The winning segments all aired during the 2016 season, More >

Cashton Man Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

A Cashton man received non-life threatening injuries in a single vehicle accident Tuesday. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said 24-year-old Josue Vicente traveling east on State Highway 82 in the town on Viroqua when he reported he fell asleep. Vicente failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway striking a guardrail and tree. More >

Lyndon Station Man Charged With OWI-4th Offense

A Lyndon Station man is facing a fourth operating while intoxicated offense charge. 38-year-old Benjamin Lira faces up to six years in prison or a $10,000 fine, or both. According to the criminal complaint, on July 7, 2017, a state trooper received a complaint of a vehicle driving erratically on I-90 at milepost 71. He More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Preliminary Budget for 2017-18 School Year

The New Lisbon School Board approved their preliminary budget for the 2017-18 school year at their monthly meeting on Monday night. the decrease in the revenue limit and state aid this year is mostly due to declining number of students living in the school district. Superintendent Dennis Birr said this is just the best guess More >

Juneau County Clean Sweep Next Weekend – July 21 & 22

Do you have old or unwanted chemicals or pharmaceuticals sitting around your farm or home?  Have you ever wondered how and where to properly dispose of these hazardous wastes?  Juneau County farmers, small businesses and households have an opportunity to dispose of these hazardous wastes with moderate to no charge at the Juneau County Clean More >

Man Seriously Injured in Accident in Town of Plymouth

One person was seriously injured in an accident involving a semi in the Town of Plymouth July 2. According to the accident report, 41-year-old TJ Steinmetz of Elroy was traveling westbound on Highway 82, when his vehicle left its designated lane, crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming tractor trailer. Steinmetz was pinned inside his More >