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Reedsburg Police & Fire Commission Announces Promotion

The City of Reedsburg Police & Fire Commission announced Thursday the promotion of Sgt. Patrick Cummings to the rank of Lieutenant, effective May 29, 2017. Lt. Cummings has been with the Reedsburg Police Department since 2002 and was promoted to sergeant in 2008. As a sergeant, Cummings has supervised the Detective Bureau since 2013. Lt. More >

Adams County to Host 2018 Alice in Dairyland Finals

Adams County will host the 71st annual Alice in Dairyland Finals events in May 2018. Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Ben Brancel made the announcement Saturday during the Finale event for the selection of the 70th Alice in Dairyland in Brown County. Agriculture provides more than 13 percent of the More >

Area Nonprofits Receive Over $35,000 from Alliant Energy Foundation

Contributed – Fifteen regional Wisconsin nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $35,490 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the first of its two 2017 giving cycles. “These organizations do such valuable work that makes our communities stronger,” said Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation. “Our investments support their crucial activities in More >

Tomah Memorial Joins DAISY Recognition Program

Tomah Memorial Hospital has joined an internationally known program designed to recognize nurses. According to hospital Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Myhre, officials have implemented the Daisy Award to spotlight nurses that make a difference in the lives of patients and families. “One of the things we looked at was ways to recognize nurses who really More >

New Lisbon and Adams Police Departments to Mobilize for “Click It or Ticket” Seatbelt Enforcement

The New Lisbon and Adams Police Department plan to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 22 to June 4, 2017. Their agencies will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign. The targeted enforcement will be from May More >

Wednesday Storms: Chetek Area Spared, Other Places Hit Hard

More thunderstorms rumbled through Wisconsin on Wednesday, and while the tornado ravaged Chetek area was spared, many other places were not. Jackson County emergency management officials urged motorists to stay off the roads Wednesday night, with numerous trees and power lines down as well as flooding that caused Highway 121 and a number of town More >

Camp Douglas Armed Forces Days This Weekend

Camp Douglas will host its annual Armed Forces Days Celebration this weekend. Starting Friday night families and their friends can join in numerous activities at the Camp Douglas Fire Department for Family Fun Night. Fun Pros Inflatables will be located in the Village Hall Parking lot. All day wristbands for the inflatables are $10. Another More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Looks at Health in All Policies and Health in Juneau County

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors received information about a health in all policies initiative at its meeting on Tuesday morning. Jennifer Timm is an assistant professor in the nursing department at Winona State University. She gave a presentation about Health in all Policies, also known as HiAP, which is a collaborative approach that integrates More >

Tomah VA to Screen USS Indianapolis: The Legacy

Tomah, Wis. – Following its World Premiere at the 2016 GI Film Festival, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy will be screening on May 19 at 1 p.m. in Veterans Hall on the Tomah VA campus. The film tells the extraordinary true story of the World War II heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis through exclusive, first-person accounts and More >

Diagnosed With Leukemia, Representative Ed Brooks Ready to Fight

The statement from Rep. Brooks office: The Words No One Wants to Hear I heard them last week. “Ed, you have cancer.” In my case it’s leukemia. I’m writing about it so that the rumors of my demise don’t run rampant. I’m very much alive, and I plan to fight it every step of the More >