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Mauston Receives Over $135,000 in DNR Land Water Conservation Grant

During the Mauston Common Council meeting Tuesday night, it was announced that the City of Mauston had received the DNR Land Water Conservation Grant Award. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the amount was a little over $135,000. The grant will help the city build a splash pad and dog park for local residents to enjoy. More >

Chicago Man Arrested for OWI with Four Children in the Vehicle

A Chicago man was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, with four children under the age of 16 in the vehicle. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol-Tomah Post, on Thursday night, the State Patrol assisted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in locating a subject that was involved in a domestic More >

Funeral Service Monday for Trooper Killed in Sauk County Crash

Funeral services for the trooper who died in a car crash Tuesday have been set for Monday, April 17 at 5pm in Sparta. Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper, 34-year-old Anthony “Tony” Borostowski of Tomah, according Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, was traveling eastbound on I-90 when he lost control of his patrol car. The car went into More >

WisDOT Announces Funding Available for 21 Highway Projects

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has realized let savings over the course of the state fiscal year.  “Today, I am directing WisDOT to advance $65 million in projects statewide into state fiscal year 2017,” Governor Scott Walker said. “In addition, WisDOT is projecting an additional $38 million in revenues, which the Legislature can allocate into More >

No Injuries in Two Vehicle Accident in Town of Lemonweir

No one was injured in a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in the Town of Lemonweir, Juneau County. According to the accident report, 21-year-old Erica Froehlich of Baraboo was traveling east on Highway 82 when she struck a vehicle, driven by 39-year-old Jeffrey Parish of Menominee, who was stopped and waiting to turn left onto More >

Lawmakers: Bill would help Wisconsin veterans become farmers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic and Republican lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to create a program that would help veterans become farmers and establish a logo to differentiate the state’s veteran-grown products. Democrat Rep. Evan Goyke and Republicans Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep. Ed Brooks announced the bill at a news conference Wednesday. More >

VA: Veterans Can Now See Wait Times

On Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with a way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. “Veterans must have access to information that is clear and understandable to make informed decisions about their health care,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. More >

Severe Weather Seminars to be Held in Sauk County – April 18

There will be two Severe Weather Seminars held Tuesday April 18 in Sauk County. They are the same class just in different locations. One will be at the Lake Delton Fire / EMS Station from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the second will be at the West Square Building, Room B-24, in Baraboo from More >

Local Wisconsin Main Street Organizations Recognized at Annual Awards Ceremony

he Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recognized the best downtown revitalization projects of 2016 at the 26th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony held Friday at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. Mark R. Hogan, secretary and CEO, and other WEDC leaders were on hand to recognize the efforts by Main Street volunteers and staff for the More >

Western Technical College Board Announces New President

The Western Technical College District Board has announced the selection of Dr. Roger Stanford as the college’s seventh president. Stanford, currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Western, will succeed Dr. Lee Rasch, who will retire on June 30. In announcing the selection, District Board Chairperson Dennis Treu said, “Roger’s passion for education, student More >