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Sen. Jennifer Shilling Recognized for Legislative Accomplishments

Senator Jennifer Shilling, a Democrat from La Crosse, has been recognized by several statewide organizations for her bipartisan work. Shilling was named a “2014 Environmental Champion” by the Sierra Club, a “2014 Community Health Centers Friend” by the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association, and she received a 100% working families voting record from the Wisconsin More >

Elroy Man Charged with Bail Jumping and Other Offenses

An Elroy man has been charged with two counts of bail jumping, possession of synthetic cannabinoid, 2nd offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, a Mauston officer was dispatch to a parking lot on Highway 82 for a subject sleeping in a vehicle. The officer made contact with the driver, 21-year-old More >

New Lisbon School Board Fills Positions at Meeting

The New Lisbon School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. The board approved a milk bid from Morning Glory. It accepted the resignations from Dawn Barranco, Ryan Meyer, Nicole Paukner, and Heidi Anderson. The board, then, filled the positions for Junior High English, High School English, Band, Elementary Music, a Part-time cook, and More >

Juneau, Sauk and Monroe County Sheriff’s Offices to Participate in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

Juneau, Sauk and Monroe County Sheriff’s Offices will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that begins August 15 and will end September 1. The Mauston and Necedah Police Departments and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office have also More >

One Person Injured In Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash in the Town of LaValle

One person was airlifted after he was struck by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon in the Town of LaValle. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle/pedestrian crash on Highway 33 west of County Road V. The investigation of the crash revealed that a 35-year-old More >

Residents Welcome to Participate in Straw Poll at the Fair

The Democratic Party of Juneau County is inviting the community to take part in a straw poll for the Governor’s race during the Juneau County Fair this week. State polls have put the candidates, Democrat Mary Burke and Republican Governor Scott Walker, nearly even in terms of voter support. Sarah Shanahan is the chair of More >

Mauston Woman Arrested on Bench Warrant

A Mauston woman was arrested on a bench warrant that was issued for her when she failed to appear for a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran issued a body only warrant for 26-year-old Taquisha Coleman when she failed to appear in court for several cases, one in which accuses More >

Nekoosa Man Sentenced for Making False Statements

A Nekoosa man was sentenced to two years of probation for making false statements to the federal government. According to US Attorney, John Vaudreuil,  24-year-old Travis Billman was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman. Billman pleaded guilty in May of this year. On April 5, 2012, an anonymous individual contacted the Federal Bureau of More >

Primary Election Results 2014

Juneau County had a busy night at the Primary Elections on Tuesday night. In the Clerk of Circuit Court race, Patty Schluter defeated incumbent Loretta Roberts 1,067 votes to Roberts’ 472 votes. Other Juneau County races, Brent Oleson ran unopposed for Juneau County Sheriff and gathered 1,330 votes and Kathy Kohutko also ran unopposed and More >

Semi Rollover on Highway 27 in Monroe County

A semi rolled over early Wednesday on State Highway 27 at Farmland Avenue in the Township of Sparta.  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that Benjamin Allen of Bangor was operating a 2014 Peterbuilt Semi Tractor-trailer unit on State Highway 27 when he took evasive action to avoid striking multiple deer in the More >