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Sweet n’ Savory Pairing Party Cancelled

The Sweet n’ Savory Pairing Party being hosted by Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation on February 26 has been cancelled. No other details were released.

Necedah School Board Accepts Several Donations

The Necedah School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. The board accepted several donations. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the district received a $60,000 donation from the Endeavor Foundation which goes toward the school’s After School Program. The school also received a $1,870 donation from the Mile Bluff Medical Center from their inaugural Scamper More >

Inmate Charged with Two Counts of Bomb Scares

An inmate from the Green Bay Correctional has been charged in the Necedah School bomb scare last October. According to the criminal complaint, on October 8th, 21-year-old Daniel Pickett, formerly of Adams County, informed staff that he had planted bombs at the school in different locations and the bombs would detonate that day. In the More >

Western Partner with Juneau County to Offer Welding Program

Event: Welding partnership information session Monday, Feb. 23 5:30 p.m. Mauston High School 800 Grayside Ave, Mauston Description: An information session will be held to discuss a partnership between Western Technical College, Juneau County Economic Development Association, Juneau County board of Supervisors and the Mauston School District. The training is offered by Western Technical College More >

Mauston Police Department Reports

A 34-year old Tomah man, Robert J. Johnson III was taken into custody on Saturday, February 14th at approximately 2:20 p.m. Johnson had an outstanding Monroe County warrant bondable in the amount of $2,500.00. Johnson was a passenger in a vehicle that stopped on Hwy. 12/16 just east of the city. During the traffic stop More >

Sauk County Sheriff’s Office Releases Alcohol Task Force Results

On Friday February 13, deputies and officers from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and Sauk Prairie, Baraboo, Lake Delton, and Reedsburg Police Departments participated in an OWI Task Force enforcement detail in the Reedsburg area. Each of these departments placed Deputies and Officers out in this area to specifically combat drunk driving. During this deployment, More >

Hillsboro Referendum Passes

Voters approved the Hillsboro School District’s referendum on Tuesday night. The referendum passed 458-336. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said he was appreciative of the support offered by the voters. The district will get an extra $500,000 a year to go over revenue limits for five years. While the referendum does allow some relief from the revenue More >

Accidental Shooting in Rural Necedah

A 45-year-old man was transported to UW Hospital after he shot himself in the upper leg. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding an accidental shooting around 3:50pm in rural Necedah. The subject was being treated by first responders prior to deputies arriving. Oleson More >

Storm Spotter Training Offered By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training class in Adams on Monday, March 16th. The training will be held at the Adams County Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m. The class will last around 2 hours and includes a multimedia presentation. Training is intended for storm spotters or More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with Theft, Disorderly Conduct, and Bail Jumping

A Wisconsin Dells man has been charged with theft, disorderly conduct, and two counts of bail jumping. Mauston Police say on Wednesday, February 11th, they were dispatched to a Travel Center on Highway 82 East for a shoplifting complaint. The clerk at the Travel Center alleged that the suspect entered the restroom with two DVDs More >