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Juneau County Fairest of the Fair Places in Top Five at Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fairs

Juneau County Fairest of the Fair placed in the top five during the 51st Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair competition this week. Charitee Seebecker was the third runner up at the event. She competed with 39 other women from around the state. The 2017 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair title went to Rebecca Starkenburg from the Lodi More >

New Lisbon School Board Hears Presentation on Hypnotism

The New Lisbon School Board received a presentation of how the power of the mind and hypnotism at its meeting on Monday night. In the Celebrate New Lisbon part of the meeting, New Lisbon History and Psychology Teacher Kristin Mathes told the board about how her Advance Psychology students had a special class with Dr. More >

JC-AIRS Board Accepts Commitment To Fund Construction of Pig and Sheep Pavilion

On Monday night, the JC?AIRS Board officially accepted the commitment from the Donald J Burnstad Family to fund the construction of the Pig and Sheep Pavilion, roughly a value of $150,000. JC-AIRS Secretary Nathan Thiel said this will be the third of five fair pavilions planned for construction in the redevelopment plan of Veterans Memorial More >

First 2017 Baby Born at Mile Bluff Medical Center

On Monday, January 9 at 11:25 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center welcomed Clare Margaret to the world as the first baby born at the facility in 2017! Clare’s parents were pleasantly surprised by being awarded the coveted title, and were excited to meet their first child. Clare weighed in at 8 pounds, 7 ounces and More >

Minor Injuries in Rollover Crash in Vernon County

Two people received minor injuries in a one vehicle rollover crash in Vernon County Tuesday evening. Sheriff John B. Spears said 18-year-old Elizabeth Baker of Norwalk was traveling east on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua when she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the median, and overturned onto the vehicle’s More >

Elroy Meetings Cancelled

Tonight’s meetings of the City of Elroy Utility Commission, Finance and Personnel Committee and Common Council have been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions. They have been rescheduled for next week Tuesday at the same times.

New Lisbon Student Receives $1,000 SAE Grant

A New Lisbon student has received a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant from the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. It was announced at the New Lisbon School Board meeting on Monday evening that Abby Frisk received a $1,000 dairy SAE grant. To apply for a Wisconsin FFA Foundation SAE grant, students must complete a five-page application explaining More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING January 9, 2017. 1/2              Charish Goss, La Farge, was traveling east on State Highway 82, Town of Webster, on a downhill curve.  Goss lost control due to ice on the roadway, crossed the centerline, struck a sign, More >

Adams-Friendship School Board Recognizes Gift of Cardboard Bailer

The Adams-Friendship School Board recognized a gift during its meeting on Monday night. During the consent agenda part of the meeting, District Administrator Rick Waski said the board recognized a gift from A-F County Market and Hud-Son Forestry. Waski said the businesses collaborated to offer to the district a cardboard bailer at no cost. With More >

Western Technical College Gets Community Feedback Before Posting President Position

After gathering input through staff meetings, community forums, phone interviews, online surveys, and face-to-face sessions, Western Technical College’s presidential search committee has posted the position and begun the search for the next leader after long-time president Lee Rasch retires on June 30, 2017. Rasch announced his retirement in October, putting the wheels in motion to More >