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Voting Period Open for Wisconsin Soybean Board

Soybean producers in three Wisconsin Soybean Board districts have until August 10 to vote for candidates for three open seats on the soybean board. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting ballots between July 15 and August 10, 2016. The districts and nominees are: District 3 – representing Adams, Crawford, More >

Incident of Theft in Lyndon Township

A boat was stolen in the Lyndon Township. The victim stated his board had been taken from the seasonal campsite he rents from River Bay Campground. It was parked at his campsite on July 9th, and when he came back on the 15th it was missing. A witness stated on July 14th, a white-pickup truck More >

One Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Juneau County

One person was injured in a motorcycle accident in the Town of Germantown. According to the accident report, on July 17, 58-year-old Christine Becker of New Lisbon was traveling west on 37th Street. She lost control of the motorcycle when the wheels lost traction in the gravel on the edge of the road, while Becker More >

Law Enforcement Appreciation Rally in Monroe County – July 24

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger announced that he will host a law enforcement appreciation rally on Sunday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m at Burnstads in Tomah. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel will be in attendance as a special guest. Croninger stated, “The brave men and women of law enforcement rarely receive the credit they More >

Million Penny Challenge Results

After two weeks, NOW 92one FM’s Million Penny Challenge has come to a close. After gathering pennies from over 60 businesses and many generous donations in the local area, NOW 92one FM has the results from the challenge. The weight of the pennies was 680 pounds, and the amount of pennies collected was 426,678 penny More >

Mauston Woman Arrested for OWI-2nd Offense, Bail Jumping, Possession of THC and Drug Paraphernalia

On July 13, 2016 Mauston Police Officers were dispatched to a residence in Mauston where a woman who appeared to be intoxicated, was knocking on doors asking for a ride. The Officers continued to search and found a vehicle on Water Street that was missing a tire on the passenger side. The driver was verbally 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 July 18, 2016. 7/12             A reporting party called to report a fraud complaint.  The party received a phone call from a caller claiming to be from Windows (Microsoft).  The party gave the caller her credit card information More >

Mauston Man Charged with OWI and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent

A Mauston man has been charged with OWI (5th or 6th), and operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent. According to the criminal complaint, on July 10, law enforcement was informed that 43-year-old Jeremy Webb had taken the victim’s vehicle without her consent and was intoxicated. A state trooper located the vehicle on Liberty Street More >

Sparta Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking & Drug Offenses

MADISON, WIS. — Monta Groce, 30, of Sparta, Wis., was convicted by a federal jury of three counts of sex trafficking by force, threats of force or coercion; one count of conspiracy to engage in interstate transportation for prostitution; one count of interstate transportation for prostitution; one count of maintaining a property for drug trafficking; More >

Extra Donors Needed for July 21 Tomah Memorial Hospital Blood Drive

Summer vacations and busy schedules are prompting officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital to seek extra blood donors for an upcoming BloodCenter of Wisconsin drive July 21. Hospital Lab Director Cyndi Smith says the need for blood continues to increase. Smith said 100 percent of all blood and platelets used at the hospital are supplied by More >