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Mauston High School Preparing for Another Great Food Drive

The Mauston High School Key Club is preparing for another great year at the school’s annual food drive. Last year, the group raised about 37,000 pounds of food. Key Club President Alexis Walker said that the group’s goal this year is to raise that much again if not 40,000 pounds. “That translates to almost 40,000 More >

“Toys for Joy” Planning is Underway

Though it might not be Thanksgiving yet, planning for the “2014 Toys for Joy” campaign is underway. It’s an all-volunteer organization that provides toys and gifts for needy children in the Mauston School District. There are several ways to help out: one could organize a toy drive within their community, make a financial contribution, put More >

Legislators to Recognize Local Heroes

Several state legislators will recognize individuals who assisted in the rescue of a New Lisbon woman after her vehicle went off the road and into a body of water September 15. State Senators Dale Schultz, Jennifer Shilling, and Julia Lassa and Representative Amy Sue Vruvink and Lee Nerison will present a legislative citation to each More >

Monroe County Authorities Issues Warning

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a ration of thefts that have been occurring recently. The thefts are occurring in the area of Tomah and Tunnel City. The thefts are happening in unlocked vehicles and garages. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to secure their vehicles and houses. Also be aware of things More >

Lemonweir Valley Telecom to Offer a Gig Network: The Fastest Internet Speeds in the World

Lemonweir Valley Telecom (LVT) announced on Thursday that it will be offering a gigabit network, called Gig Valley, to its core area residents and businesses in the Camp Douglas, New Lisbon and at Castle Rock Lake area. LVT CEO and General Manager Jim Costello said it was the goal of the company to provide a More >

Rollover Accident in the Town of Hillsboro

Two Hillsboro teenagers were injured in a rollover accident on Thursday morning in the Town of Hillsboro. The 17-year-old driver was operating a four-door pickup truck on County Road F when she lost control while coming out of a curve.  The vehicle went off the roadway, struck and traveled down an embankment, and overturned.  The More >

Tomah Memorial Foundation Supports Food Outreach Program

A five-thousand dollar donation from the Tomah Memorial Foundation will help area residents obtain benefits from a food program aimed at ending hunger. Officials donated the money to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Food Share program Thursday. Second Harvest CEO and President Dan Stein said the donation will be doubled by the More >

Monroe County Authorities Investigating Possible Drug Overdose

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an incident that occurred at the Kwik Trip located at the intersection of State Highway 16 and State Highway 71 in the Township of Sparta. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 9th at 6:15 P.M. The Monroe County Communications Center had received the call of an unresponsive female More >

Juneau County Board Approves Budget and Sets Tax Levy

Following a public hearing Tuesday morning, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved the budget for expenditures and revenues for 2015 and established a tax levy for county tax purposes. The department heads met with the Finance and Computer Committee to prepare a budget that met the state’s levy limit law, while providing the best More >

Wisconsin Rapids Woman Arrested for Possession of THC – with Intent

A Wisconsin Rapids woman was arrested for possession of THC, with intent to sell. In the police report, on November 1st, an Adams officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on Highway 13 and made contact with the driver, 32-year-old April Jinsky. While he was talking to Jinsky, the officer could smell More >