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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING April 25, 2016. 4/18             Jessica Nelson, Westby, was traveling east on County Road Y, Town of Viroqua.  Nelson was negotiating a curve, swerved to miss deer, lost control of the vehicle, struck an embankment, and overturned the More >

City of New Lisbon Flushing Hydrants

City of New Lisbon is reminding its residents that the water department is flushing hydrants during the days of Monday, April 25th through Friday, May 6th.  For more information or if you experience water quality problems lasting more than four hours following hydrant flushing, contact the Water Department at 562-3794.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Farming Accident Victim

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who died in a farming accident last Thursday night. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the victim was identified as 64-year-old Eli Miller of rural Cashton. Law enforcement believes Miller may possibly have fallen from his spreader as a result of the horses bolting and More >

Rep. Ed Brooks Says There’s More Work To Be Done, Announces Re-Election Campaign

Representative Ed Brooks kicked off his 2016 campaign Monday morning on NOW92oneFM with an official announcement that he would seek voters’ approval for another term. Brooks said it’s been a pleasure serving the 50th Assembly District and they’ve made some improvement over the years. “In that time, unemployment has decreased from 7.6% to 4.5%, income More >

Vernon County Records Its First Accident Fatality in 2016

Vernon County had its first accident fatality in 2016 late Saturday afternoon. Sheriff John Spears said 25-year-old Samuel Ruehmann of La Crosse was traveling north on County Road B in the Town of Jefferson when he lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve. The vehicle went off the side of the road and More >

Vacancy Still on Tomah City’s Council

There’s still a vacancy on Tomah’s city council. It will stay at seven members for the time being as the council voted 5-2 last Tuesday night not to pick Wayne Kling or Cathy Coffey for the 7th District open seat. The seat became open after Nellie Pater became the new mayor. Kling and Coffey applied More >

Royall Music Department to Host Spaghetti Dinner – April 29

On Friday, April 29, the Royall Music Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale Fundraiser in the Royall HS Cafeteria from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $5, and children 5 and under are free. At 7:00 pm, following the dinner, Royall music students will present a Solo & Ensemble Showcase Concert More >

Two Long-Time Board Members Recognized for Years of Service

On Tuesday, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors said goodbye to two long time board members. Dave Arnold from District 11 was not present at Tuesday’s meeting but was recognized for his 18 years of service, while Paul Tadda from District 13, was honored for 14 years. Arnold served as a committee member on Emergency More >

Two From Mauston Honored at Herb Kohl Recognition Event

St. Patrick School teacher, Mary Beth Crowley was among those that were honored at the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards luncheon held on Saturday, April 16.  The event was held to honor the achievements of central Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals who are receiving foundation awards. Mary Beth Crowley received the Herb Kohl Fellowship Award.  More >

Fatal Farming Accident in Monroe County

An Amish farmer is dead as a result of a farming accident. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said on Thursday night, the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a farm on Newport Road in the Township of Sheldon for a report of a male subject who had been found by family members in a field where More >