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Sauk County Health Officials Talk Zika Virus

The Sauk County Health department is encouraging people who travel to the Southern United States, South or Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico or the Pacific Islands to be aware of the transmission of Zika Virus. Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes can live indoors and will More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Reminds Public of Multiple Scams and Identity Theft

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins is reminding the public about scams and ID Thefts. It’s that time of the year again (Tax time) and the scammers are out trying to take your money. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public that if a money transaction doesn’t seem right, there is a good chance that More >

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 451, Authored by Brooks and Marklein, Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 451 into law on Thursday. As amended, the bill permits the driver of a large vehicle or combination of vehicles to deviate from the lane in which they are driving to safely approach and drive through a roundabout. The bill additionally requires the driver of a small vehicle to yield More >

Wisconsin Rapids Man Sentenced to 135 Months for Possessing Child Pornography

Madison, Wis. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joseph Glinski, 37, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 135 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.  Glinski pleaded guilty to this charge on October 23, 2015.  His term of More >

Nurses Helping Nurses to Put on “A Magical Event”

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation and Nurses Helping Nurses will be bringing magician and comedian, “Magic Dave” Stritter to Mauston High School on Saturday, March 19. The doors will open at 6pm with the magic show beginning at 6:30 pm.  In addition to a basket raffle, there will be special Easter-themed activities for the kids. More >

UW-Richland Student Represents Campus at 13th Annual Posters in the Rotunda

A UW-Richland student from Wonewoc will be representing the university at the 13th Annual Posters in the Rotunda event in the Capitol Rotunda. Ashley Thompson will present “Examining Coastal Beach Sands in North America” and was advised by Professor Dr. Norlene Emerson. The projects were selected by the Senate Professional Development Committee. Undergraduate student researchers More >

Upcoming Cattle Feeder Clinic in Hancock

UW-Extension will once again be conducting a cattle feeder clinic in the area.  The clinic will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station located at N3909 County Road V in Waushara County.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 am with the program starting at 9:30 am.  The clinic will conclude More >

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in Town of Lyndon

There was a single vehicle rollover accident in the Town of Lyndon last Saturday. 18-year-old Kylie Christensen of Baraboo was traveling west on Highway 12 when the vehicle she was driving drifted onto the snow covered shoulder. She overcorrected, and slid across the roadway. The vehicle entered the ditch and overturned. The vehicle suffered severe More >

Tomah Downtown Survey Ends Soon

Time is running out to fill out the Tomah Downtown Survey. The City of Tomah Long Range Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, is working to assess and evaluate the downtown area, including branding, wayfinding, streetscaping, parking, building design and land uses. The objectives of this planning process are to define a More >

Voter ID Law In Effect for February 16 Preliminaries

With the upcoming February 16 primary election, voters will be required to show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Most people already have an acceptable form of ID, such as a valid driver’s license, but for those who don’t, a free identification can be acquired at a local Wisconsin Division of Motor More >