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Iowa Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County

An Iowa man was seriously injured Thursday night when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said the crash was reported on Highway N in the town of Sterling, the Sheriff’s Office said. 69-year-old Paul Colsch of Marquette, Iowa, was going south on Highway N and lost control of More >

Private Wells Testing Recommendations from the South Central Environmental Health Consortium

Baraboo, WI – Clean drinking water is critical for maintaining you and your family’s health. However, pollutants, including nitrates, can enter the groundwater from leaky septic systems and from fertilizer runoff. Adams, Juneau, and Sauk County are heavily agricultural and have geological features that make the area especially susceptible to groundwater contamination. Therefore, residents should More >

Governor Scott Walker Celebrates Local Farmers at Cranberry Growers Cooperative Ribbon Cutting

Governor Scott Walker joined local farmers from Monroe County to celebrate the Cranberry Growers Cooperative’s (CranGrow) new $20,000,000 facility expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. CranGrow, a joint group of independent Wisconsin cranberry growers, harvest cranberries to be made into sweetened dried fruit products. With this expansion, CranGrow is expected to add 50 employees when More >

Mauston Man Found Guilty and Sentenced for Escaping-Criminal Arrest

A Mauston man was found guilty of escaping criminal arrest. Court records show that 41-year-old John Nmi Zabawa III was sentenced in a Juneau County Court on Wednesday at a plea/sentencing hearing. He was sentenced to two years in state prison and three years extended supervision. Zabawa will also have to maintain full time schooling More >

Western to host ribbon cutting for downtown location

SPARTA, Wis. – Western Technical College in Sparta will hold a ribbon cutting event for the College Prep & Transitional Education Center on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the new location, 112 South Water St. The college made the move downtown last fall, but recently completed remodeling to accommodate Western’s General Education Development More >

Blood Donations Urgently Needed in the Final Weeks of Summer

The American Red Cross urgently needs donors to give blood in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical blood shortage. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to More >

Single Vehicle Accident in the Town of Lemonweir

There was a single vehicle accident in the Town of Lemonweir on August 4th. 40-year-old Alan Czarnecki of New Lisbon was traveling north on 15th Avenue when his vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees that were in the ditch. Czarnecki told officials that he had just left the gym and was feeling light More >

Vandalism at Devil’s Lake State Park

Authorities in Sauk County are looking into several reports of vandalism at Devil’s Lake State Park. Several signs were vandalized sometime Tuesday evening on the north shore entrance of the park. More damage was done throughout the park, including to the historic pillars on the entrance road. If you have any information on the cases More >

August 9 Primary Election Results

As of 11:45AM 8/10/16: (These results are not official as votes are coming in and they still have to be canvassed) Juneau County: Congressional United States Senator Ron Johnson (R): 2,063 Russ Feingold (D): 1,371 Scott Harbach (D): 75 Phillip N. Anderson (Lib.): 54 Representatives in Congress District 3 Ron Kind (D): 756 Myron Buchholz (D): 112 More >

Sauk County Sheriff’s Office to Crack Down on Drunken Motorists during the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5. “Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, 190 people were killed and nearly 2,900 were injured in alcohol-related crashes More >