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Mauston Man Arrested for Bail Jumping

A Mauston man was taken into custody for bail jumping, according to the Mauston Police Department. On May 12, a Mauston Police Officer was dispatched to an apartment complex for a male who passed out in the stair well of the building. Upon making contact with the subject, who was later identified as 51-year-old year-old More >

Adams-Friendship School Board Votes to Pursue Energy Saving Projects

The Adams-Friendship School Board voted to pursue an Act 32 energy saving project at its monthly meeting on Monday night. Act 32 is a state program that allows the districts to provide funding for energy upgrades and use the savings that are generated to pay for the upgrades. As a result of the unanimous vote, More >

Rep. VanderMeer Votes to Reform Wisconsin’s FoodShare

70th Assembly District Representative Nancy VanderMeer voted on Wednesday to reform Wisconsin’s FoodShare program. “The FoodShare program will continue to help those truly in need with basic food necessities, while at the same time reduce the abuse and misuse of this program.” said Rep. VanderMeer. Assembly Bill 177 would require food stamp recipients to use at More >

Public Intervenors Call Claimed Benefits from Badger-Coulee Transmission Proposal into Question

Public intervenors representing electric customer interests in the controversial Badger-Coulee transmission proposal have petitioned the Public Service Commission (PSC) to re-hear the case. The project was approved last month and intervenors are asking the commission to determine whether it would have any economic benefit for ratepayers under current trend of flat and declining energy use. More >

22nd Annual Rural Safety Days Coming Up in Sauk County

The 22nd annual Rural Safety Days will be held at the Sauk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday May 19th and Wednesday May 20th. This event is aimed at educating Sauk County third graders. The children attend twelve safety stations that focus on safety issues they could encounter on any day. It is organized by employees of More >

Reedsburg Police Department Hires Two New Officers

Reedsburg Police have announced the hiring of two new officers. Joshua Benson, of Reedsburg, was hired on March 30, 2015 as a police officer. Benson is a graduate of Reedsburg High School. Benson received his Bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater and completed the Police Academy at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. Amanda Georgeson, of Reedsburg, was hired on April More >

Nekoosa Man Charged with Armed Robbery

A Nekoosa man has been charged with two counts of armed robbery. According to the criminal complaint filed Monday, 45-year-old Kelly Lovelace allegedly broke into two residences on 20th Avenue in the Town of Armenia on May 8th and removed several items from one residence and moved them to the other. Officers found a loaded More >

Local Community Partners Show Support for NFP Mothers

Several local community partners hosted a Mother’s Day Luncheon on Friday, May 8th to recognize Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) mothers in Juneau County.  The event was held at the New Lisbon City Hall Community Room. Partners involved in planning the event were a Juneau County Home and Community Educator President, Carla Von Haden, the UW Extension More >

Woman accused of concealing child’s death

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Court documents in Sauk County say a mother facing charges of concealing the death of her newborn told police the baby drowned during a home water birth. A criminal complaint charging Brenda Bomstein says she told investigators she learned about water births while watching cable TV. The 33-year-old Lake Delton woman More >

Sauk City Woman Named “Alice In Dairyland”

A Sauk City woman has been chosen as Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland. Teyanna Loether will work as a communications professional for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Her job will be to educate the public about the importance of agriculture in Wisconsin. Loether was selected at the culmination of three More >