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Sauk County Residents Encouraged to Purchase NOAA Weather Radio

Sauk County residents are being encouraged to purchase a NOAA weather radio. These radios will alert you to any severe weather condition and can be used anywhere in the United States. You are able to program the weather radio for the County(s) you want weather alerts. Weather radios operate on electricity and have battery backup More >

Rollover Accident in Vernon County

A Westby man was injured in a single vehicle crash in Vernon County early Saturday morning. Sheriff John Spears said 29-year-old Mark McKibbin told law enforcement officers the crash occurred at approximately 12:00 AM while he was driving north on County Road B in the Town of Jefferson.  McKibbin said he swerved to avoid striking More >

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Juneau County; No Change in Quarantine Status

MADISON – Emerald ash borer has been confirmed for the first time in Juneau County, although the county has been under quarantine for two years because of EAB’s detection nearby in neighboring counties. A DATCP employee collected the insect at the rest area on westbound Interstate 90/94 near Lyndon Station, in the Town of Kildare. More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING June 20, 2016. 6/16             An unknown vehicle, believed to be a dually truck, went off the side of the road on State Highway 35 in the Town of Wheatland.  The vehicle struck a No Passing sign, a More >

Vote for Your Favorite Pet on the CWNAS 2017 Calendar

Voting is now open for the Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter’s 2017 Love My Pet Calendar. The top vote getter will be the cover photo for the calendar. To vote on-line, go to http://www.carlnelson.org/CarlNelson/Calendar_Entries.html, check out the 2017 entries, then email calendarcwnas@yahoo.com and put the number and name in the email subject line. One vote per email address, please or More >

Mauston Man Pleads No Contest to Manufacture/Delivery of THC

A Mauston man has pleaded no contest to a charge of manufacture/delivery of THC last Tuesday. Court records show 23-year-old Keith Steele had his sentenced withheld, and will serve three years on probation with no jail time for the charge. Prosecutors dismissed several drug related charges, including maintaining a drug trafficking place, but those charges More >

Jury finds ER Doctor Not Guilty In Malpractice Suit in Sauk County

(Baraboo, WI)  —  A Sauk County jury took only about 90 minutes to find an emergency room doctor not guilty of malpractice last week.  Dr. Andrew Nelson treated a 19-month-old boy at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo in September 2012.  The jury found Nelson wasn’t negligent when he treated the child when he was brought More >

Tomah Memorial Seeks Public Input on New Hospital Project

Tomah Memorial Hospital is looking for public input regarding the planned construction of a new hospital on Tomah’s south side. CEO Phil Stuart said a public survey is now available for area residents to share input on services and features for the estimated $72 million project planned for construction on a 40 acre site adjacent More >

LYNXX/Lemonweir Valley Telcom Donates to the New Lisbon Library Building Fund

Camp Douglas, WI: LYNXX/Lemonweir Valley Telcom recently donated $30,000.00 to the New Lisbon Library Building Fund.  This brings LYNXX’s total donation amount to date to $35,000.00 for the Library Building Fund. LYNXX’s CEO, Jim Costello joined Deanna Laufenberg, director of the New Lisbon Library, Merikay Willer, president of the Friends of the New Lisbon Library More >

Plane Crashes through Fence at Reedsburg Airport, No Injuries

A single prop plane crashed through the fence at the end of the runway at Reedsburg Municipal Airport Friday morning, while trying to land. On Friday at 11:09am, Reedsburg Police and Fire received a call that a plane had crashed at the Reedsburg Airport while trying to land. Officers located the plane at the intersection More >