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National Group Protests VA Hospitals With Billboards

(Tomah, WI) — A national group that’s protesting the Veterans Affairs’ health care system put up a critical billboard yesterday near the VA Medical Center in Tomah. The sign reads, “The VA is Lying, Veterans are Dying.” Similar messages were posted throughout the country by a Facebook group called “VA is Lying.” It was started More >

Potential for Deer Crashes Will Be High Again This Fall

Even when hunters have a difficult time finding deer in the woods, the elusive creatures may still be prevalent on Wisconsin roads. October and November are the mating season for deer, and they soon will increase their activity, particularly at dusk and dawn while moving back and forth between their bedding and feeding areas. As More >

Wonewoc-Center Celebrates “Song”coming

Wonewoc-Center is one of four schools celebrating their homecoming this week. The 2015 theme is based on songs. Below is a list of activities and homecoming representatives. Monday, September 28 ~ Manic Monday by the Bangles Dress wild/crazy/mismatched JV Volleyball Quad at Hillsboro at 4:00 JV Football versus New Lisbon at 5:00 Work night 3:30 More >

Mauston Homecoming Activities and Representatives

Homecoming at Mauston takes place this week with plenty of activities ahead. Monday, Sept. 28th- JV FB vs Nekoosa @ home with Powderpuff FB to follow Tuesday, Sept. 29th- VB vs Wautoma @ home with ManPuff to follow Thursday, Oct. 1st- JVR FB vs. Nekoosa @ home, VB vs. Westfield @ home with Bonfire to More >

Flushing Notice – City of Tomah Residents

The Tomah Water Utility will be conducting their semi-annual water main flushing program Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 9. It will happen between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Monday – all that area between south city limits and Council Street Tuesday – all the area between Council Street and Monroe Street Wednesday – More >

Montello Man Charged with Two Counts of Child Sexual Assault

A Montello man has been charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child. According to the criminal complaint, 36-year-old Roger Shaw Junior allegedly had sexual contact with the victim in the City of New Lisbon earlier this month. Court records show that a cash bond of $20,000 has been set for 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 September 28, 2015. 9/21             James Schaffer of Viroqua was traveling eastbound on US Highway 14 in the Town of Coon.  Schaffer heard a noise in the engine compartment, pulled over into the Town of Coon Shop parking More >

Western Technical College to Host Open House

Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. The residence hall in La More >

Rollover Accident in Vernon County

There was a one vehicle accident on State Highway 35 in the Town of Bergen Sunday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said 53-year-old Joseph Conry of La Crosse was traveling north on State Highway 35. Conry stated he fell asleep behind the wheel and rolled his vehicle. He was treated on scene with More >

Bible Baptist Church of Mauston Calls New Associate Pastor

Bible Baptist Church of Mauston has called John Barker as their new Associate Pastor. Pastor Barker began his duties on September 1. His areas of ministry will include middle and high school youth programs and also coordinating adult small groups. He will preach occasionally and assist Senior Pastor Peter Bergeson with other duties. Barker returns More >