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Opening Day Deer Harvest Down Almost Ten Percent

Wisconsin deer hunters shot almost ten percent fewer animals than last year on the first day of the nine day gun season. According to preliminary DNR totals, 68,756 deer were taken on Saturday, down from 76,223 on the opening day of 2015. The totals include antler and antlerless deer. 2016 data are preliminary Following data More >

New Lisbon Community Closet Helps with Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Fountain Chateau Bed and Breakfast free community Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thursday, November 24th from 11am to 2pm. At the facility in Hustler, Owner Susanne Soltvedt accepted a $500 check from Ron Lauden, one of the volunteers at the New Lisbon Community Closet. The funds will be used to help with the More >

Events Planned for 30th Anniversary of Tommy Thompson’s Inauguration as Governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A series of events are planned for next year to mark the 30th anniversary of Tommy Thompson’s inauguration as Wisconsin governor. Alumni of his administration are producing events for 2017 that include an academic conference at the Capitol in April, a celebratory gala in Milwaukee later in the spring and the More >

Two Vehicle Accident Causes No Injures but Road Blockage in the Town of Viroqua

Sheriff John B. Spears reports a two vehicle accident with no injuries, but road blockage, that occurred on November 17th, 2016 at 9:30am.  The accident happened on U.S. Highway 14 at the entrance to Tractor Central, in the Town of Viroqua. A car driven by Raymond S. Fortney age 88 of Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin was More >

Two Injured in a Two Vehicle Accident in Monroe County

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 3:22 P.M. of a two vehicle crash with injuries.  The crash occurred on County Highway I, at the intersection of Fillmore Avenue in the Township of Lafayette. Matthew E. Kuruzovich (33) of Sparta, was operating a 2014 More >

New Lisbon Woman Convicted Of Child Abuse Tuesday In Juneau County

A New Lisbon woman was convicted of child abuse on Tuesday in Juneau County court. 33-year old Heather B. Mead received two class A misdemeanors for neglecting a child and pleaded no contest on both counts. Mead must pay a fine of 465 dollars for each offense and also earns two years probation. Mead was More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center Extends Its Urgent Care Department Hours Thanksgiving

Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston is extending their Urgent Care Department Hours on Thanksgiving. The Urgent Care Department will be open from 9 am to 9 pm on Thanksgiving, and will resort back to normal hours from 4 to 11 pm on Friday, November 25. Besides treating fevers, colds and the flu, the urgent More >

Most Road Construction Will be Done in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

Although most major highway construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers may encounter some ongoing road work as well as heavy traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). “Drivers generally won’t have to deal with detours on major highways because of construction projects, but there are some areas More >

Governor Walker Announces $125,000 Transportation Grant to the Village of Viola

Governor Scott Walker announced Thursday that the village of Viola has been awarded a Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant. The $125,000 award represents the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) contribution toward the construction of a new street between South Wagoner Avenue and WIS 131, reconstruction of South Wagoner Avenue, and construction of a storm water sewer More >

Incident of Criminal Damage to Property and Theft in the Town of Germantown

There was an incident of theft and criminal damage to property in the Town of Germantown. Sometime between 9:30am and 4pm Monday, November 14, an unknown person or persons entered two vehicles at the 30th Street Boat Landing. One of the victims said his driver side rear window was broken and he had property taken More >