Local News

Hillsboro Referendum Passes

Voters approved the Hillsboro School District’s referendum on Tuesday night. The referendum passed 458-336. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said he was appreciative of the support offered by the voters. The district will get an extra $500,000 a year to go over revenue limits for five years. While the referendum does allow some relief from the revenue More >

Accidental Shooting in Rural Necedah

A 45-year-old man was transported to UW Hospital after he shot himself in the upper leg. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, on Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding an accidental shooting around 3:50pm in rural Necedah. The subject was being treated by first responders prior to deputies arriving. Oleson More >

Storm Spotter Training Offered By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training class in Adams on Monday, March 16th. The training will be held at the Adams County Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m. The class will last around 2 hours and includes a multimedia presentation. Training is intended for storm spotters or More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with Theft, Disorderly Conduct, and Bail Jumping

A Wisconsin Dells man has been charged with theft, disorderly conduct, and two counts of bail jumping. Mauston Police say on Wednesday, February 11th, they were dispatched to a Travel Center on Highway 82 East for a shoplifting complaint. The clerk at the Travel Center alleged that the suspect entered the restroom with two DVDs More >

Mauston School District Continues to Progress Towards Montessori School

The Mauston Montessori School is quickly coming together. At the Mauston School Board meeting Monday night, there were updates on the progress of the school, such as a discussion regarding a contract for the school. Similar to the iLead Charter School contract, the school board will have control of items such as budgeting and staffing More >

Infusion and Cancer Care Department Has New Location at Mile Bluff

It opened in the summer of 2008, providing about 35 chemotherapy treatments each month.  Since then, the Infusion & Cancer Care Department at Mile Bluff has expanded to provide more than 200 treatments monthly. With this growth, the need for additional space was evident.  In the fall, the department moved from the space it shared More >

Annual Monroe County Economic Development Conference – Feb. 26th

The Monroe County Economic Development, Commerce & Tourism Committee hosts its Annual Monroe County Economic Development on Thursday, February 26th at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. Over 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors are expected to attend the one day conference. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has been invited to speak to the group after lunch More >

Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols – Feb 20th

The Juneau County Sheriff Office and the Mauston, Elroy, and New Lisbon Police Departments are working collaboratively in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on Friday, February 20 from 7 PM to 3 AM. 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 February 16, 2015. 2/10   4 bottles of beer and a pint of milk was stolen from the Kickapoo Kwik Stop, Village of Readstown. 2/10   Lowen Kanagy of Viroqua, was turning onto East Smith Road in the Town More >

Wisconsin Dells Conducts Survey on Its Parks and Open Spaces

The City of Wisconsin Dells Parks and Recreation Department is inviting members of the community to participate in the update of the City’s Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. The plan is to serve as guide to the continual improvement of the City’s park and open space system and to maintain the City’s eligibility for state and More >