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Local Law Enforcement Working Together to Combat Impaired Driving

The Elroy Police Department, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on December 19, 2014 from More >

New Lisbon Looking to Upgrade District Athletic Fields Through Fundraising

The New Lisbon Educational Foundation is looking to revamp the school district’s athletic fields. At a press conference on Tuesday, the foundation’s treasurer Dennis Birr gave an overview of the plans, which includes putting a drainage system under the fields and upgrade and expand restroom facilities. The primary goal is to raise $1.5 million to More >

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Public’s Help for Wanted Adams Man

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in looking for a 39-year-old Adams man. Randy Wrezzes is wanted for strangulation and suffocation, battery, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Wrezzes is 5’07″and is 160 pounds. Anyone with information on the person or any other crimes is encouraged to contact the Adams More >

Winners Announced from Mauston Holiday Parade

It was a chilly December night for the crowds of people lining Division Street and State Street for the Mauston Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 6th. There were 20 units that took part in the lighted procession. This year’s parade theme was “Nutcracker Christmas.” Scott Construction took the “Best Use of Lights” prize, the winner More >

Woman Cited for Theft in Mauston

An Elroy woman has been cited for retail theft. Mauston Police responded to a business on Highway 82 east on Thursday, December 4th for a theft. Investigation revealed that 47- year old Stephenie S. Hencsik-Pitel had been in the store earlier, and taken approximately $235 worth of items from the store. Hencsik-Pitel admitted to taking More >

Suspected Drunken Driver Blames Fish Fry

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a Wisconsin man suspected of his 10th drunken driving offense is blaming a Wisconsin tradition for his latest legal troubles. A criminal complaint filed in Adams County says 75-year-old John Przybyla told the deputy that stopped him that the reason he smelled like alcohol is because he had been More >

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment for Reedsburg Police Department

A team of assessors from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) will arrive on December 16, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Reedsburg Police Department. The assessment will include policy and procedures, management, operation, and support service. Chief Timothy Becker said verification by the team that the Reedsburg Police Department meets the Board’s More >

Necedah Village Board Approved 2015 Tax Levy and Mil Rate

Following a public hearing on Monday night, the Necedah Village Board approved the 2015 tax levy and mil rate. Village Administrator Roger Herried said that the tax levy this year is $398,000, compare to last year’s levy of $396,687. The overall mil rate is $29.10 per $1000 of assessed value. This is an increase of about More >

One Injured in Accident in Town of Lafayette

One person was injured in a one vehicle accident in the Town of Lafayette on Monday. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin said at about 7:20pm, the Monroe County 911 center took a report of a vehicle verses tree crash on County Highway II. The driver, 41-year-old Jody D. Peters of Black River Falls was traveling More >

New Lisbon School Member to Resign

The New Lisbon School accepted the resignation of one of its board members. At its meeting on Monday night, the board accepted the resignation of Rosetta Boyle with regret. Boyle will be moving outside the area to be closer to family. New Lisbon Superintendent Dennis Birr said that the board will have to seek qualified More >