Local News

Rollover Accident in the Town of Armenia

There was a rollover accident in the Town of Armenia on September 14th. According to the accident report, the 16-year-old driver was traveling south on County Road G from 12th Avenue. A deer was standing in the road, and the driver braked heavily. This causes the vehicle to steer left and it entered the ditch 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 22, 2014. 9/15  Robert Solverson, Viroqua, backed out of a private driveway in Town of Franklin and struck a legally parked vehicle driven by Ann Kieser, Massachusetts. 9/16  Michael Mugrage, Chaseburg, was southbound on County Road More >

Adams-Friendship Receives Mathematics Partnership Grant

The Adams-Friendship School District has received a mathematics partnership grant. It will be partnered with Marian University and Wautoma School District for the second year continuing grant to three partnerships. According to the Department of Public Instruction, mathematics and science teachers will be gaining knowledge and skills to increase student achievement through this grant. State More >

Captive Whooping Cranes Released Into the Wild

Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild on Saturday as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species. The cranes, hatched and raised by their parents at the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, were released on the More >

WisDOT Providing Free State ID Cards

In light of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that stated that Wisconsin’s Voter ID law was constitutional, voters will need to present photo identification on Election Day. Examples of what is an accepted form of identification would be a driver’s license, passport, or Wisconsin identification card. If a person does not have any More >

Adams Community Forum – October 7th

The Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, Adams County UW-Extension, and South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition will be sponsoring a Community Forum with candidates from the 41st and 72nd Assembly Districts. The forum will be held October 7th at 7:00pm at the Adams County Community Center. Candidates will discuss critical issues facing Adams More >

Rep. Ron Kind Introduces Bipartisan “Teacher Tax Relief” Act

U.S Representative Ron Kind partnered with five other representatives, Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Aaron Schock (R-IL), Pat Tiberi (R-OH), and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), to introduce the Teacher Tax Relief Act. The act is intended to make permanent the deduction allowed for teachers who purchase classroom supplies out of pocket and expands the deduction More >

Tomah PD Teams Up With TestMyTeen.Com to Offer Free Drug Test Kits

To help both parents and teens with the battle against drug involvement, the Tomah Police Department is implementing a new “Test My Teen” drug-prevention program that is designed to keep parents in touch with their teens and give teens a way to stop peer pressure when friends urge them to experiment with drugs. The department More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Health Fair

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston is holding a health fare on Thursday, October 9th from 7am to 11am.  Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to discuss specific risks for developing diabetes More >

One Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in the Town of Greenfield

Monroe authorities are reporting a one vehicle accident in the Town of Greenfield that resulted in injuries to one person. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin said the crash was located on State Highway 21 approximately point 4 miles west of Fireworks Avenue. 51-year-old Penny Thorpe of Tomah was traveling west on State Highway 21 when More >