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Vernon County Sheriff John Spear Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING April 14, 2014 4/7  Town of Coon reports the theft of Cut-A-Cross Road and Old Line Road signs. 4/9  Highway Department reports the weekend theft of a “Dip” sign and its stand from Highway 162, Town of More >

Mauston Man Cited for Revoked License

A Mauston man was cited for operating while revoked.  Police said 23-year-old Samuel Rowe was stopped in the Town of Wonewoc on Highway 33 from Highway 80 for having a headlight out.  A record check showed that Rowe’s license was revoked based on failing to pay forfeitures. Rowe was fined over two hundred dollars.

Elroy Woman Pleads No Contest in Two Cases

An Elroy woman has pleaded no contest in two different cases. 50-year-old Theresa Wesela was in court on Wednesday with her attorney before Judge John Roemer.  Wesela pled no contest to a charge of burglary in one case and two charges of theft by false representation in another case. Judge Roemer withheld sentence and placed More >

Incident of Theft in the Township of Marion

There has been an incident of theft in the Township of Marion. According to the police report, the victim told a Juneau County deputy that someone had taken a trailer plate from his camper. He told the officer that he last saw the license plate on his camper in December. He did not give anyone More >

School Libraries to Receive $30.2 Million from Common School Fund

Public schools districts throughout the state will share $30.2 million in library aid, which will be paid April 28 from the Common School Fund. It is the only funding specifically designated for the purchase of library materials. State Superintendent Tony Evers said, “The allocations from the Common Fund are the main and sometimes only funding More >

Mauston Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct

A Mauston man has been charged with disorderly conduct. On Tuesday, the Mauston Police were dispatched to the 200 block of West State Street for a disturbance. According to the criminal complaint, 21-year-old Andrew Weiland had a verbal altercation with his mother, became upset and punched the glass out of front door. Weiland was arrested More >

Warrant Arrest for a Tomah Man

Tomah Police have arrested a Tomah man on a warrant. On Friday, personnel from the US Marshal’s Office and Tomah Police arrested 24-year-old Leonard Figgins at an apartment in the 400 block of North Glendale Avenue. Police say Figgins has ties to Pennsylvania and was wanted there for attempted homicide, aggravated assault, possession of a More >

DNR: Wildfires Still Real Threat Heading Into Weekend

Department of Natural Resources fire officials say spotty showers that fell in some Wisconsin areas today did nothing to weaken the ongoing fire weather now predicted to last into the weekend. Central and west-central Wisconsin counties are facing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. With the recent dry pattern that started this month coupled with More >

Mauston’s Super 8 Damaged

On Wednesday, April 9th shortly before 7:00 p.m. a semi driver was attempting a U-turn in the parking lot of the Super 8, when his trailer cover caught the edge of the canopy on the front of the building. The canopy collapsed, breaking windows on the hotel entrance. The driver 41-year old David Conzet of More >

Village of Lyndon Station Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-up will be the weekend of April 25 – 29. Items will be picked up on Saturday and Monday from 9-1. Call 608-495-0740 to arrange for pick-up. Please leave a message including a phone number. Pick-up is free, however, recycling center fees will be charged for some items. (See item list below) Items will not be picked up until More >