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Lake Delton Elementary School Earns 5th Straight 5-Star Award

Lake Delton Elementary School has been awarded its 5th consecutive Five-Star award.  Principal Felipe Armijo and 5th grade teacher Mandy Haddix accepted the award at the Capitol in Madison.  It was presented by State schools Superintendent Tony Evers.  The Five Star Award recognizes Title I schools that meet the state’s test participation, attendance and dropout More >

Reedsburg Man Charged with Felony Bail Jumping after Motorcycle Crash

It was a bad break for a Reedsburg man in more than one way.  21 year old Thomas Day was in a motorcycle accident on May 19th in the Town of Lyndon.  Authorities arrived at the accident involving Day and another vehicle.  Day was transported to the Reedsburg hospital for his leg that had been More >

Elroy Man Facing Drug Manufacturing Charges

32 year old Nicholas Rentz, of Elroy is in trouble with the law once again, this time stemming from a 2017 drug investigation.  Rentz is being charged with Manufacturing Cocaine and Imitation of Controlled Substance – Party to a Crime.  On June 6, 2017 a confidential informant with the Juneau County Drug Task Force purchased More >

Tractor Rollover occurs in Hillsboro

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a tractor rollover incident that occurred on private property west of Hillsboro, WI.  On June 4, 2018 at 1:04 p.m. the sheriff’s office was alerted to tractor rollover incident.  During the investigation it was learned that Cindy M. Klemp, age 51 of rural Hillsboro was operating a small More >

Search of Armenia Home Turns Up with Multiple Drug Related Items and Illegal Firearm

A Nekoosa man and a Nekoosa Woman are facing multiple charges including Possession With Intent to Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Deliver Psilocin or Psilocybin, and Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Location.  Juneau County Detectives along with other local authorities searched the home of 34 year old Dawn Espinosa & 47 year old Jere Wipfl.  More >

New Lisbon Man Indicted on Federal Charges of Child Pornography  

A New Lisbon man initially charged in Juneau County circuit court with Child Exploitation and other related offenses has now been indicted in Federal court for allegedly producing Child Pornography and Distributing it to Minors.  22 year old Andrew Steiskal had sex with a minor in November of 2017 and created video files of it.  More >

Theft Takes Place in Town of Lyndon Garage

Authorities are looking into a possible theft that took place on Johnson Street in the Town of Lyndon.  The residence claimed to have left their home the morning of May 10th to mow a yard, when they came back their garage door was wide open.  The stolen items included a weed whacker, a Remington 380 More >

Prosecution:  Truck Driver Was On Drug When He Hit School Bus

Prosecutors in Columbia County say the truck driver who slammed his 18-wheeler into the back of a stopped school bus was on drugs at the time.  A judge set bail for 42-year-old Wayne Murphy at 35-thousand dollars during a court appearance late last week.  He’s been in the Columbia County Jail since May 23rd.  Twenty-six More >

Former Tomah Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for 2015 Shooting  

A former Tomah man and current Altoona resident has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded no contest in the shooting of his friend.  Michael O. Nelson was being tried for the 2015 shooting of Randall Perry.  The shooting took place in Jackson County.  Prosecutors were set to retry Nelson, before Nelson More >

VanderMeer has Challenger in 70th Assembly District, Krus to Run in 50th District

A Merrillan Democrat will challenge 70th Assembly Woman and Republican Nancy VanderMeer in the November 6th general election.  Cari Fay will be the challenger.  Fay is a former marine and Milwaukee police officer.  She currently is a contract health services assistant administrator for Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health.  Also in the 50th Assembly District, Independent More >