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Wisconsin State Patrol officers now equipped/trained to administer Narcan

Trooper’s recent actions likely saved the life of a woman in northwest Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced continued steps to bring awareness and develop solutions to combat the misuse and abuse of opioids in Wisconsin. Across the state, all 489 State Patrol officers are now trained and equipped to administer the lifesaving opioid antidote Narcan More >

Application period begins Feb. 5 for public school choice program

Online application period is Feb. 5 to April 30 MADISON — Online applications for public school open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, will be available on the Department of Public Instruction website beginning Feb. 5 through April 30. Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are assigned to public school districts based More >

Sen. Howard Marklein’s Statement on Gov. Walker’s State of the State 

Senator applauds initiatives for rural schools, healthcare and entitlement reform. State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) offered the following statement on Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State address today. “I am encouraged by Governor Walker’s continued commitment to the sparsity aid legislation I authored to send an additional $100 per pupil to rural schools More >

Rep. Brooks Reacts to the State of the State

Governor Scott Walker gave his annual State of the State Address. In it, the Governor focused on investment in education, workforce development, access to healthcare, and welfare reform. The State of the State also highlighted tax reductions and credits that have benefited hardworking families across the state. Finally, he addressed issues unique to rural areas. More >

Five more citations for Suspended Driver

Jason Edgerton, age 34 of Wisconsin Dells, crashed his vehicle on County Road O near Townline Rd in the Town of Lemonweir.  The crash occurred sometime before 6am last Thursday when authorities found the abandon vehicle.  Edgerton received five citations including; Failure to File Accident Report, Open Intoxicants, and Operating after Suspension 4th.  

Mile Bluff Receives Grant from Alliant Energy Foundation

This fall, the Alliant Energy Foundation awarded Mile Bluff Medical Center a $1,000 grant to help purchase three 3G Modems that would enhance the communication between the medical center and area emergency medical response crews.   Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation provided the additional funding needed to purchase the modems and install them in Mauston Area More >

Former Hillsboro and Wonewoc resident, Mark Anderson Convicted

Mark K. Anderson formally of Hillsboro and Wonewoc, Wisconsin was convicted after a three day jury trial, finishing on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Vernon County Circuit Court of the following offenses: Repeated Acts of Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 16 and Incest. The jury deliberated for approximately 2 ½ hours More >

Robbery and Vehicle Stolen in Sparta

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of 1/22/2018. Shortly after 2:30am Monroe County Dispatch received a call of a robbery and vehicle theft that occurred in the Town of Sparta. The caller advised that the suspected had entered her residence and assaulted the caller before taking More >

Marklein Votes “NO” on Confirmation of Two

Sen. Howard Marklein’s Statement on Confirmation Vote Senator votes “no” on confirmation of Mike Hass and Brian Bell MADISON – State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) offered the following statement on the Wisconsin Senate’s vote to oppose the confirmation of Mike Hass for the Elections Commission and Brian Bell for the Ethics Commission.  The Senate More >

South Carolina detectives alert local authorities of a Juneau County pedophile

Andrew Steiskal, age 22 of New Lisbon, was arrested on seven counts in involving exploitation of children.  South Carolina authorities contacted Juneau County detectives after a South Carolina juvenile girl shared a Snapchat conversation with her mother.  Steiskal is charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Exposing Genitals, Causing a Child under 13 to View/Listen More >