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Two Charged with Illegally Reentering U.S.

In unrelated cases, two citizens of Mexico are charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported. Fortino Velasquez-Jiminez, 36, was found in Wausau, Wis., on July 28, 2017. Jose Aguila-Flores, 40, was found in Sauk County, Wis., on July 31, 2017.  If convicted, each man faces a maximum penalty of 20 years More >

One Injured in Single Vehicle Crash in Lindina Township

One man was injured in a single vehicle accident in the Lindina Township in Juneau County July 27. According to the accident report, 38-year-old Nathan Gorny of Indiana was traveling westbound on Highway 82. He was seen by several drivers swerving into the eastbound land. Gorny’s vehicle left the roadway, struck the ditch causing the More >

Vernon County Sheriff Warns of Local Phone Scam

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports the sheriff’s office is receiving complaints about a telephone scam, wherein local numbers appear on your caller ID and/or Smart TV.  The callers proceed to ask for information in order to update credit card records and personal information. In several reports, the number listed on the caller ID showed More >

Governor Walker Announces $16.9 Million in Community Improvement Awards

Governor Walker announced $16.9 million in awards for 38 Wisconsin communities through Community Development Block Grant Public Facility and Planning Funds. The funds will help towns, villages, and non-urban cities improve streets, infrastructure, and community buildings. “This funding will help small communities across Wisconsin continue to grow and thrive so future generations will continue to More >

Governor Signs Bill to Transfer Ownership of White Mound County Park to Sauk County

Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill (SB) 276 Wednesday to become Act 56 to sell White Mound County Park back to Sauk County for $1. State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), Representative Todd Novak (Dodgeville) and Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) co-authored the bill. “Sauk County has developed White Mounds County Park into a valuable asset More >

Man Gets Jail, Probation For Girlfriend’s Death

(Friendship, WI)  —  A central Wisconsin man will spend one year in jail and five years on probation for killing his girlfriend with a pellet gun. Adams County Circuit Judge Daniel Wood sentenced 20-year-old Branden Davis of Adams Wednesday to a shorter time behind bars than the four years prosecutors recommended and he’s also getting More >

Traffic Fatalities on Wisconsin Roads Take a Deadly Turn for the Worse

The 66 people who died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in July make it the deadliest month on state roadways so far this year, prompting officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to issue a special call to all motorists: buckle-up, slow down, be sober and alert behind the wheel every day – every trip. More >

Madison Man Charged with OWI-5th Offense

A Madison man has been charged with OWI-5th Offense. 30-year-old Skyler Shegonee was also charged with reckless driving causing injury and operating a motor vehicle while revoked. According to the criminal complaint: On July 28, 2017, officials were informed of a vehicle accident near the canoe landing with Buckhorn State Park in the Town of More >

Adams County Seeking Resident to Fill Vacant County Supervisor-District 8

Adams County is seeking a resident to fill a vacant County Board Supervisor Seat in District 8. You must live in the boundary of District 8 in order to be appointed to the position. The term ends April, 2018. Residents who live in part of the Town of Quincy Ward 2 & part of the More >

Western Receives Workforce Advancement Training Grants for 11 Area Businesses

Western Technical College will receive $325,000 in Workforce Advancement Training (WAT) grants to upgrade the skills of workers at 11 companies in the 7 Rivers Region. The funding is part of $4 million from the State, allocated to the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and awarded to its 16 member colleges through a competitive grant More >