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Arizona Man Taken Into Custody on a Bench Warrant

An Arizona man was taken into custody on a warrant out of St. Croix County. According to the Mauston Police, early Saturday morning, 52-year-old Jeffrey Scott Rehberg was taken into custody resulting from a traffic stop on the east side of Mauston, and was taken to the Juneau County Jail. Additionally, Rehberg was cited for 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 October 13, 2014. 10/6  Steven Bomkamp, Highland, was southbound on State Highway 33, Town of Hillsboro, pulling a trailer fully loaded with particle board.  Louise Aldinger, Hillsboro, was northbound when one of the particle boards came off More >

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help Locating a Missing Person

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help in locating a missing “at risk” person. 51-year-old Todd M Galbrecht is 5’ 11” and weighs 225 pounds. He was last seen in the Township of Springville around 8:45 PM on Sunday, October 12. This is about ten miles south of the village of Friendship in More >

Necedah Man Charged With Two Counts Theft, Bail Jumping, and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer

A rural Necedah man has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft, resisting/obstructing an officer and bail jumping. On Sunday, October 5th, while on routine patrol, a Mauston officer observed a vehicle that matched the description of another vehicle wanted in connection with multiple gas drive-offs in the Village of Necedah. Mauston Police say More >

Dairy Margin Protection Program Meetings Scheduled

The Farm Service Agency has been authorized to administer the Margin Protection Program through the Agricultural Act of 2014.  This program will serve as a safety net for dairy producers by helping them manage the risk involved with the volatile fluctuations in milk prices and the cost of feed.  This voluntary program will allow dairy More >

Rollover Accident in Vernon County Leaves One Injured

A Westby man was injured during a rollover accident in the Town of Christiana in Vernon County early Sunday morning. Sheriff John Spears said 43-year-old Sean A. Hilton traveling eastbound on County Road P just west of State Highway 27 and lost control while negotiating a curve. The vehicle overturned and Hilton was ejected from More >

Sheriff: Hunter dies in Wisconsin accident

TOWN OF STARK, Wis. (AP) – Vernon County authorities say a 71-year-old hunter died after falling from his 25-feet-high tree stand. Sheriff John Spears said Monday that John Zumwalt of South Beloit, Illinois, died as a result of significant trauma to his chest area. He says the county coroner determined the cause of death as an More >

Surrounding Areas Posting Halloween Hours, Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

With cities and villages announcing their trick or treat hours, WRJC wants to remind potential trick-and-treaters of some safety tips. Children should be accompanied by an adult even when they get a little older and should try and wear light-colored clothing. If possible, wear something reflective so it is easier to be seen in the More >

Break-In/Theft Incident in the Town of Armenia

On October 3, a Juneau County deputy was dispatched to a residence on 3rd Street in the Town of Armenia for a break-in complaint. The property owner showed the deputy that his shed had been broken into and told the officer it was the third time that someone had broken in. He gave the deputy More >

WisDOT to campaign volunteers: Improperly-Placed Signs Will Be Removed

With a major election approaching November 4, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding candidates, campaign workers and the general public that state law prohibits placement of any type of sign – including political, commercial or garage sale signs – on highway right of way. “Stopping along highways or putting items in the right More >