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Wonewoc Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

A Wonewoc man pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Court records show that 31-year-old Zachary Dempsey was also sentenced Wednesday to state prison with extended supervision. He will have four years initial confinement and will also be on extended supervision for five years after he’s released. Nine other counts of possession More >

Tomah Memorial Adds State of Art Scanner

Tomah Memorial Hospital received a new delivery recently that will enhance services in the hospital’s imaging department. Hospital imaging director Jessica Kennedy says a new 128 slice computed tomography scanner combines both state of the art technology and patient friendly features. The CT scanner uses X-rays or invisible beams of ionizing radiation that pass through More >

Hillsboro School Board Honors Local Businesses

The Hillsboro School Board expressed its appreciation to the several businesses at its meeting on Monday. During the WASB “Business Honor Roll” Recognition, the board honored Farmers State Bank, Gunderson St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics, Hillsboro Equipment, and Royal Bank for their willingness to partner with and offer support to the District. Superintendent Curt Bisarek More >

Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train Schedule Released; Stops in the Area

All aboard! The Canadian Pacific Railroad’s Holiday Train is gearing up for its 18th annual journey from Canada into the United States, and it will be coming through the area again. The Holiday train will pass through Wisconsin Dells (2:45pm-3:30pm), Mauston (4:15-4:55), Tomah (5:30pm-6:05pm), Sparta (6:50pm-7:30pm), and La Crosse (8:45pm-9:30pm) on Wednesday, December 7. The More >

Dells Woman charged with Identity Theft, Falsifying Health Care Credentials

The Reedsburg Police Department announced the filing of a criminal complaint for Felony Identity Theft for Financial Gain and four counts of Obstructing an Officer against Jennifer L Browne (40) of Wisconsin Dells, for falsely representing herself as a registered nurse. The complaint alleges that Browne used a Milwaukee woman’s registered nurse credentials to secure a nursing job More >

Village of Necedah Looks at Possible Plans for 2017

The Village of Necedah is planning on possible public work projects for 2017. Village Administrator Roger Herried said in an email possible projects include sidewalk projects, seal coating projects, to finish off the metal roof project at Lion’s Park and improve drainage behind downtown businesses. The sidewalk projects include the 5th Street sidewalk from Highway More >

Mile Bluff’s CT Program Earns Gold Seal of Accreditation from the ACR

Mile Bluff Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). What does this mean for you?  When you see the ACR gold seal of accreditation, you can be sure that you are in a facility More >

Walker Seeks FEMA Disaster Aid For Late September Floods

(Madison, WI)  —  Governor Scott Walker has asked President Barack Obama to declare 12 west and southwest Wisconsin counties as disaster areas for the torrential rains and floods September 21st and 22nd. If approved, the counties would get 75-percent federal aid to repair roads, bridges, trails, and other public facilities damaged in the floods, which More >

Man accused in shootings pleads mental disease

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A West Allis man accused of shooting an Illinois woman dead during an interstate attack has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to killing his neighbor the morning of the drive-by. Zach Hays faces a count of reckless homicide and a count of recklessly endangering safety in Milwaukee County More >

Rural Wisconsin Initiative Legislation Focuses on Health Care

Representative Ed Brooks visited Hatch Public Library in Mauston on Monday to announce a Rural Wisconsin Initiative package that focuses specifically on health care. The package has the support of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, and several other health care oriented groups. Brooks said site selectors will look to see if More >