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Two Long-Time Board Members Recognized for Years of Service

On Tuesday, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors said goodbye to two long time board members. Dave Arnold from District 11 was not present at Tuesday’s meeting but was recognized for his 18 years of service, while Paul Tadda from District 13, was honored for 14 years. Arnold served as a committee member on Emergency More >

Two From Mauston Honored at Herb Kohl Recognition Event

St. Patrick School teacher, Mary Beth Crowley was among those that were honored at the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards luncheon held on Saturday, April 16.  The event was held to honor the achievements of central Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals who are receiving foundation awards. Mary Beth Crowley received the Herb Kohl Fellowship Award.  More >

Fatal Farming Accident in Monroe County

An Amish farmer is dead as a result of a farming accident. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said on Thursday night, the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a farm on Newport Road in the Township of Sheldon for a report of a male subject who had been found by family members in a field where More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released for March 2016

Preliminary unemployment March 2016 rates show a decrease in 71 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties compared to rates in February 2016 and decreased or remained the same in 56 of the 72 compared to March 2015. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County March’s rate was 6 percent compared to February’s 6.5 percent. It More >

TMH Foundation Hopes for No-Shows

Imagine being invited to a fundraising event that does not exist? That’s what the Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation is doing. While some organizations worry about having enough people show up for their fundraising event, members of the Hospital Foundation are hoping nobody shows up for their annual ‘non-event’ fundraiser. For the eighth consecutive year the More >

Fatal Lawn Tractor Accident in Vernon County

One man is dead after a fatal lawn tractor accident in Vernon County Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff John B. Spears said the accident took on private property at E2651A State Highway 56 in the Town of Harmony. When 61-year-old Mark L. Halverson of Genoa did not show up for work Saturday, relatives went to check on More >

Prescription Drug Take Back Day – April 30th

Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury deaths in Wisconsin. That’s why the many law enforcement agencies are taking part in the Prescription Drug Take Back Event on April 30. In Juneau County, the Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) has partnered up with Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Mauston Police Department for the More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child

A Wisconsin Dells man has been charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child and exposing a child to harmful content. According to the criminal complaint, in February, law enforcement received a report that 26-year-old Kenneth Olson was sending nude photos to a 16-year-old via Snapchat and had requested nude photos from her on Facebook. More >

32nd Senator Jennifer Shilling Announces Run for Re-Election

State Senate minority leader and Democrat Jennifer Shilling has announced that she will run for re-election this fall. Senator Shilling represents the 32nd District, which includes part of Monroe County, and all of La Crosse and Vernon counties. Shilling was elected to office in 2011, beating incumbent Dan Kapanke in a recall election. Kapanke announced More >

Necedah School Board Approves 6 Month Health Care Plan Renewal

The Necedah School Board approved a health care plan. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the board approved a six month nine percent renewal with WPS, starting July 1 and going through December 31. This was done so the district can change its renewal date to January 1 to coincide with its HSA deductible, which is on More >