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Mauston Man Charged with Two Counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

A Mauston man has been charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault of a child. According to the criminal complaint, 35-year-old Travis Coonce allegedly had sexual contact with a child twice on or between August 5th and August 12th in the city of Mauston. Court records show a $10,000 cash bond has been More >

No One Injured Rollover Accident in Town of Lyndon

No one was injured in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Lyndon August 4. According to the accident report, 23-year-old Garrett Madland was negotiating a curve east on Cauley Road when his passenger side tires entered the shoulder of the road. He was unable to keep control of the vehicle, and it overturned More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Necedah Police Department to Participate in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Necedah Police Department will crack down on drunken motorists during the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign. To combat drunken driving, law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin are participating in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from August 21 to September 7.  The Necedah More >

American Red Cross Blood Drives Coming Up

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage. Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood More >

Necedah School Board Approves Student Handbook and School Safety Plan

The Necedah School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday night. At the meeting, the board approved the 2015-2016 Student Handbook. Superintendent Larry Gierach said some of the major changes dealt with their Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program, which was fully implemented last school year. The board also approved the school safety plan More >

Tomah VAMC Hosts Veteran Mental Health and Homeless Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its third annual Veteran Mental Health and Homeless Summit tomorrow, August 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Nursing Center at Viterbo University in La Crosse.   Every year since the release of the 2012 Presidential Executive Order, each of the 152 Department of Veterans Affairs More >

Incident of Internet Scam in the Village of Camp Douglas

There was an incident of an internet scam in the Village of Camp Douglas. According to the police report, the victim was purchasing a puppy on Craig’s List from a woman in Florida. The victim told law enforcement she sent $300 and the woman started sending messages saying that she needed more money for shipping More >

Doctor Zorba returns for Juneau County’s 8th Annual Women’s Night Out

Back by popular demand, Dr. Zorba Paster will join area women for the 8th Annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out! Ladies of all ages, you are invited to learn about local health and wellness opportunities on Tuesday, October 6 at Mauston High School. Starting at 4 pm, you can join in on a night of More >

Juneau County OWI Task Force Out This Weekend – August 21

The Juneau County OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this Friday August 21, from 7pm to 3am. The task force consists of the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and New Lisbon Police Department. According to a release, these agencies have agreed to work together to 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 August 17, 2015. 8/14             A Heritage .22 single Magnum was stolen from a cabin on County Road NN in the Town of Franklin. 8/15             A caller reported his canoe was stolen between Bridge 4 and Wildcat Park More >