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Madison Man Charged with OWI-2nd Offense

A Madison man has been charged for OWI-2nd offense. In early March, a state trooper was dispatched to the Town of Lemonweir for a vehicle parked on Highway 12 and 16 with the driver slumped over the wheel. Upon arrival, the trooper made contact with the driver, later identified as 36-year-old Nathan Marti, who was More >

Mauston Common Council Approves ATV Trail Extensions, Ordinances and Resolultions

The Mauston Common Council had a busy meeting on Tuesday night when it took action on items several items. The board approved extending the ATV trails in the city for a one year trial and approved a municipal state agreement regarding State Street. Next, they approved to amend an ordinance designating heavy traffic routes. Because More >

Mauston Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Mauston and the Greater Mauston Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring the Mauston Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place at Riverside Park and will be on Friday, April 18th at 2:30pm. It will be for children, ages 8 and younger. Kids will also have the chance to meet More >

Mt. Sterling Woman Arrested for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Mt. Sterling woman. Sheriff John Spears reports that while on patrol, a deputy came across a suspicious vehicle at Blackhawk Park in the Town of Wheatland. Through the course of the investigation it was discovered that 25-year-old Ashlyn Roney was in the process of More >

Alliant Energy and Hydro Power Companies Observe Dam Safety Awareness Week

Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin and with the warmer temperatures come higher river flows on area rivers due to melting snow and spring rain. These flows are reminders of how strong the forces of Nature can be and how important it is to stay safe when you are involved in recreational activities on rivers.  More >

Former Inmate Pleads No Contest to Possession Charges

A former inmate of the Juneau County Jail was found guilty on two counts of possession of a controlled substance when she pleaded no contest to the charges. 32-year-old Raya Hansen appeared in court yesterday (on Tuesday) before Judge John Roemer. Judge Roemer sentenced Hansen to two years probation for each count, with the sentence More >

Armed Robbery at the Camp Douglas BP Station

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Strong Armed Robbery at the Camp Douglas BP Station. The incident occurred this morning, April 9th, 2014 at approximately 1:20AM. A white male wearing a ski mask entered the store and demanded money from the store clerk. The man was armed with a mason’s type hammer. The More >

ADRC of Eagle County Sponsoring Two AARP Driver Safety Courses

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country is sponsoring two different AARP Driver Safety Courses. The first one will be 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 23 at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston. Another one will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 24 at the Elroy Public Library. This refresher course reviews More >

Criminal Damage to Property and Theft in the Town of Germantown

There has been an incident of criminal damage to property and theft in the Town of Germantown. Police say that between Saturday night and Sunday morning at a residence in the township, someone broke the rear hatch window of the victim’s vehicle and stole a Sound Stream amplifier and speakers, along with other items that More >

Several Muncipalities’ Residents Can Stop Running Their Water

Effective today, the City of Mauston customers can stop running their water. After several months of running a pencil size stream of water, residents and business owners can finally stop running their water. If you have any questions, contact the Utility Office at 847-6676 ext. 303. Also the City of New Lisbon has cancelled its water run More >