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Sauk County Rural Safety Day Camp May 16-17

Spring is here and it is time for Sauk County Rural Safety Day Camp. The 24th annual Rural Safety Days will be held at the Sauk County Fairgrounds on Tuesday May 16th and Wednesday May 17th. This event is aimed at educating all Sauk County third graders. The children attend twelve safety stations that focus More >

Rural Broadband Expansion Funding Folded Into State Budget

17th District State Senator Howard Marklein moved Budget Motion #99 to fold the content of Senate Bill 49 and Assembly Bill 123, bills to invest $11 million more into the Rural Broadband Expansion Grant Program into the state budget.  Marklein said he had been working on Rural Broadband Expansion for the better part of two More >

Baraboo Man Arrested for Fourth OWI Offense

A Baraboo man faces his fourth-offense OWI charge after being arrested during a traffic stop early Saturday morning. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, 43-year-old Pablo Hernandez Reyes was stopped for a traffic violation on Highway 12 around 3:15 a.m. A trooper conducted field sobriety at the Sauk County Jail with a Spanish speaking deputy More >

Motorcycle Accident West of Hillsboro

A Fort Atkinson man escaped serious injuries after a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said 64-year-old Dwaine Dale Alexander was operating a motorcycle westbound on State Highway 33 in the Town of Forest, west of Hillsboro. Alexander was travelling at a reduced speed, downhill, negotiating a curve to the More >

New Lisbon Vocal Music Variety Show 2017 – May 18

“BE a STAR” Country and Rock & Roll Legends – Broadway at it’s Best Country legends, Broadway at its best and good old Rock & Roll are on tap Thursday, May 18th at New Lisbon High School! Beginning at 7:00 in the high school gym, members of the New Lisbon High School Choir will take More >

Mauston Woman Charged with 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and Child Neglect

A Mauston woman has been charged with second degree recklessly endangering safety. Court records show 54-year-old Lorraine O’Neill was also charged with child neglect. According to the criminal complaint, on November 23, 2016, a Juneau County detective was assigned to investigate a Juenau County Child Protective Services (CPS) case involving a child neglect under the More >

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 13

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual food drive on tomorrow (today), May 13. Participating letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail along their postal routes. According to the NALC, food that is collected is donated to the local food pantries. Last year, the food drive More >

Two Arrested in Sauk County Burglary

Two men who authorities say took debit and credit cards from parked vehicles on Tuesday were arrested a short time later while driving in Sauk County. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the two men, 34-year-old Aaron Sowieja of Baraboo and 30-year-old Alex Melton of Wisconsin Dells were taken to the Sauk County Jail. Both More >

Vernon County 2017 Police Memorial Service – May 16th

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears would like to invite the public to attend the Annual Vernon County Police Memorial Service, which will be held on Tuesday May 16th, 2017at 10:00am, in front of the Sheriff’s Office at 1320 Bad Axe Court, Viroqua. This is an opportunity for law enforcement to remind the public of the More >

Teen Not Injured After Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

There were no injuries after a single vehicle accident Wednesday evening. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said 19-year-old Amanda Hoff of Westby was driving Eastbound on Nessette Road in the Town of Coon, when she lost control of the vehicle.  It left the roadway, causing the vehicle to strike a utility pole. The vehicle More >