Local News

Two Men Arrested On Warrants

Two men were arrested on warrants Wednesday in two separate incidents. The first incident, the Juneau County deputies went to a residence on Robin Court and arrested 49-year-old David Vanburen of Necedah on a failure to pay child support warrant. In the other incident, the deputies arrested 29-year-old James Georgeson of Adams at a parking More >

Helicopter Crash in Monroe County; Pilot Injured

A pilot was injured after his helicopter crashed into a corn field in Monroe County yesterday morning. Sheriff Pete Quirin reports the incident occurred at Glider Ave, in the Town of Adrian. The caller had been in contact by telephone with the pilot when the helicopter went down. The search for the downed aircraft lasted More >

Tomah VA to host Veterans Benefits Fair

The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be hosting a Veterans Benefits Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 500 East Veterans Street in the Tomah. Veterans and the public are invited to visit the Building 407, Room 1724 (conference room) to learn about the numerous benefits available More >

Area Teens Help Students From Japan Learn US Language & Culture

Service as cultural ambassadors has taught 19 southwest Wisconsin teens a lot about the culture of Japan–and about their own culture and language, too–as they helped 73 students from Japan make a transition to life in the USA. The Japanese students, in an orientation to prepare them for a year as high school exchange students More >

Candidate Forum – Pat Bomhack and Ernie Wittwer

A candidate forum was held on Tuesday night at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston between the two Democratic candidates, Pat Bomhack and Ernie Wittwer,running for Senate District 17 seat. The primary election is Tuesday, August 12. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm. Here are the questions and responses from the forum. *Questions were More >

Tomah Memorial Auxiliary ABC Store Marks Move

A Tomah business that sells slightly used items to area residents to help support the Tomah Memorial Hospital has moved. The hospital Auxiliary Bargain Corner, better known as the ABC resale store, held a ribbon cutting Thursday, July 31st, to mark its new location at 1104 Superior Avenue in downtown Tomah. The store is operated More >

Two Vehicle Accident in the City of Mauston

Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident that occurred last Friday at the intersection of Martin and Grove Street. Law enforcement said a witness saw the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck traveling north on Grove Street fail to stop at a stop sign and pull out in front of a 1999 More >

Mauston School Board Approves Budget for Publication

During a special board meeting on Monday night, the Mauston School Board approved the Preliminary 2014-2015 School District Budget for publication prior to the public budget hearing.  Business Manager, Julie Lankey-Smallwood said the budget is balanced at 16.5 million dollars, with a tax levy of 7.7 milion dollars. The mil-rate for the district is projected More >

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Planned for Tomah VA Long Term Care Facility

The Tomah VA Medical Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 13, at 1 p.m., at the site of the two newly-constructed homes that will provide a new and innovative approach for Veterans needing long-term, skilled-nursing care at the Tomah VA. The Green House concept provides a full range of personal care and clinical More >

School District of Necedah Registration – August 13th

Registration for all students attending the School District of Necedah will be held Wednesday August 13th from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the district multipurpose gym. Parents’ and guardians’ attendance are necessary in order to fill out all required forms, pay any fees, arrange for bussing, complete food service applications, and receive important information More >