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One Vehicle Accident Leaves Two Injured in Monroe County

Two people were injured as a result of a one vehicle accident in the Town of Sparta. Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said the crash occurred on Wednesday night on State Highway 27 from Eagle Avenue. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was traveling north on the highway when she veered across the center line More >

Two Verona Citizens Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Juneau County

Two people from Verona were taken into custody after a high speed chase on Thursday. Juneau County authorities said the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a burglary had just occurred in the Town of Lemonweir.  The female caller advised she came up from her basement and surprised the burglar in her residence.  The caller More >

Local Law Enforcement Working Collaboratively to Combat Impaired Driving

The Elroy Police Department, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on October 31, 2014 and More >

Threat Made At Royall School District

School officials in the Royall School district were made aware of a threat to the school on Wednesday October 22nd at 3:15 PM. A press release from the school district states that police were called and an immediate plan was made that involved a complete evacuation of the school. The Elroy police department, Juneau County More >

One Person Injured in Rollover Accident in Vernon County

One person was injured during a one vehicle rollover accident on Tuesday morning in the Town of Liberty. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says 59-year-old Dennis Vinger of Viola, was driving on County Road SS west of Hall Road and lost control.  The vehicle went across the center line and left the roadway where it More >

Two Mauston Men Arrested for Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids

Two Mauston men were arrest on Tuesday night for possession of synthetic cannabinoids. At approximately 11:00 p.m., a Mauston officer was dispatched to the intersection of Sherman and Lincoln Streets for a suspicious vehicle. When the officer arrived on scene, he observed a truck with the engine running, headlights and brake lights on in the More >

Mauston Man Arrested On Warrant

A Mauston man was arrested on a warrant. Mauston police say that 49-year-old Ronald D. Barnes was taken into custody early Sunday morning from a vehicle in the 400 block of Division Street. Barnes was arrested on a “Probation Hold”, and Warrant for “Failure to Appear” in connection with an earlier drug bust in the More >

MHS Community Survey Results Released

The Mauston School District community survey results are in. 967 surveys were completed; about half of them on paper, and the other half were filled out online. On Monday evening, October 20, the Mauston Board of Education met with Bill Foster of School Perceptions, LLC, to review the results of the recent Mauston School District More >

Names of Injured From Town of LaValle Crash Released

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the two injured drivers from the crash on Highway 33 in the Town of LaValle, on Tuesday. The driver of the eastbound vehicle is identified as 37-year-old Nathan G. Flick from Reedsburg and the driver of the westbound vehicle is identified as 63-year-old Ralph F. More >

Viroqua Man Arrested in Another Marijuana Bust

A Viroqua man has been arrested for manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office reports that an outdoor marijuana growing operation that was discovered in September, in the Town of Viroqua, near Mahoney Road.  Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the West Central Metropolitan Drug Task Force (MEG), located the More >