Mauston 2015 Budget and Tax Levy Approved

Following a public hearing on Tuesday night, the Mauston Common Council approved the 2015 City Budget of 4.1 million dollars, which is a growth of 3.96 percent from 2014. The tax levy is 1.641-million with a projected mil rate of $10.69 per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. The budget was not met with universal support. More >

Rudig Jensen and Royall Booster Club Raise $5,000 with Homecoming Fundraiser

Rudig Jensen and the Royall Booster Club help raise $5,000 as part of a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser on October 3. During the fundraiser, held in conjunction with the Homecoming Pre-Game Celebration, the Dodge brand contributed $20 for each test drive in a new 2014 Dodge vehicle. Phil Scroggin, Manager of the Midwest Business Center for More >

Local Educators Awarded Mini Grants from Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation has awarded 18 Teacher Mini-Grants to Wisconsin teachers to use in agricultural literacy lessons and activities and two grants were awarded to local teachers. The $100 grants were awarded to Heather Gayton from the Adams-Friendship Elementary School for her “Farm to Table Ed-Venture” project, where students will research Wisconsin agriculture More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston

Jessica Bohlmann and David Schneider of Grand Marsh are the parents of a baby girl, Madison Mae Bohlmann-Schneider, born November 21 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 ½ inches.  Maternal grandparents are Sue Bohlmann of Mauston and Troy Bohlmann of Reedsburg. Vanessa and Adam Cook More >

Informational Meetings Scheduled For New FSA Programs

The Farm Service Agency will be hosting the following informational meetings in Juneau County. The primary focus will be on the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs but other programs will be discussed as well. Thursday, December 4 10:00 – 12:00 PM Hatch Public Library Community Rm – Mauston Thursday, December More >

SOUL Urges Residents to Go to PSC Public Hearings

The Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin has released the dates for hearing sessions, and Save Our Unique Lands (SOUL) of Wisconsin urges residents from throughout Wisconsin to attend and voice their opinions at the upcoming hearings on the Badger Coulee proposal. On December 8, the PSC will be at the Waunakee Village Community Center More >

Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) – A dispute over a nine-point buck was settled with a coin flip on Wisconsin’s deer season opener. The season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. He tells WLUK-TV ( ) they tracked it to a neighbor’s More >

Minnesota, Wisconsin lead Thanksgiving farming

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Families across the country can be thankful for Minnesota and Wisconsin farmers this holiday season. The Star Tribune reports ( ) Minnesota is the top state in the nation for turkey production, while Wisconsin leads in cranberries. The U.S. Agriculture Department estimates Minnesota will have raised 45 million turkeys by the end of 2014, More >

Authorities ID 2 dead in southern Wisconsin crash

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) – Authorities have identified a rural Montello couple who people who died when their car collided with a pickup truck in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County sheriff’s office says 81-year-old Eldon Himsel was driving on Highway 22 around 2:45 p.m. Monday when he lost control of his car and slid into the path More >

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third car More >