Sparsity Aid Distributions to Local Area Schools

Several local schools are receiving sparsity aid, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Sparsity aid was awarded in the 2014-15 school year to 133 school districts to help address the needs of rural schools. To receive funding, a district must have fewer than 725 students, less than 10 students per More >

GFOA Recognizes the City of Mauston

The Governmental Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Mauston has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget. According to the GFOA, the award represents a significant achievement by the entity as it reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the More >

2014 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair Choosen

On Thursday, the 2014 Juneau County Fairest of the Fair was selected at the Traveler’s Inn in New Lisbon. Abigail Bradley of Warrens was selected as the 2014 Fairest, Kourtney Salverson of Mauston was selected as the 2014 Junior Fairest of the Fair, and Rylie Honnold of Lyndon Station was selected on our 2014 Junior More >

An Incident of Theft in the Township of Necedah

There was an incident of theft at a residence on 19th Avenue in the Township of Necedah. The victim said that someone had broken into his home sometime between June and July 11th. Several items were missing and the responding officer noticed the front door had been forced open, and that someone had tried to More >

Dale Schultz in Plain, Reedsburg, Baraboo, LaValle and Cazenovia on Friday, August 1

State Senator Dale Schultz will make stops in Plain, Reedsburg, Baraboo, LaValle and Cazenovia on Friday, August 1.  At three community listening sessions during the day, Dale will discuss the bipartisan initiative for state adoption of non-partisan redistricting. Schultz says it is a way to preserve a voice for residents as outside money gains more More >

Illinois woman dies rescuing boy in Wisconsin lake

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake. The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports ( ) 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights died Tuesday. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department says she went under the water in Star More >

7th Circuit revives lead paint lawsuit

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A federal appeals court has revived a lead paint lawsuit in Wisconsin, which could also reactivate more than 170 other lead poisoning cases. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin’s Eastern District who in 2010 threw out a case involving a Milwaukee boy who More >

Wisconsin mink production up 8 percent last year

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in the production of mink pelts, accounting for one in three U.S. pelts last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Wisconsin produced 1.13 million mink pelts last year. That was up almost 8 percent from in 2011, the last year for which figures were More >

Police: Green Bay man shoots self after car chase

GOODMAN, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a Green Bay man has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot after shooting at a random car and at sheriff’s deputies on a Marinette County highway. Sheriff’s officials say a couple in the car told investigators a man in a black SUV began shooting at them on Highway 141 More >

Arrest made in Milwaukee shooting that hurt 2 kids

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Police have arrested a felon who got into a gunfight in Milwaukee while driving a van carrying seven children and their mother. Two of the children – a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl – were struck by bullets Wednesday night. The two were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and remained More >