USDA Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

New Signup Deadline Is December 20 Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13.  USDA announced More >

Passport to Healthier Living with Diabetes

If you are looking for answers and tips on how to live your life to its fullest while managing diabetes, plan to attend this FREE event.  Passport to Healthier Living with Diabetes will explain the importance of managing diabetes through diet, medication, glucose monitoring, and stress management. The Diabetes Education team will be on hand More >

Homeowners, Businesses Awarded $950K To Improve Water Treatment Systems

Owners of systems like septic tanks will be able to get some help paying for improvements from the Wisconsin Fund.  The Department of Safety and Professional Services has awarded nearly 950-thousand dollars to more than 200 recipients statewide.  The D-S-P-S says there are about 700-thousand homes in the state which don’t have access to a More >

Wisconsin Democrats Push For Passage Of Drug Cost Bill

Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature were pushing for passage of a federal bill aimed at bringing down the price of prescription drugs.  The so-called Lower Drug Costs Now Act was approved today in the U-S House.  It could set the stage for the federal government to negotiate prices for some high-priced drugs.  Wisconsin State Senator More >

Toll Booth Scam Latest in Scammers Attempts to Steal Your Money

Local authorities recently became aware of another scam that is going on that you should be made aware of….. A local organization recently received a letter from the Illinois Tollway indicating that a vehicle registered to them had passed through several tolls without paying. The letter sent out appeared legit and provided an avenue to More >

Juneau County Meetings

December 17 – Juneau County Board  

New Lisbon Man Facing 5th Offense OWI

A New Lisbon man is facing his 5th Offense OWI after being pulled over in Monroe County on December 7th.  60 year old Keith Herritz was traveling on Monowau Street in Tomah when he slammed on his breaks abruptly for a red light.  His car went nearly a full car length past the stop line.  More >

Wisconsin Republicans Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Two Republican lawmakers want to create a medical marijuana program in Wisconsin.  Representative Mary Felzkowski of Irma and Senator Kather Bernier of Chippewa Falls introduced a bill today (Wednesday) allowing patients with certain conditions to use cannabis with a state-issued medical marijuana card.  The marijuana would be available at dispensaries in a liquid, pill, oil More >

Google: Most Googled Phrase In Wisconsin Is “Should I Get A Flu Shot”

Data published by Google Trends show the most googled phrase in Wisconsin and several other states is – “Should I get a flu shot?”  This is the second year a report on phrases starting with the words “should I” has been released.  Although people in several states did ask similar health-related questions, Arkansas and Wisconsin More >

Tomah Health to Host Post Christmas Blood Drive Dec. 26th

Tomah Health and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin officials are asking area residents to consider giving the gift of life by donating blood at Tomah Health Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. To donate, a person must be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have More >