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Not Guilty Pleas Entered on Behalf of Lyndon Station Man

A Juneau County judge has entered not guilty pleas for a Lyndon Station man in regards to a child sexual assault case. 36-year-old Jeffrey Ramczyk Jr. was in court before Judge John Roemer on Tuesday. He stood silent to charges of 1st degree child sexual assault with a child under the age of 13, incest More >

Things to know about immigration in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin politicians, business and agriculture leaders and advocates are reacting to President Barack Obama’s plans to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. The Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute says there were about 76,000 immigrants living illegally in Wisconsin in 2012. Under Obama’s plan, deportation protections would be extended to More >

Man accused of killing estranged wife due in court

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – An Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon is due to appear in a southern Wisconsin courtroom. Racine County prosecutors say criminal charges are expected to be filed Friday afternoon when the 38-year-old Arlington Heights, Illinois man is scheduled for an initial court appearance. Police More >

FBI back in Oshkosh investigating

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting another investigation in Oshkosh, but won’t divulge the reason. FBI agents in unmarked vehicles were parked outside an apartment building and garage on Thursday. Oshkosh police say they are not involved in the investigation. FBI spokesman Leonard Peace says there’s no danger to the More >

Ringling Circus Shed in Baraboo Gets Renovation

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Contractors have completed a more than $1 million renovation of a unique circus building which once housed train cars in Baraboo before the “greatest show on Earth” was taken across the country. The $1.2 million upgrade to the Ringling Bros. train shed is now finished after nearly a decade of planning. Crews More >

Adams-Friendship To Receive 5 Computers from U.S. Senate’s “Computers for Schools” Program

A local school district is going to receive computers that are no longer being used by the United States Senate. The Adams-Friendship Area School District is one five Wisconsin schools that will each receive five computers as a part of the U.S. Senate’s “Computers for Schools” program. The computers are slated to be used in More >

Tomah Memorial Provides Respiratory Information

While it is estimated about one in every twenty-five-hundred Americans have Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency, an inherited disorder that can cause lung disease in adults and liver disease in adults and children; many may not know it. Area residents had a chance to learn more about the respiratory alignment from Alpha One patient Jay Whitmore More >

Hillsboro School Board Holding Town Hall Meeting On Possible Referendum

The Hillsboro School Board is hosting a town hall meeting to provide an opportunity for residents to express their thoughts and concerns to the board of education as the board develops a referendum. According to the town hall format guidelines, each person wishing to speak to the board shall complete and submit a registration sheet More >

Sauk County Receives Task Force Grant

Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister and the Sauk County Police Chiefs are announcing that Sauk County has been chosen to participate in an alcohol task force grant to combat drunk driving. The grant is distributed by Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety and will be used to reimburse participating agencies in overtime costs to put additional More >

Semi driver survives train crash

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train More >