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North Road Railroad Crossing to be Closed for Repairs

Beginning in the morning on Friday, March 31st, the North Road Railroad Crossing will be closed for repairs. Officials anticipate that it will be closed until Wednesday, April 5th. They ask that citizens use the West State Street Railroad Crossing to get to the Industrial Park, Sand Ridge Treatment Facility and other places near North More >

Public Hearing for Tomah Downtown Master Plan Thursday

The City of Tomah Long Range Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Tomah Chamber of Commerce and the Planning Commission for the City of Tomah will hold a public hearing on the Downtown Master Plan at 5:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers, Municipal Center Thursday, March 30. This hearing will provide a summary presentation regarding More >

Child Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed Against New Lisbon Man

Multiple felony charges including two counts of first degree child sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 have been dismissed against a New Lisbon man. Online court records show that at a hearing Monday, the case against 32-year-old Brian J. Richardson, formerly of Necedah, was dismissed. Additional court records show the prosecution More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING March 27, 2017. 3/21                      Sydney Kennedy, Genoa, and Isaiah Kunert, De Soto, were backing out of their parking stalls in the De Soto High School parking lot, and collided with each other.  No injuries were reported. 3/23                      More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Health Fair April 13

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and the Community Service Award Nominations Due April 3rd

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the New Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award and the Community Service Award. The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes an individual or couple has impacted the New Lisbon award in the most positive way and the Community Service Award recognizes a business or organization More >

Walker To Ask Trump To Allow Drug Tests For Badger Care Recipients

(Madison, WI)  —  If Governor Scott Walker has his way, childless adults would have to pass drug tests to receive Badger Care, the state’s major Medicaid program. The Republican Walker plans to ask the federal government to let the state limit Medicaid to 48 months for able bodied adults up to age 49, charge as much More >

Finance Panel Endorses Seven More Drug Abuse Bills

(Madison, WI)  —  Seven more bills aimed at fighting opioid and heroin abuse in Wisconsin have been endorsed by the state Legislature’s finance committee. All seven measures were among eleven included in a special session on the topic. The panel voted 16 to nothing in favor of the bills, some of which would pay for More >

Incumbent Evers Has Big Money Edge In Superintendent Race

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin voters will decide one week from Tuesday whether to keep state school Superintendent Tony Evers on the job for another four years. The two term incumbent has raised more than twice as much campaign money than his challenger Lowell Holtz since early February. The Evers camp says it has raised $218,000 More >

Minnesota Man Accused In Death Of UW-Stout Student Pleads Not Guilty

(Menomonie, WI)  —  The Minnesota man accused in the beating death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student from Saudi Arabia has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-seven-year-old Cullen Osburn of Minneapolis, Minnesota is facing felony murder and aggravated battery charges in the death of 24-year-old Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. Alnahdi died from a brain injury last October following More >