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Gundersen to Expand Availability with Second MedLink AIR Helicopter

To meet growing demands, Gundersen Health System has announced that beginning June 1 they will add a second MedLink Air helicopter on a six-month trial basis. In addition, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, one of the helicopters will be stationed at the Sparta-McCoy Airport. Stephanie Hill, program director of Gundersen MedLink AIR More >

VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson to Visit Tomah VA Medical Center

Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson will visit the Tomah VA Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon at 3pm.  Gibson will meet with leadership and staff and tour the facility. Parking will be provided on 6th Street in between Buildings 407 and 408. For information about the Tomah VA Medical Center, please click to www.tomah.va.gov More >

Rep. Brooks and Sen. Marklein Honor Pineview Elementary Teacher

Pineview Elementary School teacher Dana Westedt has visited the state capitol with Reedsburg 4th graders many time in the past, but this May marks her last official visit, as she is retiring from Pineview at the end of the school year. To mark the occasion, and to thank her for her service, State Rep. Ed More >

Travel Safely This Memorial Day Weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reminds drivers to be alert, to be patient and to buckle up this holiday weekend. Even though major construction projects were suspended Friday at noon, there might be potential delays. The heaviest traffic is expected Friday and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly More >

Apparent Lightning Strike Possible Cause in House Fire at Mt. Olympus Owners’ Home

An apparent lightning strike Wednesday evening led to a fire in the attic of the Lake Delton home belonging to Mt. Olympus owners Eva and Nick Laskaris, resulting in extensive interior damage.  The fire was controlled and extinguished within approximately 45 minutes, according to a news release from the Lake Delton Fire Department. No one More >

Stabbing in Vernon County Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

A Readstown man is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing a woman multiple times in the neck. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said in a release, police arrested 22-year-old Shayne Swadley, after responding to a stabbing at the Pine Crest II Mobile Home Park, in the Town of Wheatland, north of DeSoto. The victim is More >

Hospice, Palliative Care Groups Offer End-of-Life Care Film Screening June 2

Hospice and Palliative Care officials from Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are collaborating to bring a screening and discussion of the PBS film “Being Mortal” will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event will be held in the Clinical Recreation Therapy Building 455 at More >

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WEDC reviewing 222 awards for tax credit discrepancies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report says Wisconsin’s job creation agency has erroneously awarded more than $412,000 in tax credits to companies over how many jobs they created. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1WpqhXr) the detail came out in a review by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The agency first revealed the tax credit issue More >

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit From Walker John Doe Raid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who accused prosecutors of overstepping their authority. Judge Lynn Adelman’s ruling came in a case rooted in a so-called John Doe investigation of alleged misconduct in Walker’s campaign. Six Walker aides or associates were convicted in the More >