Local News

Driver Has Life-Threatening Injuries After Semi Strikes Snowplow

A semi driver has life-threatening injuries after his truck struck a snow plow near Mauston early Tuesday morning. Both vehicles were travelling west bound on Interstate 90/94 in the right lane. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the snowplow had its lights activated and was clearing the interstate when it was struck from behind by the More >

Adams-Friendship School Board Has Preliminary Budget Discussion

The Adams-Friendship School Board had some preliminary discussion about next year’s school budget at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Rick Waski said they know there’s a $100 per pupil increase in state aid next year, but funds are still going to be tight. Waski said they are looking at a $570,000 structural deficit More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Blood Drive – Feb. 22

Throughout the year, Mile Bluff Medical Center hosts a number of community blood drives.  The events are a partnership between the medical center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin – the sole supplier of blood products to Mile Bluff. Join your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, and do your part to help save lives by More >

Police Release Names from Sparta Shooting

The Sparta Police have released the names of the two men who they say were involved in an apparent murder attempt and suicide late Saturday night. Police say 41-year-old Carlos Bothel shot 23-year-old Nicholas Johnson twice in the head while Johnson was seated in a car in the driveway, then shot himself. Johnson was medflighted More >

Registration Deadline for Western Welding Skills Institute – February 23

The deadline to register for the next Welding Skills Institute from Western Technical College is quickly approaching. The institute is a 14-week intensive program, which provides basic skills in Gas Tungsten Arc welding, blueprint reading, and math. Four credits are transferable into the welding technical diploma program. The institute will be held at the Mauston 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 February 8, 2016. 2/1              A caller reported a red truck in a ditch at Saugstad Road and US Highway 14, in the Town of Chaseburg.  The dome lights were on, but no one was inside. Justin J. More >

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in the Town of Armenia

There was a single vehicle accident in the Town of Armenia last Wednesday. 26-year-old Daniel Segovia of Nekoosa was traveling south on County Road G when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow, slush covered roads. The rear of the vehicle spun, and it slid into the ditch, where it rolled onto its More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Releases Friday Morning Interstate Accident Names

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names of the two subjects that were injured in Friday’s morning interstate accident. The driver of the container truck was 29-year-old Andrew Oswald of Warrens and the passenger was 69-year-old Jesse Rowell of Sparta. Both men were ejected from the container truck when it struck a Monroe County More >

Public involvement meeting for US 12 improvements, Baraboo

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss preliminary design concepts for the improvement of US 12 between Terrytown Road and WIS 159 in Baraboo. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sauk County West Square Building (B24/30 room), 505 Broadway Street, More >

Attempted Murder-Suicide Investigated In Sparta

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A shooting in Sparta has left one man dead and another seriously wounded. Officers were called late Saturday about a possible shooting. When police arrived they found a 23-year-old man lying by a vehicle in the driveway with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. WKBT-TV (http://bit.ly/1L8NTpD ) reports police then found More >