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Lyndon Station Man Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child

A Lyndon Station man accused of first degree child sexual assault and incest has been found not guilty. Jurors deliberated on Friday, March 27th after a two day trial before clearing 37-year-old Jeffrey Ramczyk Jr. He was accused of having sexual contact with a 10-year-old girl between April 2014 and June 2014 in the Town More >

Notice: Water Emergency Cancelled

On March 30th, 2015, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship cancelled the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water. The City of Adams Water Utility

Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Accident in Vernon County

There was a one vehicle accident in the Town of Christiana early Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the accident occurred on Highway 27 near County Road X. A vehicle driven by 33-year-old Gabrial L. Gore of Westby was northbound on Highway 27 when he lost control of his vehicle. He went off More >

Mauston Police Chief Set to Retire

After 40 years of policing and 20 of those years as the City of Mauston Chief of Police, Chief Mark Messer has officially submitted his letter of retirement effective June 1st, 2015. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the City of Mauston wishes Mark and his family all the best in his upcoming retirement, and wishes More >

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to Intensify Safety Belt Enforcement During April

To prevent deaths and injuries, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin, will intensify safety belt enforcement efforts during the month of April. In Wisconsin, approximately one out of five motorists does not buckle up, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said More >

Members of Congress grill VA officials over Tomah mishaps

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Members of Congress say they expect the Department of Veterans Affairs to hold responsible parties accountable as it continues investigations into an embattled VA hospital in Tomah. A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees heard testimony Monday from family members of veterans who died as a result of inadequate care at More >

Whistleblowers, families ask for accountability at Tomah VA

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – Whistleblowers and family members of veterans who died at a Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs medical center say they want lawmakers to enforce accountability and reform the hospital. A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees heard testimony Monday on allegations of narcotic overprescribing practices and retaliatory behavior at the Tomah VA More >

Fastest Internet Network in Mauston Industrial Parks Now Available Via Lynxx

Lynxx announced on Monday that a gigabit network will be available to Mauston industrial parks. The announcement was made at the Mile Bluff Medical Center’s Community Room and it comes about 4 ½ months after they offered similar service to residential customers. Lynxx CEO and General Manager Jim Costello said the company actually worked with Mauston 13 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 30, 2015. 3/23 Jared Miller of Prairie du Chien was traveling west on County Road Q, Town of Greenwood, when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centerline, striking the ditch. The vehicle was towed More >

New Lisbon Family Medical Center to Host Health Fair – April 16

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 >