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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson Continues WHA’s Public Education Campaign

Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has joined with WHA in its continuing campaign to remind the public how Wisconsin’s hospitals and clinics remain safe, clean and ready to help people get the important regular care and services they need. He is also encouraging the public to continue taking proper precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
“I am proud of how the people of Wisconsin have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Thompson says in the 30-second public service announcement, which was produced by WHA and will run on television stations around the state. “Now we need to keep up the good work! Social distancing is still important; wash your hands – and don’t put off getting necessary medical care,” Gov. Thompson says.

Advisory: Flood Advisory until 02:15PM

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for… Clark County in central Wisconsin… Jackson County in west central Wisconsin… Juneau County in central Wisconsin… Adams County in central Wisconsin… Monroe County in west central Wisconsin… Trempealeau County in west central Wisconsin…

Drive-In Tailgate Concert Series as a way to enjoy live music this summer

The concert series will run from June 12 to July 18 and kickoff with Bluegrass performers Armchair Boogie and Kind Country. Other artists slated to perform include Wheelhouse, Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball and the Madison-based People Brothers Band.

Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers across the nation.

Dells man arrested when a methamphetamine pipe allegedly fell from his shorts

A field sobriety test took a turn for the worse for a 42-year-old Wisconsin Dells man when a methamphetamine pipe allegedly fell from his shorts while a Wisconsin state trooper was trying to determine if he was driving under the influence.

Juneau County COVID – 19 Brief

COVID-19 continues to be very contagious. Our data and metrics tell us that we should continue to limit our interactions with others as much as possible to protect ourselves, our communities, and the capacity of our health care system. What we have done so far to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is working and we need to continue to do this work together.

Donate blood and save a life with Mile Bluff Medical Center!

There is no substitute for the lifesaving gift of blood.  It is precious, it is perishable, and the need for it is vital.  Together, we can be a beacon of hope.

Vernon County motorcycle accident

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports: A motorcycle accident near the intersection of County Road K and Bunker Hill Ln in the township of Hamburg. Andrew J. Sorenson, age 55, was traveling south bound on County Road K. Andrew reported that he hit some gravel while negotiating a curve near the top of the hill, which caused him to lose control of his motorcycle. He then went off the road and traveled up an embankment where the bike came to rest. Andrew sustained injuries due to the accident. A helmet was not worn at the time of the accident.
Assisting at the scene was Coon Valley First Responders, and Tri State Ambulance service.

The incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

State Parks new Guidelines

In accordance with public health guidelines and safety recommendations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff.

Juneau County COVID – 19 Brief

New guidance recently released on the Centers for Disease Control’s website shows a common belief about how the novel coronavirus spreads may be changing as we learn more about the virus.