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Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21-25, 2014

Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season, according to the Sauk County Emergency Management department. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives.  That’s why the department, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), Ready Wisconsin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have teamed up for Wisconsin’s More >

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault. Sexual violence occurs when someone is forced or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity without their consent. Pennie Meyers, who is the Executive Director of Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said, “When talking about sexual assault, it is incumbent More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Kildare

There has been a one vehicle accident in the Town of Kildare. Police say that last Tuesday, Preston Lee of Lyndon Station was traveling on Highway 12 from 24th Avenue when his steering system locked and he was pulled into the ditch. His vehicle rolled once coming to rest on its wheels. Lee had non-incapacitating More >

New Lisbon School Board OKs Bid for Gym Resurfacing, Contracts, and Fitness Center Fee

The New Lisbon School Board had a busy night on Monday. Among items on the agenda were the CESA 5 contract, bids for resurfacing both gym floors, and support staff compensation and contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. The board members unanimously approved the CESA 5 contract for next year. The board also approved a More >

Battery Charge Dismissed for NLCI Inmate

A charge of battery for an inmate at the New Lisbon Correctional Institution has been dismissed. At a plea hearing last Wednesday, 57-year-old Dale Knoll appeared before Judge John Roemer. The prosecuting attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case without prejudice, which Judge Roemer accepted. This means that the case could be tried again. More >

Mauston PD Investigating an Assault Incident

The Mauston Police Department is investigating an assault incident that possibly occurred early Sunday morning. Dispatch was notified by Hess Hospital ER that a male subject was assaulted “somewhere on State Street”.  The 29-year old Mauston man was eventually transported to UW Hospital in Madison with severe facial injuries. Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer said More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Township of Clearfield

There has been a criminal damage to property incident in the Township of Clearfield. The victim said that someone had entered her garage and damaged her vehicle. Police say it appeared that someone had tried to pry the passenger side door open. The metal was slightly bent and the paint popped off. The victim told More >

Rep. Ed Brooks Visits WRJC

50th Assembly District Representative Ed Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, came to visit the WRJC studios Tuesday morning. He recapped some of the bills that were signed into law by Governor Scott Walker that Brooks co-authored. One of the bills dealt with pedestrians at railroad crossings. They now are subjected to the same laws that More >

Vernon County Authorities Warn of Weather Related Scams

Vernon County authorities are warning its residents to be aware of scams regarding to the recent weather related damage. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports that in the Viroqua area, a person or people, have been stopping at residences and asking to inspect the homeowner’s roofs or homes for any damage from the recent storms. More >

Wisconsin Dells Common Council Approves Resolutions

The Wisconsin Dells Common Council has approved three resolutions dealing with a sale of land for Woodside Sports Complex Operations, LLC.  During a special meeting on Thursday, the council unanimously voted to pass resolutions on the real estate and development contract between the city and Woodside, the final special assessment reimbursement agreement for infrastructure improvements More >