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Man Trapped Under Skid Steer Loses His Life

A man is dead after a skid steer fell on him and trapped him in Kildare Township. Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said in a release, the preliminary investigation revealed a Lyndon Station man was working on the skid steer that was lifted up and sitting on concrete blocks at a residence on West Limits More >

Monroe County Saw an Increase in Tourism in 2015

Numbers from the Department of Tourism were released last week, and travelers to Monroe County spent $82 million in 2015. That’s up about 3 percent from the county’s 2014 total of $79.8 million. Steve Peterson, Monroe County Economic Development Coordinator, said everyone involved with tourism in Monroe County should be proud of their efforts and More >

Last April Tied for Fourth Safest Month of April in Terms of Traffic Deaths Since the End of WWII

Last month, 38 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads, which tied it for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).  The safest month of April since World War II occurred in More >

Vernon County to Conduct Child Car Seat Checks First Wednesday of the Month

Vernon County will conduct car seat checks Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. Sheriff John B. Spears said Sheriff’s Office has four Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technicians that will work to teach caregivers the basics of correct selection, direction, location, installation, and harnessing of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.  The technicians will also inspect More >

Dells Area Crash Victims Identified

Adams County authorities have released the names of two men killed in a two car weekend crash near Wisconsin Dells. Seventy-two-year-old Francis Chowaniec and 65-year-old Timothy Helm, both of Oxford, died in the crash. A 24-year-old Dells man was taken to a Portage hospital for treatment. The crash happened Saturday afternoon on Adams County Trunk 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 May 2, 2016. 4/25             Alicia Nofsinger of Tomah was traveling west on US Highway 14 in the Village of Coon Valley.  Shane Gran, Cashton, was traveling behind the Nofsinger vehicle.  Nofsinger slowed for pedestrians crossing the road.  More >

Mauston Earns $33,000 State Tourism Grant; Launches Where’s Aldo Promotion Campaign

MAUSTON, Wis. – Bolstered by a $33,000 Joint Effort Marketing grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Greater Mauston today launched a campaign inviting outdoors lovers from near and far to connect with nature and each other this summer while searching for ic—ons of Aldo Leopold and posting selfies for prizes. The Where’s Aldo campaign features More >

Sauk County Human Services Building in Reedsburg Temporarily Closed Friday

The Sauk County Human Services building in Reedsburg will be temporarily closed Friday morning. Sauk County will be conducting a full scale exercise from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The exercise is designed to test employee’s knowledge of the emergency plan and their reaction to 3 different scenarios. The exercise also involves active shooter and More >

Mauston Summer Recreation Program Registration Deadline May 7

Registration for the Mauston Summer Recreation Program will take place at Mauston City Hall Wednesday, May 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and also Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration forms are available at all Mauston Schools, Mauston City Hall, Hatch Public Library and at Mauston dot com. Parents are More >

Suburban Milwaukee Manhunt Ends With Interstate Shootings

(Undated)  —  A man wanted for a Sunday morning murder in suburban Milwaukee is under arrest after a police chase along Interstate 94 in Dane and Columbia counties, and a drive by shooting south of Wisconsin Dells in Sauk County. Authorities and media reports say a 20-year-old West Allis man shot and killed a fellow More >