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Ocean Spray Shoots Cranberry Commercial in Warrens

WARRENS, Wis. (AP) – Ocean Spray is shooting its signature cranberry commercial in central Wisconsin for the first time. Production crews, actors and Ocean Spray employees have been working to shoot a year’s worth of commercials in Warrens. The Massachusetts-based company only has a small timeframe to create all of the footage it will need since More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Certifies Tax Levy

The Wonewoc-Center School Board certified their tax levy and budget at its monthly meeting on Monday. District Administrator Steve Lozeau said that the tax levy was set at $2.9 million and the mil rate for the district was set at $12.84. That’s down from last year’s mil rate of $13.15. The board also approved the More >

Juneau County Health Department Working With Schools For Influenza Vaccines

Influenza season will soon be upon us and the Juneau County Health Department is working with local school districts to give flu vaccines to students. Influenza is a contagious virus that may cause fever/chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and a runny/stuffy nose. The Necedah, New Lisbon, Wonewoc-Center, Royall, Mauston, St. Paul’s and More >

Mauston PD Looking for Sewer Grates

The Mauston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the person or persons that have been removing sewer grates from the City of Mauston streets over the past few weeks. Police say this is a very dangerous situation for the public that could result in injury or damage. Additionally, they are asking More >

One Vehicle Accident Leaves Two Injured in Monroe County

Two people were injured as a result of a one vehicle accident in the Town of Sparta. Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said the crash occurred on Wednesday night on State Highway 27 from Eagle Avenue. 54-year-old Cheryl Freit of West Salem was traveling north on the highway when she veered across the center line More >

Two Verona Citizens Arrested After High-Speed Chase In Juneau County

Two people from Verona were taken into custody after a high speed chase on Thursday. Juneau County authorities said the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a burglary had just occurred in the Town of Lemonweir.  The female caller advised she came up from her basement and surprised the burglar in her residence.  The caller More >

Local Law Enforcement Working Collaboratively to Combat Impaired Driving

The Elroy Police Department, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on October 31, 2014 and More >

Threat Made At Royall School District

School officials in the Royall School district were made aware of a threat to the school on Wednesday October 22nd at 3:15 PM. A press release from the school district states that police were called and an immediate plan was made that involved a complete evacuation of the school. The Elroy police department, Juneau County More >

One Person Injured in Rollover Accident in Vernon County

One person was injured during a one vehicle rollover accident on Tuesday morning in the Town of Liberty. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says 59-year-old Dennis Vinger of Viola, was driving on County Road SS west of Hall Road and lost control.  The vehicle went across the center line and left the roadway where it More >

Mauston Man Arrested On Warrant

A Mauston man was arrested on a warrant. Mauston police say that 49-year-old Ronald D. Barnes was taken into custody early Sunday morning from a vehicle in the 400 block of Division Street. Barnes was arrested on a “Probation Hold”, and Warrant for “Failure to Appear” in connection with an earlier drug bust in the More >