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$32.1 Million For Wisconsin’s Public School Libraries

WISCONSIN DELLS – Wisconsin’s K-12 public school libraries will receive $32.1 million, thanks to earnings from Common School Fund investments, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands announced Monday. Commissioner Doug La Follette, Secretary of State, presented Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction, with a ceremonial check at the Wisconsin Educational & Media More >

City of Hillsboro Wastewater Facility Plan Public Hearing – April 11

The City of Hillsboro will hold a public hearing at the Hillsboro City Hall on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. to consider a Wastewater Facility Plan for Sludge Processing and Storage. The Wastewater Facility Plan addresses the wastewater treatment needs, with emphasis on sludge processing and storage needs, at the City of Hillsboro.  The More >

Two Sentenced for Passing Counterfeit Currency

Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Danesha Phillips, 23, and Marlo Phillips, 19, both of Madison, Wis., were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley for passing counterfeit U.S. currency at numerous merchants in southern Wisconsin. Danesha Phillips and Marlo Phillips are sister and brother. More >

Subject in Custody After High Speed Chase

A subject is in custody after a high speed chase. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, at about 12:01am Wednesday, the subject wanted on retail theft charges fled from La Crosse and Onalaska officers and merged onto I-90. The vehicle continued to flee at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was terminated near mile More >

Elementary School In Tomah Switching To Year-Round Calendar

(Tomah, WI)  —  A western Wisconsin elementary school will start holding classes year round this summer.  Tomah’s Lemonweir Elementary School will change to a 45 days on, 15 days off schedule on July 18th.  The district will allow parents to move students out of the school if they prefer the traditional academic calendar.  Officials say More >

2017 Youth Tractor Safety Training

Juneau County UW-Extension and area FFA Advisors will sponsor the 2017 Tractor Safety Training Program for youth aged 12 and over. Since 1970, the federal Hazardous Occupation Act has required Tractor and Machinery Certification for youth 14-15 years of age for employment on farms other than those operated by their families. Further, Wisconsin Act 455 More >

American Red Cross Calls for Platelet and Type O Negative and AB Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations. More >

Governor Scott Walker Visits Reedsburg High School

Governor Scott Walker traveled to Reedsburg Area High School Tuesday to highlight investments in K-12 education in his executive budget. The governor toured classrooms and spoke with students about his plans for education. After his presentation, Governor Walker conducted a Facebook Live session at the school. He said, “We know how important it is for More >

Juneau County Employee Commended for 35+ Years of Service

A long-time employee of Juneau County was commended Tuesday for his 35 plus years of service. At the Juneau County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board presented a condemnation to Greg Lowe, the director of Land and Water Resource Department for his service to the county. Lowe plans to retire soon and said that his More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Contract for New County Building

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a contract with Miron Construction to build the new government building in downtown Mauston during its Tuesday meeting. Bill Devine, Project Coordinator from Devine, Inc. told the board they received three bids and Miron Construction’s bid was the lowest. The project bid from Miron $6,736,100, More >