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Becerra Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

A Necedah man was sentence on Friday on multiple counts of sexually assaulting three different children. 43-year-old Neil Becerra was sentenced by Sauk County Judge Patrick Taggart to a total of 30 years confinement in the Wisconsin State prison system. On the first count of repeated acts of sexual assault of a child, Judge Taggart More >

Update: Person of Interest No Danger to the Public in Tomah

On October 17, 2014 information was supplied to the Tomah Police Department that a subject was  seen wearing a white mask carrying a sign saying “Wake Up America”.  Along with this information it was reported that the back side of the sign indicated “Watch what I do.”  Additionally one report indicated that the person was More >

1st Annual Autumn Scamper 5k Run/Walk a Success

Bundled in mittens and long sleeves, individuals of all ages braved the rain and cold to participate in Necedah Family Medical Center’s first annual Autumn Scamper 5k Run/Walk on October 4. To start the morning festivities, 23 kids took part in a run/walk inside the Necedah School.  After moving their little legs as fast as More >

Teen Driver Safety Week – October 19th-25th

To help protect teens from death and injuries, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed the week of October 19th to 25th as Teen Driver Safety Week in Wisconsin. The annual Teen Driver Safety Week is to encourage teens to make better decisions behind the wheel and increase parental involvement as teenagers gain driving experience. David Pabst, More >

Adams County Man Formally Charged With Sexual Assault of a Minor

An Adams County man was formally charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and one count of incest. 38-year-old Christopher Quinnell, owner of the Adams County Emergency Services, appeared in court on Tuesday for his initial appearance. The criminal complaint states a social worker, who had contact More >

Investigators Charged Lone Rock Woman for “Faking” Cancer

Several law enforcement agencies are charging a Lone Rock woman, 29-year-old Theresa Stub, for “faking” cancer and raising thousands of dollars from charities and individuals for the false diagnosis. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office: The investigation alleges Strub was the beneficiary of thousands of dollars that was raised through fundraisers, charitable More >

ADRC Puts On “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Workshop

The ADRC of Eagle Country is sponsoring a “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” workshop. The program is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend, by reducing stress, improving self-confidence, communicating feelings better, balance their lives and increasing their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful sources. More >

Hillsboro School Board Looks to Update Policies

The Hillsboro School Board is looking to update several school policies. At the Monday night meeting, the board had a first reading on policies, several which are related to students. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said the policies are a series of updates to align them with state statutes. The board also approved moving the district’s Kindergarten More >

50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum – October 20

Mark your calendars for the 50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum on Monday, October 20th. The forum is sponsored by the Juneau County Action Committee and WRJC. It will be held at the American Legion in Mauston and will be from 7-9pm. The forum’s moderator will be Juneau County’s district attorney, Mike More >

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces Nearly $93 Million in Winter Heat Aid to Wisconsin

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced that Wisconsin has received $92.9 million in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help those who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months. In 2013, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds were provided to  214,531 Wisconsin More >