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Local News

Necedah’s 2nd Annual Wine & Beer Walk Planning Underway

Necedah is planning their second annual Necedah Wine & Beer Walk for November 22, 2019 and looking for sponsors. Last year they sold out of the 100 available tickets!  This year we are making 150 tickets available. In 2018 the Bank of Mauston sponsored wine charms.  This year we would like to find a sponsor More >

Arkdale Man Dies in ATV Crash

On 10/10/19 at approximately 2:00 am. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an ATV crash on 17th Dr in the 1100 block, in the Town of Monroe. The initial investigation indicates the driver of the ATV was traveling south bound and struck a deer. Lives saving measures were attempted but unsuccessful. More >

National Drug Take Back – October 26th, 2019

On October 26th, the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Elroy Police Department, and SAFE in Juneau County will be joining other agencies across the great state of Wisconsin to participate in the National Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Dose of Reality Campaign. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines More >

Juneau County Bar Fight over Politics leads to Charges Against Jefferson Man

A bar fight over politics is leading to charges against a Jefferson man.  On September 19th Juneau County Authorities were dispatched to a rural Juneau County establishment for a report of a disturbance.  Authorities talked to the victim who said he was punched in the face by 53 year old Kurt Sheil.  The victim claimed More >

Necedah Man Faces Charge of Felony Bail Jumping On October 7th a Juneau County Deputy was dispatched to a Lyndon Township residence for a report of suspicious activity.  51 year old Dartanjon Flynn, of Necedah had been released from Juneau County Jail earlier that day and part of his bond was not to return to More >

Mauston Football Players Standout On and Off Field by Helping Youngster Get Home Safely

A pair of Mauston High School football players came to the aid of an elementary school student after their victory last Friday night against Nekoosa.  Gage Kobylski and Sterling Wilke overheard a physical incident that took place involving a 10 year old elementary school student.  Kobylski and Wilke made sure the kid got home to More >

Patsy Cline tribute artist to perform at Terrace Heights

The public is invited to join the tenants of Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston on Monday, October 14 at 2 pm for an afternoon of entertainment!  Tribute artist Karen Wickham will be performing some of Patsy Cline’s biggest hits. Seats are limited for this event; don’t miss out!  Call 608-847-2377 to reserve a spot.  More >

Remote Monitoring Provides Convenience, Comfort for Patients

Ed Brown spent six days hospitalized when an influx in potassium led to a dangerous change in his heart rhythm. He was recuperating at his house in Elroy when a nurse suggested he participate in Gundersen St. Joseph’s Remote Patient Monitoring, a program that connects patients at home with their care team. “I said, ‘Let’s More >

Would-Be Pot Thieves Arrested At Columbia County Hemp Farm

The leaves look like marijuana.  That’s why several individuals have been taken into custody after trying to steal what looks like pot from licensed hemp farms in Columbia County.  It’s a crime to harvest the plants without a license.  The suspects could also be charged with theft and trespassing.  Hemp plants are actually very low More >

Vernon County K9 Officer Receives Additional Training

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears would like to let the citizens of Vernon County know that in conjunction with the Driftless Humane Society, K9 Officer Deputy Mark Bellacero was sent to the Wisconsin Humane Officers Training course, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin on September 23rd thru 27th, 2019.  This course was provided by More >