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Western offers Law Enforcement Academy

SPARTA, Wis. – Western Technical College will offer a 720-Hour State Certified Basic Recruit Academy for persons seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday- Friday, Jan. 9-May 12, 2017 at the Sparta Public Safety Training Center, 11177 County Road A. Applications are due by Aug. 26 to More >

Brooks Earns “Building Wisconsin” Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC-WI) announced that Rep. Ed Brooks (Reedsburg) is a recipient of their “Building Wisconsin” award. The award is presented to legislators who demonstrate a commitment to pro-growth policies.  “Time after time Rep. Brooks has voted for legislation that promotes economic development and a strong workforce,” said More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released

Unemployment is down in nearly all Wisconsin cities and counties. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates went down or remained the same in all but four counties. Juneau County’s unemployment rate for the month of June was 4.5 percent and Adams County’s unemployment rate was 6.0 percent. In Monroe County, More >

Juneau County Child Support Warrants

Planned Parenthood Endorses Shrader for Assembly

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin has endorsed Democrat candidate, Art Shrader, for the 50th Assembly District. Shrader has already received the endorsement of Wisconsin Progess, several labor unions, and several local and state representatives, such as Congressman Ron Kind. Shrader will face Tom Crofton of Richland County in the August 9th primary to see who More >

Mauston Common Council Continuing to Negotiate with Juneau County for Land Deal

The Mauston Common Council took no action on an offer from Juneau County for the Kastner lot at its meeting on Tuesday night. After a closed session, Mayor Brian McGuire told Juneau County representatives that the council understands the county’s need for the lot, but they have to protect the city’s residents. McGuire said they More >

Red Cross Still Facing Critical Blood Shortage, Offers Amazon Gift Card to Donors

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet More >

Fatal Accident in Monroe County

One person is dead after a rollover accident on State Highway 71 Tuesday evening in Monroe County. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call of a rollover crash with possible injuries, at approximately 7:43 PM on STH 71, 1/8 mile west of Kapok Road in the Township of More >

National Night Out to Spotlight Area Heroes Aug. 2

Monroe County residents are being invited to meet area heroes during this year’s National Night Out Tuesday, August Second in Tomah’s Winnebago Park. Coordinated by the Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Department, area police, fire and rescue and EMS personnel will be on hand from 4 to 8 pm to show the public how to More >

Starting Monday, Highway 23 Closed for Chip Sealing

Weather permitting; starting Monday, August 1 at 6:30 a.m., State Highway 23 from State Highway 33 to County Highway P, located in the Town of Excelsior and Town of Delton in Sauk County, will be closed for chip sealing. The detour will be State Highway 33 to US Highway 12 and County Highway P to More >