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Health Advisory Related to the Current Circulating Influenza Strain

Influenza season has begun and this year’s flu season may be more severe. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a Health Advisory related to the current circulating influenza strain. Influenza A or H3N2 has been reported as the most frequent strain. Historically, it is known to cause increased hospitalization and death in very More >

Juneau County Employee Commended for Her Years of Service

A long-time Juneau County employee was commended for her years of service.  On Tuesday morning, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors recognized Charlyn Walter for her 27 years of service to the county. She was hired in December 1987 as a Clerk Typist I in the Human Services Department. Then in November 1988, she transferred More >

Elroy Family Medical Center to Host Health Fair – January 8

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health. That’s why Mile Bluff Medical Center is holding a health fair at the Elroy Family Medical Center on Thursday, January 8 from 7am till 10am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help Find Sparta Area Man

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in locating a Sparta area man. 20-year-old Thomas Hartman was reported missing by his parents and was last seen on November 30 at a residence in the City of Sparta. The Sheriff’s Office and the Sparta Police Department have exhausted resources looking for More >

911 Service Restored After Roughly 7-hour Outage

MAUSTON, Wis. (AP) – Emergency 911 service has been restored to multiple southern Wisconsin counties after an outage that lasted roughly seven hours. WISC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16wQnk5 ) that service was restored at around 4 p.m. Thursday. Frontier spokeswoman Karen Miller says the outage happened after an underground cable was inadvertently severed by a third party shortly More >

Arrest Made In Juneau County Wednesday

A Middleton man was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday of this week in Juneau County. Jacob De Keyser, age 27, of Middleton failed to appear in court on December 3rd for a charge of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, and was arrested on warrant Wednesday evening by Juneau County authorities.

Mauston Man Sentenced in Child Sexual Assault Case

A Mauston man will spend almost four years in prison for a charge of incest. 37-year-old Michael Patton was in court yesterday before Judge John Roemer during a sentencing hearing. Online court records show Judge Roemer sentenced Patton to 12 years and nine months in the prison system, with three years and nine months initial More >

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Sauk County Judicial Vacancy

Governor Scott Walker announced he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Sauk County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Taggart, whose resignation is effective March 20, 2015. The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2016. To More >

St. Pat’s Students Bust Myths of Christmas

Contributed: The students of St. Patrick School celebrated Christmas with an all-school musical, Chris-myth Busters, on Sunday, Dec. 7th at 3:00.  The gym was packed as the drama told the story of Ethan and his newly adopted brother Michael who has a mind for trivia.  Throughout the play, Michael questions much of what we believe More >

Tomah Man Charged With OWI-2nd Offense and Operating With PAC-2nd Offense

A Tomah man has been charged with OWI-2nd Offense and Operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration – 2nd Offense. According to the criminal complaint, on November 21st, a state trooper conducted a traffic stop on County Highway H on Highway 12 and 16 in the Village of Camp Douglas on a vehicle with a loud More >