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Local Orchard Receives 1st Place at Conference

A local business has received 1st place at the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association’s annual conference that was held in Wisconsin Dells last week.  Entries were received for Apple Cider made from individual orchards around the state for one of two categories, which were pasteurized and raw/ultraviolet. Northwoods Orchard, located on Highway 82, entered in the More >

Rollover Accident in Vernon County

There was a rollover accident in the Town of Christiana Tuesday afternoon. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 25-year-old Sheila Larson of Westby was driving a vehicle, northbound on East Ridge Road near Larson Road. She lost control on a corner while swerving to miss an oncoming vehicle.  Larson’s vehicle left the roadway and overturned More >

Body of missing man found on river bank

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) – The body of a missing La Crosse man has been found on the banks of the Wisconsin River. Wisconsin Dells police say a kayaker found the man’s body Thursday afternoon under a rocky cliff near the Kilbourn dam. Authorities say injuries to John Dwyer’s body appear to be consistent with More >

Sen. Tammy Baldwin tells VA to interview whistleblowers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is asking that the lead investigator probing allegations of opiate over prescription and retaliatory practices at a VA hospital in Tomah take into account the testimony of whistleblowers. In a letter Thursday, Baldwin asked that VA Under Secretary Carolyn Clancy consider concerns not addressed in an earlier report. More >

New Lisbon Man Arrested After Police Chase

A New Lisbon man has been charged with two felony counts of reckless endangerment. According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday, January 25, 55-year-old Fred Wehman fled from a traffic stop, leading local law enforcement on a chase. As law enforcement tried to apprehend him during the chase, Wehman struck one of the squad cars. More >

Marklein and Brooks to Hold Listening Sessions in Necedah and Mauston – Feb. 6

Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Ed Brooks will be holding listening sessions next Friday, February 6th. The first session will be in Necedah at the Village Hall from 9:30am to 10:30am and the second session is in Mauston at the City Hall from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Marklein says he’s looking forward to hearing opinions and More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Health Fair in Necedah – Feb. 19

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 Necedah Family Medical Center on Thursday, February 19th from 7am till 11am. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be available, along with the opportunity to More >

New Lisbon Youth Escapes Injury In Roll Over Accident

A New Lisbon youth escaped injury in a vehicle roll over accident in the town of Clearfield. On Tuesday January 27th, the driver was traveling west-bound on County Highway A when the vehicle drove into snow on the right shoulder of the road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and then over corrected, causing More >

Mauston Woman Cited For Operating After Revocation

A Mauston woman has been cited for operating after revocation. On December 14th, a law enforcement officer observed a vehicle traveling on North Union Street in Mauston that did not have a matching registration. After making contact during a traffic stop, the driver, 37-year old Jessica Nordahl of Mauston, indicated she had no driver’s license. More >

Tomah VA director says overmedication already addressed

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) – The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah says he had already taken steps to address reports of overmedication of patients before federal officials announced a review of prescription practices at the Wisconsin facility. Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis says his staff began looking into the unusually high rate More >