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St. Patrick School Junior High Gets to Visit the Land of Lincoln

The junior high students from St. Patrick School, Mauston had opportunity to travel to Springfield, Illinois via charter bus and spend two days exploring history in the Land of Lincoln.  Twenty eight students and ten adults boarded the bus at 5:30 AM on Thursday, April 16th.  Arriving at their destination around noon, the seventh and More >

Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Announced

The Juneau County Sheriff Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on May 29, 2015 at 7 PM More >

Sen. Marklein Talks About K-12 Public Education Funding

17th District State Senator Howard Marklein announced the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) added $200 million to K-12 public education funding during deliberations this week. Marklein said that the funding for K-12 education has been his top priority. “I am proud of our investment in public schools and appreciate all of the input and communication I More >

Authorities Asks for Public’s Help in Finding a West Baraboo Man

The Sauk County Sheriff’s office is asking the public’s help in locating a missing West Baraboo man. The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a welfare check request on May 11 for 30-year-old Nicholas Moen after a disciplinary action at his workplace in the village of Lake Delton. Law enforcement officers were not More >

Mauston Man Taken Into Custody May 19th

A Mauston man was taken into custody for bail jumping and obstructing an officer on May 19th. According to police reports, a neighbor of Jason Sonnenburg called police at about 9 am that morning to report damage to the lock of his apartment he believed was done by Sonnenburg the night before when he noticed More >

Reedsburg Man Arrested for Heroin Possession

A Reedsburg man was arrested Thursday morning after the Sauk County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his home. Reedsburg Chief of Police Timothy Becker said the Drug Task Force arrested 33-year-old Derek R. Harvey for possession of heroin with the intent to deliver after a search warrant yielded over an ounce of More >

Two Mauston Men Taking Into Custody After A Fight On May 18th

Todd Brandt and James Howery, both of Mauston, were taken into custody following an altercation at a Mauston tavern on May 18th. According to police reports, Mauston police were dispatched to a tavern on State Street in Mauston that evening for two males who were fighting. Officers determined the two were arguing in regards to More >

New Lisbon Woman Cited For Posession Of THC In Mauston

On May 20th, Stacia Huffman of New Lisbon was cited in Mauston for possession of THC. According to police reports, a Mauston police officer observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit that afternoon and upon initiating the traffic stop, the office noted a strong odor of marijuana. When Huffman was asked about it, she More >

Ride Sharing Service Upgrade To Include Wisconsin Dells

Uber says it will expand its online ride-sharing service to five more Wisconsin cities today.  Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Lake Geneva, and Wisconsin Dells will get the service — just weeks after statewide standards were approved for Uber and similar companies.  Uber’s Wisconsin manager, Adam Dries, said his company wants to be in as many places More >

Don’t Drive 70 MPH Yet On Interstate Highways

Just because Governor Scott Walker put his pen-to-paper doesn’t mean you can put your petal-to-the-metal yet.  The D-O-T says it’s still illegal to drive 70-miles-an-hour on Wisconsin freeways, after Walker signed a bill yesterday approving the higher speed limit.  Officials say the higher speeds won’t take effect until the signs are put up on the More >