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Accidental Drowning in Adams County

An 80 year-old man has drowned in Adams County. Adams County authorities say on Wednesday, they had received a report of a possible drowning in a pond located on private property near the intersection of County Highway Z and County Highway C in the Town of Monroe. The initial investigation revealed that the property owner, More >

Local Unemployment Rates for July

Wisconsin preliminary non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates have been released for June and Juneau County’s unemployment rate decreased from last month. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in July compared with 5.2 percent in June. It is higher than the state’s unemployment rate of 4.5 percent, but lower More >

August had the highest number of traffic fatalities so far this year

With 61 traffic fatalities, August was the deadliest month on Wisconsin roads so far this year. However, traffic fatalities last month also were seven fewer than August 2014 and four fewer than the five-year average for the month of August, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). “In the last five years, More >

Tomah VA director fired in wake of over-prescription reports

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The director of the Tomah VA Medical Center has been fired, becoming the second top official to depart amid reports of over-medication practices. The La Crosse Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1NcpODu ) that acting director John Rohrer sent an email to employees Wednesday stating only that Mario Desanctis “is no longer employed” by More >

Man Identified in Fatal ATV Accident in Monroe County

The man who died in the ATV crash in the Town of Jefferson in Monroe County on Tuesday has been identified. 82-year-old Eugene Schmitz of rural Norwalk died in a crash on private land. The incident is being investigated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Hospice Program Seeks Volunteers

Hospice Touch of Tomah Memorial Hospital is looking for volunteers to help support its program. Volunteer coordinator and LPN Jolene Frantz says volunteers find the service rewarding while helping patients and family members. She says they have more than 40 volunteers of different ages help with the Hospice Touch and Palliative Care programs which cover Adams, More >

Mauston Lionesses Present Check to SEA of Change

The Mauston Lioness Club presented a check to the SEA of Change at its monthly meeting on Tuesday night. The Lioness women held a garage sale during the Mauston citywide garage sale in August with proceeds dedicated to SEA of Change. During that time, someone stepped forward and matched the proceeds. The club presented a More >

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Adams-Friendship Fine Arts Center

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Adams-Friendship Area School District’s new Fine Arts Center on September 10, 2015. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held on the south side of the Adams-Friendship High School located at 1109 East North Street, Adams, Wisconsin. In the case of inclement weather, the More >

Authorities: Man, 82, Found Dead After Report of ATV Crash

TOWNSHIP OF JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an 82-year-old man has been found dead following a report of an all-terrain vehicle accident in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says authorities received a call around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday that a man was involved in an ATV accident on private land in the township More >

Efforts To Build New Lisbon Athletic Fields Continues

The New Lisbon Educational Foundation needs only $100,000 more to begin the first phase of building new athletic fields for the student athletes of New Lisbon Schools. Currently an exciting raffle is going on with many great prizes. Tickets are available in the school district office and the following New Lisbon locations, Silver Star Health, More >