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State highway closures in Columbia, Crawford, Monroe, Richland, Vernon County

Updated September 23 1:20pm Numerous state highways in southwestern Wisconsin remain closed. Motorists are urged to take safety precautions and expect closures.   Slow down Do not drive through standing water Do not move or drive around barricades   For the latest information on road closures and detours, visit 511 Wisconsin online at www.511wi.gov, or call More >

Wet Roads a Factor in Vernon County Crash in the Town of Christiana

Wet roads were a factor in a two vehicle crash that occurred at State Highway 27 in the Town of Christiana Thursday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said a vehicle being driven by 28-year-old Ashley Mlsna of Cashton slid on the wet highway while attempting to stop and struck the rear of a vehicle More >

Royall School District’s Annual Meeting/Budget Hearing to Start at 6:30pm Monday

The Royall School District’s Annual Meeting/Budget Hearing is Monday, September 26th with their regular monthly board meeting to follow after. The difference this year is that the Annual Meeting will start at 6:30pm. In years past, the meeting started at 7pm, but during last year’s annual meeting, the district voted to allow the school board More >

Adams County Law Enforcement and Fire Personnel Conducting Training Scenario Saturday

On Saturday, September 24, The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said there will be a large presence of law enforcement and fire personnel in the Grand Marsh area. Officials said personnel are taking part in a missing persons training exercise/scenario. The training will be utilizing the Grand Marsh Elementary School and school forest land including the More >

Jury Finds Man Guilty of 2015 Tomah Econo-Lodge Homicide

The man accused of murder at Tomah’s Econo Lodge last year was found guilty by a jury Thursday afternoon. The jury convicted the 27-year-old Zachary Davis of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Armed Robbery with Use of Force, and Driving or Operating a Vehicle without consent. Davis was accused of stabbing 43-year-old Derek Magnuson of Tomah More >

Mudslide Causes Accident in Vernon County

Another mudslide north of Victory in Vernon County, caused a two vehicle accident Thursday evening. Sheriff John Spears said 38-year-old Jonathan L. Fruth of rural Desoto was traveling on State Highway 35 along with three passengers, when a mudslide came off the hill and hit the Fruth vehicle. A dump truck driver, 31-year-old Abraham J. More >

Governor Declares State Of Emergency For Floods That Killed Man

(Undated) — Governor Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties where up to ten inches of rain since Wednesday caused floods and mudslides, killing one person. Wisconsin Emergency Management says 53-year-old Michael McDonald of rural Victory died Thursday after the house he was in slid from a hillside onto Highway 35 More >

Flooding Health and Safety Recommendations

With the recent heavy rains and local flooding, the Juneau County Health Department says it is very important to remember some basic safety precautions.     WATER SAFETY   When in doubt, if any water supply is cloudy, odorous, colored — do not drink the water. Do not use water from a private well that More >

Local Counties Unemployment Rates Released

Unemployment dropped in most of Wisconsin’s counties in August. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday that unemployment rates dropped or stayed the same in 66 of 72 counties. Juneau County’s unemployment rate was at 4 percent, Adams County’s at 5.6 percent, Vernon County’s at 3.1 percent, Monroe County’s at 3.5 percent and Sauk More >

Necedah School Board Approves Updated Revenue Limit Energy Exemption Resolution

The Necedah School Board approved an updated revenue limit energy exemption resolution for Energy Efficiency at its meeting on Monday night.  Superintendent Larry Gierach said due to favorable interest rates on the purchase of the district’s bonds, the board approved a new resolution on the amounts to be levied and expended for the next ten More >