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Be Safe Traveling This 4th of July Day Weekend

It’s Independence Day weekend and many people will be on the roads traveling this week. WRJC Now 92one FM/SMASH Country 92.9 ask travelers to be safe this weekend and to share a few safety tips from Central Insurance Services: get a good night’s sleep, don’t use your cell phone while driving, be aware of the More >

Annual Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner Hosted by the New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce

The 2015 Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner was held Thursday June, 25, 2015 at the Hustler Exhibit Hall. There was a great turnout, and everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by the Catering Cousins. Members of the Orange Mills 4-H group volunteered their help for the evening. The guest speaker was Jim Holte, President of the Wisconsin More >

Wa Du Shuda Committee and LYNXX/Lemonweir Valley Telcom Present Checks to New Lisbon Fire Department for Wa Du Shuda Fireworks

People come from miles around to watch the stunning fireworks display featured at Wa Du Shuda Days each year. This spectacular display is put on each year by generous donations and is brought to you by the New Lisbon Fire Department. They will take place on Saturday, July 11 at dusk. The New Lisbon Chamber More >

An Illinois Man Charged in Campground Shooting

An Illinois man is being charged with second degree reckless endangerment after a shooting incident at a campground in the Town of Lyndon last Saturday. According to the criminal complaint, 35-year-old Kane A. Kramer is also charged with aggravated battery, disorderly conduct, and three charges of pointing a firearm at another person. According to the More >

Tomah Man Injured in Moped Accident

One person was injured in a moped accident which happened Wednesday evening in the Town of Lincoln on Cortland Avenue. Monroe County authorities said a moped driven by 18-year-old Austin E. Schroeder of Tomah was west bound on Cortland Avenue when he rounded a curve and crashed his moped. Schroeder who was injured was able More >

Tomah Boy Medflighted After Bicycle vs Pickup Crash

A seven-year-old rural Tomah boy was medflighted after riding his bicycle into a pick-up truck on Wednesday afternoon.  Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports the accident took place in the Town of LaGrange at the intersection of Emblem Road at Ellsworth Road. The seven-year-old failed to stop for the stop sign and ran into a More >

Construction on County Trunk Highway H in Sauk County to Start July 7

Rehabilitation of CTH H from Fawn Valley Road to North Frontage Road in Sauk County is expected to begin, weather permitting, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 according to the Sauk County Highway Department. During the reconstruction, CTH H will remain open. However, the highway will be reduced to one lane during the day with flaggers being More >

Local School District Receive Aid for Special Education

Several local school districts were part of 143 education agencies to receive high cost special education aid. Those school districts were Hillsboro, Mauston, Necedah, and Tomah. School districts across the state received high-cost special education aid payments earlier in June to reimburse a portion of the costs associated with the education of children whose educational More >

Opportunity to Provide Input on How to Improve Wisconsin’s Rest Areas

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation wants travelers to provide input on Wisconsin’s network of rest areas.  A brief survey was developed to help WisDOT improve rest area operations, plan for future services and locations and understand traveler needs. There are various ways to take the survey. People can go online to fill out the survey, More >

Red Cross Blood Drives Coming Up in July

The American Red Cross is seeking eligible donors to help offset a seasonal decline in donations and prevent a shortage this summer by giving blood. According to the organization, during June, July and August, there are about two fewer donors than needed at each blood drive. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer More >