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Mauston Common Council Approves Improvement Bid

The Mauston Common Council approved an Improvement Bid from Lasar Construction in Baraboo and authorized construction work on Highview Avenue at its meeting on Tuesday night. The project will include replacing a water main and a sewer line. Because of a city ordinance, sidewalks will also be a part of the revision of gutters, storm and More >

Milk Truck Rollover in Vernon County

A driver lost control of a milk truck while negotiating a curve, causing it to rollover in the Town of Clinton Tuesday morning, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff John Spears said that 41-year-old Nathan Bousman, of Sparta, was operating the milk truck on County Road D near Hall Road and lost control More >

Insurance company compensates wrongly convicted

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) – A central Wisconsin man who spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit has been compensated by his insurance company. The amount of the compensation for Joseph Awe, of Friendship, has not been disclosed. Awe says there’s no way to compensate him for the three years he More >

Tomah VA Teams Up With Adams County for Veterans Benefits Fair

The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship. All Veterans and the public are invited to visit the Adams County Community Center to learn More >

Wonewoc-Center Approves Natural Gas Contract and Other Items

The Wonewoc-Center School Board had its meeting on Monday night. They approved a natural gas contract with Seminole Energy to have uninterrupted service, which means no switching to oil as backup. The board had been looking at different options for several months. The district had experienced a couple of natural gas shut offs this past More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston, include the following:              Melanie Guski and Jared Sorenson of Elroy are the parents of a baby girl, Jaimee Marie Kathleen Sorenson, born July 13 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 ½ More >

Wisconsin Vehicular Homicide Convict Remains Free

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide has been spared jail time. The Baraboo News Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1pczUWT ) a judge ruled Casey Wright guilty but not mentally responsible for the death of Lisa Mikec. He will remain free, but must receive treatment for mental illness. In a sentencing hearing Tuesday, More >

OWI Citation for an Illinois Man

An Illinois man was cited for operating a motor boat while intoxicated. Last Saturday, Juneau county authorities stopped a boat on the Castle Rock Flowage because of a boating violation of letting passengers riding on the back of the rear gunwale.  When an officer approached the driver of the boat, 28-year-old Aaron Scheibe, he could More >

Nominations Sought For Juneau County FSA Committee

The Juneau County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is looking to expand the pool of candidates that will run for the three-year terms on the farmer-elected County Office Committee.  Anyone who is a landowner, operator, tenant, or share- cropper on a farm is eligible to complete a nomination form and be on the slate of nominees.  More >

Crash in Town of Kildare Leaves Two Injured

A serious accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon on County Road HH, south of Dombek road in the Town of Kildare involved two injuries. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the crash involved a Ford Escort station wagon and a McCormick tractor. The tractor was operating an attachment for mowing the right shoulder of the More >