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WOT: Designate Before You Celebrate on Halloween

Although most of the scary parts of Halloween are imaginary, there is one terrifying aspect that is all too real—drunken driving. “Drunken driving is a serious offense, and law enforcement officers don’t give warnings or second chances to drivers who are impaired,” says David Pabst, director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of More >

Sex Offender Release Information Bulletin

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been notified Sex Offender Randy S. Poff will be released from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center on or before November 11, 2016.  Poff was convicted in La Crosse County of the following crimes. Three counts of Indecent Exposure (1989) Two counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault (1991) Sexually Violent More >

Town of Necedah Joins Mauston Area Municipal Court

The Town of Necedah has joined the Mauston Area Municipal Court. The addition was approved at the Mauston Common Council meeting on Tuesday evening. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the township had to cover its own cost to join the court, and the Town of Necedah would probably average 50 citations a year. The benefit, More >

Unemployment Rates Drop in September

Unemployment rates have dropped in every Wisconsin county. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Wednesday on local unemployment rates for September. It shows that unemployment fell compared with August in all 72 counties and the largest cities. Juneau County’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in September, Adams County’s was 4.9 percent, Vernon County’s was More >

Two Wood County Traffic Death Victims Identified

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI)  —  Two women killed in a head on traffic crash in central Wisconsin have been identified as 71-year-old Barbara Baldwin and 74-year-old Louise Hemenway, both of New Lisbon. Wood County sheriff’s deputies say both were in a vehicle that crashed into a unit driven by a 30-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man. He’s in More >

DNR to Host Online Chronic Wasting Disease Chat Oct. 31

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts will host an online chat about chronic wasting disease Monday, Oct. 31 at noon. DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from sampling locations to disease prevalence and surveillance. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “chat” to submit questions and view responses from DNR experts. There, those More >

Janesville Man Sentenced for Operating with a PAC – 5th Offense

A Janesville man was found guilty Tuesday of operating a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration – fifth offense. 64-year-old Steve Brunkow was sentenced to 4 ½ years imprisonment, with 18 months initial confinement, and three years extended supervision. His driver’s license also is revoked for two years, and he is to have an ignition More >

Local Area Trick or Treat Hours

Here are the following times for trick or treat around the area: Adams –  October 31st, 4p-7p. Mauston – October 31st, 4:30P – 7:30P Tomah – October 31st 5-8pm Elroy – October 31st 4-7pm New Lisbon – October 30th 4-6pm Wonewoc – October 31st 4-6pm Reedsburg – October 31st 4-7pm Lyndon Station – October 31st More >

Decision Forces Veteran Assistance Foundation Homeless Veterans to Vacate Tomah VA

The Veterans Assistance Foundation homeless veterans living at Tomah’s VA Medical Center will need to leave the VA by January 16th. The Veterans Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit organization designed to help homeless veterans receive support they need. One of their locations is inside the Tomah VA Medical Center. Last week, they had received a More >

Adams-Friendship School Board Approves 2016-2017 Tax Levy

The Adams-Friendship School Board set the 2016-2017 tax levy at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Rick Waski said the board set the tax levy at $11,994,645.He said the mill rate for the district will be $9.24 per thousand, and that’s down 76 cents from last year. The motion passed unanimously. The board also More >