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Adams PD: Take Valuables Inside and Lock Your Vehicles

The City of Adams has experienced a high volume of vehicle entries and thefts from vehicles. The Adams Police Department reminds residents to take all valuables inside and lock your vehicles.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scams in the Area

Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins would like to alert the public of scams and a new one that is starting to circulate.  The Federal Trade Commission has announced that there is a new scam. It is in reference to the flooding in Louisiana.  Below are some tips to keep you and your finances safe. Donate More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released

All but one of Wisconsin’s 72 counties had declines in their jobless rates in July. The Department of Workforce Development released the rates on Tuesday. Local unemployment rates are 4.2 percent in Juneau County, 5.6 percent in Adams County, 3.2 percent in Sauk County, 3.8 percent in Monroe County, and 3.3 percent in Vernon County. More >

Drunken Driver Strikes Pedestrian in Mt. Olympus Parking Lot

Wisconsin Dells police say a drunken driver with a child in her vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian in the parking lot of the Mt. Olympus resort Tuesday. According to a news release from Dells Police Chief Jody Ward, upon arrival, an injured male was located lying on the pavement with substantial injuries. It was More >

One Injured in Vehicle Rollover Accident in Vernon County

One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident in Vernon County Wednesday night. Sheriff John B. Spears said 20-year-old Mitchell L. Larson of Chaseburg was heading westbound on Highway 162 in the Town of Hamburg when he lost control of his vehicle. Larson crossed the centerline then overcorrected before the vehicle rolled several More >

$350,000 SuperCash! Ticket Sold in Mauston

One lucky SuperCash! player matched all six numbers in the August 22 drawing to win the $350,000 top prize.  That night’s winning SuperCash! numbers were 5, 10, 21, 27, 30 and 36.  The top prize ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip at 611 Gateway Avenue in Mauston. Winners at all prize levels have 180 days More >

2016 Fall Town & Village Workshops

The UW-Extension Local Government Center is coordinating several workshops designed for new and experienced town and village board members, clerks and treasurers that include presentations on legislative updates, connecting with the public on over tough issues, bidding basics, dos and don’ts of closed sessions and much more. The workshops will be in September in different More >

Mauston PD Warns Residents About Library Scam

From the Mauston Police Department: Recently area residents have received phone calls from someone claiming to be from the Library. The caller states the resident needs to provide them with money for a late book. The Library communicates by mail not through phone calls. If you have any questions please contact the Mauston Police Department, More >

Donations Sought for Downtown Tomah Low-Income Veterans Housing

The Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. is searching for community partners to help renovate the 11 apartments on the second floor above the “G.I. Need That” veterans resale store and the “Cup ‘O Joe” coffee shop and community center located at 1118 Superior Avenue, Tomah, WI.  The 11 apartments will house low-income area veterans.  Currently, support More >

New Lisbon Approves Expected Tax Levy at Annual School District Meeting

The New Lisbon School District held its annual meeting on Monday. School Board Treasurer Jeff Neitzel reported the Fund 10 balance beginning 2015-2016 year at $1,556,931 and ending fund balance remaining the same. The voters then approved the expected tax levy at $3,632,334, as was recommended in the school district’s budget for the 2016-2017 school More >