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Indiana Man Cited for OWI-1st Offense

A 25-year-old Indiana man was cited for OWI – 1st Offense in the city of Adams. On Sunday, an officer initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle speeding on Main Street at West Street. He made contact with the driver, who verbally identified himself as Kyle Bartlett. The officer could smell an odor of intoxicants More >

The Prime Time Jimmy Kline Ride This Saturday

The Prime Time Jimmy Kline Ride returns tomorrow for its tenth year. The ride is a benefit that helps raises money for the fight against cancer. The ride is in memory of Jimmy Kline, who passed away in 2005 from cancer. There will be events tonight at Riverside Park to kick off the ride, such More >

Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Injured

There was a motorcycle accident in the Town of Lindina on Monday. The driver was traveling east on County Road “O” from Franke Road. As he was negotiating a curve, he lost control of his motorcycle and left the roadway. The driver traveled down an embankment, struck a wood post and came to rest in More >

Van Doren To Run as an Independent in the November Election

Wisconsin Third Congressional District candidate, Ken Van Doren of Mauston, has left the GOP and will continue his campaign as an Independent. Van Doren made the announcement to leave the party last Friday. He said in a release that he could “no longer support the Republican party, its lack of principles, its poor leadership and More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Approves Policies and Service Fund

The Wonewoc-Center School Board held its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Doctor Steve Lozeau said the board members tabled a number of items, including changes to the student handbook, staff handbook, and school policies 500-800 for further readings. However, the board did approved a revised Policy 363.3 Web Page Design, which is to be More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with Three Counts of Recklessly Endangering Safety

A Wisconsin Dells man has been charged with three counts of recklessly endangering safety. According to the criminal complaint, while responding to a welfare check in Lemonweir Township last Saturday, 26-year-old Preston Lee was found with an aerosol can of computer cleaner in his hand inside his car. The deputy made contact with Lee, and More >

WI River Meats the Cowtastic CowMOOnity Cow Winner

A winner has been announced in the Cowtastic CowMOOnity Cow Competition. The winning cow was done by Wisconsin River Meats. It raised over $160, but the total contest raised over $500. Heidi Finicun is a Director of the Juneau County Fair Board. She said the money will be put towards the Robert Holig Memorial Dairy More >

Man struck while crossing highway on scooter

OAKDALE, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electronic scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Highway 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in More >

Sen. Schultz Warns of Business Owners of Scam

State Senator Dale Schultz is warning business owners of a new scam disguised as a money saving tool which may cost them much more.“My office has been contacted by business owners in Southwest Wisconsin who’ve been approached by a company offering credit card transaction equipment with the promise of lower transaction fees to business owners,” More >

Mauston Police Department K-9 Unit Makes Several Arrests

On Saturday, August 9, the Mauston Police Department’s K-9 unit, K-9 Kantor and his handler initiated a traffic stop on South Union Street at Hickory Street. Juneau County K-9 Timo and his handler assisted with the stop. After an investigation, 20-year-old Tanner Bigham of Elroy received three citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, operating after More >