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One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Viroqua

A one vehicle accident has sent a Westby woman to the hospital. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says the crash occurred on Monday evening on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. 48-year-old Ginger Jacobs was driving North on US Highway 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound lane More >

Monroe County Circuit Court Finds Van Der Molen Was Properly Charged

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that at a hearing on Monday at the Monroe County Circuit Court, Judge Todd Ziegler found that the criminal counts of racketeering and securities fraud against Illinois resident Edward Van Der Molen were validly charged by Wisconsin Department of Justice.  As a result, the court will consider those charges More >

Reps. Brooks and Clark Encouraged By Rail Purchase Progress

Sauk County legislators are pleased that Wisconsin is moving forward with the purchase of the Reedsburg-Madison rail corridor announced by Governor Walker last week. Representatives Fred Clark and Ed Brooks advocated for the funding and purchase with municipal leaders. Brooks said that this will ensure that freight rail service and recreational opportunities continue to be More >

Disc Golf Course Grand Opening

The grand opening of the Kiwanis Disc Golf Course is this weekend. The six hole course is located at Kiwanis Mile Bluff Park on the south side of Mauston. The event is Saturday, July 26, from 10am till noon. There will be refreshments available and the Kiwanis Club of Mauston will present the first 50 players More >

Criminal Damage to Property in the Town of Germantown

An incident of criminal damage to property was reported to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office. According to the deputy, the incident occurred in the Town of Germantown sometime between mid-June and July 16. The victim stated that the glass patio had been shattered and a garage access door knob had been smashed off. He also More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING July 21, 2014. 7/15 Jesse Niebuhr, Minnesota, was attempting to turn left from State Highway 56 onto County Road S, Town of Liberty.  Michael Crawford, Viroqua, was unable to stop and hit the Niebuhr vehicle in the More >

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Fountain Township

Juneau County authorities have reported a fatal motorcycle accident that happened on Saturday night on Valley Road in the Fountain Township. When first responders arrived on the scene, a male subject was found to be pulseless and not breathing. The driver was transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center, but ultimately succumbed to injuries received during the More >

Burglary in the Township of Necedah

A burglary incident was reported on 19th Avenue in the Township of Necedah. According to the victim, he arrived at the property and saw that the entry door had been forced open. After looking around, he had discovered that several items had been taken, including a Sony Playstation 2 game console and video games. The More >

Burglary in the Town of Necedah

An incident of burglary has occurred in the Township of Necedah. The victims told law enforcement that someone had broken into their home and the house was in disarray. According to law enforcement, it appeared that the person had gain entry by forcing the back door open and there were tire tracks that did not More >

7 counties added to emerald ash borer quarantine

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin agricultural officials have added seven more counties to the state’s emerald ash borer quarantine. The Department of Agriculture has found the destructive insect in three of those seven counties – Columbia, Grant and Monroe. The rest are in close proximity, which include Richland, Iowa, Lafayette and Green. That brings the More >