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Local News

Put safety first this Memorial Day weekend

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and its Division of State Patrol are asking those who need to travel this Memorial Day weekend to buckle up, plan their trips and drive carefully though work zones.

City of Mauston Census Contest

Juneau Count’s rate of completing the Census in 2010 was 73.5%. Thus far in 2020 we’re only at 51%. This June Mauston, along with the National League of Cities Census Rapid Response

CDC New Guidance

In a recent update to the organization’s “How COVID-19 spreads” section on its website, officials say they now believe that the virus doesn’t spread as easily on surfaces or objects, but it still could be possible.

Juneau County COVID – 19 Brief

Confirmed cases in Wisconsin –  13413

Hospitalizations in Wisconsin –   2161 (16%)

Confirmed Deaths in Wisconsin – 481

Confirmed Cases in Juneau County – 22

The Memorial Day services at Mauston City Cemetery and St. Patrick’s Cemetery have been canceled

The Memorial Day services at Mauston City Cemetery and St. Patrick’s Cemetery have been canceled. However, our Legion Honor Guard will fire and play taps at both locations on Memorial Day morning. We will also not be serving a luncheon at Post 81, per Commander Rick Miller

Tomah Health Reopening

Tomah Health will begin the first phase of reopening services to the public June 1. Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Tracy Myhre (My-ree) said department managers and coordinators have designed recovery plans and been meeting to discuss details for a number of weeks in light of COVID-19.

Juneau County COVID-19 Brief

Confirmed cases in Wisconsin –  12885

Hospitalizations in Wisconsin –   2110 (16%)

Confirmed Deaths in Wisconsin – 467

Confirmed Cases in Juneau County – 22

The Beginner Livestock Judging Camp

The Beginner Livestock Judging Camp is designed for 4-H and FFA members interested in building their knowledge of evaluating market and breeding animals, including beef, swine, sheep and goats. The virtual camp is designed for beginners who want to learn the basics of evaluation, note-taking skills, judging mechanics, answering questions, oral reasons and more! The camp will be led by Iowa State University Livestock Judging coaches with one-on-one interactions with current members of the 2020 livestock judging team! Participants will receive a T-shirt and a digital judging manual.

Hit and Run Fatal Vehicle Crash

At 6:29 p.m. on Sunday May 17, 2020, Deputies and emergency services responded to a report of a vehicle
striking a person in the 1200 block of STH 13, Town of Big Flats.
The investigation revealed the following: A north bound vehicle on STH 13 struck a female subject who was
walking with a male subject on the east shoulder of STH 13. The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and
continued north bound on STH 13. The female subject was later pronounced deceased.

Camp Douglas Memorial Day Services Cancelled

Earl Gulligan American Legion Post 133 Camp Douglas has cancelled Memorial Day Services for May 25th due to Covid 19 virus safety concerns. Prior to Memorial Day, Commander Everett Burdick and Post 133 members will place American Flags on the graves of Veterans in our area cemeteries to honor them for their service to our Country.