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Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Results

Local law enforcement agencies have released the results of their highly visible enforcement saturation patrol that took place on August 26. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, the Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department each had officers issued citations or made arrests at traffic stops during the patrols. The enforcement resulted in zero More >

Vehicle Fire in the Town of Kildare

There was a vehicle fire in the Town of Kildare. The accident report states that 40-year-old Steven Wadman of Minnetonka, Minnesota was operating a motorhome on Interstate 90 when a fire started in the driver side rear wall near an electric panel.  Wadman was able to get to the side of the road and extinguished More >

Juneau County Advanced Leadership Program Recruiting for Next Class of Developing Leaders

The Advanced Leadership Program of Juneau County is currently recruiting participants for their upcoming leadership program. The program has had over 130 participants since it started. The mission of ALP is to facilitate leadership development and to empower emerging leaders for professional, personal, and community benefit, along with helping to meet the demand for leadership More >

Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day Celebration – 23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest

The Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day Celebration was recently named in a vacation list for Labor Day. The list, 23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest You Need to Check Out, was compiled by a lifestyle and travel blog called the BLT.  It is one of two places in Wisconsin featured in the article, Milwaukee More >

Names Released in Monday’s Fatal Accident

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names in Monday’s fatal accident on I-90 in Sauk County near Lake Delton. The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe was 36-year-old Gary D. Gritton, of Oak Creek, Illinois. He and one of his passengers, 64-year-old Gail Gritton of Oak Creek, suffered life-threatening injuries and were medically transported More >

Residents Vote to Increase School Board Members Salaries at Mauston School District Annual Meeting

The Mauston School District had its annual meeting on Monday night, where voters listened to a presentation of the district’s budget for the 2015-2016 school year. Business Manager Julie Lankey-Smallwood reviewed each district fund and its purpose. Fund 10 is the General Fund; Fund 21 is for special projects and this is where donations are More >

Baraboo adopts new code of conduct for sporting event

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Parents and other fans must now adhere to a new code of conduct at high school sporting events in Baraboo. The Baraboo High School Parent/Fan Code of Conduct was developed this summer at two meetings consisting of about 25 students, parents and coaches. Athletic Director Jim Langkamp presented it Monday night More >

Sheriff’s Mobil Command Center Revealed At the Juneau County Fair

The reveal of the Sheriff’s Command Center Trailer was this past Saturday at the Juneau County Fair. This was a three year joint project between the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department and the Juneau County Amateur Radio Club. Much thanks needs to go to Bruce Lange (KC9LLI) for his countless volunteer hours. He spearheaded the project More >

Fatal Accident on I-90 in Sauk County

There was a fatal accident on Interstate 90 Monday evening in Sauk County near Lake Delton. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a Hyundai Santa Fe was eastbound when the operator crossed the median for an unknown reason and traveled east on the westbound inside shoulder. The Hyundai then lost control placing the vehicle in More >

Crane Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Juneau County

Juneau County health officials say a sand hill crane has tested positive for the West Nile virus. Barb Theis, Juneau County Health Officer said the positive bird means that residents of Juneau County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites. West Nile virus is spread to humans through More >