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Alliant Energy Proposes Rate Adjustment

Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Utility filed a request with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to adjust electric and natural gas rates. Alliant Energy is requesting an increase in electric revenues of 1.1 percent, or $12.9 million and natural gas revenues of 12.9 percent, or $9.2 million. Under the proposal, the rate bump would be about More >

Natty Kranz Named Mile Bluff’s 2016 Rural Health Ambassador

Natty Kranz was recently presented with the Rural Health Ambassador Award at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  To recognize the achievement, a reception was held in her honor on Tuesday, May 10.  Members of Natty’s family, along with many of her colleagues, attended the event to celebrate and show their support and appreciation for More >

Reedsburg Man Has Sentence Withheld, Gets 3 Years Probation

A Reedsburg man has pleaded no contest to a charge of possession with intent to sell heroin Tuesday. Court records show 26-year-old Adam Zimmerman had his sentenced withheld, but will serve 60 days in jail and three years on probation for the charge. Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession charge.  Zimmerman will have work More >

Royall School Board Increases Lunch Prices, Discusses Bleachers and Gym Floor

The Royall School Board approved raising lunch prices ten cents, bringing lunch prices for grades 4K to 6 from $2.35 to $2.45 and for grades 7 through 12, lunch prices will go from $2.50 to $2.60. Adult lunch prices will also increase from $3.15 to $3.25.The reason the lunch prices increased is in accordance to More >

New Lisbon Woman Charged With Child Abuse

A New Lisbon woman has been charged with child abuse. 33-year-old Heather Mead is charged with one count of physical abuse of a child – intentionally cause bodily harm. According to the criminal complaint, a detective was called in to investigate complaints heard by Juneau County Department of Human Services. Two victims were interviewed and More >

Join DNR Staff May 31 for a Live Chat About Landscaping with Native Plants

With warmer weather comes the urge to plant throughout Wisconsin, and a May 31 online chat will help gardeners of all skill levels incorporate native plants into landscaping projects. This live chat will run from noon to 1 p.m. – Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from simple gardening More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Health Fair June 9

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Friendship Man Who Blamed Beer-Battered Fish Fry for 10th OWI Sentenced to Prison

FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who blamed his beer-battered fish fry after he was pulled over the 10th time for drunken driving is going to prison. A judge in Adams County sentenced John Przybyla to seven years in prison Monday. A jury in February found the 76-year-old Friendship man guilty of felony drunken driving. The More >

Tigers Return To Circus World Museum

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Tigers are back in the entertainment lineup at Circus World in Baraboo for the first time in more than a decade. WKOW-TV (http://bit.ly/1TyheQm ) reports Circus World has hired trainer Ryan Holder and his eight captive bred Bengal-Siberian tigers. Holder has deep roots in the circus and its animals. He says his 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 May 23, 2016. 5/16             Brett Hagen of Coon Valley was traveling East on County Road KK in the Town of Coon.  Hagen went south off of the road, pulled back onto the road, over corrected, and ran More >