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Donald Coughlin to Get a New Trial

A Lyndon Station man will be receiving a new trial. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John Roemer gave an oral ruling in the State of Wisconsin’s child sexual assault case against 59-year-old Donald Coughlin that found one of the jurors to be biased and vacated the guilty verdict. Coughlin’s defense raised the issue that the More >

Fort McCoy Commemorative Area Open July 8 & 22

The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area will be open for walk-in visitors from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, July 8, and Friday, July 22. The Commemorative Area consists of the Equipment Park, five World War II-era buildings with historical displays, the History Center, and Veterans Memorial Plaza. The History Center and World War II-era buildings contain More >

Lyndon Station Man Charged with Aggravated Battery and Disorderly Conduct

A Lyndon Station man was charged aggravated battery/domestic abuse and disorderly conduct/domestic abuse. According to the criminal complaint, Thursday, June 23, law enforcement was informed of a stabbing that occurred on Highway 12/16 in the Lyndon Township. The victim was at Mile Bluff Medical Center. Hospital emergency room staff told the Juneau County detective that More >

Probe Continues Into Fatal ATV Crash At Fort McCoy

(Sparta, WI)  —  The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is looking into an ATV crash that killed one rider at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Fort officials say 59-year-old Richard Iverson of Onalaska from thrown from his ATV early Sunday, when it struck a cable that marked the entrance to a closed training area. Chris Grey 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 June 27, 2016. 6/20             Hillsboro County Market reported taking in a counterfeit bill sometime within the past week. 6/20             Harold C. Nale reported a log splitter and some tools were stolen from his State Highway 33, Hillsboro, More >

City of Elroy to Hold Public Input Meeting on City Hall/Public Safety Building

The City of Elroy Common Council is hosting a public meeting to gather input on the future of the City Hall building. The City Hall/Police Department building has numerous issues that need to be addressed and the city is aware of issues with the Fire Station. The Common Council is considering either remodeling City Hall More >

Teachers Cited for Vandalism Enter Pleas

Two educators, who were cited for vandalizing a school official’s vehicle on May 27, have entered no contest pleas in Reedsburg Municipal Court. 44-year-old Tracy L. Chambas of Baraboo entered her plea and paid the fine with the city on June 23 and 50-year-old James L. Reynolds of Hillpoint did not appear in court on More >

Mauston Man Pleads No Contest to Drug Charge

A Mauston man has pleaded no contest to a charge manufacture/deliver THC Thursday. Court records show 19-year-old Daren Garza had his sentenced withheld, but will serve two years on probation for the charge. Additional records show if Garza completes his probation successfully; the case may be expunged. According to the criminal complaint, Garza allegedly sold More >

Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce Moving to New Location

The Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce is moving to a new home. The chamber is moving from its current office inside the Bank of Mauston to Union Street Plaza, next to H&R Block. It will share the office space with Juneau County S.E.A. of Change as well as the Greater Mauston Tourism Association. The More >

Mauston Man Receives 3 Years Prison Sentence, Another 3 1/2 Year Prison Term for Drug Charges

A Mauston man was sentenced to a three year prison sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of Manufacture/Deliver THC. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran sentenced 20-year-old Jesse Willnow to 1 ½ years initial confinement and 1 ½ years extended supervision. Other charges were dismissed and read-in. This sentence is to be More >