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Mudslides, flooding impact travel in Minnesota, Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Heavy rain is flooding roads and causing mudslides in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Winona and Houston counties in Minnesota and parts of Crawford, Vernon, Richland and Juneau counties in Wisconsin. Forecasters say 4 to 7 inches of rain fell overnight. In More >

Top 100 Business Trainer Josh Tolley Returns to Juneau County

Syndicated talk show host Josh Tolley will be a guest speaker at the Juneau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting on July 27th. He will be sharing how to “Grow Past Fear & Failure.” For well over a decade now, Tolley has been helping businesses from start-ups to major corporations make the adjustments to move 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 17, 2017. 7/11                      William Smith, Prairie du Chien, was traveling south on State Highway 35, Town of Wheatland, fell asleep, crossed the centerline, and proceeded into the ditch.  Smith woke up when he hit a utility More >

Minnesota Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Viola

A Minnesota man received injuries in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon in the village of Viola. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 74-tear-old Richard Letsche was traveling east with a group of motorcycles when he fell asleep. Letsche’s motorcycle left the road and hit a curb. The motorcycle flipped into the air and Letsche was More >

Governor Walker Announces Over $132 Million in Payments to Local Governments

Governor Scott Walker today announced that earlier this month local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,782,070 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Payments to Wisconsin’s 1,925 local units of government include: $129,510,221 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,874 to municipalities entitled to receive Connecting More >

Elroy Man Arrested for DUI after Crashing into Downtown Reedsburg Building

Reedsburg Police responded to a report of a vehicle versus building on Monday night at approximately 10:00pm. A pickup truck struck a building in the 100 block of S. Webb Avenue. The driver, 21-year-old Korey J. Hoppman of Elroy was arrested for DUI and Possession of Marijuana. Hoppman advised he was making a right turn More >

Mauston School Board Gets Update on Track and Field Project

The Mauston School Board got an update on the Community Track and Field Project at its regular board meeting Monday night. Superintendent Christine Weymouth said they are finishing up the latex coating on the track and long jump area. Then, there are mounds of dirt that needs to be flatten and seeded by the entryway. More >

MBMC Foundation to Hold Golf Outing; Registration Ends Aug. 2

Men and women are invited to golf with a purpose and support local healthcare through Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Outing.  The outing will be held Thursday, August 10 at Castle Rock Golf Course in Mauston.  Everyone is invited to attend this event, whether it’s to golf, to enjoy the reception and More >

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

A Viroqua man received minor injuries after a two vehicle accident Monday night in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said 23-year-old Alec M. Steele was traveling westbound on US Highway 14 near Vang Road in the Town of Coon when Steele stated his brakes failed. He struck a round bale wrapper being pulled by More >

Vacancy on the Tomah City Council

There is a vacancy on the City of Tomah’s City Council. The vacancy for the 4th Alderperson District was effective July  13. Residents in Wards 5 and 6 can submit letters of interest for an appointment to the position. This appointment will expire in April 2018 at which time there will be an Election for More >