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Tax Deadline Less Than One Month Away

Time is ticking to file your taxes and the IRS says this year even more people are procrastinating. The latest numbers from the IRS show 5.7 million fewer returns have been received this year than at this point last year. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to file their income tax returns and More >

Mauston School Board Approves Technology Loan

The Mauston School Board approved a technology loan at its meeting on Monday night. Rob Demeuse, who is the Director of Technology for the School District of Mauston, said this type of loan has been approved in the past.   It would be a three year loan that would have a four part purpose. The More >

Registration Open for Delton Family Medical Center Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk

It’s never too early to start making plans for your outdoor spring and summer activities.  Get out your calendar and save the date for the 11th Annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk on May 13. The event starts and finishes at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center, located at 28 Commerce Street across from the More >

Sparta Man Arrested for OWI-5th Offense

A Sparta man was arrested in in Crawford County Monday afternoon for operating a motor vehicle-fifth offense. The Wisconsin State Patrol – Tomah Post stated in a release 47-year-old Lawrence Nelson was stopped for speeding on County Highway S at Highway 131 in the Town of Petersburg. The trooper put Nelson through standard field sobriety More >

Hillsboro Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A 44-year-old Hillsboro woman has been arrested on charges of burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and a probation violation, stemming from an investigation into missing Fentanyl patches and other prescription pain medications from a residence in rural Vernon County. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said in a release, 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 March 20, 2017. 3/14                      Gerald Wilson, Hillsboro, was traveling on County Road V, in the Town of Union and tried to go around a snowplow that was stopped in his lane of traffic.  The snowplow began to More >

StrongBodies Program to be Offered in Sauk County

The Sauk County Health Department will be offering the StrongBodies Program, a 12-week program for middle-aged and older adults. The department is offering two class opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 9:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am to 11:00am, beginning on May 23rd at the West Square Building in Baraboo. The series will be led More >

Sparta Teen Critically Injured After Falling From Truck Bed

A Sparta teenager received possible life-threatening head injuries after falling out of a moving truck Sunday afternoon. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said 18-year-old Gabriel C. Woodhouse of Sparta was westbound on Jancing Avenue. Two passengers, 18-year-old Austin J. Zwiefel and a juvenile male, both of Sparta, were standing in the bed of the truck. More >

Two People Injured in Two Car Accident in Monroe County

A Kendall woman and her 3-year-old grandson were injured Saturday afternoon when an Ontario man’s pickup truck hit their vehicle on Highway 33 in Monroe County. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the accident occurred in the town of Jefferson. Driving westbound on Highway 33, 33-year-old Nicholas J. Dibbert of Ontario went on to the north shoulder, More >

Wagenson Elected as President of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association

Carol Wagenson of New Lisbon, WI was recently elected President of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association at their 2017 Convention that was held in Stevens Point, WI in January.  Wagenson, a native of New Lisbon, has been conducting professional auctions for over two decades.  In 2012 she became the Wisconsin Champion Auctioneer which afforded her the More >