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State Flood Damage Estimates Keep Growing Rapidly

(Undated)  —  State officials now say at least 32 homes and one business were destroyed in last week’s flooding in the southwest third of Wisconsin and 415 private buildings had some type of damage. Estimates have almost doubled since Tuesday, as 12 counties have reported a total of $18.5 million in damage to private buildings More >

Tenth Anniversary Of Cazenovia School Shooting Approaches

(Cazenovia, WI)  —  It was ten years ago Thursday when Eric Hainstock walked into Weston High School in Cazenovia and shot his principal John Klang to death. The small southwest Wisconsin school was among several in America with shootings around that time and officials called a summit in response. But Principal Emily Miller says the More >

Monroe County Courthouse Closed October 19th for Active Shooter Briefing and Training

On October 19th from 2:30-4:30pm, all the branches of the Monroe County Courthouse will be closed. The closing of the courthouse includes all county offices. The courthouse staff and the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an Active Shooter briefing and training for the employees as well as attorneys in the area. The purpose is to More >

Clean Up Kits Available for Sauk County Residents

Sauk County Emergency Management has received reports of water in basements. Sauk County Emergency Management does have flood clean up kits available. They include mop, broom, bleach, disinfectant, scrub brush, towels, garbage bags, sponges, and a few other items.  These kits are free of charge. Clean-up kits are available at the Sauk County Courthouse, 510 More >

Elroy City Hall Closed Monday, October 3rd

Elroy City Hall will be closed on Monday, October 3rd due to some remodeling. The City of Elroy Common Council has contracted with Friede and Associates and Quality Energy Experts to do ceiling demolition, asbestos removal, HVAC repairs and water damage repairs to City Hall. The project begins on Saturday October 1 and will be More >

USDA Presents Award of Excellence to Juneau County Housing Authority

MAUSTON, Wis. – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Wisconsin State Director, Stan Gruszynski, announced the selection of Juneau County Housing Authority, in Mauston, WI, as a recipient of USDA Rural Development’s annual Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is presented each year to Multi-Family Housing property owners who demonstrate their commitment and More >

Royall School District Approves Proposed 2016-2017 Tax Levy at Annual Meeting

The Royall School District had its annual meeting on Monday night, where voters listened to a presentation of the district’s budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The projected mil rate for the district is $12.29, which is a decrease from last year’s mil rate of $13.24. However, Business Manager Jeff Lankey said the mil rate More >

Armed Robbery Suspect Fires Flare Gun at Law Enforcement Officials

An 18-year-old Baraboo man was arrested for robbing a gas station and trying to escape officers. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called Monday morning to Kwik Trip in the village of West Baraboo on a report of an armed robbery. A man, later identified as Andrew J.L. Videc, More >

People Ignoring and Moving Road Closed Signs in Necedah

From the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office: We are receiving reports that people are moving the road closed signs that have been placed in the flooded areas in Necedah Township. This is a violation of law and the signs have been placed for your safety. The high waters are compromising the roadways and travel on the More >

Shrader Receives More Endorsements

Congressman Mark Pocan and the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund have announced their support for Democrat candidate for the 50th Assembly District, Art Shrader. Shrader has already earned the endorsements several other elected officials and other organizations. Shrader will face incumbent Representative Ed Brooks in the November 8th election. The 50th District includes all of Juneau More >