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Local News

Update: Three Adams County Lakes Close Due to Toxic Green Algae

Three beaches on Adams County lakes have closed indefinitely due to several people getting sick from coming into contact with toxic green algae.  Lake Arrowhead, Petenwell, and Castle Rock Lakes were all closed last week.  Contact with the toxic green algae can cause symptoms of headaches, stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle weakness, fever, and trouble More >

Wisconsin Tops Nation In Cranberry Production — 25th Year In A Row

The U-S-D-A National Agricultural Statistic Service reports Wisconsin’s cranberry harvest tops the nation for the 25th year in a row.  The estimated five-point-six barrels of fruit generate about one-billion dollars in economic impact, providing thousands of Wisconsin jobs.  National production is expected to be a little over nine-billion barrels.  Cranberries are grown on 21-thousand acres More >

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Patient and Family Advisory Councils seeks new members

The intent of Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinic’s Patient and Family Advisory Council is to serve as an advisory resource to the administration and staff. The council is an opportunity to provide input into the services, policies, and programs provided. The council is made up of around 12 community members and two to four More >

One Death Reported in Car v Bicycle Crash Outside of New Lisbon

On August 13th at approximately 8:30am the Juneau County Communications Center was notified of a car vs bicycle crash on USH 12/STH16 approximately ½ mile west of New Lisbon in Lisbon Township.  Initial investigation shows that the car and bicycle were both eastbound on USH12/STH16 when the crash occurred.  A male subject was pronounced dead More >

New Lisbon PD Addresses Safety Concerns with Motorists Going Through Construction Zone

The City of New Lisbon Police Department would like to address on-going safety concerns for motorists and construction crews working on State Road 80 (South Monroe Street) road project which is being done between County Road B and US Highway 12/16 in the city. Our agency has been vigilantly monitoring this construction zone and road More >

6th Annual Autumn Scamper 5k coming to Necedah on October 5

As the fall activity calendar fills up, be sure to plan on joining the staff of the Necedah Family Medical Center for the 6th Annual Autumn Scamper 5k on Saturday, October 5.   No matter your age or fitness level, you are invited to join in on the fun to help support the Necedah community. More >

Good Samaritans Keep Hit and Run Driver from Fleeing in Mauston

A Mauston woman is facing her 5th Offense OWI after good Samaritans kept her at bay until authorities arrived.  On August 8th authorities reported to Grove Street in Mauston for a report of a hit and run.  Witnesses had observed 38 year old Ann Hoffman strike a parked vehicle on West Avenue with her minivan.  More >

Mauston Man Charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

On July 28th a Wisconsin State Trooper observed truck in Lyndon Station with no front license plate parked on the side of the road.  The driver ran out of the vehicle and appeared to be trying to hide.  The trooper made contact with the driver 23 year old Casey Gardner of Mauston.  Gardner claimed he More >

Friendship Woman Faces 3rd Offense OWI

A Friendship Woman is facing her 3rd Offense OWI after being pulled over on August 7th.  A State Trooper noticed a vehicle driving in the Town of Lemonweir at a slow rate of speed.  The Trooper also noticed the vehicle drifting over the center line several times.  The vehicle eventually pulled itself off onto the More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Faces 5th Offense OWI

A Wisconsin Dells man is facing his 5th Offense OWI after authorities located him for a probation warrant.  On August 6th a Juneau County Deputy was patrolling Lyndon Station looking for a vehicle known to be driven by 33 year old Vincent Decorah, who was wanted by probation and parole.  The deputy witnessed a vehicle More >