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Planned Parenthood Endorses Shrader for Assembly

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin has endorsed Democrat candidate, Art Shrader, for the 50th Assembly District. Shrader has already received the endorsement of Wisconsin Progess, several labor unions, and several local and state representatives, such as Congressman Ron Kind. Shrader will face Tom Crofton of Richland County in the August 9th primary to see who More >

Mauston Common Council Continuing to Negotiate with Juneau County for Land Deal

The Mauston Common Council took no action on an offer from Juneau County for the Kastner lot at its meeting on Tuesday night. After a closed session, Mayor Brian McGuire told Juneau County representatives that the council understands the county’s need for the lot, but they have to protect the city’s residents. McGuire said they More >

Red Cross Still Facing Critical Blood Shortage, Offers Amazon Gift Card to Donors

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet More >

Fatal Accident in Monroe County

One person is dead after a rollover accident on State Highway 71 Tuesday evening in Monroe County. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call of a rollover crash with possible injuries, at approximately 7:43 PM on STH 71, 1/8 mile west of Kapok Road in the Township of More >

National Night Out to Spotlight Area Heroes Aug. 2

Monroe County residents are being invited to meet area heroes during this year’s National Night Out Tuesday, August Second in Tomah’s Winnebago Park. Coordinated by the Tomah Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Department, area police, fire and rescue and EMS personnel will be on hand from 4 to 8 pm to show the public how to More >

Starting Monday, Highway 23 Closed for Chip Sealing

Weather permitting; starting Monday, August 1 at 6:30 a.m., State Highway 23 from State Highway 33 to County Highway P, located in the Town of Excelsior and Town of Delton in Sauk County, will be closed for chip sealing. The detour will be State Highway 33 to US Highway 12 and County Highway P to More >

Royall School Board Approves Academic Standards for 2016-2017

The Royall School Board approved the academic standards for 2016-2017 at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Mark Gruen said annually by state law, school districts must adopt a set of standards for each school year. The Royall School Board approved the Common Core and the district will align its curriculum to it. The board More >

Mauston Police Department Reports

On July 19 at approximately 10:15 pm, a City of Mauston Police Officer was on patrol in the City of Mauston when he observed a vehicle that was being operated with a false license plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, 18 year-old Tristan Ferrier of New Lisbon, and More >

Incident of Burglary in the Town of Necedah

There was an incident of burglary in the Town Necedah. The victim stated he came up to his cabin on 10th Avenue July 17, and saw that the patio door handle had been broken off. He went to the side entry door and saw that a locked key box had been removed and the door More >

Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

There was a single motorcycle accident on State Highway 82 in Vernon County Sunday afternoon. Sheriff John Spears said at about 2:45pm, Brandy Ellsworth of New Lisbon was traveling west on State Highway 82 in the Town of Sterling. Another vehicle described as an older brown truck hauling a trailer was headed east and the More >