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Names of Those Involved in Fatal Boating Accident Released

Monroe County authorities have released the names of those involved in the boating accident on Friday, November 20. The victim who had died as a result of the boat capsizing was identified as 67-year-old Robert White of Mukwonago. The two individuals that were rescued were identified as 67-year-old Michael Anderson of Mukwonago and 38-year-old Jesse 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 November 23, 2015.  11/17           John Lucas of Westby was traveling westbound on State Highway 56, in the Town of Viroqua.  Lucas was pulling a trailer, when the right trailer tires went off of the road onto the More >

Postal Service Asks to Please Clear Snow and Ice

With the first major snowstorm now behind us, one seasonal tool is expected to make its return at homes and businesses – the shovel. To help letter carriers deliver the mail, the Postal Service is asking customers to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes. “Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” More >

Tomah VA to Host Veterans Town Hall Meeting in La Crosse

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for Veterans on Tuesday, December 1. The town hall meeting will begin at 5:30p.m. at the Viterbo University’s Nursing Center Auditorium in La Crosse. The town hall is an open forum for patients, their families and the community to ask Tomah VAMC’s leadership questions More >

Former Mauston Man Sentenced for Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy Proceeding

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Paul R. Graves, 60, Middleton, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to five years’ probation with six months home confinement for making false statements under oath in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding. He was also ordered More >

Driver Arrested for OWI After Train Collides With Car

A driver in Mauston was arrested for OWI Sunday evening after a train hit a car along West State Street. The Mauston Police Department was dispatched to the accident at 5:18pm. Authorities say the vehicle was not occupied at the time of the crash. The driver, who is not being identified at this time, was More >

Smoking Down Statewide, But New Numbers Show Tobacco Affects Some More Than Others

Mauston, WI – The Great American Smokeout is this Thursday, November 19th. This year, there’s good news and bad news when it comes to tobacco use in Wisconsin, The good news is that according to new data from the state’s Department of Health Services, overall smoking in Wisconsin sits at an all-time low of 17%. More >

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Mauston Pedestrian Bridge

It was a small gathering at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Mauston Pedestrian Bridge Friday afternoon. City Administrator Nathan Thiel thanked the construction contractor, Lunda Construction, and the engineer of the project, MSA Professional Services. He also recognized DNR Financial Assistant Specialist, Beth Norquist, 17th District Senator Howard Marklein, a representative from Representative Ron More >

Hunter Dies in Monroe County Boating Accident

A duck hunter died Friday morning in a boating accident on a cranberry flowage in Monroe County. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the man was with two others just before 7 a.m. near 10550 Englewood Road in the town of Tomah when their boat took on water and overturned. While the other two More >

Bench Warrant Issued for Wisconsin Rapids Man

A bench warrant was issued for a Wisconsin Rapids man Wednesday. Court records show that it was issued after 23-year-old Julien Jaminski failed to appear for court for a plea hearing. Jaminski is accused of taking a vehicle from a residence on 12th Avenue in the Town of Necedah in May. He also charged with More >