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Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss WIS 21 Access Management

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public hearing to discuss designating WIS 21, between the west Adams County line and 4th Avenue, Coloma (Waushara County) as a controlled access highway. The public can attend one or both of the scheduled hearings: · Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at More >

Spring Primary Is February 21

On Tuesday, February 21, all Wisconsin voters will have the opportunity to vote in a three-way primary for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said, historically, the Spring Primary is Wisconsin’s lowest-turnout election. In the last two decades, there have been three Spring Primaries for Superintendent of Public Instruction, in 2001, 2005 and More >

Tomah Man Charged with Cigarette Crimes

A Tomah man has been charged with four crimes related to unlawful cigarette sales activity, according to the state Department of Revenue. Wayne K. Johnson, 62, was charged by the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office on Friday, February 10, 2017 with four misdemeanor counts. Johnson is the owner of the Holy Smokes Tobacco Shop in Black More >

Warmer temperatures mean frozen road law coming to an end

Due to predicted warmer weather, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing the frozen road declaration will end soon – along with implementation of Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions. The changes take effect Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. in Zones 3, 4 and 5 (roughly the southern half of the More >

Towns of Fountain and Lindina Weight Bans in Effect

Weight bans are in effect in the Towns of Fountain and Lindina beginning today, February 16.

Tomah Man Charged in BB Shooting in Tomah

A Tomah man is facing felony charges in the shooting of two people early Sunday morning outside a Tomah bar. According to the Tomah Police Department, around 2:35am, a Tomah patrol officer was stopped by people in front of Dimensions Bar and was told two men had just been shot by a BB gun. One More >

New DNR estimates show hunters took more deer in 2016

MADISON (AP) – Updated data from the state Department of Natural Resources shows hunters killed about 4,280 more deer during this past nine-day gun season than they did in 2015. Preliminary estimates after the season ended in November put the kill total at 196,785, down from 198,057 in 2015. Updated figures the DNR released February More >

Adams-Friendship School Board to Consider 4K Options

The Adams-Friendship School Board was presented with two different 4K proposals for the 2017-2018 school year at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Rick Waski said the district is looking to expand its partnership with Head Start this coming school year. “The proposal would be that we would have a full day program, at More >

Camp Douglas Teen Killed in Accident Near New Lisbon

A Camp Douglas teen is dead after a one vehicle accident Tuesday evening. 19-year-old Michael Von Stockhausen was driving a Ford F150 northbound on Highway 80 near New Lisbon when the vehicle exited the road way and crashed into some trees. The Wisconsin State Patrol said the driver suffered fatal injuries. The Juneau County Sheriff More >

Mauston Common Council Approves 2017-2021 Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Mauston Common Council approved a resolution adopting the 2017-2021 Outdoor Recreation Plan Tuesday evening. At the council meeting, City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the Park Board had spent several months reviewing comments from the community, to plan out the next projects for the city’s park system. According the resolution, the city will now be More >