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Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approve Sale of $8.7 Million General Obligation County Building Bonds

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved an $8.7 million bond sale for the new county administrative office building at its meeting on Tuesday morning. The approval came after some good news to the county in regards to its bond rating. Carol Wirth from the Wisconsin Public Finance Professionals, LLC told the county board Standard More >

DNR Online Chat Will Dive Into Waterway and Wetland Regulations

Water regulation specialists from across the state will be available during a Department of Natural Resources “Ask the Experts” online chat Thursday, April 20, at noon. If you own property with frontage on a stream or lake this is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about waterway or wetland regulations in Wisconsin More >

Sex Offender Release Information Bulletin

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been notified Sex Offender Michael L. McGee will be released from Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center on or before May 1st, 2017.  McGee was convicted in Racine County of the following crime: Second Degree Sexual Assault (1987) McGee was initially sentenced to prison for the 1987 conviction.  McGee was More >

Western Technical College Announces Nursing Assistant Course in Mauston

Western Technical College is offering a Nursing Assistant course at the Mauston regional location beginning in May. The course will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays May 8th through June 29th from 7:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Mauston campus, 1000 College Avenue, Room 105.  This course prepares students for entry into health care occupations.  More >

Mauston School Board Approves Proposed 2017-2018 District Budget with Instructional and Operational Needs

The Mauston School Board discussed and approved the 2017-2018 instructional and operating budget at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Christine Weymouth said they haven’t had to make significant reductions in this budget and they set out some things they felt were necessary in the budget. Those items included an elementary school principal for a More >

Barn Fire Outside of Mauston; No Injuries

No one was injured in a fire that happened outside of Mauston late Monday night. Mauston Fire Chief Kim Hale said the department was called at 11:29pm to N4892 Felland Road for a barn fire fully engulfed with other structures threatened. The department was on scene for about 4 hours. The roof of the barn More >

Man Dies After Falling From Highway 21 Bridge on Adams/Juneau County Border

A man has died after falling off the Wisconsin River Bridge on Highway 21 Tuesday afternoon. According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, upon arrival, deputies discovered a 75-year-old male victim below the bridge on land. The victim was transported from the scene but later died from his injuries. The initial investigation indicates the victim More >

Tornado, Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin schools, businesses, and homes will have a chance to test their emergency drills during Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service normally puts out new tips each day for being prepared. On Thursday, Wisconsin Emergency Management will conduct two statewide tornado drills, complete with simulated warnings that will More >

DNR Online Chat to Discuss Citizen-Based Resource Monitoring

Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts Wednesday, April 19, at noon for an online chat about citizen-based monitoring opportunities in Wisconsin. Volunteers throughout the state can participate in citizen-based monitoring by engaging in activities such as sampling water quality, reporting turtle road crossings, recording observations of breeding birds, and more. These citizen-based monitoring efforts More >

Sex Offender Information Bulletin

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification More >