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Mauston Food Drive Results Are In

The Mauston High School Food Drive has come to a close, and the results are phenomenal. The students raised the equivalent of 32,464 pounds of food for the Mauston Area Community Food Pantry. In addition, there was matching donations from the Bank of Mauston and a Walmart donation making the final total over 43,575 pounds. More >

Be Safe While Traveling Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and many people will be on the roads traveling this week. According to AAA, 46.3 million Americans are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2007. WRJC Now 92one FM/SMASH Country 92.9 ask travelers to be safe this More >

Mailbox Stolen From Warrens

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing U.S. Mail Drop box. It was taken sometime between 1:00 pm on November 22nd and 8:00 am on November 24th from outside the Warrens Post office. The box was unbolted and removed. If anyone placed mail in the drop box over the weekend, you are encouraged More >

Numbers Down in Total Deer Registration During Opening Weekend

With wildlife officials reporting a lower total in deer registered over opening weekend in the state of Wisconsin, Juneau and Adams Counties are also reporting lower numbers. The total number of deer registered for Juneau County was ­­­­1472 deer; 897 bucks and 575 antlerless deer. In Adams County, the numbers were 1074 total deer registered; More >

Red Cross Blood Drive in Mauston – December 1st

On December 1, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mauston will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive. It will be at the church on Grayside Avenue from 12:30pm to 5:30pm. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of More >

Dairy Margin Protection Program Registration Ends December 5

The Farm Service Agency has been authorized to administer the Margin Protection Program through the Agricultural Act of 2014.  This program will serve as a safety net for dairy producers by helping them manage the risk involved with the volatile fluctuations in milk prices and the cost of feed.  This voluntary program will allow dairy More >

Accidental Shooting In Vernon County Sends One to the Hospital

An accidental shooting occurred on Sunday in the Town of Sterling on Skrede Road in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said that 71-year-old Antonio A. Cruz of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the glass door to the residence and struck More >

Snow Emergency Declared for the City of Adams

A snow emergency has been declared for the city of Adams beginning Tuesday at 12 Midnight and Tuesday at 12 noon. A snow emergency means there will be no parking on any city streets during this time period. Vehicles that are parked in the street could be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

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 24, 2014. 11/17 Torger Henckel, Viroqua, lost control of his vehicle on a curve of Shingle Hollow Road, Town of Harmony.  He went off road, but claimed no injuries. 11/17  Tristan Hudson, Viroqua, lost control of More >

Baraboo Christmas Tree Growers Reporting Success

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Christmas tree growers in south-central Wisconsin say this year’s growing season was more favorable than past years. The Baraboo News Republic (http://bit.ly/1xTN2GI ) reports several Baraboo tree farms are seeing fewer trees lost this year. Jim and Suzanne Dohner, owners of Christmas Treeland, say they only lost a few hundred trees due More >