Local News

Two Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in Vernon County

One person was injured in a two vehicle accident Thursday morning in Vernon County.  Sheriff John Spears said a 16-year-old youth was traveling east on State Highway 56 in the Town of Liberty, up Carrie Smith Hill and lost control after hitting a patch of ice. The youth’s vehicle crossed the center line and sideswiped More >

Free Fishing Weekend – January 21–22

This weekend is Wisconsin’s annual free ice fishing weekend. The Department of Natural Resources asks anglers to be aware of the “honeycomb effect,” which occurs after freeze-thaw-freeze conditions, and weakens ice. They ask those who venture out this week to stay safely on shore and cast into open water if the line can reach it. More >

Authorities Search for a Burglar in Adams County

Adams County authorities have released a surveillance video of a burglar who burglarized a property in the 600 block of Fern Avenue in the Township of Springville. According to the sheriff department’s Facebook page, on November 24, 2016, the suspect took spools of 14/2 and 12/2 wire, a gas can, a mud pump impeller, along More >

Health Officials Investigate Rare Viral Illness Linked to Ratteries in Wisconsin and Illinois

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Illinois Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating illnesses caused by the Seoul virus, which a very rare type of hantavirus carried by Norway rats. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Seoul virus in More >

New Lisbon Community Closet Announces Scholarship Recipient

For the past nine years the New Lisbon Community Closet Resale store has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a high school graduating senior. The 2016 recipient is Alyssa Allard. Allard is in her second semester at Winona State where she is majoring in athletic training. The Community Closet, located in New Lisbon has been in More >

Rustic Log Furniture Could Harbor Pests, DATCP Cautions

The popular rustic log furniture could harbor exotic insect pests, state officials warn, so they’re asking consumers to be on the lookout, both for their own protection and that of Wisconsin’s forests. “We had two incidents in 2016 of imported ‘rustic’ furniture being infested with insects. In both cases, the furniture was imported from China, More >

Health Fair at Mile Bluff Medical Center – February 9

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Western Offers Law Enforcement Academy

SPARTA, Wis. – Western Technical College will offer a 720-hour, state certified Basic Recruit Academy for individuals seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification. This classroom and scenario-based instruction is set to run Monday- Friday, June 26-Oct. 27, 2017 at the Sparta Public Safety Training Center, 11177 County Road A. Applications are due by Feb. 17 to More >

‘Candy Man’ agrees to surrender medical license

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center doctor accused of overprescribing opioids has agreed to surrender his medical license. David Houlihan reached an agreement with the state Medical Examining Board on Wednesday that calls for him to give up his license. State regulators agreed to drop an investigation into his actions More >

UW-Richland Fall 2016 Dean’s List Announced

University of Wisconsin-Richland Campus Administrator Dr. Tracy Davidson has announced the names of students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2016 semester which ended in December. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must complete a minimum of 12 credits. Part-time students are eligible when they have completed at least More >