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Devil’s Lake State Park is named national historic place

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Devil’s Lake State Park is officially an historic place. The Baraboo News Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1AvCRny) the park was nominated to be listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places last year and recently won approval by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Devil’s Lake is the More >

New Lisbon Man Charged With Operating A Motor Vehicle Without Valid Drivers License

A New Lisbon man has been charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license. On Wednesday February 25th, 26-year old Troy Chandler of New Lisbon was pulled over on a traffic stop for no headlights and failing to follow no left turn signs coming out of Kwik Trip in New Lisbon according More >

Farm Report with Pam Jahnke Now On SMASH Country

Starting Monday, March 2nd, listeners to WRJC in Mauston will start hearing from Pam Jahnke and the Farm Report. SMASH COUNTRY 92.9 FM and AM 1270 serves a large area in Central Wisconsin including the state’s critical cranberry, potato and vegetable growers as well as increasing dairy operations. “Connecting the dots,” said Jahnke. “Our goal More >

New Lisbon Educational Foundation Sets Fundraising Benchmarks For Athletic Fields

The New Lisbon Educational Foundation fundraising for the upgrade of the school district’s outdoor athletic fields has been underway for the past two months. The foundation has raised over $21,000 and has now set benchmarks to start the work on the fields. The construction will be done in phases. Phase 1 will be to develop More >

Governor Walker Appoints Linda Mitchel-May as Juneau County Coroner

Governor Scott Walker appointed Linda Mitchel-May to serve as the next Juneau County Coroner. The governor said Mitchel-May’s multi-faceted experience as a registered nurse and achievements in business management will aid her in the transition to Coroner. Mitchel-May currently serves as president of the Juneau County SEA of Change. She said, “It is my goal to More >

A Baraboo Man Arrested on Bench Warrant

A Baraboo man was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant issued by the Sauk County Circuit Court. The warrant was based on a criminal complaint that charges 31-year-old Matthew Steinhorst with Homicide By Intoxicated Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Having Prior OWI Related Conviction, Homicide By Operation Of A Motor Vehicle While Having A More >

Monroe County Search Reveals Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia; Several People Detained

Several people were detained as a result of a Monroe County search warrant. Sheriff Scott Perkins said a drug search warrant was conducted in the Township of Sparta on Thursday. The Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force (MCJITF) received information of controlled substances at 7200 block of Hamlet Avenue.  The Monroe County Joint Investigative Task More >

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s District Staff Will Be Available in Mauston

The office of U.S. Representative Ron Kind announced that an aide to the Congressman will be holding office hours in Mauston. The office hours are set for March 10 from Noon to 1pm at the Hatch Public Library. Office hours are open to the public and are intended to provide residents with an opportunity to More >

Rollover Accident in Adams County

There was a rollover accident in the Town of New Chester in Adams County. On Saturday, February 14th, Donald Schellin of Oxford was eastbound on County Road E when the vehicle he was driving struck a snow drift. He lost control of the vehicle, entered the ditch where his vehicle overturned. The vehicle rolled once More >

Local Senators Respond to WI Senate Right-to-Work Passage

Local representations have responded to the Wisconsin state Senate passing the right-to-work bill last night. 17th Senate District Senator Howard Marklein said he voted in favor of the bill after listening to constituents on all sides of the issue. “I am a strong believer in workplace freedom. Workers should have the ability to choose whether More >