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Circle of Hope Juneau County Toy/Gift Drive Underway

A toy drive for Circle of Hope of Juneau County is underway for the season. Circle of Hope President Eva Woywod said that since the organization started in 2009, they have hosted such a drive for people that weren’t able to be a part of other toy drives. “What we decided to do was do More >

Downtown State Street Project Approved; Construction to Begin Spring 2015

Downtown Mauston will be getting a facelift come this spring. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation officially approved the Mauston Downtown State St project for the 2015 calendar year. City of Mauston Administrator Nathan Thiel said the contract let date is March 10, 2015 and work should begin in mid-April or early-May depending on the weather. More >

Osseo Man Arrested on Warrant

An Osseo man was arrested on a probation warrant. 32-year-old Vance W. White was taken into custody without incident last Friday night after Mauston Police responded to assist the Wisconsin State Patrol with a traffic stop at mile marker 68 on the eastbound Interstate. He was transported to the Juneau County Jail.

Mile Bluff Medical Center Holds Successful Blood Drive

Approximately 39,000 units of blood are needed in hospitals across the country every day. To help meet these demands, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston recently hosted a community blood drive on December 8. The event was a partnership between the medical center and the Blood Center of Wisconsin – the only supplier of blood More >

Several Cited for Worthless Checks

Anthony J. Peterson, age 31 of rural Mauston was cited for issuing a worthless check to Festival Foods on November 18th . Festival Foods is seeking restitution in the amount of $27.97, and bond amount on the citation is $202.20. Stanley J. Winchel, age 49 of Mauston was cited for issuing a worthless check to More >

Law Enforcement Reminds Everyone to be Aware of Mail in Light of Thefts

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a ration of mailbox thefts that have been occurring recently. The mailbox thefts are occurring in the area of Tomah and Warrens. The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone to be aware of what you are mailing, especially if it’s money or checks.  If you’re going to mail More >

Residents Express Their Concerns About the Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project

Residents attended the final public hearing regarding the proposed Badger Coulee Transmission line. On Monday, about 40 people were at the Convention Center at the Kalahari Resort to listen and give reasons why or why not the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, also known as the PSC, should approve the transmission line. 14 out of More >

Vernon County Man Burned In Fire

A Vernon County man was burned while trying to put a fire after an explosion happened outside his home on Monday morning. Sheriff John Spears said his office received a 911 call from a residence located on South Bad Axe Road in the Town of Genoa. The caller reported hearing an explosion prior to a fire More >

Mauston Couple Arrested for Stealing From Charity Event

A Mauston couple was arrested for stealing from a Sparta charity event. 65-year-old Paul Bublitz and 67-year-old Mary Bublitz admitted to Sparta Police that they had taken several hundred dollars from a “Making Dreams Come True” benefit they hosted on December 7th. Witnesses at the event reported suspicious money handling and said Paul removed money More >

High Speed Chase Leads to the Arrest of a Black River Falls Man

A Black River Falls man was arrested after a high speed chase yesterday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin said the driver, 19-year-old Kegan Fogleson, was fleeing from a traffic stop in Jackson County. Fogleson had an outstanding probation hold arrest warrant and a felony of fleeing an officer. Law enforcement pursued the vehicle, a More >