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Wisconsin DNR Names 240 New Waters as Impaired

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has named 240 new waterways as impaired, which means they need plans for reducing pollution. The DNR said Wednesday that of those, 183 of them are lakes or river stretches that exceed more restrictive phosphorous standards that took effect in December 2010. Sharon Gayan is More >

Mauston Common Council Approves the 2018 Wages for City of Mauston Employees

Mauston Common Council members disagreed on one part of the proposed 2018 wages for the City of Mauston employees Tuesday evening. During the council meeting, Alderperson Katie Steinke proposed an amendment to raise the police clerk’s wage to $19 an hour and to set the court clerk’s wage to $17 an hour. Her reasoning was More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Short-Term Borrowing

The New Lisbon School Board approved a resolution for short term borrowing at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Dennis Birr said each year at the annual meeting in August the district voters approve authorizing the school board to borrow money on short-term loans. The resolution was for the district to borrow from time to More >

Baiting and Feeding Ban Will Begin December 1 for Monroe County

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has received confirmation that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease in northeastern Vernon County which already has a prohibition on baiting and feeding due to a previous detection in the area. As required by law, this finding will initiate a baiting and feeding ban More >

People Traveling Over the Thanksgiving Holiday Period Asked to Plan Ahead

Although most major highway construction work has concluded for the year, motorists traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday period may still encounter ongoing road work along with the potential for heavy traffic in key travel corridors. Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) expect peak travel periods to occur between noon and 8 p.m. on More >

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 13, 2017. 11/6                      Richenda Petersheim, Viroqua, was traveling west on County Road Y, Town of Viroqua.  Petersheim watched the vehicle in front of her cross traffic at the intersection of US Highway 14.  Petersheim saw a More >

Juneau County Residents Ask to Submit Comments on State Road Mowing Practices

The Juneau County Highway Department is asking for Juneau County residents’ input on current State road mowing practices by calling in comments to the Highway Department at 608-847-5874. Per Juneau County’s Routine Maintenance Agreement with the DOT, the mowing policy states that there will be a onetime mowing each year generally to be done by More >

Alternate Street Parking to Start November 15th in Elroy

Alternate street parking will be in effect November 15th to April 1st in the City of Elroy, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. All vehicles shall be parked only on even numbered sides of the street on those days bearing an even calendar date and on the odd numbered sides of the More >

Two Vehicle Accident in Town of Lindina Leaves One with Minor Injuries

One received minor injuries in a two vehicle accident that happened Thursday in the Town of Lindina in Juneau County. According to the accident report, 37-year-old Catalina Lopez Penas of Mauston was traveling west on Highway 82 when she attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. She failed to yield the right away More >

Adams County Board to Hold Budget Public Hearing Nov. 21

The Adams County Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing Tuesday, November 21 on the new 2018 county budget. The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the County Board Room of the Adams County Courthouse in Friendship. All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and/or oral comment.