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Former NLCI Inmate Charged with Battery By Prisoner

A former inmate of the New Lisbon Correctional Institution has been charged with battery by prisoner. According to the criminal complaint, on October 29, 2016, 44-year-old Daryl Burl allegedly struck a correctional officer three times in the head. The officer was medically treated but did not suffer any serious injury. Burl was transported to Waupun More >

Red Cross Urges Donors to Give Blood This Winter

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season for these same reasons. Upcoming More >

Tomah Memorial Foundation Donates $5,000 to Food Share Program

Tomah Memorial has donated $5,000 to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Food Share program. Food Bank President and CEO Dan Stein said the support from the foundation is important because the numbers of people in need, especially in Monroe County are significant. He said the foundation’s donation will be doubled by the US More >

One Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash in Sauk County

One person was injured in a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 12 in the Town of Baraboo in Sauk County Monday. According to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, an initial investigation revealed that a vehicle, operated by 24-year-old Courtney A. Kluender of Baraboo, was traveling north on Highway 12, when it drifted More >

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to Join ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

To combat drunken driving, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Dec. 15, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017. The Necedah and Tomah Police Departments are also participating in the campaign. “Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, 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 December 5, 2016. 11/29           Robin Palmer, Stoddard, was backing out of a parking stall from the Thirsty Turtle parking lot.  Palmer did not see the vehicle parked next to her, and struck the vehicle belonging to Sara More >

Shilling Declares Victory In State’s 32nd Senate Seat Recount

State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling has declared victory in the 32nd Senate District race after a recount of the November eighth votes, and her GOP opponent Dan Kapanke conceded. Final results from the Wisconsin Elections Commission Friday showed Shilling, of La Crosse, ended the recount with a 61-vote margin over Kapanke. Shilling had a More >

Nurses Helping Nurses plans Dueling Pianos event

During this busy holiday season, it’s hard to get away – so, Nurses Helping Nurses is bringing the entertainment to you! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 14 and plan on joining Nurses Helping Nurses, a division of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation, in welcoming Dueling Pianos!  Performed by Piano Fondue – who also play More >

Canadian Pacific “Holiday Train” Enters Wisconsin

(Undated)  —  For the 18th year, the Canadian Pacific Railroad’s Holiday Train is entering Wisconsin Monday. It features decorated cars and live music, while raising money for local food banks and pantries. Two trains left Canada in late November, and one stayed in that country while the other ventured south from Montreal into the US. More >

Tomah VA Dentist Involved in Infection Control Lapses Resigns

The dentist responsible for potentially exposing hundreds of veterans at the Tomah VA Medical Center to serious infections has resigned. The dentist under investigation was scheduled for a hearing before a summary review board Monday. The VA is currently offering free screenings for nearly 600 veterans who were treated by the dentist from October of More >