Local News

Two Arrested in Connection to Burglaries in Vernon County

Two men were arrested after a joint investigation into several burglaries. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the suspects, 26-year-old Ricardo Briones of Onalaska and 29-year-old Duncan Wisland of Holmen were connected to several burglaries in western Vernon County. Briones was arrested April 9th by the Cashton Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office shortly More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Opposes Privatizing ARDC

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors opposes the state budget proposal to privatize aging and disability resource centers. The board passed the resolution Tuesday morning to send to local legislators after a presentation by Director of Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Eagle Country, Heidi Randall, and County Board Member John Wenum. Wenum said, More >

New Lisbon Man Reports Stolen Gun

A New Lisbon man had a gun stolen from his car last week. According to the incident report, the victim had his vehicle parked in the Germantown township and discovered someone had gone into the vehicle at some point between 11:30 PM on April 16th and 7:00 AM on April 17th. The victim stated that More >

Mauston School Board Approve Cuts With Reluctance

The Mauston School Board took action regarding budget reductions for the 2015-2016 school year. The board decided Monday night to eliminate 1.0 full time equivalency position for an elementary school computer teacher and to reduce a middle school music position from 1.0 to 0.7 for next school year. Members of the school board stressed the More >

Two Men Injured in Collision

Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident in the Town of Genoa Monday afternoon. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 28-year-old Kyle Strand of rural Genoa was operating a vehicle westbound on Witcraft Ridge Road and collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle driven by 58-year-old Donald Oliver also of rural Genoa. Both Strand More >

US Highway 12&16 Reconstruction Begins April 29, Mauston

Work on Highway 12 and 16 also known as East State Street in Mauston is scheduled to begin April 29. The project will reconstruct the roadway between Hanover and Pine Street, including new pavement, lighting, and crosswalks. The State and Division Street intersection will be reconstructed with improved turn lanes and new traffic signals to More >

“American Pickers” to Possibly Film In Tomah

The TV Show “American Pickers” will be filming in Wisconsin next month, and they might make a stop in Tomah if there is enough interest. The Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday the show might film in Tomah if there is enough interest. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of More >

Theft Reported In Necedah

A Necedah woman reported a theft of many items from her garage last week. According to the incident report, the victim reported to law enforcement officials on April 15th that the service door to her garage was open and that the door does not secure or lock properly. Missing from the garage was two play More >

Two Motorcycles Stolen Last Week In Juneau County

Two motorcycles were stolen from a residence in Juneau County earlier this month. According to the incident report, on Sunday April 12th, a man who lives on Fox Road in the township of Summit reported that two Harley Davidson motorcycles had been stolen from his shed over a four-day period. The victim estimated the two More >

Authorities Identify Tomah Teen Injured After Jumping from Van

The Tomah teen, who was injured after jumping from the rear door of a van in the Town of Wilton late Saturday morning, has been identified. Authorities say 16-year-old Rebecca Wolf jumped while the van was eastbound on County Highway A just west of Highway 131. She was medflighted to a Gundersen Hospital in La More >