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Vernon County Joint Traffic Task Force Involve in Speed Enforcement Task

Starting May 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016, the Vernon County Joint Traffic Task Force, will be involved in a joint enforcement effort made possible by NHTSA funding administered by the WI DOT – Bureau of Transportation Safety. Officers from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsboro Police Department, LaFarge Police Department, Ontario Police Department, and More >

Rep. Kind Returns $125,547 to Taxpayers From Annual Office Budget

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that he is returning $125,547.82 to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the national debt. Rep. Kind has found savings in his congressional budget every year since taking office, and has returned over $1.7 million to taxpayers. “Ever since my time working for Senator Bill Proxmire of Wisconsin, investigating wasteful More >

Reedsburg Man Sentenced to 10 years in Prison for Prostituting Teen

A Reedsburg man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for prostituting a Tennessee teen. According to a release from U.S. Attorneys for the Western District of Wisconsin, 26-year-old Alexander Kluball was sentenced Tuesday. U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson sentenced Kluball to 10 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release. More >

Royall School Board Reorganizes; Approves Purchase of Playground Equipment

The Royall School Board met Monday night for its monthly meeting. Superintendent Mark Gruen welcomed Loretta Kranz to the board and recognized Ross Friedl for his years of service to the board. Friedl was not able to attend the meeting, but he sent a letter to Gruen. In it, he said his time on the More >

One Injured in ATV Accident in Town of Marion

One person suffered serious injuries in an ATV accident in the Town of Marion, Juneau County. According to the accident report, on April 17, 52-year-old Timothy Hill of Mauston was traveling west on 49th Street and attempted to turn onto 22nd Avenue. When the front tire hit the shoulder of the road, it caused Hill More >

Incident of Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property

There was an incident of burglary and criminal damage to property in the Town of Lyndon. Authorities say sometime between April 1 and April 7, someone broke into a residence on Dees Road. Based on the evidence, law enforcement believes the subject or subjects had thrown a small log into a back window to gain More >

Sauk County Courthouse and West Square Building to be Temporarily Closed Friday

The Sauk County Courthouse and West Square Building will be temporarily closed Friday. Sauk County will be conducting a full scale exercise on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Law enforcement officers may be seen with weapons drawn with Fire and EMS personnel on their heels. This exercise is designed to test employee’s knowledge More >

Tomah VA Pleased With Improvements, Still Has Challenges

(Tomah, WI)  —  The Tomah VA Medical Center says it’s pleased with the outcome of a 100 day improvement plan, but it’s still looking for a permanent director and more psychiatric personnel. The veterans’ hospital seeks to restore public trust, more than one year after reports that patients received excessive painkillers, and a mix of medicines killed More >

Audiology Seminar at Mile Bluff Medical Center – May 11

Did you know that health issues could be impacting your hearing? Studies show that individuals with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, cancer and dementia all have an increased risk of hearing loss. This is one of the many reasons Mile Bluff’s healthcare experts encourage their patients to see their primary care providers to More >

Kind Holds Listening Session in Mauston

Citizens attended Congressman Ron Kind’s listening session Monday afternoon at the Juneau County Board Room in Mauston.  Kind gave a quick update on things that he had been working on, which included the opiate issue in the nation, the Tomah VA Medical Center, rail safety issues, and his recent trip to the Middle East and More >