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Baraboo Adopts Transgender Athletic Policy

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – The Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students. The change adopted by board members on a vote of 4-3 Monday night includes “gender expression” and “gender identity” in the district’s anti-discrimination policy. School board members in favor of the policy amendment More >

Tests Determine Ice Resurfacer Was CO Source

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) – Tests have determined an ice resurfacing machine was the source of carbon monoxide that sickened dozens of people at a Wisconsin rink over the weekend. Delton Fire Chief Darren Jorgenson says the machine has been tagged out of service, and the Poppy Waterman Ice Rink in Lake Delton will have to 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 15, 2014. 12/8  Leeann Prestwood, Viroqua, pulled to the side of the road on Norwegian Hollow Road.  She said she pulled over too far and the vehicle slid, then rolled down the embankment and came to More >

Mauston Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

A 42-year old Mauston man was taken into custody on Wednesday, December 10th. According to the Mauston Police Department, they responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Maine Street at approximately 11:30 p.m. After an investigation, Gary D. Crubaugh was taken into custody, and has been charged with disorderly conduct. Online court records More >

Cudahy Woman Arrested on Warrant and Resisting/Obstructing

A 48-year old Cudahy woman was taken into custody after a traffic stop on Sunday, December 14th. Mauston Police say the vehicle was stopped at Grayside and Attewell Streets and a records check revealed that the driver, Beth A. Kuk had a warrant for her arrest out of Sauk County. Kuk attempted to resist the More >

Mauston Man Reflects on Friendship with Packer Great

One of the all-time Green Bay Packer greats, Fuzzy Thurston, passed away this weekend at the age of 80. A Mauston business man, John Randall, said that he knew Thurston after football as a tavern owner. “I think that the first time that I met him was about 15 years ago at a state tavern More >

Law Enforcement Reminder: Winter Parking Is Now In Effect

Local law enforcement would like to remind the community of winter parking. This past Thursday, a Juneau County deputy issued several citations in the Village of Camp Douglas alone because people were parked on the wrong side of the road. The ordinance states that vehicles must be parked on the even side of the street More >

Winners Announced for Wonewoc’s Lighted Christmas Parade

It was a foggy December night for the crowds of people lining Center Street for the Wonewoc Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 13th. There were over 70 units that took part in the lighted procession. Float winners were Beyond Boundaries for “Best Overall”, Scott Construction took the “Best Use of Lights” prize, and the More >

Dairy Margin Protection Program Registration Extended to December 19

MAUSTON WI, Dec. 12, 2014 – The deadline to register for the Margin Protection Program for dairy producers has once again been extended. The intent of the program will serve as a safety net for dairy producers by helping them manage the risk involved with the volatile fluctuations in milk prices and the cost of More >

Dozens Treated for Carbon Monoxide at Ice Rink

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) – Authorities blame an ice resurfacing machine for a suspected carbon monoxide leak that sent dozens of people to hospitals after a junior hockey game at a Wisconsin rink. Delton Fire Chief Darren Jorgenson tells the Star Tribune of Minneapolis the carbon monoxide was coming from one of the rink’s two propane-fueled More >