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School Districts Receive Notice of Certified General Aid

While 55 percent of the state’s public school districts will receive less state aid than the previous year, some local districts will receive more according to figures released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 2017-2018 State Aid Figures Adams-Friendship Area School District – $5,581,018 (19.74 percent increase) Necedah Area – $2,983,874 (6.58 percent More >

Hillsboro Man Killed in Head-On Collision in Iowa County

Alcohol was a factor in a fatal head-on crash that killed a Hillsboro man on Highway 14 in Iowa County Friday evening. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a 53-year-old Muscoda woman, driving a red sedan, veered into oncoming traffic as she headed eastbound on Highway 14, striking an oncoming pickup truck driven by a More >

Tomah Memorial Hosts Senior Health & Safety Expo

Tomah Memorial Hospital is offering area senior citizens a way to stay healthy and safe by attending the annual Senior Health and Safety Expo this Thursday, October 19, from 8 to Noon at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. Hospital community outreach health educator Whitney Sanjari says the popular event will cover all aspects of More >

Two Charged With Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and Child Neglect

Two people have been charged in Juneau County with second degree recklessly endangering safety and child neglect. 25-year-old Aubrey Krowiorz of Mauston and 26-year-old Lee O’neill of Mauston both could face up to 10 years in prison or a $25,000 fine, or both, for the first charge and a possible $10,000 fine or nine months More >

Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act Passes House; Goes to President’s Desk

The Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday. The act is named for a former Tomah VA psychologist who committed suicide after being fired from the VA for questioning veteran over prescription. Representative Ron Kind said, “Although Dr. Kirkpatrick is no longer with us, today we honored his dedication More >

Trappers Who Incidentally Trap Wolves Encouraged to Contact Department Staff

MADISON – Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact department staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program. “Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program.  Trappers can help improve the quality of Department of Natural Resources wolf population data by allowing us to collar incidentally captured More >

Single Vehicle Accident in Town of Marion

A medical condition was the cause of an accident in the Town of Marion in Juneau County Wednesday afternoon. 71-year-old Milan Olejcek of Mauston was traveling east on Highway 82, when officials say he lost consciousness from an unknown medical condition and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle swerved from lane to lane and More >

Two Arrested In Baraboo Drug Bust

(Baraboo, WI)  —  Two suspects have been arrested following a drug bust Wednesday in the Sauk County city of Baraboo. Television station WKOW reports that the Sauk County Drug Task Force arrested 24-year-old Froylan Castro and 23-year-old Kenia Martinez. Investigators say the two were in possession of more than a pound of methamphetamine and 84 More >

Ex-Head of Tomah VA Allowed to Resign, Given Settlement

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The former head of the Tomah VA Medical Center was allowed to resign and given a settlement after allegations that painkillers were being overprescribed to patients. Mario DeSanctis was fired from the hospital in 2015. But a USA Today investigation found he fought his dismissal and reached a deal in which he was More >

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Drive Friday at Juneau County Courthouse

BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive Friday from 10am to 2pm at the Juneau County Courthouse in Mauston. It is open to the public. Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. Parental More >