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Hatch Public Library to Provide Free Hearing Testing for Research

If your kids or spouse have ever accused you of being hard of hearing, you should stop into the Hatch Public Library in Mauston. This month marks the beginning of a year-long partnership between the Hatch Public Library, the University of Minnesota, and local audiologists, to provide free hearing testing for a research study. Volunteers More >

Two “Persons of Interest” in Tomah Homicide Case

Tomah Police say two people they want to question in a homicide case have been arrested in Tennessee. Investigators say 26-year-old Zachary Davis and 20-year-old Sebastian Martinez, who is known to dress as a female, were picked up in Millersville, Tennessee Sunday. Tomah Police say the two men are “persons of interest” in the stabbing More >

Arrests Made in Triangle Gas Station Robbery

Two New Lisbon men were charged in the burglary of the Triangle Gas Station in New Lisbon. 19-year-old Jacob Ruetten of New Lisbon and a 17-year-old juvenile of New Lisbon were each charged with burglary, misdemeanor theft, and criminal damage to property. According to the criminal complaint that was filed on March 20: The New More >

Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

There was a two vehicle accident in the Town of Christiana on State Highway 27 and County Road X Friday. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said 57-year-old Daniel George Chaulklin, of rural Cashton, was northbound on State Highway 27 when another vehicle driven by 46-year-old Ronda Marie Pruett, of rural Cashton, failed to stop 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 March 23, 2015. 3/16  Report of an ongoing problem with garbage bags being dumped over the embankment on Sveum Ridge Road in the Town of Coon. 3/16  A field on County Road J, Town of Franklin was More >

Inmate Sentenced for Attempt to File False Liens Against Prison Official

MADISON, WI—John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brian Keith Small, 53, Rockford, Ill., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 20 months in federal prison for attempting to file false liens and encumbrances against a Bureau of Prison (BOP) official, while Small was More >

Rep. Kind Issues Statement Tomah VA Change of Leadership

Representative Ron Kind has issued a statement regarding the change of leadership at the Tomah VA. The former director, Mario DeSanctis has been reassigned to a position at the Great Lakes Health Care System network office and John Rohrer, currently of the Madison VA Medical Center, will assume leadership at Tomah. Rep. Kind said he More >

Operating While Intoxicated Saturation Task Force – March 28

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Elroy, Mauston, and New Lisbon Police Departments are working collaboratively in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign. The agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on Saturday, March 28 from 7 PM to 3 AM.  Juneau More >

Sauk County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Two Burglaries

Last Tuesday, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office took two separate burglary reports from businesses in the Hillpoint area.  Both burglaries occurred sometime during the late evening hours of the Monday, the 16th or early morning hours Tuesday.  It appears the perpetrators were looking for money as nothing else was noted missing from either business. Sheriff More >

OMS Students Selected as Finalists in National Math Competition

Three Olson Middle School students will be participating at a national math competition in April. OMS Principal Mike Gonzales told the Mauston School Board on Monday that students took part in an online math contest called MathCON. Over 45,000 students from around the nation participated in the contest and only 700 were selected to be More >