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Crane Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Juneau County

Juneau County health officials say a sand hill crane has tested positive for the West Nile virus. Barb Theis, Juneau County Health Officer said the positive bird means that residents of Juneau County need to be more vigilant in their personal protective measures to prevent mosquito bites. West Nile virus is spread to humans through More >

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Vernon County

One person was seriously injured in a two vehicle collision Saturday afternoon on County Road P in the Town of Christiana. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 47-year-old Thomas S. Daniel of rural Cashton was operating a pickup truck on County Road P.  Daniel was preparing for a right turn into a parking lot, but More >

Single Vehicle Accident in the Town of Lisbon

A New Lisbon woman was medically transported after a single vehicle accident in the Town of Lisbon last Tuesday. 77-year-old Ada Macomber was traveling northwest on County Road B from Highway 80, when her vehicle veered onto the right shoulder. It left the roadway and then struck a utility pole. Macomber told law enforcement she More >

New Lisbon Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison System

A New Lisbon man was sentenced Friday for one count of first degree sexual assault of a child. Juneau County Judge John Roemer sentenced 34-year-old Amos Day, formerly of rural Mauston, to 20 years in the prison system, 11 years in state prison and nine years extended supervision. Day pleaded guilty in April to the 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 August 24, 2015. 8/18             Three kids trespassed into a warehouse on Lincoln Street in the Village of Ontario. 8/19             A money box was pried open and $250.00 was missing from a garage on S Cottage Street in More >

Pioneer Woman Comes to Life at Hatch Public Library – September 2nd

A pioneer woman living at Fort Winnebago in 1837 as the fort cook comes to life on Wednesday, September 2nd at 1pm at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston, Wisconsin. Sheila Berkes presents Anne Whitney welcoming newcomers to the fort. The presentation gives Anne a chance to tell you her journey to the fort and More >

Mauston Fall Swim Lessons Registration

Fall Swim Lesson Registration will be taking place this week on Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 PM at the Olson Middle School Commons

Fort McCoy to Host Military Retiree Appreciation Day – September 11

The annual military Retiree Appreciation Day conducted at Fort McCoy by the Wisconsin Area Retiree Council will be held Friday, September 11th. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with registration starting at 7 a.m. in building More >

Three Injured in Rollover Accident in Monroe County

Three people were injured in a vehicle rollover accident on Sunday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said the accident occurred on Hilltop Road in the Township of Angelo. 19-year-old Devon Crocker of rural Sparta was traveling southbound on Hilltop Road when the vehicle left the road way and travelled in the west ditch.  The More >

Monroe County Law Enforcement to Conduct Speed Waves Deployment – August 28 & 29

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office along with Officers from the cities of Tomah, Sparta, Kendall, and Cashton will be conducting a speed waves deployment this weekend, August 28 and 29. This enforcement detail will focus on seatbelt and speed violations. The goal of this deployment is to reduce speeds on County Highways and encourage seatbelt More >