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Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available to Juneau County Producers

(Mauston, Wisconsin), September 26, 2016 – Juneau County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon Williams today announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to natural disasters including flooding and flash floods could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). “LIP provides livestock producers with a vital safety net to help More >

Man Injured in Vehicle vs. Buggy Crash

A rural Viroqua man was injured when a vehicle struck the back of his buggy Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 36-year-old Nicholas Tollefson of rural Viroqua was traveling east on County Road O in the Town of Hamburg, and collided with the rear of a horse-drawn buggy. The operator of the buggy, More >

Preliminary estimates in damage cost for Vernon County

Preliminary estimates for damage as a result of last week’s floods in Vernon County have been released. According to the Vernon County Emergency Management, the figures show $1.5 to $2 million for private properties and up to $4 million for public infrastructure. Vernon County officials are warning residents to be aware of possible scams as More >

Dirt Bikes, Off Road Motorcycles Must Be Registered By Saturday

For the first time, dirt bikes and off road motorcycles must be registered with the state. The deadline is Saturday, October 1st. A new state law requires the bikes to register with the state DNR if they’re used on public land, private land that’s open to the public, and for private agricultural uses. The DNR’s 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 September 26, 2016. 9/21             Joyce Wopat of Ontario, was traveling east on Dell Road, Town of Clinton, following a truck pulling a horse trailer.  Wopat stated she thought the truck was slowing down to allow her to More >

New Lisbon Homecoming Tailgate Party

The New Lisbon High School Music Department will be hosting a Tailgate Party from 5:00 – 7:00 prior to the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 30th. The menu will include a brat or hot dog, sauerkraut, chips, coleslaw, beans and beverage.  The cost per plate is $6.00 and all proceeds will be helping the More >

Jury Trial for Woman Accused in Necedah Shooting Begins Today

The jury trial for a former Necedah woman accused of first degree intentional homicide began Monday morning. 23-year-old Natalie Murphy of Camp Douglas, formerly of Necedah, also faces a charge of first degree reckless endangering safety. The charges stem from the shooting death of 24-year-old Andrew B. Dammen of Mauston in February 2015. Law enforcement More >

Western Technical College to host Open House

Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location.  The residence hall in La More >

Two Car Crash Injures Three in Sauk County

There was a two car crash in the Town of LaValle on Highway 33 that left three people injured Saturday evening. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the initial investigation revealed that a pickup traveling east on Highway 33 crossed the centerline and struck a westbound SUV head-on.  The driver of the SUV, who was More >

Flood Warnings Continue

(Undated) — Flood warnings continue on at least five rivers in Wisconsin in the wake of heavy rains the past week. The National Weather Service predicts moderate flooding on the Baraboo River at Rock Springs and the Yellow River at Necedah, with minor flooding elsewhere on those two rivers plus the Mississippi near La Crosse More >