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Western Technical College Gets Community Feedback Before Posting President Position

After gathering input through staff meetings, community forums, phone interviews, online surveys, and face-to-face sessions, Western Technical College’s presidential search committee has posted the position and begun the search for the next leader after long-time president Lee Rasch retires on June 30, 2017. Rasch announced his retirement in October, putting the wheels in motion to More >

Accidents Close Highway 14 in Vernon County

Sheriff John B. Spears reports that three vehicles crashed on Hwy 14 near Hellwig Lane on Monday January 9th. The first accident occurred at approximately 6:52pm with the second at 7:00pm and third at approximately 7:29pm. The accidents all occurred on the west Coon Valley Hill in the Town of Hamburg due to icy road More >

Necedah Man Charged with Battery to Law Enforcement Officer

A Necedah man has been charged with battery to a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer. According to the criminal complaint, 27-year-old Trevor Hannes is also charged with substantial battery, disorderly conduct, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The complaint states on December 29, 2016, law enforcement made contact Hannes to arrest him in connection More >

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Hosts January Blood Drive in Lyndon Station

The new year brings new opportunities to save lives through blood donation. January is National Blood Donor Month, which is the perfect reminder to help those in need. Winter time often sees a decline in blood donations, while the critical need for blood remains. Donors of all blood types are needed, but especially O negative More >

Wisconsin Consumers Report Auto “Warranty” Robocalls

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has received a number of calls from consumers and at least 17 written complaints about auto warranty sales calls since December 22, 2016. Automated phone calls (“robocalls”) about vehicle “warranties” are typically sales pitches for extended service contracts. “Robocalls using high-pressure sales tactics can mean trouble More >

Monroe County Economic Development Conference Expanded to Two Days

The Monroe County Economic Development Conference will be a day longer this year. Conference officials said they listened to attendees, sponsors and exhibitors, as the feedback was they wanted the annual conference to expand to two days. The conference will be February 22 and 23rd and it will be held at the Three Bears Resort More >

Next Lunch ‘N Learn to Highlight Tax Laws and Accounting Practices

The next Lunch ‘N Learn session will feature tax laws and accounting practices that impact personal and business returns on Thursday, January 12. Mary Jo Werner will be the presenter. She is a partner in Wipfli LLP’s tax services and valuation, litigation, and transaction support groups. She uses her tax and accounting expertise to assist her More >

Thin Ice Danger Still Possible Despite Frigid Temperatures

Despite forecasts calling for subzero wind chills and temperatures hovering around single digits this weekend, Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) is reminding people to avoid winter recreation activities on the ice surrounding its Petenwell and Castle Rock hydroelectric dams. Changing weather conditions, including rain, sleet, freezing rain and fluctuating temperatures have prevented a thick ice More >

Plain Man Arrested for Gas Station Burglary

One person was arrested in connection to a burglary in Sauk County early Thursday. According to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, at about 3:50 A.M., they received a report of a burglary at the Cennex Station in the Village of Plain. An employee had arrived for work and noticed the front door glass was smashed. More >

Representative VanderMeer Begins Second Term

State Representative Nancy VanderMeer was sworn in Tuesday for her second term to represent the 70th Assembly District in the 103rd session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. In the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, Rep. VanderMeer will take on a new role as Chairperson of the Committee on Rural Development and Mining and continue to serve as More >