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Flood Warnings for the Wisconsin River and Baraboo River

A flood warning has been issued for the following rivers: The Wisconsin River at Portage affecting Columbia County, and the Baraboo River at Reedsburg, Rock Springs, and Baraboo affecting Sauk County. The Baraboo River near Baraboo at 9:15 am this morning was 16.8 feet and the flood stage is 16.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring More >

Brooks Announces Campaign for Re-election

50th Assembly District Representative Ed Brooks has announced that he will be running for re-election in 2014. Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, made the announcement at Seats Incorporated in Reedsburg Thursday morning. He says that Wisconsin has moved forward, but there were things that were left unfinished. If re-elected, Brooks says that he will continue More >

VINE Productive Order Service Comes to Adams County

Adams County recently began providing petitioners who have obtained temporary restraining orders the opportunity to receive phone and/or emails notifications when their order has been served by law enforcement on the respondent. By taking advantage of the recent completion and statewide activation of the WI-VINE automated victim notification service throughout Wisconsin’s 72 county jails, the More >

DOJ Files a Petition Against a Monroe County Man

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a petition under the state’s sexual predator law against a Monroe County man. On April 15, 2014, the petition was filed in Monroe County Circuit Court, alleging that Charles Brabant (DOB 12/14/1959) is a sexually violent person and should be committed More >

Referendum Talks for Hillsboro School Board

The possibility of a referendum came up at the Hillsboro School Board meeting on Monday night.  Business Manager Mindy Lankey provided an overview of the 2014-15 budget, which show a deficit of approximately $200,000. After some discussion, the board approved a motion to proceed with exploring the possibility of a November referendum to exceed the More >

Necedah Girls’ Powerlifting Team Earn National Championship Title

The Necedah Girls Varsity Powerlifting Team has earned their sixth National title in the past eight years. The team went down to Killeen, Texas for the USAPL National High School Championships that took place March 28th through the 30th.  Coach Erich Mach said the girls’ team had some top place finishes individually as well. “We have More >

2nd-Degree Sexual Assault Charge for a Mauston Woman

A Mauston woman has been charged with second-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim. According to the criminal complaint, 26-year-old Taquisha Coleman allegedly used a sex toy to assault another woman at a residence in the township of Germantown during the afternoon on April 8. The alleged victim told a Juneau County sheriff’s deputy that More >

Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21-25, 2014

Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season, according to the Sauk County Emergency Management department. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives.  That’s why the department, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), Ready Wisconsin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have teamed up for Wisconsin’s More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Kildare

There has been a one vehicle accident in the Town of Kildare. Police say that last Tuesday, Preston Lee of Lyndon Station was traveling on Highway 12 from 24th Avenue when his steering system locked and he was pulled into the ditch. His vehicle rolled once coming to rest on its wheels. Lee had non-incapacitating More >

New Lisbon School Board OKs Bid for Gym Resurfacing, Contracts, and Fitness Center Fee

The New Lisbon School Board had a busy night on Monday. Among items on the agenda were the CESA 5 contract, bids for resurfacing both gym floors, and support staff compensation and contracts for the 2014-2015 school year. The board members unanimously approved the CESA 5 contract for next year. The board also approved a More >