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Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation on #GivingTuesday

This year on Tuesday, November 29, Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving. What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a social media movement that aims to transform how people participate in the giving season.  Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater More >

Mauston Police Looking for Help on Alleged Armed Robbery

On 11/23/16 at approximately 10:25am, the Juneau County Communications Center received a 911 call from an employee of Check Advance, 522 Gateway Avenue, Mauston, WI 53948, who reported an armed robbery had just occurred. A lone male suspect entered the store, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money. The suspect then fled on foot with More >

County Unemployment Rates Released

The unemployment rates were released Wednesday from the Department of Workforce Development. Preliminary October 2016 rates decreased or remained the same in 70 counties when compared to October 2015 rates, and decreased or remained the same in 45 of 72 counties when compared to September 2016 rates. Juneau County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent More >

Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s Office to Hold Office Hours in Juneau County

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office announced that a regional representative will hold office hours in Juneau County. The hours will be Friday, December 9, 11 a.m.-noon, at the Elroy Public Library, Brunner Room, 501 2nd Main St., Elroy. Constituents will have the chance to meet with staff and request assistance with a federal agency or More >

Wisconsin Flu Season Is About To Get Worse

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin’s flu season is underway, and health officials expect growing numbers of cases within the next few weeks. The state Health Services Department confirmed 30 cases as of November 12th, and five were serious enough to admit the patients to intensive care. No deaths were reported in the state’s update, which normally More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Host Health Fair December 8

In order to lead a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to take control of your health.  Knowing your specific risks for developing heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss can help you be proactive in making healthier life choices.  Knowing your levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, and keeping those under control, may even help to add More >

Mauston School Board Approves Base Salary Increase for Teachers and Support Staff

The Mauston School Board approved base salary increases for teachers and support staff for the 2016-2017 school year. Dr. Christine Weymouth said the board approved 0.12% base salary increase for the teachers and a 2% base salary increase for the support staff at its meeting on Monday night. The board further approved a payment of More >

New Lisbon Man Charged with OWI-7th Offense

A New Lisbon man has been charged with OWI-7th offense. According to the criminal complaint, on November 19, in the Town of Plymouth, a Juneau County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a speeding violation on Highway 80. After field sobriety tests and an insufficient breath test, 41-year-old Robert Waschitz was arrested More >

Kapanke to seek recount in state Senate race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Dan Kapanke is planning to seek a recount in his bid to unseat state Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling. Kapanke’s campaign said in a statement Tuesday that Kapanke had decided to request a recount because the results were so close. Returns show Shilling with a 56-vote lead. The campaign plans More >

Winter Parking Reminder for Mauston and Reedsburg

The cities of Mauston and Reedsburg are reminding its residents that alternate street parking will begin on December 1st. In Mauston: From 2am and 7am, vehicles need to be parked on the odd number side of street on the odd numbered days and on the even number days; vehicles need to be parked on the even More >