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Head On Collision in Vernon County Sends One to the Hospital

One person was sent to a hospital after a two vehicle accident Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on Peterson Road in the Town of Kickapoo. Vernon County John Spears said the westbound vehicle driven by 36-year-old Duane  Schuck of LaFarge, was coming over a knoll when he collided with the eastbound vehicle driven by 75-year-old More >

All Candidates Attend the 50th Assembly District and 17th Senate District Candidate Forum

Candidates for the 50th Assembly and the 17th Senate District participated in a candidate forum that was held last night at the American Legion in Mauston. Democrat candidates Pat Bomhack and Chris Miller and Republican candidates Ed Brooks and Howard Marklein were each given a three minute opening statement before going to the forum questions. More >

A La Crosse Man Arrested After 5 Month Investigation

A 45-year-old La Crosse man was arrested by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning for an outdoor marijuana growing operation. The Sheriff’s Department arrested Mark Kummeth after a five-month investigation. The investigation led the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group Unit Drug Task Force to two places, one in More >

Authorities Release Name of Farm Accident Victim

Authorities have released the name of the farm accident victim in Monroe County. Sheriff Pete Quirin said that 66-year-old Gale Burkhalter of Kendall was compacting silage when the tractor rolled over, killing him. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Mauston Man Tentatively Charged with Disorderly Conduct

A Mauston man was arrested and tentatively charged with disorderly conduct. On Wednesday, October 15th, Mauston Police and Juneau County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 300 block of Maine Street, and then to the 100 block of Arlington Avenue for a disturbance. Law enforcement said 27-year old Jacob J. Dekeyser attempted to run through yards in 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 October 20, 2014. 10/20  The Sheriff’s office responded to several reports and complaints of trespassers on private property. 10/20                12 reportable car/deer (other animal) crashes: Michael Haase, Milwaukee, on US Highway 14, Town of Viroqua; Cody Mullikin, More >

Mauston Man Cited for Resisting/Obstructing

A 27-year old Mauston man was issued a citation in connection with a burglary complaint made on October 4th. Mauston Police said the original burglary complaint was in regard to a residence being entered in the 100 block of LaCrosse Street. The complainant, William E. Parrish had stated that his medications were stolen in the More >

Search Still Ongoing for Missing Man Out of La Crosse

The search is still on for a missing man out of La Crosse. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports an extensive search was conducted on Sunday October 19th for missing person Goudensio Gayton. The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with La Crosse Police Department, and the LaCrosse County Sheriff’s Office have been investigating tips and calls from More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Germantown Township

There was an incident of criminal damage to property on 19th Avenue in the Germantown Township. The victim told the Juneau County deputy that sometime between September 13 and October 18, an unknown person had cut the padlocks securing the cable across the end of the driveway and also the padlock securing the door of More >

Sen. Jennifer Shilling Honored at Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute Ceremony

At the 16th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute ceremony in Madison on October 15th, Senator Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) was presented with the prestigious Marlys Matuszak Statewide Impact Award. This award was presented to Sen. Shilling for her support of working families, local citizens and women across Wisconsin. Over the past year, Sen. Shilling has been More >