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The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced Royal Bank as receiving Honorable Mention for the 2018 National Community Bank Service awards, among six other community banks nationwide. The National Community Bank Service award celebrates the outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks and recognizes Royal Bank’s social media campaign as one More >

Greendale Man Facing 4th OWI after being Pulled Over in Mauston

A 33 year old Greendale man is facing his 4th Offense OWI.  A Mauston Police officer pulled over Corey Mattin on State Street in Mauston.  Mattin was pulled over for going 46 in a 25 MPH zone.  Mattin told the officer he knew his license was suspended but wanted to drive because he believed the More >

Monroe County Sheriff Candidates Speak During Forum Held at Tomah High School

All 5 candidates vying for the Monroe County Sheriff’s position attended a forum held at the Tomah High School Auditorium Tuesday night.  The forum was put on by the Tomah & Sparta Chambers of Commerce and local media outlets.  Former Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels and Ron Waddell the current Lieutenant of Operations in the More >

Hillsboro Man Dies in Construction Accident

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a fatal construction accident that occurred on Spring Coulee Road in the township of Coon.  The accident occurred during a well drilling job by Kouba Well Drilling Inc. out of Hillsboro, WI. The accident was reported to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office by a fellow employee on August 7, More >

Mauston Man’s Attempt to Elude Officers Falls Flat (on his face)

A Mauston man’s attempt to elude the police fell flat, on his face.  Authorities reported to a residence near Maugh and State Street to make contact with 32 year old Joshua Campbell, on August 2nd.  Campbell is known to have 4 felony warrants for his arrest.  Authorities could not get Campbell to exit the residence More >

Tony Kurtz Supports Bi-partisan Solution for Contaminated Wells

Recent news of well contamination in Northern Juneau County has left some residents concerned about the quality of their water and their access to clean water in the future. On Wednesday, Tony Kurtz expressed his support for bi-partisan legislation to fix the problem. “Our immediate priority needs to be making sure that the people affected More >

Wisconsin Crops Maturing Faster Despite Dry Conditions in Some Areas

Wisconsin Crops are maturing faster than a year ago but dry conditions are still putting stress on local farmers according to the USDA Statistics report.  The corn crop was rated 81 percent good to excellent, with 87 percent of the crop reaching the silking stage, five days ahead of last year and the five-year average. More >

Free Health Screenings at Mile Bluff Medical Center Thursday August 9th

Reserve your spot at the upcoming health fair hosted by Mile Bluff Medical Center on Thursday, August 9.  Receive free blood pressure and blood sugar testing, and learn what your risk factors are for developing heart disease and diabetes.  In addition to these services, you will have the opportunity to receive a free hearing test; More >

One Vehicle Crash in Vernon County No Life Threatening Injuries

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash occurred Monday morning, August 6, 2018, at approximately 5:30 AM, in the town of Sterling.  Cory Lee Simonson, age 39, of rural De Soto, WI was operating a pickup truck northbound on Fortner Road, north of State Highway 82.  Simonson reported swerving left to avoid More >

Hatch Public Library to Hold Free 90 Minute Program “Lets Talk About Pain Meds”

Did you know that in 2017, because of high opioid death rates, opioid hospitalizations, and emergency medical service runs using Naloxone, Juneau County was designated a Tier 1 Priority High Need Region by WI Department of Health Services? On Wednesday, August 22, at 1 PM, the public is encouraged to the Hatch Public Library to More >