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Barn Fire Outside of Mauston; No Injuries

No one was injured in a fire that happened outside of Mauston late Monday night. Mauston Fire Chief Kim Hale said the department was called at 11:29pm to N4892 Felland Road for a barn fire fully engulfed with other structures threatened. The department was on scene for about 4 hours. The roof of the barn More >

Man Dies After Falling From Highway 21 Bridge on Adams/Juneau County Border

A man has died after falling off the Wisconsin River Bridge on Highway 21 Tuesday afternoon. According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, upon arrival, deputies discovered a 75-year-old male victim below the bridge on land. The victim was transported from the scene but later died from his injuries. The initial investigation indicates the victim More >

Tornado, Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins

(Madison, WI)  —  Wisconsin schools, businesses, and homes will have a chance to test their emergency drills during Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. The National Weather Service normally puts out new tips each day for being prepared. On Thursday, Wisconsin Emergency Management will conduct two statewide tornado drills, complete with simulated warnings that will More >

DNR Online Chat to Discuss Citizen-Based Resource Monitoring

Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts Wednesday, April 19, at noon for an online chat about citizen-based monitoring opportunities in Wisconsin. Volunteers throughout the state can participate in citizen-based monitoring by engaging in activities such as sampling water quality, reporting turtle road crossings, recording observations of breeding birds, and more. These citizen-based monitoring efforts More >

Sex Offender Information Bulletin

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification More >

Police Honor Guards Honor Fallen State Trooper

(Sparta, WI)  —  Law enforcement honor guards from as far away as Texas came to Sparta Monday to honor Wisconsin trooper Anthony Borostowski. Hundreds attended a visitation and service to remember the 34-year-old State Patrol officer from Tomah, who died in a traffic crash last week. A Texas Highway Patrol honor guard unit drove 19 More >

Vernon County John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING April 17, 2017. 4/13                      Approximately 13 horses were reported in the roadway on State Highway 131, Village of Ontario.  The following day, approximately 15 horses were reported loose on the highway.  All horses were corralled back into More >

Local Schools Receive Title I Recognition

Several local schools have earned Title One Schools of Recognition awards. According to the Department of Public Instruction, the schools are among 178 schools in Wisconsin recognized for high achievement in educating students from low-income families. Grand Marsh Elementary School and Roche-A-Cri Elementary School in the Adams-Friendship School District, Necedah Elementary School, South Elementary School More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Welcomes 41 Officers to Its Ranks

After more than six months of intense training, 41 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers were sworn in at a graduation ceremony in La Crosse on Friday, April 7. Included is Mauston’s James Tobin, who will work in Monroe County. The new officers began their training as cadets in the 62nd Recruit Class at the Wisconsin More >

Western Technical College Regional Locations to host Get Started event

Western Technical College Regional Locations are hosting Get Started events for high school students, parents, and adults who are looking to change or advance careers. These free events will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Western locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua. Information sessions held throughout the More >