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Adams County Authorities Ask for Help in Locating Missing Woman

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in looking for a 69-year-old woman. According to the sheriff’s department, Dianna M. Hauser was last seen in the Township of Springville at 11 a.m. Wednesday. An official said Hauser is listed as endangered because she has a history of chronic depression and trouble More >

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Initiative begins Friday – Runs Through Labor Day

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will combine resources to watch for impaired drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative that begins Friday, August 18 and continues through Labor Day, September 4. “Whether it’s caused by alcohol, prescription medications or other drugs, impaired driving is illegal, it’s dangerous, More >

Women’s Night Out Tickets Available

Area women are invited to gather up their friends for an evening of fun at Juneau County’s 10th Annual Women’s Night Out, Thursday, October 5 at Mauston High School. Join the Juneau County Women’s Health Initiative to celebrate friendship, discover how to support those around you, and – most importantly – find a way to More >

Vernon County Officials: Remaining 2 Passengers Identified in Fatal Boating Accident

Vernon County authorities have released the names of the two remaining passengers involved in the fatal boating accident Saturday afternoon, August 12. 47-year-old Sonya Ann Burnikel of Spring Grove, Minnesota is still receiving care at Gundersen Health System and 41-year-old Wynn Dean Ristau of Preston, Minnesota was treated and released. The boating crash happened around More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves Memorandum of Understanding

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a new memorandum of understanding regarding the Hillsboro State Trial at its Tuesday meeting. The understanding is between the City of Hillboro, Juneau County, Vernon County, and the Department of Natural Resources regarding the trail that is between Hillsboro and Union Center. Juneau County Forestry and Parks Administrator More >

Reserve Citizen Airman Lead Joint, International Partner in Exercise Patriot Warrior

More than 570 Reserve Citizen Airmen are meeting at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin to participate in Exercise Patriot Warrior 2017, which occurs in various phases from August 7 to August 24. The Air Force Reserve Command-owned annual exercise, formally known as Exercise Global Medic, puts Reservists in real world training scenarios to prepare them to operate More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Reports Health Care Jobs Abound Locally, Statewide

State and local health care officials say recruiting employees in rural areas can pose unique challenges. But officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital report they have found success in filling some patient care positions by what hospital Human Resources Director Brenda Reinert describes as a “grow your own” approach to the issue. Reinert said while the incentives More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Teacher Contracts

The New Lisbon School Board approved teacher contracts for the 2017-2018 school year. Superintendent Dennis Birr said there were 57 contracts and each teacher will receive a 1.5 percent increase in salary. The board also approved the hiring of fifth grade elementary school teacher Olivia Deitelhoff for a one year position and Kathy Means as More >

“Paper Tigers” to Screen at Adams Theatre

On Monday, August 21, families in Adams County will have the opportunity to see “Paper Tigers” during a special screening at the Adams Theatre. “Paper Tigers,” is a documentary film released in 2015 and it follows a year in the life of an alternative school in Walla Walla, Washington that changed its approach to disciplining More >

Royall School Board Approves Personnel Items; Increase Lunch Prices

The Royall School Board held a special meeting on Monday night to approve some personnel items. First they approved a leave of absence for nine weeks for Paraprofessional Jennifer Gruen and also a teacher’s contract for Gruen. Elementary/Intermediate Principal Darcy Uppena said that the first semester, Jennifer Gruen can use the first semester as an More >