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Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation Prepares for 2nd Annual Tweens’ Night Out

Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation invites tween girls in fifth through eighth grade to discover, learn and shine at the second annual Tweens’ Night Out on Friday, April 24. This energetic event provides a safe environment for girls to learn about health and wellness topics as well as have an evening of entertainment and fun! 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 April 13, 2015. 4/7              Leah Baldwin of Hillsboro was traveling westbound on HWY 33 in the Town of Forest.  Baldwin was negotiating a curve when she lost control on the slippery road and hit a directional sign.  More >

City of Adams to Hold Public Hearing – April 21st

The Common Council of the City of Adams will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 101 North Main Street, Adams, WI to consider a proposed zoning map amendment and Vacation of platted Alley.  The purpose of the public hearing is to accept public comments on More >

Rep. Brooks Announces Listening Sessions

On Monday, April 20th, 50th Assembly District State Representative Ed Brooks, a Republican from Reedsburg, will hold two listening sessions. From 11:15-Noon, he will be at the Germantown Town Hall in Juneau County, followed by a session at the La Valle Town Hall in Sauk County from 1:00-1:45 P.M. These sessions are a chance for citizens More >

Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

The Sauk County Emergency Management, Wisconsin Emergency Management, Ready Wisconsin and the National Weather Service have teamed up for Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week April 13-17. On Thursday, a statewide tornado drill is planned. At 1:00pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45pm a statewide mock More >

Fatal Accident in the Town of Kickapoo, Vernon County

A teenager is dead after a two vehicle accident in the Town of Kickapoo in Vernon County Sunday morning. Authorities said in a release that 19-year-old Preston D. Nelson of rural Soldier’s Grove was operating a pickup eastbound on US Highway 14 when he lost control.  Sheriff John Spears said his truck crossed the center More >

Governor Walker Appoints Sauk County Circuit Court Judge

Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of Michael P. Screnock to replace retiring Judge Patrick J. Taggart on the Sauk County Circuit Court. “Michael Screnock will make an excellent judge for Sauk County,” Governor Walker said. “He is an accomplished and dedicated public servant with a reputation for integrity, and I am confident that he More >

Bench Warrant Issued for Mauston Man

A bench warrant was issued for a Mauston man Tuesday. Online court records show that it was issued after 25-year-old Zachary Compton, formerly of Michigan failed to appear for court for a plea hearing. Compton’s defense had objected to the warrant, saying that Compton was attending to judicial matters in Michigan. Compton is accused of More >

Tomah Memorial Foundation Supports County SAK Program

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation is hopeful that a $2,000 donation to the Monroe County Health Department will enhance home safety and avoid tragedies like the one that claimed the life of Tomah girl earlier this year. Two-year-old Raelyn Sheetz died February 21st from an apparent hypothermic-related emergency after she walked out of her Tomah apartment More >

Suspects Arrested in Several Burglaries

Suspects in multiple burglaries were arrested after allegedly stealing a TV from a Town of Leon home Thursday afternoon. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the complainant called and said there were individuals that had broken into her residence and had taken a television.  She also said the suspects just left in a gray minivan More >