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Juneau, Sauk and Monroe County Sheriff’s Offices to Participate in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

Juneau, Sauk and Monroe County Sheriff’s Offices will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that begins August 15 and will end September 1. The Mauston and Necedah Police Departments and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office have also More >

One Person Injured In Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash in the Town of LaValle

One person was airlifted after he was struck by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon in the Town of LaValle. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a vehicle/pedestrian crash on Highway 33 west of County Road V. The investigation of the crash revealed that a 35-year-old More >

Residents Welcome to Participate in Straw Poll at the Fair

The Democratic Party of Juneau County is inviting the community to take part in a straw poll for the Governor’s race during the Juneau County Fair this week. State polls have put the candidates, Democrat Mary Burke and Republican Governor Scott Walker, nearly even in terms of voter support. Sarah Shanahan is the chair of More >

Mauston Woman Arrested on Bench Warrant

A Mauston woman was arrested on a bench warrant that was issued for her when she failed to appear for a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul Curran issued a body only warrant for 26-year-old Taquisha Coleman when she failed to appear in court for several cases, one in which accuses More >

Nekoosa Man Sentenced for Making False Statements

A Nekoosa man was sentenced to two years of probation for making false statements to the federal government. According to US Attorney, John Vaudreuil,  24-year-old Travis Billman was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman. Billman pleaded guilty in May of this year. On April 5, 2012, an anonymous individual contacted the Federal Bureau of More >

Primary Election Results 2014

Juneau County had a busy night at the Primary Elections on Tuesday night. In the Clerk of Circuit Court race, Patty Schluter defeated incumbent Loretta Roberts 1,067 votes to Roberts’ 472 votes. Other Juneau County races, Brent Oleson ran unopposed for Juneau County Sheriff and gathered 1,330 votes and Kathy Kohutko also ran unopposed and More >

Semi Rollover on Highway 27 in Monroe County

A semi rolled over early Wednesday on State Highway 27 at Farmland Avenue in the Township of Sparta.  The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that Benjamin Allen of Bangor was operating a 2014 Peterbuilt Semi Tractor-trailer unit on State Highway 27 when he took evasive action to avoid striking multiple deer in the More >

Mauston Woman Charged With OWI-4th Offense

A Mauston woman has been charged with OWI-4th Offense. On Monday evening, the Mauston Police Department was dispatched to 304 East State Street for a vehicle that had struck the “Bobergs Gas & Go” building. The officer made contact with the driver, 45-year old Patrice Martinez, and asked her what happened. According to the criminal More >

Tomah Police Officers to Stake Out Dunkin’ Donuts To Support Special Olympics Wisconsin On Friday, August 15

Law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin, on Friday, August 15, beginning at 6 a.m. through 11 a.m. and for the first year, Tomah Police Department will be participating. They will be at the Dunkin Donuts to raise awareness and money for the Law More >

Mauston Man Taken Into Custody for Probation Hold

A 31-year old Mauston man was taken into custody on a probation hold on Sunday night. Timothy Hale was attempting to hide in a residence in the 500 block of West State Street, but was located by an officer. Hale was transported to Juneau County Jail without further incident.