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DNR: Wildfires Still Real Threat Heading Into Weekend

Department of Natural Resources fire officials say spotty showers that fell in some Wisconsin areas today did nothing to weaken the ongoing fire weather now predicted to last into the weekend. Central and west-central Wisconsin counties are facing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. With the recent dry pattern that started this month coupled with More >

Mauston’s Super 8 Damaged

On Wednesday, April 9th shortly before 7:00 p.m. a semi driver was attempting a U-turn in the parking lot of the Super 8, when his trailer cover caught the edge of the canopy on the front of the building. The canopy collapsed, breaking windows on the hotel entrance. The driver 41-year old David Conzet of More >

Village of Lyndon Station Spring Clean-Up

Spring Clean-up will be the weekend of April 25 – 29. Items will be picked up on Saturday and Monday from 9-1. Call 608-495-0740 to arrange for pick-up. Please leave a message including a phone number. Pick-up is free, however, recycling center fees will be charged for some items. (See item list below) Items will not be picked up until More >

Discussion About Facilities Study Continues for Mauston School Board

Discussions continued Tuesday night with the Mauston School Board regarding the ongoing study of the district’s facilities. At the board workshop, they, with Bray’s Associates Architects, Incorporated discussed the possibilities of grade reconfigurations with to best utilize the apace within those facilities and they talked about the long term needs that each school needed. Bray More >

Bar Fight In the Township of Wonewoc

Three people have been cited in a bar fight in the Township of Wonewoc. On Tuesday, a Juneau County deputy was dispatched to a bar on Highway 80. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with 43-year-old Keith Raisbeck of Wonewoc, 44-year-old Tish Rockwell of Stoughton and 49 year-old Michael Simpson of Hillsboro. All parties gave More >

Tweens’ Night Out – April 11 at Olson Middle School

The Juneau County Woman’s Health Initiative and Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation are inviting girls 5th-8th grade to Tweens’ Night Out. Tweens’ Night Out was the idea of 7th grader Gracie Footit from St. Patrick’s Catholic School. She thought it would be a good idea to have a night for girls her age, based on More >

Johnson, Warner Introduce Social Security Data Integrity Bill

Washington, D.C. –  Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia introduced a bill Thursday to permit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to alert taxpayers that they have been victims of identity theft. The bill, the Social Security Identity Defense Act of 2014, addresses a cruel situation confronting people whose Social Security numbers More >

Madison Man Charged with OWI-2nd Offense

A Madison man has been charged for OWI-2nd offense. In early March, a state trooper was dispatched to the Town of Lemonweir for a vehicle parked on Highway 12 and 16 with the driver slumped over the wheel. Upon arrival, the trooper made contact with the driver, later identified as 36-year-old Nathan Marti, who was More >

Mauston Common Council Approves ATV Trail Extensions, Ordinances and Resolultions

The Mauston Common Council had a busy meeting on Tuesday night when it took action on items several items. The board approved extending the ATV trails in the city for a one year trial and approved a municipal state agreement regarding State Street. Next, they approved to amend an ordinance designating heavy traffic routes. Because More >

Mauston Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Mauston and the Greater Mauston Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring the Mauston Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place at Riverside Park and will be on Friday, April 18th at 2:30pm. It will be for children, ages 8 and younger. Kids will also have the chance to meet More >