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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 5, 2015.  9/28                 A green flatbed wagon full of pumpkins was taken from a property on Mound Ridge/Mundsack Road in the Town of Genoa.  The wagon had a “free pumpkins” and “free” sign next to the More >

Two Injured in Three Vehicle Accident in the Village of Readstown

Two people were injured in a three vehicle crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in the Village of Readstown. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 18-year-old Corey Spencer of Gays Mills was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 14 when he turned left onto Highway 61 in front of another vehicle driven by 79-year-old Glenn Fillner of More >

Fatal ATV Accident in Vernon County

There was a fatal ATV accident in Vernon County Saturday afternoon. Sheriff John Spears said the accident occurred on private property in the Town of Forest. 54-year-old Kevin Kerl of Janesville was pulling a trailer with wood up a steep hill on an ATV. Officials say the ATV began to spin and Kerl lost control More >

Natural resources officials consider future of Badger plant

TOWN OF MERRIMAC, Wis. (AP) — Twenty-six citizen groups have expressed concern about what Wisconsin natural resources officials will do with the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo. WISC-TV (http://bit.ly/1iZo57J ) reports the groups are urging the Natural Resources Board not to allow the Department of Natural Resources to use the hundreds of acres for More >

Kaminski, Jozef, age 75, of Adams

Jozef Kaminski, age 75, of Adams, Wisconsin died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship, Wisconsin. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. Father James P. McNamee will officiate. Interment will be at the St. Leo More >

4 arrested after fatal fight in Baraboo

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say four people are in custody following a fatal fight in Baraboo. Investigators say an altercation began in a Baraboo tavern early Sunday morning and the fight between two groups of people continued outside at a nearby intersection. Thirty-six-year-old Anthony Inman, of North Freedom, was fatally stabbed and died at the scene. More >

New Lisbon Man Arrested for OWI – 7th Offense

An Interstate rollover crash results in the driver’s seventh arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 62-year-old Daniel Larson of New Lisbon was taken to Mile Bluff Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, and was later arrested. The Wisconsin State Patrol says the man was driving west on Interstate 90-94 when his vehicle hit a More >

Two Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

There was a two vehicle accident Friday morning in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said 64-year-old Gary Lee Jensen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and 25-year- old Sara Jane Ernstar of Dubuque, Iowa were southbound on State Highway 35.  Ernstar did not see Jensen’s vehicle slowing to turn right into Blackhawk Park and rear-ended Jensen’s More >

Man Charged with Possession of Narcotic Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia and Operating While Revoked

As the result of being called to a traffic accident on September 26, City of Mauston Police Officers arrested 26 year-old Devon Bubolz of Montello. At approximately 8:30 pm, Mauston Officers were dispatched for a two vehicle accident in the City of Mauston. Upon arriving at the scene, officers made contact with the driver of More >

Three Receive Citation for Disorderly Conduct

On September 25, a Mauston Police Officer responded to a City of Mauston residence to investigate a disturbance. Upon arriving at the scene, the Officer made contact with 30 year-old Aaron McKinney of Friendship, 25 year-old John Waugh of Friendship, and 31 year-old Christina Zieler of New Lisbon. The three individuals were involved in a More >