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Sen. Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Senator Ron Johnson has announced that his staff will be available for mobile office hours in Necedah and Richland Center. Senator Johnson’s staff will be in Richland Center Tuesday, May 26 from noon till 1pm at the Brewer Public Library. Staff members will then be in Necedah Thursday, May 28 from 10:30am till 11:30am at More >

Authorities Release Name in Fatal Logging Accident

Monroe County authorities have released the name of the man who dead in a logging accident last Friday. The Monroe County 911 Communications Center received a 911 call and was notified that 38-year-old Clifford Travis of rural Sparta was involved in a logging accident on County Highway Y in the Township of Leon.  When emergency More >

New Lisbon Correctional Institution Donates to Hope House Following Crime Victims’ Week

New Lisbon Correctional Institution presented a check for $1,345 today to Hope House’s Rural Outreach Project Coordinator Brittany Sauer. The donation was the culmination of an annual fundraiser NLCI facilitated during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The facility partnered with Mauston’s Hearty Platter Restaurant to sell chicken dinners to staff and inmates with proceeds earmarked More >

Tomah VA hospital has 30-day plan to improve operations

TOMAH, Wis. (AP) — The Tomah VA Medical Center has a 30-day plan that leaders say will improve the hospital’s operation in light of recent criticism. Veterans Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating reports of overprescribing practices and retaliatory behavior at the facility. Tomah VA spokesman Matthew Gowan says objectives of the plan More >

Beloit Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Sauk County

A Beloit man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Sauk County Friday. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the Sauk County Communications had received a call regarding a single motorcycle crash on County Highway K at the intersection of Bass Road in the Town of Winfield.  A Sauk County deputy responded and found 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 May 18, 2015. 5/13             Stephanie Schaub of La Crosse was traveling east on Hwy 14 in the Town of Kickapoo when a turkey flew out of the ditch and struck her vehicle.  Schaub was wearing her seatbelt More >

New Lisbon High School Variety Show

This Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 the New Lisbon High School Vocal Music Department will present their 2015 variety show. This year’s theme is “Keep the Whole World Singing”. The concert will feature three genres of music – Barbershop, Country and the Rock & Roll. The Barbershop segment of the show will include a guest performance by More >

WRPCO Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters Application Deadline Approaching

The Wisconsin River Power Company is once again accepting applications for the annual Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities. The hunt annually provides people with disabilities a quality hunting experience. The 2015 hunt will take place October 9-11 and is held at the 750 acre Petenwell Wildlife Area located adjacent to the Wisconsin River near More >

Man Dead After Logging Accident in Monroe County

A man is dead after being run over by a piece of logging equipment. Monroe County authorities received a 911 call around 12:40 p.m. on Friday, May 15 of a male subject who was involved in a logging accident on County Highway Y in the Township of Leon.  When emergency personnel arrived on scene, they More >

A Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in Vernon County

There was a rollover accident in the Town of Wheatland Sunday evening on Highway 82. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 19-year-old Jessica A. Stokke of Westby was negotiating a curve when she went off the road on the right, struck several trees and overturned. She sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Spears said More >