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Health Officials: Reduce Chance of Mosquito Bites

Sauk County health officials are reminding citizens how to reduce their risk of getting diseases like West Nile Virus, from mosquitoes.  The best way to reduce that is to reduce the risk for mosquito bites. Their suggestion include covering up by wearing long sleeve shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors, using effective mosquito repellant, More >

Tip Leads to Drug Arrests in Reedsburg

A Cazenovia couple was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an anonymous tip identified them as selling narcotics. On Wednesday, the Reedsburg Police were contacted by a concerned citizen about possible drug activity. Chief of Police Timothy Becker said the citizen advised they received a text from an unknown person advising that they had drugs to sell. More >

Mauston Police Issue Citations for Drinking in Public and Operating Without Valid License

On July 26, City of Mauston Police Officers were dispatched to a Mauston business for a report of a man who was loitering and drinking outside the business. When the officer arrived on scene, The Officers made contact with 55 year-old Michael Saulman, who admitted to drinking beer and killing time in the business parking More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Issued Five Citations After Crash On July 28th

A Wisconsin Dells man was issued five citations after crashing his automobile on Tuesday of this week. According to law enforcement records, 25-year old Warren M Garza was traveling south-bound on West Limits Road near County Highway HH in the Town of Kildare when he lost control of his vehicle on a gravel road. The More >

Mauston Man Sentenced in Child Sexual Exploitation Case

A Mauston man was sentenced Tuesday two months after he pleaded no contest to one count of child sexual exploitation. 25-year-old Jonathon Byrant was sentenced to 12 years in prison, six years initial confinement and six years extended supervision. Two other child sexual exploitation charges and three child pornography possession charges against Bryant were dismissed More >

One Person Injured In Rollover Accident

One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 27 in the Town of Little Falls Wednesday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said a vehicle driven by 53-year-old Randall E. Read Sparta was south bound on Highway 27 when he fell asleep. His vehicle crossed the center line and went off More >

Theft And Property Damage Reported In Juneau County

A theft with property damage occurred last week in Juneau County. On July 21st, a property owner in the township of Necedah reported to law enforcement officials that an R-v parked on his property had been broken into sometime between July 17th and July 21st. It was also discovered that the patio/deck sliding glass door More >

State won’t investigate failure of theme park ride

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — The state won’t investigate the failure of a ride at a Wisconsin Dells theme park. Earlier this month, a large cable snapped on the Catapult ride just seconds before it was supposed to launch two people into the air at Mount Olympus Water and Theme Park. The state Department of More >

Fatal Accident in Adams County

One person is dead after a single vehicle accident in Adams County Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Sam Wollin said the accident occurred on 2nd Avenue about .3 miles south of County Highway I in the Town of Jackson. Investigation revealed 29-year-old Jason Brenning of Oxford was southbound on 2nd Avenue when the vehicle he was driving More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Roosevelt Street Repairs

The Mauston Common Council approved going ahead with Roosevelt Street repairs. The council approved a contract with D.L. Gasser Construction in the amount of $33,865 at its meeting on Tuesday night. The project would mill off existing asphalt as needed for a two inch overlay and clean up so when Shopko opens it will all More >