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State Troopers Target Drunk Drivers with Special Patrols During Country USA

When country bands light up the stage for Country USA in Oshkosh this week, the Wisconsin State Patrol will light up local roads with extra patrols to target intoxicated drivers. Special Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) Saturation Patrols will be in effect for the five-day concert beginning June 20. Local law enforcement is especially concerned with the More >

Wisconsin Rapids Man Charged with Homicide by Vehicle in Crash that Claimed the Lives of Two New Lisbon Women

A Wisconsin Rapids man has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle under the use of a controlled substance when he caused an accident killing two New Lisbon women and severely injuring a third last October. Online court records show 31-year-old Gregory A. Kopelke was also charged in Wood County with one charge More >

Driver Strikes Tree Trying to Avoid Deer

There was a single vehicle accident Saturday night in Vernon County. Sheriff John B. Spears said 32-year-old Vanessa Stanek of Hillsboro was traveling southbound on County Road Q in the Town of Greenwood when she swerved to miss a deer, lost control, and struck a tree. Assisting the Sheriff’s Office was Hillsboro EMS, Hillsboro Fire More >

Car versus Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County

There was a car versus motorcycle accident in the Village of La Farge Saturday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said the operator of the motorcycle, 56-year-old Daniel Davis of La Farge was traveling eastbound on Main Street. He lost control in order to avoid contact with a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Patricia Kinsey More >

County Highway M Bridge in Monroe County to be Closed Monday

County Trunk Highway “M”, east of Kettle Road and two miles north of State Trunk Highway 71 and the Village of Wilton, will be closed beginning on Monday, June 19th to facilitate the replacement of the bridge over a branch of Sleighton Creek. The contractor, Concrete Structures, Inc. of Janesville will have 68 days to More >

Sauk County Judge Screnock announces Supreme Court bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Screnock announced his candidacy on Friday, the day after incumbent Justice Michael Gableman said he would not seek re-election. Screnock becomes the third candidate to get in the race, setting up a Feb. 20 primary. The other two candidates More >

Drug Interdiction Leads to Arrests in Adams County

On May 30th 2017, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office teamed with the Wisconsin State Patrol to conduct a drug interdiction detail in the Adams County area. This effort utilized several State Patrol Troopers and Sheriff’s Deputies to saturate areas of the county with extra patrol. The goal of the detail was to intercept drugs via More >

Report: Trooper Drove 122 MPH In Rain Before Dying In Crash

State Trooper Anthony Borostowski was driving 122 miles-an-hour on a rainy freeway just before a crash that killed him near Wisconsin Dells. A Sauk County sheriff’s sergeant has completed an analysis of the April eleventh mishap on Interstate 90/94, and it says the 34-year-old Borostowski of Tomah left no margin for error while driving on More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Resolutions Dealing with $3.75 Million General Obligation Bonds

The Mauston Common Council approved initial resolutions authorizing and sale of $3,750,000 General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds at its meeting on Tuesday evening. The bonds are to finance the fire station project, police station improvements, and a portion of the 2017-2018 Street Improvements. Sean Lentz, a Senior Municipal Advisor from Ehlers, gave a presentation to the council discussing how More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Construction of Concession Stand and Restrooms

The New Lisbon School Board gave final approval for the construction of a new concession stand and restrooms. After looking at the schematics of the MSA engineering plan, it was decided that the concession stand would be placed about where it is currently located. While there were still concerns about moving ahead when there wasn’t More >