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Vehicle Fire in Vernon County

There was a vehicle fire Thursday morning in the Village of Desoto. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says the fire occurred on Devlin Rd. 66-year-old Richard Mellen of Desoto was traveling south on Devlin St when he heard a loud pop.  At that time he saw flames coming out from under the front fenders. Police More >

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approve Several Resolutions

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors held its meeting on Tuesday morning. The board had lot on its agenda and approved quite a few items. It approved several resolutions from the Land, Forestry, and Parks committee regarding funding for different items. The first resolution was authorizing Land, Forestry, and Parks Administrator Brian Loyd to obtain More >

Monroe County DA to charge Wisconsin police chief

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A prosecutor says he plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger told The Associated Press that he plans to charge Town of Campbell Police Chief More >

Touch Twice Clinic to be Held at New Lisbon High School – August 2nd

A free health care clinic will be offered in New Lisbon Saturday, August 2nd.  The Touched Twice Clinic will be held at the New Lisbon High School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This free health care clinic will offer school and athletic physicals, blood pressure and glucose screenings, fluoride treatments, and other health care visits. More >

Former Reedsburg Man Pleads No Contest to Battery

A Lyndon Station man pleaded no contest to a charge of battery to an emergency worker. 24-year-old Kevin Helm, formerly of Reedsburg, appeared in court before Judge Guy Reynolds. Online court records show that Judge Reynolds withheld sentence and placed Helm on two years on probation for the charge, with a nine months conditional jail More >

Criminal Damage to Property Incident in the Town of Lisbon

There was an incident of criminal damage to property in the Town of Lisbon last Saturday. The victim said that someone had tried to force entry into his camping trailer on his property on Niles Road, causing damage to the door and window. The responding deputy said that the window glass was broken, and the More >

Wisconsin raw milk farmer loses appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin dairy farmer convicted of a misdemeanor related to the sale of raw milk has lost his appeal. The 4th District Appeals Court on Thursday agreed with a ruling by the Sauk County Circuit Court against Loganville dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger. He was found guilty last year of one count of violating More >

Interim Phosphorus Limit Set for Necedah

The Necedah Village Board discussed at its meeting on Monday night on the interim phosphorus limit for the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. Village Administrator Roger Herried said the purpose of the Interim phosphorus limits is to give the Village a maximum phosphorus amount that can be discharged from the waste water treatment plant. More >

ChallengeScape Expands into New Lisbon

The founders of ChallengeScape came to talk to the New Lisbon School Board on Monday about how the program is working in New Lisbon. ChallengeScape is an outdoor adventure program, which provides underprivileged students in Juneau County with adventures they most likely would not otherwise experience. It was founded in 2007 as a summer school More >

An Incident of Theft in the Town of Summit

There was an incident of theft at a residence on Fox Road in the Town of Summit. The victim said that someone had broken into his home sometime Thursday after he left for work in the morning and when he came back from work in the afternoon. Several items were missing and the responding officer More >