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Shrader Picks Up Additional Endorsements for 50th Assembly District

The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, the Wisconsin Restaurants Association, the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the United Automobile Workers have endorsed Democrat candidate, Art Shrader, for the 50th Assembly District.  Shrader has already received the endorsement of Wisconsin Progess, several labor unions, and several local and state representatives, such More >

Tomah VA Medical Center To Host Veteran Benefit & Job Fair and Mental Health & Homeless Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be holding a two-day event for area Veterans on August 16 and 17, 2016.  This year, the Tomah VA has partnered with the Ho-Chunk Nation and Viterbo University to host the event at the Nursing Center, Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  This will be the fourth year More >

Charges of Theft Forwarded to Adams County DA for Three Adams Residents

Three Adams residents have charges of theft being referred to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. According to the Adams Police Department, on June 28, an officer observed signs and metal identifiable as Union Pacific Railroad property, during a traffic stop in a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Ryan Barton. Barton said he didn’t know anything More >

Mauston School Board Gets Update on Referendum Projects

The Mauston School Board received an update on referendum projects at its monthly school board meeting on Monday night. Building & Grounds Director Rick Noe said all the big equipment has been moved back down in the basement at Olson Middle School. “All the air handlers are in place, all the boilers are down and More >

Hot Weather This Week Increases Chances for Pavement Buckling

With substantially hot and humid weather conditions on the way, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists of the potential for pavement buckling. Hot temperatures cause pavement to expand, and where there are expansion joints, the slabs of pavement push against each other. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle. More >

Long-Time Juneau County Telecommunicator Passes Away

Juneau County is saying goodbye to one of its telecommunicators.  Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson said Telecommunicator Mike Pepper died at UW Hospital Wednesday afternoon. Pepper was hired by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office in July 2005. Prior to that, Pepper worked as a police officer in Lake Delton and as a deputy sheriff for More >

Representatives for Congressman Kind Hold Open Office Hours

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that next week representatives from his district offices will be available at open office hours in multiple counties in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District. “Our office is always working to be available and help residents of central and western Wisconsin navigate issues,” said Rep. Kind.  “I hope that people will take More >

Sauk County Board Supervisor Resigns

A Sauk County supervisor has resigned, creating a vacancy within the county board’s 11th district. According to a news release, Sauk County Board Chair Marty Krueger of Reedsburg announced the resignation of Reedsburg Supervisor Joe Fish in an email to the full board Saturday. The news release stated Fish said he was resigning “because of More >

Home Invasion/Armed Robbery in Vernon County

There was a home invasion and armed robbery in Vernon County early Wednesday morning. Sheriff John B. Spears said the incident occurred at a residence located off from West Smith Road, in the Town of Viroqua a little before 12:19am. The residence was occupied by one adult female and her grandchildren at the time of More >

Necedah School Board Approves Bread Bid, Milk Bid, and Food Vendor

The Necedah School Board approved Bimbo Bakeries as its bread provider and Deans for its milk provider at its monthly meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the bids come through the CESA 2 Purchasing Nutrition Cooperative Program. The board also approved Gordon Food Services as the primary food vendor and Reinhart Food as More >