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Necedah School Board Discusses Early Separation Retirement Benefits

The Necedah School Board discussed early separation retirement benefits at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the board directed administration to work with several teachers who are interested in early retirement options for the fiscal year ending June 30. Gierach said that depending on the circumstances, these early retirements can have a More >

Health Insurance Enrollment Fair in Baraboo

A Health Insurance Enrollment Fair will be held at the West Square Building in Baraboo on Monday February 9, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Walk-ins will be assisted on a first come, first serve basis up until 4:00 pm. Certified Application Counselors and Insurance Agents will be available to assist you.  When you More >

Chippewa Falls Woman Charged with Possession of THC and Drug Paraphernalia

A Chippewa Falls woman has been charged with possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. According to the criminal complaint, on January 18th, a state trooper had initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding on the interstate in the Town of Lemonweir. The trooper made contact with the driver, 30-year-old Angela Gustum, and noticed More >

St. Patrick School Celebrates Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 25-31)

Next week, St. Patrick School in Mauston celebrates National Catholic Schools Week.  St. Patrick School has students from Mauston, Lyndon Station, Wisconsin Dells, Elroy, Adams, New Lisbon, and more.  This school of 155 students, grades PreK-8, combines experiences of faith and knowledge to create an intimate and unique environment of faith and knowledge.  St. Patrick More >

High Tech Doll Provides Tomah Memorial Staff Lifesaving Skills

Thanks to a specialized high-tech doll, staff at Tomah Memorial Hospital is providing lifesaving care for babies.  Hospital New Beginnings Birth Center Lead Registered Nurse Carrie Lord says the state of the art computerized doll- named Newborn Hal – gives staff the opportunity to practice real life scenarios. Newborn Hal is equipped with computer software More >

Sen. Tammy Baldwin defends actions in Tomah VA investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sen. Tammy Baldwin is responding to an accusation that she didn’t do enough to bring attention to overprescription of opiates at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. Baldwin’s office received a report on the problems in August from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general. Baldwin shared the report with a constituent More >

Wonewoc-Union Center School District Accepts the Resignation of District Administrator

The Wonewoc-Union Center School District will soon be looking for a district administrator. At the school board’s monthly meeting on Monday night, the board accepted the resignation of Doctor Steve Lozeau. Lozeau says that he will be with the district until June 30th. The school board is discussing potential plans before they go further in More >

Highly Visible Saturation Patrol Results from January 16

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Elroy, Mauston, and New Lisbon Police Departments have released the results of their saturation patrols from January 16th. The results had no drunk driving arrests, but included five speeding violations, six operating after revocation/suspension violations or no valid license, four traffic sign or traffic light violations, three drug More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves $5,000 Grant to WTC for Welding Program

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a $5,000 grant to Western Technical College (WTC) for use at the Mauston High School for education and training in welding skills. Patti Balecek, director of business and industry service at WTC, said the money will cover a few different things, but especially two items, which are needed More >

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Approves $9.9 million for Community Projects

MADISON – The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) today approved slightly more than $9.9 million in State Trust Fund Loans to support five municipal projects and one school district project in Wisconsin. Loans approved include: Village of Caledonia, Racine County / Finance sanitary sewer costs / $150,000 Clark County / Finance public safety More >