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Shrader Campaign Earns Major Local Endorsements

Art Shrader, Democratic challenger to four-term incumbent Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg), is proud to announce the endorsements of Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) and Reedsburg Mayor Dave Estes. “Our state faces a great series of challenges and having a man in Madison with the thoughtfulness and determination to tackle them is important. Art Shrader will More >

Sauk County Man Injured When Propane Heater Explodes

A 50-year-old man was injured when the propane heater he was trying to light exploded Tuesday night.  Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said in a release, deputies were sent to West Maple Street in the Village of Lime Ridge around 8:05 p.m. for reports of a possible house fire or explosion. A 50-year-old man was More >

Two Charged In Deaths Of Hundreds Of Farm Animals

(Baraboo, WI) — Two people have been charged in the deaths of hundreds of farm animals in Sauk County. Twenty-seven-year-old Bradley Kruse and 22-year-old girlfriend Ashley Grage are each charged with 14 felony counts of animal mistreatment. Authorities say several hundred chickens died at a farm where they used to live together near Hillpoint, along More >

“Drive 4 UR School” Coming to Wonewoc

Koenecke Ford is teaming with Wonewoc-Center Schools to bring Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program to the Wonewoc community. It is an effort to raise $6000. For every person who test-drives a new vehicle, Wonewoc-Center will receive $20. There will be concessions with brats, hot dogs and soda for sale as well. To participate More >

May’s Lunch ‘N Learn Welcomes Speaker

The Juneau County UW-Extension Office has announced a special presenter for its May Lunch ‘N Learn. The topic is “A Unique Perspective and Insight into the World of Professional Theater” and the speaker will be Dodd Loomis. Dodd Loomis is the current Resident Director of the North American touring production of Disney’s The Lion King. More >

Update: Suspects Arrested in Sparta Murder

Two suspects were arrested in the Sparta homicide Tuesday morning. According to a release, a search warrant was issued in the 500 block of Baders Villa Estates West in New Lisbon Tuesday evening and 22-year-old  Turner Douglas Wood was taken into custody. Then on Wednesday, another search warrant was issued at a residence on County More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Reorganizes, Approves Lunch Prices for 2016-2017

The Wonewoc-Center School Board held its reorganization at its regular board meeting on Monday night. The board elected Cory Wohlrab to serve as Board President again, Sandy Rogers as Vice President, Nancy Dieck as Board Clerk, and Melanie Benson as the Treasurer. Benson was also nominated as the board’s delegate to the Wisconsin School Board More >

After Reorganizing, Mauston School Board Approves Funds for District Projects

The Mauston School Board held its reorganization at its regular board meeting on Monday night. After administering the oath of office to Betty Kryka, the board held the election of officers. The board elected Carrie Buss to serve as Board President again, Pam Holmes as Vice President, RJ Rogers as Board Clerk, and Lynda Vinopal More >

New Lisbon to Offer the Summer Food Service Program

The New Lisbon School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, when free and reduced-price school meals are typically unavailable. Elementary Principal Mark More >

Rollover Accident in Vernon County; No One Injured

No one was injured in a rollover accident in Vernon County Monday evening. Sheriff John Spears said a 16-year-old youth of Coon Valley was traveling east on County Road KK near Dodson Hollow Road in the Town of Coon. The driver’s truck went out of control and left the roadway, overturned and came to rest More >