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Rome Police Department to Crack Down on Drunken Motorists During ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

To combat drunken driving, Rome Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from August 18th to September 4. “Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” More >

Cranberry growers predict another big harvest

(AP) — Wisconsin cranberry growers are expected to continue leading the nation in cranberry production this fall. Projections released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday say Wisconsin is expected to harvest an estimated 5.6 million barrels of cranberries. That projection is part of the approximately 9 million barrels of cranberries expected nationwide. The More >

TMH Foundation Makes Major Pledge for Hospital Project

The Tomah Memorial Hospital Foundation has pledged $275,000 over the next five years to help construct a new hospital on Tomah’s south side. Foundation board president Pete Reichardt said the pledge marks a significant endorsement of the building project. Reichardt said the donation will be earmarked for planned wellness rooms at the new hospital as well More >

Arson in Friendship

On August 10, 2017, at 5:17 a.m., the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a fire at 601 West Street in the Village of Friendship. This location is a vacant two story home. The building suffered extensive damage as a result of the fire. Fire officials on scene determined the cause of More >

Art the Park Event in Mauston This Saturday

This Saturday is Art the Park event in Riverside Park in Mauston. The event, put on by Artistic Expressions, will be from 10am-2pm. Artistic Expressions Director Billie Jo Scharfenberg said the highlight of the event will be the sidewalk chalk contest. Artists can purchase a sidewalk square for $10 and bring their own chalk or some More >

Madison Man Charged with Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety

A Madison man has been charged with felony second degree recklessly endangering safety. 31-year-old David Ryckman is also charged with hit and run, attended vehicle, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping, all misdemeanors. According to the criminal complaint, on July 5, in the Village of Lyndon Station, officers were dispatched to W. Flint Street and S. More >

Adams County Sheriff’s Office to Participate in the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign

To combat impaired driving, Adams County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Aug. 18 to Sept. 3, 2017. Drivers impaired by alcohol, prescription medication, or other drugs endanger everyone. Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable, but too many people More >

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge to Retire

Monroe County Circuit Judge J. David Rice has announced that he will retire on October 1st. It will one month after the completion of the Monroe County’s new justice center. The 70-year-old Rice has served as circuit judge for seven years and chairman of the county’s Justice Center Building Committee for six. The Monroe County More >

“Cops on the Rooftop” Fundraiser Friday in Tomah

Law enforcement agencies in Monroe County are once again participating in the “Cops on the Rooftop” on Friday, August 11 at Dunkin Donuts in Tomah. It’s an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Last year, the event raised $60,000 in Wisconsin and Tomah has ranked #1 in Wisconsin for the amount of donations raised for More >

Camp Douglas Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault Faces More Charges

A Camp Douglas man has been charged with additional counts child sexual assault. In a criminal complaint, 46-year-old Brian Jones is facing two counts of 1st degree child sex assault, three counts of child sexual exploitation, four counts of child enticement, and six counts of possession of child pornography. Court records show a $50,000 cash More >