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No Injuries in Single Vehicle Accident in the Town of Kildare

No injuries were reported in a single vehicle crash in the Town of Kildare in Juneau County. Last Friday night, around 10:55pm, Bethany Vergari of Battle Creek, Michigan, was southbound on County Highway HH. The accident report states, Vergari failed to negotiate a curve, striking the ditch. The vehicle travelled along the ditch about 100 More >

Genoa Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash in Vernon County

A Geno man received non-life threatening injuries after a single vehicle accident in Vernon County Wednesday night.  According to Vernon County authorities, 61-year-old Robert M. Ziegler was operating a vehicle eastbound on Malin Road, near the village of Genoa. While negotiating a curve to the left, the vehicle went off the right side of the More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Appointments

The Mauston Common Council approved two appointments at its meeting on Tuesday night. Mauston Mayor Brian McGuire put forward his recommendations of having James Barnier to fill the vacancy on the Mauston Tree Board, which was vacated when Emil Skorik resigned; and Mike Taake to fill the vacancy on the Board of Park Commissioners, which was More >

Manure Spill Could Affect Popular Trout Stream

(La Farge, WI)  —  A popular trout stream in southwest Wisconsin could feel long-term effects from a recent manure spill. The DNR says more than 1100 fish died last week in Otter Creek from a spill at the Wild Rose Dairy farm near La Farge. Brook and brown trout were among the fish killed. A More >

Marklein Authors Bill for $9.7 Million Increase to Sparsity Aid

State Senator Howard Marklein announced that he has authored a bill with a $9.7 million increase to the Sparsity Aid program for rural schools. The bill is co-authored by Representative Jeff Mursau. It mirrors the increase that was removed from the Governor’s budget proposal by the Joint Finance Committee during budget deliberations. Marklein said sparsity More >

Friendship Woman Arrested for Possession of Heroin

A Friendship woman has been arrested for possession of heroin. On September 27th, Adams County deputies executed a search warrant on a vehicle in the Town of Adams. The owner of the vehicle, 30-year-old Jennifer Decorah of Friendship was arrested on possession of heroin with the intent to deliver charges. The vehicle was targeted by More >

Western Technical College to Host Annual Open House

Western Technical College will host its annual college-wide open house event on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse, Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah and Viroqua locations. Program and admissions information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location. The residence hall in La Crosse will be More >

Two Charged in Heroin Death

Two Adams County area residents have been charged in the overdose death of Isaac Salinas. These charges stem from the ongoing missing person and death investigation of Salinas. 55-year-old Debra Phillips of Friendship and 51-year-old Jacquet Jenkins of Adams face several charges in Adams County Circuit Court. Salinas was found deceased September 18th, 2017 after More >

New Lisbon School Board Gets Good News About Pupil Count

The New Lisbon School Board received positive news about the school’s pupil count at its Monday night meeting. Superintendent Dennis Birr said the number of students living in the district went up by 32 this year. The number of residents with open enrollment is 630, and Birr said that’s people who live in the district More >

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Mauston’s Dog Park October 16

The City of Mauston will be holding a ribbon cutting and grand opening for the city’s new dog park. The event will be Monday, October 16th at 5pm at Oak Ridge Park. The 1.6 acre dog park was opened in September. It was funded by a DNR grant and several local donations.