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Mt. Sterling Woman Arrested for Manufacturing Methamphetamine

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Mt. Sterling woman. Sheriff John Spears reports that while on patrol, a deputy came across a suspicious vehicle at Blackhawk Park in the Town of Wheatland. Through the course of the investigation it was discovered that 25-year-old Ashlyn Roney was in the process of More >

Alliant Energy and Hydro Power Companies Observe Dam Safety Awareness Week

Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin and with the warmer temperatures come higher river flows on area rivers due to melting snow and spring rain. These flows are reminders of how strong the forces of Nature can be and how important it is to stay safe when you are involved in recreational activities on rivers.  More >

Former Inmate Pleads No Contest to Possession Charges

A former inmate of the Juneau County Jail was found guilty on two counts of possession of a controlled substance when she pleaded no contest to the charges. 32-year-old Raya Hansen appeared in court yesterday (on Tuesday) before Judge John Roemer. Judge Roemer sentenced Hansen to two years probation for each count, with the sentence More >

Armed Robbery at the Camp Douglas BP Station

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Strong Armed Robbery at the Camp Douglas BP Station. The incident occurred this morning, April 9th, 2014 at approximately 1:20AM. A white male wearing a ski mask entered the store and demanded money from the store clerk. The man was armed with a mason’s type hammer. The More >

ADRC of Eagle County Sponsoring Two AARP Driver Safety Courses

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country is sponsoring two different AARP Driver Safety Courses. The first one will be 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 23 at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston. Another one will be 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 24 at the Elroy Public Library. This refresher course reviews More >

Criminal Damage to Property and Theft in the Town of Germantown

There has been an incident of criminal damage to property and theft in the Town of Germantown. Police say that between Saturday night and Sunday morning at a residence in the township, someone broke the rear hatch window of the victim’s vehicle and stole a Sound Stream amplifier and speakers, along with other items that More >

Several Muncipalities’ Residents Can Stop Running Their Water

Effective today, the City of Mauston customers can stop running their water. After several months of running a pencil size stream of water, residents and business owners can finally stop running their water. If you have any questions, contact the Utility Office at 847-6676 ext. 303. Also the City of New Lisbon has cancelled its water run More >

Rep. Ron Kind Announces Pension Reform Bill Signed Into Law by President

U.S. Representative Ron Kind has announced that President Obama has signed into law a bill that will help charities and small business cooperatives continue to offer high-quality pension plans. The new law, the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act, was authored by Representative Kind and Representative Susan Brooks, a Republican from Indiana. Kind More >

Hazardous Weather Outlook For Parts of Juneau, Adams, Monroe, and Vernon Counties

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Monroe, Juneau, Adams, and Vernon Counties. While no hazardous is expected for today and tonight, an elevated fire weather threat exists Wednesday due to the combination of low relative humidities, gusty southwest winds, and dry dead grasses and forest litter. Any wildfire would have the More >

Accident in the Town of Lindina

There has been a one vehicle accident in the Town of Lindina. Last Friday, 66-year-old John Doubek of New Lisbon was traveling south on Johnson Road when he swerved to miss a deer. His vehicle went off on the west shoulder, struck a mailbox and came to rest in the ditch. Police say that the More >