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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents to Lock Residences and Vehicles

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office has had several Burglary reports in the Tomah, Warrens and Oakdale areas. The department is following up on several leads but they want to warn area residents and advise them of their need to be vigilant.  Residents should make sure they lock their doors and windows and to also lock More >

High Speed a Factor in Collision in Adams

High speed was a factor in a collision at the intersection of East May Street and South Watts Street in the City of Adams June 5. Police say Tracy Hoops of Baraboo was southbound on South Main Street when he rear-ended the vehicle in front of him, driven by Scott Ballweg of Sauk City. Hoops More >

New Lisbon School Board Approve Lunch Price Increases

The New Lisbon School Board approved raising lunch prices at its meeting on Monday night, bringing lunch prices for grades 4K to 5 from $2.15 to $2.25 and for grades 6 through 12, lunch prices will go from $2.35 to $2.45. Superintendent Dennis Birr said the reason the lunch prices increased is in accordance to More >

Invitations Extended for Monroe County National Night Out

Area not-for-profit organizations along with police, fire and emergency medical services are being reminded to mark their calendar for Monroe County’s National Night Out scheduled August 2nd in Tomah’s Winnebago Park. It’s the fourteenth year that Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Police Department are coordinating the event which hospital community outreach health educator Whitney More >

Kalahari Resorts to build $250 million resort near Austin, Texas

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. (AP) — A waterpark resort chain based in Wisconsin plans to build a $250 million resort in Texas. Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Wisconsin Dells area, announced plans for the 350-acre project in the Austin suburb of Round Rock on Wednesday. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1WOlQpi ) reports that More >

Lyndon Station Man Charged with First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

A Lyndon Station man has been charged with first degree sexual assault with a child under the age of 13. According to the criminal complaint, on May 20 of this year, 45-year-old Daniel Greyhair of Lyndon Station allegedly had sexual contact with a person under 13.  Court records show an initial appearance for Greyhair was More >

Necedah Village Board Reviews Well Lab Results

The Necedah Village Board reviewed the test Well #5 lab results at its meeting on Monday night. The Test Well #5 is located South Highway 21 and West of Oak Grove Drive. Village Administrator Roger Herried said the well was operated for 24 hours at a rate of 400 gallons per minute and after operating More >

City of New Lisbon Police Department receives $500 from The Bank of Mauston

On May 18, representatives from The Bank of Mauston presented City of New Lisbon Police Officers with a check for $500.  These funds are to assist the police department reach its goal of raising $20,000 – the amount the department needs to add a K9 Unit to its force.  Pictured here making the donation to More >

163 Local Education Agencies to Receive High Cost Special Education Aid

School districts across the state will receive High Cost Special Education Aid payments on June 20 to reimburse a portion of the costs associated with teaching students with significant disability-related needs. The aid to be paid to 162 school districts and one County Children with Disabilities Education Board (CCDEB) totals $5,754,103 for 951 students. Eligible More >

Adams-Friendship School Board Approves Bank Resolution and Administrative Contracts

The Adams-Friendship School Board approved administrative contracts at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Rick Waski said after a closed session the board and offered Nutrition Services Director Vicki Marcucci was offered a continued contract for 2016-2018 and offered Payroll and Benefits Specialist Jenny Henson an initial contract as her position was converted from More >