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Man Charged with Two Felonies and a Misdemeanor

Police say a City of Mauston man was taken into custody last Tuesday afternoon, August 19th, and has been charged with two felonies, and a misdemeanor in connection with an incident in the 500 block of Pine Street. 54-year-old Steven Richert was in a physical and verbal altercation with a 15-year male at a residence, and More >

Man Dies Trying to Free a Tractor from the Mud in Monroe County

A 19-year-old man died after being struck in the head by a tow strap while attempting to free a tractor, which was stuck in mud. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified around 8pm on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on CTH V in the Township of Wellington. The incident is still under investigation More >

Local Schools Community Learning Centers Grant Recipients

Reedsburg, Wonewoc-Center, Adams-Friendship school districts were part of 55 sites in the state that were selected for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) grant. According to the Department of Public Instruction, the grant will help improve math and reading, allow schools to participate in academic enrichment programs, and develop their athletic and social skills More >

Armenia Drug Bust Leads to Charges for Milwaukee Man

A Milwaukee man has been charged in connection to the drug bust that occurred last Monday in the Town of Armenia. 32-year-old Antoine Perkins was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver in an amount over 5 grams, along with six other felonies, including two counts of a felon in possession of a More >

Mauston PD Arrest Mauston Man After Disturbance

On Wednesday night, Mauston police were dispatched to the 500 block of Pine Street for a disturbance in progress. Officers were advised that the occupants of the home returned home to find a male subject exiting their residence, and they were now in a dispute with that subject. Officers made contact with the possible suspect More >

Mauston Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct

A Mauston man was taken into custody on a probation hold on Thursday from the area of West State Street and Elm Street. Mauston officers responded to a report of an individual yelling and swearing at a female and her child. When the officer arrived on scene he recognized 50-year-old Todd Brandt from prior professional More >

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a statement More >

Hillsboro School Board Approves Referendum Resolutions

At a special meeting on Thursday night, the Hillsboro School Board approved two different referendum resolutions to be put on the election ballot. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said one of the resolutions would allow the district’s budget to exceed the revenue limit for recurring purposes consisting of maintaining educational programming and maintenance. It was approved as More >

Indiana Man Cited for OWI-1st Offense

A 25-year-old Indiana man was cited for OWI – 1st Offense in the city of Adams. On Sunday, an officer initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle speeding on Main Street at West Street. He made contact with the driver, who verbally identified himself as Kyle Bartlett. The officer could smell an odor of intoxicants More >

The Prime Time Jimmy Kline Ride This Saturday

The Prime Time Jimmy Kline Ride returns tomorrow for its tenth year. The ride is a benefit that helps raises money for the fight against cancer. The ride is in memory of Jimmy Kline, who passed away in 2005 from cancer. There will be events tonight at Riverside Park to kick off the ride, such More >