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Mauston School Board Continues to Revise Community Survey

The Mauston School Board continued its talks related to the community survey about the proposed facilities planning.  Bill Foster from School Perceptions LLC appeared via telephone Monday night to talk about the content of the survey. He said that survey has two primary goals: to collect data and to educate the public on what options More >

Sitter convicted in baby’s death will appeal

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – The baby sitter found guilty in Sauk County of killing an infant in her care plans to appeal her conviction. Jeanette Janusiak, of Reedsburg, was found guilty last month in the death of 4-month Payten Rain Shearer. The Baraboo News Republic (http://bit.ly/1p6JaJa ) says the woman’s attorney has filed paperwork in More >

Illinois Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct

Mauston Police responded to a disturbance on the 500 block of Jefferson Street. Police say the incident happened on the night of July 14. 36-year-old James Beneventi of Leaf River, Illinois was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with the victim at the residence. Beneventi admitted that there was a verbal dispute, but he denied More >

Citations for Worthless Checks

A City of New Lisbon woman was issued two citations for “issue of worthless checks” on July 11th. 47-year-old Donna McCrary was cited $202.20 for each violation. Mauston Police are also asking for restitution totaling $114.00 for both checks written to the business on East State Street in the city. Both checks were written to More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Viroqua

A one vehicle accident has sent a Westby woman to the hospital. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears says the crash occurred on Monday evening on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. 48-year-old Ginger Jacobs was driving North on US Highway 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound lane More >

Monroe County Circuit Court Finds Van Der Molen Was Properly Charged

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that at a hearing on Monday at the Monroe County Circuit Court, Judge Todd Ziegler found that the criminal counts of racketeering and securities fraud against Illinois resident Edward Van Der Molen were validly charged by Wisconsin Department of Justice.  As a result, the court will consider those charges More >

Reps. Brooks and Clark Encouraged By Rail Purchase Progress

Sauk County legislators are pleased that Wisconsin is moving forward with the purchase of the Reedsburg-Madison rail corridor announced by Governor Walker last week. Representatives Fred Clark and Ed Brooks advocated for the funding and purchase with municipal leaders. Brooks said that this will ensure that freight rail service and recreational opportunities continue to be More >

Disc Golf Course Grand Opening

The grand opening of the Kiwanis Disc Golf Course is this weekend. The six hole course is located at Kiwanis Mile Bluff Park on the south side of Mauston. The event is Saturday, July 26, from 10am till noon. There will be refreshments available and the Kiwanis Club of Mauston will present the first 50 players More >

Criminal Damage to Property in the Town of Germantown

An incident of criminal damage to property was reported to the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office. According to the deputy, the incident occurred in the Town of Germantown sometime between mid-June and July 16. The victim stated that the glass patio had been shattered and a garage access door knob had been smashed off. He also More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING July 21, 2014. 7/15 Jesse Niebuhr, Minnesota, was attempting to turn left from State Highway 56 onto County Road S, Town of Liberty.  Michael Crawford, Viroqua, was unable to stop and hit the Niebuhr vehicle in the More >