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Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced Monday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. The staff will be at Tomah City Hall Friday, October 28 from 10 a.m. – More >

Necedah School Board Approves Budget and Tax Levy for 2016-2017 Year

The Necedah School Board approved the budget and tax levy for 2016-2017 at its monthly meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the budget will have a deficit of $400,000. This deficit does not impact property taxes. At the end of the school year in June, whatever the deficit is, Gierach said it will More >

Motorcycle Accident in the Town of Lemonweir

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Friday, October 14, in the Town of Lemonweir. Ronald Haschke of New Lisbon and his passenger Jillene Goodpasture were traveling westbound on Highway 82 when a deer ran out in front of the motorcycle. Haschke was unable to avoid the deer and struck it, causing Goodpasture to More >

Statewide Drug Take-Back Day Is October 22

This Saturday, October 22, is one of the semi-annual, statewide Drug Take-Back days in Wisconsin. On this day, law enforcement throughout the state will be collecting old medications and prescription drugs so they can be disposed of safely. Most disposal sites will accept controlled and uncontrolled substances, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, creams, non-aerosol sprays, vials, More >

Mile Bluff Medical Center to Hold Diabetes Education Event Nov. 3

Mile Bluff Medical Center will hold a free diabetes education event where you will learn how to live life to its fullest while managing diabetes.  During the event, Mile Bluff’s diabetes education team will give tips and tricks on living well with this condition.  Doctor Yao Liu, an eye specialist from UW Madison, will also More >

DMV Website Updated to Better Clarify IDPP Process

Wisconsindmv.gov has been updated to better clarify the Identification Petition Card Process (IDPP) used to get a free ID for voting. The website now includes a PDF of an information sheet (palm card) that clearly outlines what voters should do if they need an ID for voting. Anyone wanting to share that information is encouraged More >

Western Technical College President Announces Retirement

After 28 years as the president of Western Technical College, Lee Rasch will retire on June 30, 2017, at the end of the current academic year. Rasch made the announcement Monday to the staff and faculty during a town hall meeting. “Since 1989, Western has served as my home, and the Western community has served 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 October 17, 2016. 10/10           Aaron Wahl of Richland Center was traveling southeast on US Highway 14, Town of Kickapoo, when he veered right, traveled across the right-hand shoulder, and off the roadway into the grass (lawn).  The More >

State Aid Increase for Most Local School Districts

60 percent of the state’s public school districts will receive more general state aid this school year than they did in 2015-2016.General aid is made up of equalization aid also known as the school aid formula, integration aid also known as Chapter 220 aid, and special adjustment aid also known as hold harmless aid. According More >

National Teen Driver Safety Week Held This Week (October 16 to 22)

Last year, 37 teenagers were killed and more than 5,500 were injured in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). During National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 16 to 22, parents are encouraged to help their children make better decisions behind the wheel and mentor them while they gain More >