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Citizens Can “Hire Howard for a Day”

Citizens in the 17th Senate District have a chance to hire Senator Howard Marklein for a day. “Hire Howard for a Day” is a campaign Marklein’s office launched on December 1st. He said he was recently shadowed by two high school students who wanted to experience a day in the life of a legislator and More >

Public Service Commission Approves Excel Energy Rate Increase

Xcel Energy’s residential customers in Wisconsin are expected to pay an addition two dollars a month for electrical service and $4.76/month for gas.  The Public Service Commission authorized the utility to increase its revenue through rate hikes which were approved Thursday.  Another three dollars will be tacked onto the fixed charge, doubling it in less More >

4 Wisconsin Teens Cited During Reedsburg Traffic Stop

(Reedsburg, WI)  —  Reedsburg police cited four teenagers during a Tuesday traffic stop. A caller told officers a drunken driver was vomiting out of the window of a vehicle stopped on Main Street. The 15-year-old girl in the driver’s seat was cited for operating while under the influence and not having a valid driver’s license. More >

Winter weather could affect Friday afternoon commute

As the season’s first major snowfall is anticipated to hit southern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reminds motorists to be cautious and plan ahead. With snowfall already affecting parts of northern Wisconsin, flurries are expected to spread Friday afternoon to the southern and eastern parts of the state with higher amounts toward Lake More >

City of Tomah 2018 Budget Approved

Tomah Common Council members approved the city’s 2018 budget Monday during a special meeting at Tomah city hall. The city’s mill rate drops to $7.90 in 2018 from $8.51 in 2017 and the property levy will rise from $5.121 million in 2017 to $5.153 million in 2018. The budget was unanimously approved.

Tickets Now on Sale for Jan. 13 Dueling Pianos

During this busy holiday season, it’s hard to get away – so, Nurses Helping Nurses is bringing the entertainment to you! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 13 and plan on joining Nurses Helping Nurses, a division of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation, in welcoming Dueling Pianos!  Performed by Piano Fondue, this all-request variety show More >

Viroqua Man Medflighted After Rollover Accident

A rollover accident resulted in the driver being ejected out the passenger side window. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said at about 10:40am Wednesday, John E. Jones of rural Viroqua was southbound on County Road B in the town of Jefferson when an unknown animal ran into the road. In an attempt to avoid hitting More >

South Central Dairy Testing Cooperative Annual Meeting – December 13

South Central Dairy Testing Cooperative will be hosting its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:00 noon. The meeting will be held at the Voyageur Inn in Reedsburg. The meeting will begin with a meal, followed by the business meeting, awards, and door prizes. Please plan to attend. Call 524-3213 with your reservation. More >

Cashton Man Taken Into Custody After Hit-and-Run Incident

Cashton man was taken into custody after a hit-and-run incident in Monroe County Tuesday afternoon. The Monroe County Communications Center received a call about a two-vehicle crash on Highway 27. The caller, 48-year-old Carrie Flock of rural Sparta, was south bound on Highway 27 when she slowed to make a right turn into a driveway More >

Alcohol Believed to be Factor in Single Vehicle Crash

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single vehicle crash Saturday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said officials received a call about a crash with damage to the guardrail on Highway 33 in the Town of Sheldon. When officers arrived, they found that the guard rail had been damaged extensively and the More >