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Juneau County Clean Sweep – July 24 & 25

Do you have old or unwanted chemicals sitting around your sheds or barn?  How about unwanted medications or mercury thermometers?  Have you ever wondered how and where to properly dispose of these items?  Juneau County residents have an opportunity to dispose of these household and agricultural hazardous waste at no charge at the Juneau County More >

Madison Man Charged Operating Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent

A Madison man has been charged with taking and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent. According to the criminal complaint, on May 14, law enforcement was informed of a one vehicle accident on Attewell Street. On arrival, officers made contact with 24-year-old Jacob Sanders. Investigation revealed that Sanders was going over the speed limit More >

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to Participate in Summer Heat High Visibility Enforcement Click It or Ticket Mobilization

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the Summer Heat High Visibility Enforcement, Click It or Ticket safety belt mobilization from June 28th to July 12th , 2015. “Our officers will be on the lookout day and night for unbuckled motorists. If you’re not wearing a safety More >

Tomah Man Gets Favorable Ruling From U.S. Supreme Court

In a case from Wisconsin, the U-S Supreme Court today made it easier for inmates who are accused of crimes — but not convicted — to sue jailers for using excessive force.  The justices ruled 5-to-4 in favor of Michael Kingsley of Tomah.  He sued Monroe County jailers for civil rights violations, after they used More >

Two People Injured in Single Vehicle Crash in Vernon County

There was a single vehicle crash last Tuesday in the Town of Kickapoo, in which two people were injured. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said the accident occurred at about 3:00pm and was on U.S. Highway 14 near County Highway T. Spears said the accident happened when the driver, 29-year-old Levi Aspenson of Viroqua More >

ADRC – Baraboo/Sauk County to Hold “Turn 65/Retiring, Now What?” Workshop, Wednesday, July 1

The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country – Baraboo/Sauk County will hold a free workshop, “I’m Turning 65/Retiring: Now What?” on Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Room B24 at the Sauk County West Square Building, 505 Broadway in Baraboo. The workshop is tailored to people considering retirement, turning 65, or reaching 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 June 22, 2015. 6/16             Benjamin Fencl of Coon Valley was traveling west on County Road P in the Town of Coon, when he saw a deer in the road.  Fencl tried to swerve to miss the deer.  More >

Local Unemployment Rates For April

Wisconsin preliminary non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates have been released for April and Juneau County’s unemployment rate decreased from February. According to the Department of Workforce Development, Juneau County’s unemployment rate was 5 percent in April, which was less than the 6.6 percent that it was in March. It is the second month of decrease for More >

One Person With Life Threatening Injuries After Motorcycle Accident

One person was medflighted to a La Crosse Hospital after a motorcycle accident in the Village of Genoa Saturday. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears said according to witnesses, 46-year-old Michael Townsend of Hillsboro was attempting to do a wheelie on his motorcycle.  Townsend lost control of the motorcycle and was thrown off his motorcycle More >

Small dairy farms struggle to survive in Wisconsin

WONEWOC, Wis. (AP) — Small dairy farms are struggling in Wisconsin, but supporters are hoping for a comeback. In April, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that Wisconsin dropped below 10,000 dairy farms for the first time since such records have been kept for nearly 100 years. The state’s smallest dairy farms with less than More >