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High Tech Doll Provides Tomah Memorial Staff Lifesaving Skills

Thanks to a specialized high-tech doll, staff at Tomah Memorial Hospital is providing lifesaving care for babies.  Hospital New Beginnings Birth Center Lead Registered Nurse Carrie Lord says the state of the art computerized doll- named Newborn Hal – gives staff the opportunity to practice real life scenarios. Newborn Hal is equipped with computer software More >

Sen. Tammy Baldwin defends actions in Tomah VA investigation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Sen. Tammy Baldwin is responding to an accusation that she didn’t do enough to bring attention to overprescription of opiates at the VA Medical Center in Tomah. Baldwin’s office received a report on the problems in August from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general. Baldwin shared the report with a constituent More >

Wonewoc-Union Center School District Accepts the Resignation of District Administrator

The Wonewoc-Union Center School District will soon be looking for a district administrator. At the school board’s monthly meeting on Monday night, the board accepted the resignation of Doctor Steve Lozeau. Lozeau says that he will be with the district until June 30th. The school board is discussing potential plans before they go further in More >

Highly Visible Saturation Patrol Results from January 16

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office and the Elroy, Mauston, and New Lisbon Police Departments have released the results of their saturation patrols from January 16th. The results had no drunk driving arrests, but included five speeding violations, six operating after revocation/suspension violations or no valid license, four traffic sign or traffic light violations, three drug More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Approves $5,000 Grant to WTC for Welding Program

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors approved a $5,000 grant to Western Technical College (WTC) for use at the Mauston High School for education and training in welding skills. Patti Balecek, director of business and industry service at WTC, said the money will cover a few different things, but especially two items, which are needed More >

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Approves $9.9 million for Community Projects

MADISON – The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) today approved slightly more than $9.9 million in State Trust Fund Loans to support five municipal projects and one school district project in Wisconsin. Loans approved include: Village of Caledonia, Racine County / Finance sanitary sewer costs / $150,000 Clark County / Finance public safety More >

Lyndon Station to Hold Public Hearing – Jan. 29

The Village Board of Lyndon Station will be considering adoption of its recently completed Economic Development Plan at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at the Lyndon Station Village Hall. This Economic Development Plan was developed over the last five months with assistance by MSA Professional Services, Inc. and can be More >

Western Offers Information Session On New Medical Assistant Program in Mauston

Western Technical College will host a free information session to provide details about the Medical Assistant Program and the unique offering of the program at the Mauston Regional Location beginning this summer. The session will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Mauston location, 1000 College Avenue. Topics covered at More >

January 17 Accident In The Township Of Germantown

A Mauston woman was involved in a one-car accident in the Township of Germantown. On January 17th, 31-year old Amber Staude was traveling north-bound on 15th Avenue when her vehicle rounded a corner headed towards 16th Avenue and slid off the road in snowy and icy conditions. Staude’s vehicle went into the ditch and struck multiple More >

Mauston School Board Approves Referendum Resolutions

At its monthly meeting on Monday night, the Mauston School Board approved three different resolutions to be put on the election ballot. One of the resolutions was for maintenance and improvements to school buildings as well as safety improvements to athletic/community fields. It was approved as follows: BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of More >