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Tomah VAMC Hosts Veteran Mental Health and Homeless Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its third annual Veteran Mental Health and Homeless Summit tomorrow, August 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Nursing Center at Viterbo University in La Crosse.   Every year since the release of the 2012 Presidential Executive Order, each of the 152 Department of Veterans Affairs More >

Incident of Internet Scam in the Village of Camp Douglas

There was an incident of an internet scam in the Village of Camp Douglas. According to the police report, the victim was purchasing a puppy on Craig’s List from a woman in Florida. The victim told law enforcement she sent $300 and the woman started sending messages saying that she needed more money for shipping More >

Doctor Zorba returns for Juneau County’s 8th Annual Women’s Night Out

Back by popular demand, Dr. Zorba Paster will join area women for the 8th Annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out! Ladies of all ages, you are invited to learn about local health and wellness opportunities on Tuesday, October 6 at Mauston High School. Starting at 4 pm, you can join in on a night of More >

Juneau County OWI Task Force Out This Weekend – August 21

The Juneau County OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this Friday August 21, from 7pm to 3am. The task force consists of the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and New Lisbon Police Department. According to a release, these agencies have agreed to work together to 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 August 17, 2015. 8/14             A Heritage .22 single Magnum was stolen from a cabin on County Road NN in the Town of Franklin. 8/15             A caller reported his canoe was stolen between Bridge 4 and Wildcat Park More >

One Person Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Crash in Monroe County

One person was injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon on Highway 33 in the Town of Sheldon. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said 79-year-old Mable J. Strait of Ontario was traveling east on Highway 33, when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a mailbox on the westbound shoulder.  The vehicle continued down More >

Oil portrait of P.T. Barnum gets facelift

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — An 1847 oil portrait of showman P.T. Barnum has had a facelift. The Baraboo News Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1Nj3eYA ) the painting had been held in storage at Circus World’s library since it was donated in 1987 and was falling apart. So the Baraboo-based organization enlisted the help of Barry Bauman, who More >

Juneau County Democratic Party to Hold Straw Poll at Juneau County Fair

The Juneau County Democratic Party is getting ready for the 150th Juneau County Fair. They encourage citizens to stop by their booth and participate in their straw poll, back by popular demand. Five Democratic candidates are currently running for President and they will have straws to cast a ballot in favor one of the candidates. More >

Adams County Seeking to Fill Open County Supervisor Seat

Adams County is seeking a resident to fill a vacant County Board Supervisor Seat in District #14. The applicant must live in the boundary of District #14 in order to be appointed to the position. The term ends April, 2016. Residents who live in part of the Town of Preston Ward 2, all of Colburn More >

Soldier who died after training at Fort McCoy from Chicago

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Fort McCoy has identified an Army reservist who died after being found unresponsive at the Wisconsin training base. The Army says Staff Sgt. Aida Hernandez was 31 and from Chicago. She was found unresponsive at a camp site where her unit was training Wednesday and taken by base personnel to Sparta More >