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Necedah Man Arrested Wanted To Kill As Many Police Officers As He Could

(Necedah, WI)  —  Juneau County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 46-year-old Necedah man for making wild threats against law enforcement officers.  Kurtis Pankow is accused of calling 911 and telling the dispatcher he wanted to kill as many police officers as he could.  Shortly after that call, a woman called 911 and said Pankow was More >

Jakubowski Taken Into Custody

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears and Richland County Sheriff James Bindl report the apprehension of Joseph Jakubowski, the wanted fugitive from Rock County, WI.  The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office received a credible tip Thursday night at 7:11 PM, indicating Jakubowski was spotted in a remote location, off County Road U, near the Vernon and Richland More >

Mauston Common Council Moves Ahead with 2017 Street Reconstruction Projects

The Mauston Common Council moved ahead with its 2017 Street Reconstruction Projects at its meeting on Tuesday. The council had a public hearing at the Public Works Committee meeting before the meeting, and then again with the complete council. Sandy Kelner, a resident of Prairie Street, asked the council why there needed to be a sidewalk More >

Minority Health Month Provides Opportunity for Reflection, Action to Reduce Tobacco’s Impact

Mauston, WI –April is National Minority Health and Health Disparities Month.  The South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition is looking to raise awareness of health disparities in Juneau County and reduce those disparities by addressing tobacco use amongst the LGBT population. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community faces adversity from social stigma More >

Mauston Receives Over $135,000 in DNR Land Water Conservation Grant

During the Mauston Common Council meeting Tuesday night, it was announced that the City of Mauston had received the DNR Land Water Conservation Grant Award. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the amount was a little over $135,000. The grant will help the city build a splash pad and dog park for local residents to enjoy. More >

Chicago Man Arrested for OWI with Four Children in the Vehicle

A Chicago man was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense, with four children under the age of 16 in the vehicle. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol-Tomah Post, on Thursday night, the State Patrol assisted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in locating a subject that was involved in a domestic More >

Funeral Service Monday for Trooper Killed in Sauk County Crash

Funeral services for the trooper who died in a car crash Tuesday have been set for Monday, April 17 at 5pm in Sparta. Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper, 34-year-old Anthony “Tony” Borostowski of Tomah, according Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, was traveling eastbound on I-90 when he lost control of his patrol car. The car went into More >

WisDOT Announces Funding Available for 21 Highway Projects

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has realized let savings over the course of the state fiscal year.  “Today, I am directing WisDOT to advance $65 million in projects statewide into state fiscal year 2017,” Governor Scott Walker said. “In addition, WisDOT is projecting an additional $38 million in revenues, which the Legislature can allocate into More >

No Injuries in Two Vehicle Accident in Town of Lemonweir

No one was injured in a two vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in the Town of Lemonweir, Juneau County. According to the accident report, 21-year-old Erica Froehlich of Baraboo was traveling east on Highway 82 when she struck a vehicle, driven by 39-year-old Jeffrey Parish of Menominee, who was stopped and waiting to turn left onto More >

Lawmakers: Bill would help Wisconsin veterans become farmers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic and Republican lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to create a program that would help veterans become farmers and establish a logo to differentiate the state’s veteran-grown products. Democrat Rep. Evan Goyke and Republicans Sen. Patrick Testin and Rep. Ed Brooks announced the bill at a news conference Wednesday. More >