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Mauston School Board Approves Preliminary Budget for Publication

During a special board meeting on Monday night, the Mauston School Board approved the Preliminary 2017-2018 School District Budget for publication prior to the annual public budget hearing. Business Manager Julie Lankey-Smallwood said the tax levy is estimated at $7,486,663 based on the state’s numbers on July 1st. However, Lankey-Smallwood said since the district’s general More >

Monroe County Emergency Management Warning Residents Impacted by Flood of Possible Scams

Monroe County Emergency Management is warning residents impacted by the flood of possible scams and tips they should practice to protect themselves in a time where many are vulnerable. See below for the list of scams and tips: Price Gouging Occurs when someone charges inflated and unjustified prices for products or services during declared states 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 7, 2017. 7/31                      Jason Kennedy, Ontario, was operating a manure tanker truck, east on County Road ZZ, Town of Forest. When Kennedy traveled around the corner the left rear dual tires detached from the axel.  An More >

Merrimac Man Faces 5th OWI After Crashing Car in Sauk County

On August 5, 2017 at 6:00pm the Sauk County Communications Center received a call of a single vehicle crash on CTH W east of Neuman Road in the Town of Greenfield.  A witness said the vehicle was occupied by one male subject later identified as Jason A. Fernald, age 44 of Merrimac, Wisconsin.  The witness staed that Fernald was east bound on CTH W at a high More >

DATCP: Beware of Online Rental Scams

Beware of rental scams hitting Wisconsin using online advertising sites such as Craigslist. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has received reports from various partners that consumers in the Madison and Milwaukee areas have “rented” properties advertised online only to find out later that the property was never available for rent. More >

Teen Injured in Motorcycle/Truck Crash in Vernon County

A two-vehicle collision Saturday afternoon in Vernon County sent a teen to the hospital with serious injuries. 17-year-old Josiah Jon Petersheim of rural Soldiers Grove was operating a motorcycle northbound on State Highway 27 in the town of Franklin, south of Viroqua. A second driver, 69-year-old Gordon Dale Peterson of rural De Soto, was operating More >

Road Construction in New Lisbon Beginning August 7

From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Project location: WIS 80 Bridge over I-90/94, New Lisbon, Juneau County Project overview: This project in Juneau County is 0.16 miles in length and involves the bridge that carries WIS 80 over the interstate and connects the I-90/94 ramps. This project consists of repairing the concrete bridge surface, applying More >

Missing Woman Found Safe in Vernon County

Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says they found a 77-year-old woman after being reported missing Friday morning. Sheriff John Spears said 79-year-old Thomas Bible of Black River Falls said they were camping at the Coulee Region Antique Engine Club in the Town of Christiana. When he woke up, his wife, Jessie R. Bible, was not in More >

Necedah Police Department to Join “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Initiative From Aug. 18 to Sept. 4

The Necedah Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative from Aug. 18 to Sept. 4. Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 143 deaths and over 2,900 injuries. “Drivers impaired by alcohol, prescription medication, or other More >

Reedsburg Street Road Closure

Eastbound traffic between South Albert Avenue and West Avenue will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, August 7th at 7 AM until further notice. For Details Contact: Steve Zibell Public Works Director szibell@ci.reedsburg.wi.us