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Juneau County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Juneau County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Juneau County on June 5th 2017 has tested positive for West Nile virus.  This is the first dead bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Juneau County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. “The positive bird means that residents More >

Man Drowns in Town of Clearfield

The body of a man was found in a pond in Juneau County. According to a release from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded Saturday at 11:36 p.m. to a report of a man drowning in a pond in Clearfield Township. Officers who arrived at the scene first entered the water but couldn’t find More >

Village of Necedah Approves Land Donation for Senior Housing Project

The Village of Necedah Board approved donating a parcel of land at its Monday night meeting to Central Wisconsin Community Action Council Inc. The land will be used towards a senior housing project. Village Administrator Roger Herried said the senior housing project site is west of Bluff Street, east of West Street, and south of More >

City of Elroy Looking for New City Adminstrator

The City of Elroy is looking for a new city administrator. Mark Steward, the current administrator, will be taking a position at a Wisconsin Dells resort and will be leaving at the end of the month. A post advertising Steward’s position is on the city’s website as well as the description of the job. A More >

Fire in the Necedah Township; No One Hurt

There was a fire Monday evening in the Necedah Township. It was reported at W5597 Shrine Road and it was believed the house was struck by lightning. The Necedah Fire Department responded and requested mutual aid from New Lisbon Fire. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control. Camp Douglas Ambulance responded and was More >

Hillsboro School Board Takes Look At 2017-2018 Budget

The Hillsboro School Board heard an update to its 2017-2018 budget at its meeting on Monday night. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said the budget is still uncertain due to state Biennium Budget process still being worked out; however, the 2017-2018/2018-2019 budgets look manageable due to the referendum from February 2015. The school board also approved several items More >

Mile Bluff Medical Foundation to Hold 7th Annual Golf Outing Aug. 10

With the warm summer-like days, golfers are jumping at the chance to break out the clubs and tee off on the greens.  Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation is providing golfers with the perfect excuse to hit the course on Thursday, August 10. Men and women are invited to golf with a purpose and support local More >

One Arrested for Drug Offenses After Search Warrant

On Friday June 9th, 2017, as part of an ongoing investigation into the manufacture and use of controlled substances in the Township of LaValle, Sauk County, Wisconsin, Officers with the Sauk County Drug Task Force and the Town of LaValle Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence located on STH 33 in the More >

Rep. Ron Kind’s Office Now Accepting Applications for National Service Academies

U.S. Rep Ron Kind (WI-3) announced that his office is now accepting applications from individuals interested in attending one of our nation’s service academies. Students must submit their applications by Friday, October 20, 2017. “I am always impressed by the motivated, disciplined young men and women that seek to attend our nation’s military academies,” said More >

West Salem Man Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Monroe County

A West Salem man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon. Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins said a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 21-year-old Tanner Smith was eastbound on Highway in the Township of Jefferson when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.   Smith’s motorcycle left the roadway and the front More >