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Snow Warnings Posted For Most Of Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It may not measure up to the ‘groundhog blizzard’ of 2011, but a strong winter storm moving into Wisconsin is expected to pack a punch. Forecasters say a large swath of the Badger State, from the southwest to the northeast, will see 8 to 12 inches of snow. The National Weather Service issued a More >

Rural Hillsboro Man Killed In Weekend Logging Accident

UNION, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old man is dead after being struck by a falling tree limb in Vernon County. Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears says Clarence T. Yoder of rural Hillsboro was cutting a tree on private property Saturday in the town of Union when he was struck by the tree limb. More >

Tomah Memorial Reports First Confirmed Cases of Flu

The flu season has officially arrived at Tomah Memorial Hospital and a little later than last year. Hospital officials confirmed two separate cases involving a 39 year-old woman and 43-year-old man who tested positive for the Type A strain of influenza at the hospital’s Warrens Clinic this week. Infection preventionist and registered nurse Jan Path said More >

Mauston High School Senior Selected as a Wisconsin Senate Scholar

A Mauston senior has been selected as a Wisconsin Senate Scholar. Nate Buss said he learned about the Senate Scholar Program when his civics teacher, Mr. Greg LaBansky, informed him of the opportunity. The program is an intensive week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate. According to the Wisconsin State Scholar Program website, More >

Local Unemployment Rates Released

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday released preliminary December unemployment rates in most cities and counties increased slightly since November but are down since last year. In Juneau County, the unemployment rate was five percent in December 2015, which increased from 4.5 percent in November 2015, but it is lower than the 6.1 More >

Federeal Prison Inamte Charged with Assault

An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford has been charged with assault. 47-year-old Brian Gerdts is charged with assaulting an individual with a dangerous weapon and with intent to do bodily harm.  The indictment alleges that he committed the assault on October 26, 2015. If convicted, Gerdts faces a maximum penalty of 10 More >

New Lisbon High School Singing Valentines Return

The New Lisbon High School Vocal Department is bringing back the Singing Valentines on Feb 12. Singing Valentines will be available to perform all day the Friday before Valentine’s Day. The Singing Valentines will travel to your location to serenade the person you choose on this Valentine season.  The cost of the Valentines is $10 More >

Juneau County Child Support Warrants

Mauston Asking for Public Input in Updating Comprehensive Plan

Mauston is conducting a survey for an update to its comprehensive plan. The city agreed last September to make updates to the plan in conformance with state statutes. To take the survey, go to Mauston.com/plan. The first document outlines what has been accomplished under the old plan and the second provides the Plan Commission schedule More >

Federal Prison Inmate Charged with Possessing Marijuana

Another Oxford Federal Correctional Institution inmate is charged with possession marijuana. The indictment alleges 62-year-old Jeffrey Larson possessed marijuana on February 6, 2015. If convicted, Larson faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal More >