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Animal Rights Group Files USDA Complaint Against Circus World

(Undated) — The state owned Circus World Museum in Baraboo is the target of a complaint that an animal rights group filed with the US Agriculture Department. The Alliance for Animals and the Environment says it has concerns about what it saw at the museum and its Big Top Parade on two occasions last month. More >

Governor Walker Approves Improvement Projects at Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Airport

Governor Scott Walker has approved a $111,111 project to clear land recently acquired by Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Airport. The Governor’s action releases $5,555 in state funds for the project, and the city of Baraboo is contributing $5,556, with the Federal Aviation Administration providing $100,000. Funding Breakdown State = $5,555 City of Baraboo = $5,556 Federal Aviation More >

Juneau County Board Approves Developer Agreement with the City of Mauston

Juneau County has officially entered into a developer agreement with the City of Mauston for the Kastner property. The County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the agreement at its meeting Tuesday morning. The county will pay $200,000 for the property, plus an additional compensation of up to $150,000 for cleanup of a site for a More >

WRPCO Announces Temporary Closure Van Kuren Trail

To re-establish the Van Kuren Trail and ensure safe use, the Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) will complete a salvage timber management activity that will require temporary partial closure. It will close of about 1.6 miles of the 3.2-mile natural trail.  The trail is located in the southeast corner of the Petenwell Flowage T 19 N More >

Mauston School Board Approves Bleacher Engraving Fundraiser

The Mauston School Board approved a bleacher engraving fundraiser at its meeting on Monday night. High School Principal Jim Dillin explained community members could sponsor a seat on the new bleacher system. The purchaser would have 22 characters to have their name, family’s name, or business’ name engraved on an 18 inch section of bleacher More >

Single Vehicle Accident in the Town of Necedah

There was a single vehicle accident in the Town of Necedah last Thursday. Heather Otts of Necedah was westbound on 18th Street, when her vehicle went onto shoulder. Otts lost control of the vehicle as she tried to drive back onto the road. The vehicle spun on the road and slid into the opposite ditch. 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 15, 2016. 8/8              Ismale Gonzalez of Hillsboro was traveling west on Kraemer Road, Town of Hillsboro.  Gonzalez lost control around a corner and struck a guardrail.  No injuries were reported.  The vehicle received severe damage. 8/8              More >

High Speed Chase in Juneau County

On Saturday, August 13th, at 6:00 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received an attempt to locate on a red vehicle that was driving erratically on the interstate and cutting people off.  The male operator of the vehicle was wanted out of Minnesota.  MN authorities advised that officers having contact with the subject should use caution.  The More >

Mauston Woman Charged With Possession of Methamphetamine

A Mauston woman has been charged with possession of methamphetamine. According to the criminal complaint, 30-year-old Alicia Boldon is also charged with possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. The complaint states on August 1st, Mauston police located a vehicle at the Trout Pond, and made contact with the vehicle’s subjects, Boldon and her passenger. The More >

Johnson Announces Staff Mobile Office Hours

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced Monday that his staff will be available for the mobile office hours. Mobile office hours allow constituents to meet with the senator’s staff to request assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters. The staff will be at the Rome Town Hall August 26 from 10am-11am.