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Viroqua Man Injured in Logging Accident

A Viroqua man was injured in a logging accident on Tuesday morning in the town of Bergen. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears 59-year-old Stanley K. Niemyjski was conducting logging operations on private property, off Runningen Lane. Niemyjski was operating a power saw and it appears he was struck with part of the tree he was More >

The Royall School District Discusses Energy Exemption Plan Updates

The Royall School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday night. One of the topics that was discussed was going to bond on the Energy Exemption Plan. With the Energy Exemption Plan, the district can do energy-related projects without having to go to referendum. However, that money is only geared toward the projects the district More >

Tomah VA Medical Center to Host Town Hall Meeting

The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for Veterans on Thursday, March 12. The town hall meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the hospital chapel. The Town Hall is an open forum for patients, their families and the community to ask Tomah VAMC’s leadership questions about the facility’s programs and More >

Mauston Man Cited for Unlawful Use of Telephone

Mauston Police were dispatched to the industrial park on Mauston’s west side Tuesday, February 17th at approximately 9:30 a.m. in reference to a harassment complaint that has been ongoing for several months. Investigation revealed that a former employee of a business, 48-year-old Bruce H. Cychosz of Mauston, had been calling a manager and leaving harassing More >

Mauston Man Arrested on Warrant

A Mauston man, 43-year old Michael R. Klingbiel was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon. Mauston Police say an officer was about to stop a vehicle towing a load of firewood when the trailer wheel fell off. A routine record check revealed that the driver, Klingbiel was wanted in connection with two Juneau County warrants. More >

Sex Offender Information Bulletin

Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson and Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer are releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when; at the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. Sex 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 February 23, 2015. 2/17 Danielle Heilman, La Crosse, was negotiating a curve on County Road NN, Town of Franklin.  She continued straight onto Black River Avenue, lost control striking a utility pole belonging to Vernon Electric Cooperative.  More >

Two Vehicle Accident with Injuries in Monroe County

Two people were injured in a two vehicle accident in Monroe County. Sheriff Scott Perkins said the crash occurred on State Highway 27 in the town of Leon. A vehicle by 64-year-old Gary R. Bade of Sparta was south bound on Highway 27 when he went to pass another vehicle. After making the pass, Bade More >

Juneau County Growing in Health and Wellness Group and Necedah School District Class Creates Logo

The Juneau County Growing in Health and Wellness group finally has a logo thanks to the Necedah High School Marketing Class. For nearly two years, the Juneau County Growing in Health and Wellness group has been working to help improve the health of Juneau County residents. Without any secure funding, the group has reached out More >

Single Vehicle Crash in the Town of Kickapoo

There was a single vehicle crash on County Road S in the Town of Kickapoo. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said that 19-year-old Tiffany M. Glass of rural Viroqua was traveling east on County Road S when she lost control, overturned and struck a utility pole. Glass was transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital by Readstown More >