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Wonderful Turnout For Mauston Community Sharing Food Pantry at Holiday Train

It was another successful night for the Mauston Community Sharing Food Pantry on Monday evening. As the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into town, it was a record turnout as the pantry took in 1,092 pounds of food and an estimated 2,000 people attending. Pantry Director Kathy Green said they received almost $2700 in donations, More >

Tomah Memorial Reports Start of Flu Season

Officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital have reported the start of flu season. Hospital infection preventionist and registered nurse Jan Path said a 12 year-old boy tested positive for the Type A strain of influenza following a visit to the Tomah Memorial Warrens Clinic November 29. The case is a bit earlier than normal for the More >

Juvenile Involved in Shooting Monday was Elroy Police of Chief’s Son

More information has been released in the juvenile accidental shooting in Plymouth Township Monday evening. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the 3-year-old child who shot himself with his father’s firearm was the son of Elroy Chief of Police Tony Green. The department said the child is recovering well and More >

Local Unemployment Estimates Released

The Department of Workforce Development recently released the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates of unemployment and employment statistics. According to the DWD, preliminary October 2017 rates decreased in all 72 counties when compared over the year to October 2016 rates and decreased or remained the same in 69 of the 72 counties over the More >

Traffic Crashes Claim 46 Lives in Wisconsin Last Month

Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) indicates 46 people were killed in traffic-related crashes last month. That’s well below the 75 traffic deaths in November of last year and below November’s five-year average of 53. Through November of this year, 555 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes including 77 motorcyclists, 56 More >

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 392 Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 392 into law Thursday. This bill authorizes a municipality to enact an ordinance to authorize the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) on certain highways within the territorial boundaries of the municipality. It was authored by Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Todd Novak. Markein said More >

Public involvement meeting scheduled for I-90/94 &WIS 82 interchange project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss the I-90/94 and WIS 82 interchange reconstruction project in Mauston. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 14 at the Mauston City Hall, 303 Mansion Street. A brief presentation will be made at 6:00 p.m. The remainder of More >

Juvenile in Stable Condition After Accidental Gunshot

On December 4, 2017, at approximately 6:12pm, deputies from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the Plymouth Township for a report of a juvenile with an accidental gunshot wound. The juvenile was transported to Mile Bluff Medical Center by Elroy Ambulance and was in stable condition. The incident remains under investigation 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 December 4, 2017. 11/27                    William Pelkey, Sparta, was traveling northbound on State Highway 131, Town of Whitestown.  Pelkey was approaching the intersection of State Highway 131 / Heisel Road when he swerved to avoid striking a deer.  More >

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment About the Reedsburg Police Department

A team of assessors from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group (WILEAG) will arrive on December 12, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Reedsburg Police Department policy and procedures, management, operation, and support service, Chief Becker announced Friday. Verification by the team that the Reedsburg Police Department meets the Board’s stateof-the-art standards is part More >