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Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Injured

There was a motorcycle accident in the Town of Lindina on Monday. The driver was traveling east on County Road “O” from Franke Road. As he was negotiating a curve, he lost control of his motorcycle and left the roadway. The driver traveled down an embankment, struck a wood post and came to rest in More >

Van Doren To Run as an Independent in the November Election

Wisconsin Third Congressional District candidate, Ken Van Doren of Mauston, has left the GOP and will continue his campaign as an Independent. Van Doren made the announcement to leave the party last Friday. He said in a release that he could “no longer support the Republican party, its lack of principles, its poor leadership and More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Approves Policies and Service Fund

The Wonewoc-Center School Board held its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Doctor Steve Lozeau said the board members tabled a number of items, including changes to the student handbook, staff handbook, and school policies 500-800 for further readings. However, the board did approved a revised Policy 363.3 Web Page Design, which is to be More >

Wisconsin Dells Man Charged with Three Counts of Recklessly Endangering Safety

A Wisconsin Dells man has been charged with three counts of recklessly endangering safety. According to the criminal complaint, while responding to a welfare check in Lemonweir Township last Saturday, 26-year-old Preston Lee was found with an aerosol can of computer cleaner in his hand inside his car. The deputy made contact with Lee, and More >

WI River Meats the Cowtastic CowMOOnity Cow Winner

A winner has been announced in the Cowtastic CowMOOnity Cow Competition. The winning cow was done by Wisconsin River Meats. It raised over $160, but the total contest raised over $500. Heidi Finicun is a Director of the Juneau County Fair Board. She said the money will be put towards the Robert Holig Memorial Dairy More >

Man struck while crossing highway on scooter

OAKDALE, Wis. (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies say a man riding an electronic scooter was struck while crossing a highway in Monroe County. Authorities say Warren Bennett of Oakdale suffered life-threatening injuries when he was hit by a car on Highway 12/16 Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say a rural Sparta woman who struck Bennett was looking in More >

Sen. Schultz Warns of Business Owners of Scam

State Senator Dale Schultz is warning business owners of a new scam disguised as a money saving tool which may cost them much more.“My office has been contacted by business owners in Southwest Wisconsin who’ve been approached by a company offering credit card transaction equipment with the promise of lower transaction fees to business owners,” More >

Mauston Police Department K-9 Unit Makes Several Arrests

On Saturday, August 9, the Mauston Police Department’s K-9 unit, K-9 Kantor and his handler initiated a traffic stop on South Union Street at Hickory Street. Juneau County K-9 Timo and his handler assisted with the stop. After an investigation, 20-year-old Tanner Bigham of Elroy received three citations for possession of drug paraphernalia, operating after More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Germantown

A Necedah woman had incapacitating injuries after a one vehicle accident. The 21-year-old woman was traveling on County Road G in the Town of Germantown when she struck gravel, overcorrected and went into the other lane. She overcorrected again, causing her vehicle to rollover. The vehicle rolled three times before coming to rest on its More >

Four Arrested During Search In the Township of Armenia

Four people were arrested on Monday in the Township of Armenia after a search warrant. According to Sheriff Brent Oleson in a news release, the warrant was executed at an unnamed residence in the township around 5pm. This was the result of a joint investigation involving the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, the Wood County Sheriff’s More >