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Adams County Sheriff’s Office Looking to Identify Three Involved in Burglary

During the evening hours of December 14, 2016, in the Township of Dell Prairie, at least three individuals were involved in burglarizing a residence while the homeowners were away. Compound bows, Coach purses, and game systems were among some of the items taken. We are looking for assistance identifying the individuals in connection with the More >

It’s covered: Health advocates encourage tobacco users to quit tobacco using WI’s Medicaid Benefit

(Juneau County, WI) – Year after year, quitting tobacco is one of the most common, difficult to achieve, New Year’s resolutions. With that in mind, members of the South Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition (SCWTFC) are encouraging Medicaid members to use the Medicaid Benefit to help them quit for good in 2017. According to data More >

Alice in Dairyland Applications Now Available

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications for the 70th Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador. Application materials are due Monday, Feb. 6. In this highly visible and fast-paced position, the 70th Alice in Dairyland will cultivate relationships with various television, radio and print media outlets across the state; write More >

New Online Driver Report of Crash Form to Replace Paper Form

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, drivers who need to submit a “Driver Report of Crash” form must submit it online to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) at: http://www.wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/crsh-rpt/default.aspx. The Driver Report of Crash in paper form will no longer be available for completing and mailing to WisDOT for crashes that occur after Dec. 31, 2016. More >

Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Ed Brooks to Host Listening Sessions in Necedah, Mauston and Kendall

State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Representative Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) will be hosting Legislative Listening Sessions on Friday, January 6, 2017. Sen. Marklein has scheduled a series of 10 listening sessions throughout the 17th Senate District. “As the new legislative session begins this week, I am seeking the input and ideas of the residents More >

Juneau County Officials Sworn In

Four people who were elected to county positions were sworn in during an oath of office ceremony on Tuesday at the Juneau County Justice Center in Mauston. County Judge John Roemer officiated the ceremony. Kenneth Hamm was sworn in as the District Attorney, Denise Giebel as the County Treasurer, Stacy Havill as the County Register More >

State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016

Wisconsin ended 2016 with 588 traffic fatalities, which was 33 more than 2015 and 40 more than the five-year average, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Traffic fatalities in 2016 were the highest since 2012 when 601 people died on Wisconsin roads. “Low gas prices and an improving economy in More >

Wisconsin DNR Revenue Options Include Raising Hunting, Fishing Fees

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proposing raising hunting and fishing fees or linking the fees to inflation as options for generating more revenue for wildlife management. The current state budget mandated the DNR report on dwindling revenue in the agency’s Fish and Wildlife Account. The account funds wildlife management efforts 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 January 3, 2017. 1/1              Samantha E. Dolezal, Gays Mills, was traveling west on Unseth Road, Town of Christiana, when her vehicle crossed the roadway and went off the left side.  The vehicle went down a shallow ditch, More >

Veterans Fundraiser This Saturday in Wonewoc

Local residents will have an opportunity to have fun and support programs for veterans this Saturday. The Veterans Assistance Foundation and the Veteran Equine Trail Services organization are teaming with the Chapparal Restaurant on Highway 33 in Wonewoc for a fundraiser to benefit local veterans. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7 at More >