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Mauston Common Council Approves 2017-2021 Outdoor Recreation Plan

The Mauston Common Council approved a resolution adopting the 2017-2021 Outdoor Recreation Plan Tuesday evening. At the council meeting, City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the Park Board had spent several months reviewing comments from the community, to plan out the next projects for the city’s park system. According the resolution, the city will now be More >

Broadband Bill Would Target Underserved Rural Areas

Republican lawmakers are circulating a bill to expand broadband service in underserved parts of the state. The measure made public Tuesday is sponsored by Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Romaine Quinn. Senator Marklein said it would allocate $15.5 million in grants for rural areas. Senator Marklein was part of committee last fall that made recommendations More >

Necedah Man Charged with OWI-5th Offense

A Necedah man has been charged with OWI-5th offense. According to the criminal complaint, 38-year-old Benjamin Winchel is also charged with operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, failing to install an ignition interlock device, and operating while revoked. The complaint states that on December 24th, at about 6:42pm, law enforcement was dispatched to a three More >

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s Office Now Accepting Submissions for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced that his office is currently accepting submissions from western and central Wisconsin high school students for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition. The deadline for submitting art to Rep. Kind’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd. “Tawni and I look forward to the Congressional Art Competition every year,” More >

Missing Woman Found Safe

An elderly Juneau County woman was located safely early Tuesday morning. According to a release from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, on Monday, February 13, at around 11:58pm, dispatch had received a call from a residence in the Armenia Township regarding a missing elderly woman. Multiple units from the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, the New More >

Reedsburg Man Arrested in Hit and Run Accident in Sauk County

A Reedsburg man has been arrested in connection to a hit and run accident in which a red Chrysler vehicle struck another vehicle and then fled the scene on February 9th. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said in a release, on February 10, the investigating Deputy sat at the same location at the same time More >

New Lisbon School Board Approves Posting for School Psychologist/Special Education Director

The New Lisbon School Board approved to post for a School Psychologist/Special Education Director for next school year Monday night. Because of a resignation at the middle of the year, the New Lisbon school District has been contracting with a lady from the Royall School District per diem for the school psychologist position for the 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 13, 2017. 2/7                        Mitchael Beckwith of Hillsboro was traveling eastbound on County Road F, Town of Hillsboro, negotiating a curve and hit an icy spot on the roadway.  Beckwith lost control and traveled into the ditch, More >

Sex Offender Information Bulletin

February 10, 2017 The City of Mauston WI Police Department is 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, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual More >

Public Information Meeting on County Highway Z Reconstruction in Adams County

There will be a public information meeting on Thursday, February 23, for the reconstruction of County Highway Z. It will be held at the Rome Town Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m and plans will be available for viewing. Representatives from Adams County and Mi-Tech (design consultants) will be present to discuss the project More >