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UTV Accident Occurs in Vernon County

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a UTV accident that occurred on September 30th, 2018 at approximately 2:00PM. The accident occurred on private property off Wang Ridge Rd in the Town of Clinton. Samantha J. De Pauw age 28 of Kewanee, IL was operating a UTV on private property when she lost control making More >

Accident Occurs in Vernon County on Highway 14

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single vehicle crash that occurred on US Highway 14 east of Lovaas Ridge Road in the Town of Christiana. On September 29, 2018 at approximately 2:41 AM, Westby Police were notified of a one-vehicle accident with injuries on US Highway 14 a short distance outside Westby. Upon More >

Attend the Autumn Scamper 5k Run/Walk

It’s not too late to make plans to attend the Necedah Family Medical Center’s Autumn Scamper 5k run/walk.  People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to join in on the fun Saturday, October 6 at the Necedah Schools.  The festivities begin with a half-mile kids’ event at 9 am, followed by the 5k More >

Dells Man Facing 3 Counts of Uttering a Forgery in Mauston

A Wisconsin Dells man is facing 3 counts of Uttering a Forgery after using checks at a local grocery store in Mauston.  Through investigative work Mauston Detectives were able to identify the man cashing the forged checks as 26 year old Travis Scott.  Scott had used 3 different checks at the same store on May More >

IRS Phone Scam Taking Place in Adams County

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department has been receiving numerous calls about fraudulent IRS calls in the area. Note that the IRS does not: Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer More >

Tomah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Store Closing Down

For the last 67 years, the Tomah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has been in existence and for 66 of those years the organization has operated a resale store in downtown Tomah. Both are coming to an end. Hospital C-E-O Phil Stuart said due to a decline in membership and growing age of current members, both the More >

Overdoes Death Leads To 1st Degree Reckless Homicide Charge Against Lyndon Station Woman

A Lyndon Station woman is facing multiple charges including First Degree Reckless Homicide after the death of a man believed to be caused by a drug overdose.  A member of the deceased’s family reported they had found the victim dead on September 9th.  Authorities discovered a possible injection site on the deceased’s arm.  It is More >

Mauston Man Admits to Stealing Public Works Brass Water Meters

38 year old Thomas Miles, of Mauston is being charged with stealing brass water meters from the City of Mauston Public Works Department.  Miles is being charged with Theft – Moveable Property and Misdemeanor Theft.  Each brass meter is valued at $150 each.  Miles admitted to stealing them and said he scrapped them for about More >

New Mauston City Administrator Admits Stealing $1,900 from DNR in 2003

The incoming Mauston City Administrator Randy Reeg admits he stole $1,900 from his former employer the Department of Natural Resources back in 2003.  Mauston mayor Brian McGuire says no one is trying to hide this and Reeg has been upfront about this since the beginning.  Reeg would not go into specifics about the 2003 incident More >

Most Local Retailers Refuse to Sell Tobacco to Minors

Each year, a Juneau County Wisconsin Wins Team which consists of an adult supervisor and area youth, conduct tobacco compliance checks at local businesses.  They record whether or not the underage youth are able to purchase tobacco products from the retailers. During the past round of tobacco compliance checks; Elroy, New Lisbon, Necedah, Mauston, Union More >