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Town Hall Meeting – Discussion on Addiction in Hillsboro

There will be a Town Hall Meeting on the discussion of Addiction in Hillsboro on December 13. Community members who are interested in being informed on addiction warning signs, trends, and treatments are invited to come to the Hillsboro Community Center from 6-7:30pm. A panel of experts in the field will be present, consisting of More >

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Drive Friday at Juneau County Courthouse

BloodCenter of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive Friday from 10am to 2pm at the Juneau County Courthouse in Mauston. It is open to the public. Anyone 17 or older who is in general good health and meets eligibility requirements is encouraged to donate blood. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. Parental More >

Phillips Man Arrested After Monroe County High Speed Chase

A Phillips man suspected of stealing from a Wal-Mart in Sparta led authorities on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon. Monroe County officials say that 32-year-old Adam Issa fled the area before police were able to take action. Issa was subsequently found by a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Detective on Iberia Avenue, and a detective made More >

Malfunctioning Brakes May Be Contributing Factor in Car Vs Pedestrian Accident

Malfunctioning brakes are believed to be a contributing factor for a car vs. pedestrian accident in Tomah Tuesday afternoon. Tomah Police said a 17-year-old was driving north on Superior Avenue when she struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk at East Brownell Street. The driver indicated that she was unable to stop for the pedestrian because More >

Mauston Police Department Warns of Scam

The Mauston Police Department is warning residents about a scam where individuals are impersonating Mile Bluff Medical Center officials with a local number attempting to get fictitious bills paid by credit card. Police say to be careful when speaking to organizations or individuals over the phone and to never provide personal identifying information or credit More >

Assistant U.S. Attorney: Human Trafficking Arrives In Small Towns

(Wisconsin Dells, WI)  —  A federal prosecutor says human traffickers are now preying on small-town Wisconsin. More than 100 law enforcement officials and advocates have been in Wisconsin Dells this week for a special state-wide conference on Human Trafficking.  Assistant US Attorney Diane Schlipper says she thinks trafficking is “evolving,” though she says she hates More >

Governor Walker Appoints Richard Radcliffe as Monroe County Judge

Governor Scott Walker Thursday appointed Attorney Richard Radcliffe to serve as a judge on the Monroe County Circuit Court, replacing retired Judge J. David Rice. “I am pleased to appoint Richard Radcliffe to the Monroe County Circuit Court,” said Governor Walker. “Rick is a distinguished attorney who brings valuable civil and business law experience in More >

Second Time in a Month: Bomb Threat Cleared at Lake Delton Walmart

The Lake Delton Walmart was closed for more than an hour Thursday following a bomb threat. Authorities said they searched the store and determined it to be safe just around 1pm. It was the second time within a month that the Lake Delton Walmart received a bomb threat. The first one was received on November More >

Mauston PD Asks for Information on Missing Mauston Teen

The Mauston Police Department and several other departments in the area have been searching for 17-year-old Grace Griffiths of Mauston, who has been missing since September 2, 2017. Mauston PD said in the past months, Griffiths has been reported to have been in Juneau County and Sauk County at different locations. If anyone has information More >

AAA Urges Drivers to Safely Secure Christmas Trees

AAA urges all drivers to transport their Christmas trees safely this holiday season. According to a new survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. Director of public affairs for More >