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Former Tomah VA “Candy Man” Gets Medical License Back

(Madison, WI)  —  Former Tomah VA Hospital chief of staff David Houlihan can practice medicine again, at least for now. An administrative law judge says the state Medical Examining Board was wrong to order an emergency suspension of Houlihan’s license, before the state’s licensing agency could finish its probe into his alleged misconduct at Tomah. More >

Ramp Up Your Business For Summer With Free Workshops On Google Maps and Customer Service

  Juneau County’s two leading business organizations have joined forces to host free workshops that will help area businesses make the most of the upcoming season. Mary Hudack of the Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce and Tamaya Oldendoff of the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation have partnered to conduct free workshops in May on More >

Friendship Woman Dies After Being Shot in Adams County; Man in Custody

A Friendship woman is dead after being shot by a pellet gun. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said early Sunday morning, deputies  and emergency personnel responded to an address in the Town of Preston and found a female subject bleeding and unresponsive at the scene. Life saving measure were unsuccessful, and the female, later identified More >

Local Bar Owner Passes Away

A local bar owner, farmer, life-long resident, popular community figure, and Packers fan has passed away. 59-year-old John Randall of Randall’s Uptown Bar died unexpectedly over the weekend. John is survived by his wife, Cyndi, two children, Kyle Randall and Katie Steinke, grandchildren, parents, siblings and extended family.

Tomah VA Medical Center Announces Its 4th Annual Earth Day Electronics and Battery Recycling Program

The Tomah VA Medical Center has announced its 4th Annual Earth Day Electronics and Battery Recycling Program. The event, which will be held Friday and Saturday from 7am to 3pm, will accept all rechargeable batteries for recycling as well as all waste electronics that can be recycled. The home electronics recycling collection takes places outside More >

Three Vehicle Accident in Sauk County Leaves Seven Injured

Two people received life-threatening injuries in a three vehicle accident on Highway 33 between LaValle and Wonewoc Saturday. The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded and were able to make a preliminary determination that a 2007 Honda Odyssey, operated by 67-year-old Daniel Breunig, was traveling east on Highway 33 when it crossed the centerline 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 April 11, 2016. 4/4              David Eggen, Westby, reported a missing Holstein cow, with a yellow ear tag, named Oreo, from his Town of Christiana property.  David thinks Oreo may have wandered off 2-3 weeks ago. 4/5              Cacy More >

UW Marching Band Performed in Mauston Saturday

The University of Wisconsin Marching Band danced and performed in Mauston Saturday afternoon. 150 members of the 300 member band performed several classics, along with its famous “Fifth Quarter” at the Mauston High School Gymnasium. Mauston High School had two alumni in the band, Shawn and Alaina Laursen. The Saturday’s concert was the second to More >

Tomah Man Arrested After Injuring a Policeman

A Tomah man had to be tasered and pepper sprayed after allegedly kicking a policeman in the head and hitting him in the face with his elbow in a Thursday night foot pursuit. According to the Tomah Police Department, an officer observed a traffic violation near the 600 block of Superior Avenue and activated the emergency More >

Governor Walker proclaims April 11 to 15 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin

To help prevent traffic crashes in road construction and maintenance work zones that injure and kill motorists and workers, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed April 11 to 15 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Last year in Wisconsin, tragic crashes killed three highway workers. · Derrick Burkhalter, age 50, of Hilbert died on May More >