Shilling slams Walker for having never toured prison

MAPLE BLUFF, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s defense about why he hasn’t toured the troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile prison is drawing criticism. Walker told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he hasn’t toured any of the state’s prisons as governor. He says, “you don’t see anything on a visit anything different More >

Boy dies after falling from outdoor waterslide in the Dells

LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) — A boy has died after police say he fell from an outdoor water slide at a resort in the Wisconsin Dells area. Police say the incident happened Wednesday night at Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in Lake Delton. The area surrounding the slide is closed for the season and More >

Rep. Brooks to Lead Local Government Committee

Earlier this month, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos tapped Rep. Ed Brooks (Reedsburg) to lead the Local Government Committee, formerly known as the Committee on Urban and Local Affairs. Rep. Brooks has been chosen to lead this committee since 2011 because of his vast experience with and knowledge of local government. “I’m excited to be chairing More >

Camp Douglas Masonic Lodge Donates $1,200 to Juneau County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, December 21, at 11:00 am, members of the Camp Douglas Masonic Lodge gave Juneau County Sheriff’s Office a check for $1,200 to be used for the purchase of an automated external defibrillator, or AED. The presentation was made at the Sheriff’s Office at the Juneau County Justice Center. AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically More >

Mauston Police Department Makes Arrest in Check Advance Robbery

The Mauston Police Department arrested William R. Leroy (m/w 04-08-75) on December 20, 2016 in connection to the November 23, 2016 armed robbery of Check Advance, in the City of Mauston. The November 23, 2016 armed robbery is linked to additional robberies throughout Wisconsin. The Mauston Police Department was assisted by the Madison Police Department, More >

Fatal Accident in Vernon County

There was a fatal accident Tuesday afternoon in Vernon County.  Sheriff John B. Spears said 65-year-old Barbara J. Mislivecek of rural La Farge was traveling northbound on Dell Road in the Town of Clinton when her vehicle went off the roadway. The vehicle came to rest in a snowbank.  When first responders arrived the vehicle More >

Two Recognized for Years of Service to Juneau County

The Juneau County Board of Supervisors recognized two elected officials for their years of service to the county at its meeting on Tuesday. Christine Bender and Kathleen Kobylski were given special recognition from the county board and were both given state recognition plaques presented by Representative Ed Brooks. Bender was elected as the county’s register More >

Mauston School Board Approves Refinancing Bonds at Monday Meeting

The Mauston School Board approved the refinancing issue of $3,480,000 in General Obligation Refunding Bonds at its meeting Monday night. These bonds are part of the last portion of debt from the previous referendum approved in 1999 to build the new Mauston High School building, to remodel the Olson Middle School and Grayside Elementary School. More >

University of Wisconsin-Madison defends course on race relations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison is defending plans for a course on race relations after two state legislators criticized the class and warned it could affect the school’s funding in the next state budget. Republican Rep. Dave Murphy says the course entitled “The Problem of Whiteness” is inappropriate and a waste of More >

Work to begin on replacing lead pipelines in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s mayor has signed an ordinance to begin replacing lead water service lines in the city – an effort that is expected to take decades to complete. The city’s utility will start replacing lead pipes that deliver water from the street mains to homes in order to reduce exposure to the toxic More >