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New Lisbon Man Charged with OWI-6th Offense

A New Lisbon man, 60-year-old Steven Voss, was charged last Thursday with OWI, 6th offense. According to the criminal complaint, on Wednesday, August 27th, a Juneau County deputy initiated a traffic stop in the Town of Germantown for vehicle going off and on the roadway. The deputy made contact with Voss, and he told the More >

Baraboo Man Taken Into Custody on Probation Hold

A 30-year old Baraboo man was taken into custody on a probation hold on Saturday. A Juneau County deputy was dispatched to a location on 38th Street in the Town of Germantown for a male subject, later identified as Ross Crowder, passed out by an ice machine. A records check showed that a probation hold More >

Group accuses Happ of going easy on child molester

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A conservative investigative group is accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a child molester off easy because he was in a contract to purchase her house. Media Trackers released a statement on Tuesday saying court and land documents show Happ and her husband entered into a three-year land contract More >

Walker says ‘right to work’ not on agenda

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says making Wisconsin a “right to work” state is not a part of his agenda, but he refused to say if he would veto such a bill. In “right to work” states, private-sector workers can’t be required to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. More >

Walker says he won’t make another jobs promise

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t make another job-creation promise like he did four years ago. Walker said Tuesday that his economic development plan to be unveiled in coming weeks will be a detailed proposal about how to grow jobs, but it won’t include a specific promise of how many jobs would More >

Insider trading case dismissed in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) – An insider trading case against a former Heartland Advisors executive has been dismissed. A federal judge has thrown out the case brought against Jilaine Bauer. Civil charges were filed in 2003 against Bauer by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Bauer was accused of redeeming shares of a Heartland municipal bond fund More >

Wisconsin looks to past resolution for Northwoods

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Environmental activists say they plan to work with pro-business factions to resolve a longtime dispute over timber management in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Post-Crescent Media reports (http://post.cr/1pEq7LM ) northern Wisconsin activists hope to borrow a strategy used by Greenpeace and Kimberly-Clark Corporation to reach a collaborative agreement on a material the company used that More >

Lyndon Station Man Cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

A Lyndon Station man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. According to law enforcement, a DNR warden had requested assistance from a Juneau County deputy on 19th Avenue in the Town of Lemonweir Township for a male possibly possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The deputy arrived on scene and identified the male as 20-year-old More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Lisbon

A rural New Lisbon man is uninjured after he was involved in a one vehicle accident in the Town of Lisbon last Wednesday. 26-year-old Calvin Klinker was traveling east on 42nd Street when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the road and into the ditch, striking several trees before it came 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 September 1, 2014. 8/27  Michael Sosinsky lost control of his vehicle on a curve of St. Johns Avenue, Town of Union.  He went off road and struck a tree but no injuries were reported. 8/27  Gloria DeFlorian, More >