Presentation of A.L.I.C.E. During New Lisbon School Board

The New Lisbon School Board had a presentation of A.L.I.C.E at its monthly meeting on Monday night. A.L.I.C.E. stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evaluate. Superintendent Dennis Birr, who has been through ALICE training, said it is not a linear response, and that it depends on the situation. He also said A.L.I.C.E. is to More >

Adams Police Department Warns of IRS Scam

The Adams Police Department has taken reports regarding people receiving phone calls from the IRS out of Seattle. During these phone calls, people are told they are behind in their taxes and an arrest warrant will be issued if they do not pay a certain amount. Law enforcement reminds residents that this is a scam. More >

Two Brooks Authored Bills Pass the Legislature

The past two meetings of the Wisconsin State Assembly have resulted in the passage of two bills authored by Rep. Ed Brooks (Reedsburg). Both bills passed with bi-partisan support on a voice vote. The first, SB 118, removes state level restrictions that determined how much a town could spend on road repairs. “Town officials are More >

Author to Present Book at Hatch Public Library

Photographer Wayne Martin will be presenting his book, Cranberries Revealed: From the marsh to the table on Thursday at 1 p.m., at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston. Martin grew up in Wisconsin Rapids and his book features many images of cranberries. Martin’s book can be ordered online at or from select retailers in More >

Veterans Day Programs Throughout the Area

Several groups will be holding Veterans Day ceremonies on Wednesday. The Cleary-Miller American Legion, Post 115, Elroy, will be participating in Veterans’ Day activities. The Royall High School ceremony will be at 11am in the high school gym featuring a program conducted by the high school students; the Hertiage Manor at 2pm and the Legion More >

Juneau County Child Support Warrants

Baldwin wants DOJ to review economic agency’s loans

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to review some loans made by Wisconsin’s troubled job creation agency. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Baldwin asks for a review of how three loans by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation were handled. The loans have not More >

Two-car crash breaks gas line, causes evacuation

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Residents in a South Milwaukee neighborhood have been evacuated after a traffic accident caused a gas line to break at a house. The Journal Sentinel reports ( ) the two-car crash was reported around 4 p.m. Monday. The South Milwaukee Police Department says a driver accidentally stepped on the accelerator pedal instead More >

Prison guards drop pay lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin prison guards who sued the state over a pay issue have dropped their lawsuit. The attorney for the 14 correction officers, Sally Stix, says it would have been too costly for the individuals to sue separately. A Dane County judge had previously rejected the officers’ request for class action status, which More >

Republican debate draws attention, protesters to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee offers the candidates one more chance to distinguish themselves from their rivals. It’s also a chance for plenty of groups to grab a piece of the national attention. Activists for immigrants rights, civil rights and a living wage are planning to converge for a late afternoon More >