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Woman’s body found in cornfield identified

TOWN OF INOXIA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities say a body found in a Jefferson County cornfield is that of a Milwaukee woman. The sheriff’s office says the body has been identified as that of 23-year-old Alejandra Guzman-Flores. She was last seen by her family on Oct. 5, 2013. A driver spotted her body March 29 a short More >

Great Attendance at SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training

46 people from both Juneau and Adams Counties attended the SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training class in Mauston on Monday night. Meteorologist Tim Halbach gave a multi-media presentation containing information that taught potential spotters how to identify severe weather in the field, thunderstorm types and threats, how to report severe weather and of course, safety. More >

The Bank of Mauston Brings Financial Literacy to Local Kids

With Americans spending more and saving less, young people often don’t learn valuable personal financial skills that will benefit them throughout life. Together, educators, bankers and parents can help children build good financial habits from an early age.  That’s why The Bank of Mauston is participating in the 18th annual National Teach Children to Save 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 7, 2014 3/31  Anthony Widner, reported that someone scratched words into the tailgate of his 1976 Chevrolet truck at a farm in Town of  Harmony.  Other criminal damage included furniture destroyed, screws and nails thrown into More >

Republican Severson won’t seek re-election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican Rep. Erik Severson is not seeking re-election, becoming the 11th Republican and 17th member overall to announce they will not be returning. Severson is an emergency room doctor from Osceola who was first elected in 2010. He announced his decision not to run again on Monday. Severson chaired a special task force More >

Trial to start for Wisconsin man who ran over son

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Trial is set to begin this week nearly two years after a Wisconsin man fatally ran over his 2-year-old son and allegedly stabbed the boy’s mother. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1elOwvJ ) 32-year-old Jesus Castillo-Dimas’s defense says the man suffered from a short-term mental disorder. They say he was unable to More >

Wisconsin ‘Lemon Law King’ sues Tesla

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin’s self-proclaimed lemon law king has sued direct-order car maker Tesla over a sedan that he says won’t run right. Attorney Vince Megna filed the lawsuit Monday in Milwaukee. It alleges Robert Montgomery of Franklin had the 2013 SP Sedan delivered in March 2013. The car cost $94,777 plus another $4,738 in More >

Walker to sign package of anti-heroin bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign seven anti-heroin bills at stops across Wisconsin. Walker scheduled bill signings for Monday in Marinette, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, and Milwaukee. The bills all easily cleared the Legislature earlier this year with bipartisan support. One bill would permit all emergency responders with training to administer Narcan, a More >

Minor Injuries in Vehicle/Bicycle Accident

On Monday afternoon, March 31st, the operator of a vehicle at Ensch and North Road failed to yield right of way, and struck a bicycle on North Road. Police say the operator of the vehicle, 52-year-old Robert Miller of Mauston was cited in the crash. The operator of the bicycle, a 47-year-old Mauston woman was More >

City of Mauston Spring Clean Up Dates Have Been Set

The City of Mauston has scheduled its Spring Clean Up days. Mauston’s residential spring cleanup will be handled on April 21, 22, & 23. Items are to be placed curbside for pick-up on your regular garbage pick-up day. According to the city, garbage must be in clear bags in a container of 50 pounds or More >