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Necedah School Board to Continue Own Bus Transportation Service

At its monthly meeting on Monday night, the Necedah School Board decided to stick with running its own bus transportation service. Superintendent Larry Gierach said they actually sent proposals to four different companies to bid out the service. After comparing costs between the companies that sent them proposals and owning their own buses, the board More >

Juneau County Board of Supervisors Tables Resolution Ending Opposition to Putting Land in Trust Status

After an intense discussion, the Juneau County Board of Supervisors tabled a resolution that would have ended opposition to the Ho-Chunk Nation putting land in the Town of Lyndon and Kildare in a trust status. At the monthly board meeting Tuesday morning, residents from the Town of Kildare and representatives from the Ho-Chunk Nation came to More >

Mauston Woman Charged with Six Drug-Related Charges

A Mauston woman has been charged with six drug-related charges. According to the criminal complaint, in October 2014 and April 2015, 30-year-old Audrey Hill sold drugs to a confidential informant. After the control buys and listening to recordings, law enforcement were able to identify Hill’s voice. After an interview with a Mauston police officer, Hill More >

Car Vs. Cow Accident Sunday Near Wonewoc

A Wonewoc man escaped injury when the vehicle he was driving collided with a calf. On Sunday July 19th, 47-year old Verne Thompson  was traveling south-bound on County Highway G near Wonewoc when his vehicle made contact with a calf that had escaped and ventured onto the roadway. Thompson’s vehicle sustained moderate damage to the More >

Top Walker adviser welcomes competition, likes position

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s top adviser says he welcomes the growing Republican presidential field and feels good about the money Walker has raised so far, even though it trails others. Walker adviser Rick Wiley spoke Tuesday at a noontime luncheon organized by the political website Wispolitics.com. His speech came on the same More >

Elderly woman dies after driving into retention pond

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman has died after her car landed in a retention pond in a suburb south of Milwaukee. The woman apparently veered off a retaining wall at a condominium complex in Cudahy Tuesday and landed upside down in the pond. A water rescue team pulled the woman from More >

Investigators’ request to search house of missing man denied

EPHRAIM, Wis. (AP) — The Door County Sheriff’s Department says it has been denied a verbal request to search the family home of a missing Grand Chute doctor by the attorney the man’s wife has hired. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty tells Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/1HGOzCM ) Tuesday that consent to search the home was denied and More >

Court upholds Milwaukee residency requirements

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court says Milwaukee’s employee residency requirements trump a state law barring such restrictions. The 2013-15 state budget contains language that prohibits local governments from enforcing any residency requirements beyond requiring police and firefighters to live within 15 miles of the government unit. Milwaukee officials refused to abide by More >

Juneau County Man Arrested Last Week

A Juneau County man was arrested by Juneau County authorities on Wednesday July 15th. 31-year old Mark A. Jensen of New Lisbon was taken into custody on a child support warrant dating back to May of this year.

Mauston School Board Approves High School Credit Policy

The Mauston School Board approved a policy and a rule about high school credits taken by middle school students at their monthly meeting on Monday night. Board President Carrie said in the policy the credits, specifically in algebra and Spanish One, would follow the middle school students, but not the grade, so it will not More >