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Vacation Property Break in

A break in and damage to property occurred in Germantown township sometime between May 29th and two weeks prior. The break in occurred on W5794 Whistling Wings Drive. While no items were taken, many items were moved about, and almost $300 in damage was made to gain access to the house.

Tomah VA Medical Center Continues “Summer of Service” with June Dairy Days

“June Dairy Days” starts on Friday, June 19 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Tomah VA Medical Center, gazebo area, across from Bldg 403. The event includes music by “Country Gold”, farm animals, ice cream sundaes, cow pie contest, antique tractors and judging of neighborhood group paintings. Alice in Dairyland will join us along with More >

Reflections on Leadership

The Advanced Leadership Program strives to identify, cultivate, and support existing and emerging leaders within the Juneau County area. Sessions focus on community issues providing participants the opportunity to increase their awareness of county-wide issues, developing networking and leadership skills while expanding the participants’ understanding of the diversity of Juneau County. Classroom settings, as well More >

Sheldon man gets 16 years in drunken driving death of hunter

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — A Sheldon man who was convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed an Illinois deer hunter has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. WAOW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1IOJJGP ) that 43-year-old James Winchel also will spend 18 years on extended supervision. Winchel was convicted of six felonies in February, including homicide More >

Former Elroy Woman Gets 2 Years Probation After Pleading No Contest to Narcotics Possession Charge

A former Elroy woman has pleaded no contest to a charge of possession of narcotics. 35-year-old Summer Suhr, now of Kendall, was found guilty by Juneau County Judge Paul Curran on June 2. Judge Curran put Suhr on two years probation. The three other charges, two counts manufacturing/delivering schedule one, two narcotics and one count More >

Emergency officials want more firefighting foam

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An increase in crude oil traveling by rail through Wisconsin has prompted first responders to seek more firefighting foam so they’re better prepared for the possibility of a major train derailment. The state’s top emergency official says Wisconsin Emergency Management is working to stockpile the expensive material. He hopes to purchase More >

Wisconsin DOJ quietly fired crime lab manager

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice quietly fired the Madison crime lab manager last summer for what agency officials called unsatisfactory work performance. Discipline letters The Associated Press obtained through an open records request show lab manager Amy Lautenbach was terminated on July 1. The agency didn’t publicize the firing. Former Deputy More >

State vet issues guidelines for bird exhibits at fairs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state veterinarian has some new guidelines for showing birds at a fair in Wisconsin this summer. Wisconsin hasn’t reported a new case of avian influenza since May 4. But state veterinarian Paul McGraw says new cases of the bird flu are still popping up in neighboring states. McGraw says guidelines More >

Close Call for Toddler Found in Construction Hole

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Sauk County sheriff’s officials say a 2-year-old boy found in a hole at a construction site in Baraboo wandered away from his nearby home during the night. Construction workers arriving for the day found the crying child about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. It’s not known how long he was in the 4-foot-deep More >

Wildlife official: Gray wolf population rises in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin wildlife official says the state’s gray wolf population has gone up by about 13 percent in the past year. David MacFarland with the Department of Natural Resources tells the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1L4AAKy ) that a preliminary estimate says there are 746 gray wolves in the state. It’s the More >