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Don’t Drive 70 MPH Yet On Interstate Highways

Just because Governor Scott Walker put his pen-to-paper doesn’t mean you can put your petal-to-the-metal yet.  The D-O-T says it’s still illegal to drive 70-miles-an-hour on Wisconsin freeways, after Walker signed a bill yesterday approving the higher speed limit.  Officials say the higher speeds won’t take effect until the signs are put up on the More >

Senior Care Discussions Today In The State Legislature

The future of Senior-Care will be discussed today by the state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.  Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget tried for a second time to make seniors get their medications from the more complicated Medicare Part-“D” program — and then use Senior-Care for what Part-“D” doesn’t cover.  Assembly finance chair John Nygren has said More >

Local EMS Worker Receives AAA Stars of Life Award

There were three standing ovations at the 2015 American Ambulance Association (AAA) Stars of Life Celebration Awards banquet, in Washington D.C. One ovation was for the recipient of the Legislator of the Year Award. One ovation was for a “Star of Life” that was deployed on active military duty. And the final standing ovation was More >

Mauston Man Pleads No Contest to Sexual Exploitation of a Child

A Mauston man has pleaded no contest to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. 25-year-old Jonathon Bryant appeared in court on Tuesday morning before Judge Paul Curran. Bryant was accused of creating a social networking profile and soliciting teenage girls to send him nude photos. Two other charges of sexual exploitation of a More >

The Bank of Mauston Donates Funds to Necedah Food Pantry On Behalf of Cardinal After School Program

Mauston, May 20, 2015 – From March 25 to May 13, The Bank of Mauston Necedah Branch partnered with Necedah’s After School Program to help program participating ‘fans’ understand the importance of the 3 S’s of money: spending, saving and sharing. The Bank of Mauston’s Director of Marketing, Amanda Emery-Morris, explains, “When we were approached More >

Mauston School Board Continues to Act on Budget Reductions

The Mauston School Board took action regarding budget reductions for the 2015-2016 school year.  Superintendent Christine Weymouth said the district was looking at about $230,000 worth of reductions. The board decided Monday night to eliminate one full time equivalency high school math teaching position by not filling it; a library media specialist support staff member; More >

American Red Cross Blood Drives Coming Up in June

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer, and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give. There are three local American Red Cross Blood Drives coming up in More >

Memorial Day Travel Volume Expected to be the Highest for the Holiday in 10 Years

The 2015 Memorial Day forecast is expected to mark the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years, since 2005. AAA is predicting that 37.2 million U.S. citizens will be traveling at least 50 miles away from home this Memorial Day weekend. The figure is a 4.7 increase over 2014 travel in the Memorial More >

Police say homicide caused death of man found along parkway

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say the death of a man found along a parkway is a homicide. The body of the 51-year-old man was discovered Monday along the Kinnickinnic River Parkway. His identity has not been released. Police say no arrests have been made.

Menards locked down while police negotiate with suspect

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — A Menards store was locked down while police in Grand Chute negotiated with an armed suspect in the parking lot. Officers were called to the nearby Walmart store about 8 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a stolen BB gun. Officers found the suspect in the Menards parking lot. A More >