Mauston Man Charged with First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child

A Mauston man has been charged with first degree sexual assault of a child. According to the criminal complaint, 38-year-old Alex Nava Rodriguez is also charged with misdemeanor bail jumping. He faces imprisonment of no more than 60 years for the first charge and a fine of $10,000 or nine months imprisonment or both for More >

During Monday’s eclipse, Drivers Asked to Focus on the Road, Not the Skies

The nation’s first total solar eclipse since 1979 will likely have many people looking skyward on Monday (August 21). But traffic safety officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) want drivers to stay focused on the road, click-on their vehicle’s low-beam headlights, and park in a safe area if they decide to stop and More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Sale of General Obligations Bonds

The Mauston Common Council approved the sale of $3.75 million general obligation corporate purpose bonds at its Tuesday meeting. The bonds are to finance the fire station project, police station improvements, and a portion of the 2017-2018 Street Improvements. The council received five bids and approved the bond sale to BOK Financial Securities in Milwaukee More >

Adams County Authorities Ask for Help in Locating Missing Woman

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in looking for a 69-year-old woman. According to the sheriff’s department, Dianna M. Hauser was last seen in the Township of Springville at 11 a.m. Wednesday. An official said Hauser is listed as endangered because she has a history of chronic depression and trouble More >

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Initiative begins Friday – Runs Through Labor Day

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will combine resources to watch for impaired drivers as part of the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative that begins Friday, August 18 and continues through Labor Day, September 4. “Whether it’s caused by alcohol, prescription medications or other drugs, impaired driving is illegal, it’s dangerous, More >

Women’s Night Out Tickets Available

Area women are invited to gather up their friends for an evening of fun at Juneau County’s 10th Annual Women’s Night Out, Thursday, October 5 at Mauston High School. Join the Juneau County Women’s Health Initiative to celebrate friendship, discover how to support those around you, and – most importantly – find a way to More >

Vernon County Officials: Remaining 2 Passengers Identified in Fatal Boating Accident

Vernon County authorities have released the names of the two remaining passengers involved in the fatal boating accident Saturday afternoon, August 12. 47-year-old Sonya Ann Burnikel of Spring Grove, Minnesota is still receiving care at Gundersen Health System and 41-year-old Wynn Dean Ristau of Preston, Minnesota was treated and released. The boating crash happened around More >

Wisconsin officials act to help Northern Plains drought

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is clearing the way for farmers in that state to help out their drought-stricken colleagues in the Northern Plains. Walker has declared a 30-day state of emergency for the purpose of transporting loads of forage to the Dakotas and Montana. All three states have been dealing with More >

Wisconsin Assembly set to approve $3 billion for Foxconn

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly planned to approve a $3 billion tax break Thursday for Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group to build a massive display panel factory in the state, a project President Donald Trump touted as a transformational win for the U.S. economy. Democratic critics in Wisconsin, who don’t have the votes to More >

Kenosha alderman accused of stalking ex-girlfriend

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A city alderman in Kenosha is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend for more than four years. Authorities allege John Ruffolo harassed the woman between February 2013 and July 2017 despite repeated pleas from her to stop and warnings from police. Ruffolo’s bond was set at $10,000 cash Wednesday. Defense attorney Patrick More >