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Mauston Man Arrested July 27th

A Mauston man was arrested on July 27th and was transported to the Juneau County Jail. 27-year old Dustin L. Parker was arrested on a warrant for failing to pay on a shoplifting charge in an incident from June 30th in La Crosse County. Bond has been set at 712 dollars for Parker.

Mauston Man Cited for Possession of THC

A Mauston man was cited for possession of THC. According to the Mauston Police department, Mauston Police’s K9 Officer, Kantor, assisted in a routine traffic stop on July 24. When the K9 unit arrived and questioned the driver, 18 year-old Ryan Betthauser, admitted to having some illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle. This was More >

Diving Fatality Reported Sunday at Devil’s Lake State Park

An Oregon man has died while scuba diving at Devil’s Lake State Park Sunday afternoon. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials said 53-year-old Mark Grant was reported missing after failing to contact family members. Staff from the DNR responded to the area and located him after observing his diver’s flag. He was pronounced dead by More >

Juneau County OWI Task Force – July 31

The Juneau County OWI Task Force, a multi-agency approach to curbing impaired driving, will be in operation this Friday July 31, 2015 at 7pm to 3am.  The task force consists of the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department and New Lisbon Police Department. These agencies have agreed to work together to provide a highly More >

Assembly leader says Bucks arena bill has votes to pass

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican leader in the Wisconsin state Assembly says the votes will be there to pass a bill approving a $500 million financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Republican Majority Leader Jim Steineke said Monday that there are at least 30 Republican votes for the plan and he expects More >

Charges: Milwaukee father took blame for son’s fatal hit-run

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man may soon be free after admitting he took the blame for a fatal hit-and-run to protect his son. A judge on Monday vacated the sentence for 45-year-old Juan G. Silva Sr. Silva had been sentenced to five years in prison, based on his confession. The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1JqjWnN ) More >

Property taxes to drop $3 under new state budget

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Property taxes on the typical Wisconsin home are projected to decrease $1 on bills mailed this December and $2 next year. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a new estimate Monday on property taxes for a home valued at just over $154,000 based on the state budget recently signed by Gov. More >

Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. The state party announced the move on Monday. Mike Duffey will take over as director of the state GOP. Fadness will be in charge of running the national ballot access program to qualify Walker 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 July 27, 2015. 7/20  A boat motor was stolen from a property on State Highway 35 in the Town of Genoa. 7/22  Brandon Leske of La Crosse was traveling southbound on State Highway 35 in the Town More >

“Touch Twice Clinic” Held Saturday, August 1

A free health care clinic will be offered in New Lisbon this Saturday, August 1st. The “Touched Twice Clinic” will be held at the New Lisbon High School from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The clinic will offer school and athletic physicals, blood pressure and glucose screenings, fluoride treatments, and other health care visits. It More >