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Jail Roster

Jail Roster

Some inmates are awaiting trial and these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

We unfortunately no longer get the photos of the Jail Roster from the Sheriff’s Department.

Monroe County Crash

On July 6, 2020 at 8:54 AM the Monroe County Communications Center received a call reporting a two vehicle crash on CTH EW at Atwood Avenue, rural Warrens.  The caller reported that the crash involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle. 

ANNUAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION CANCELED

The Kendall Community Club faced the same COVID-19 issues that forced many other festivals to cancel their annual event. Kendall Fest, which was scheduled for Labor Day Weekend – Sept. 4th – 6th in Kendall was canceled after a vote by Club members.

UTV rollover

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears and the Wisconsin DNR report a UTV rollover which occurred on Thursday July 2nd at approximately 10:30p.m. The accident occurred on Clinton Ridge Rd just north of Peaceful Valley Rd in the Town of Clinton. A UTV being operated by Kristopher Hanson was traveling southbound on Clinton Ridge Rd when he lost control on a corner. Hanson and his passenger Megan Anderson were both thrown from the UTV. Both sustained injuries and were transported to Vernon Memorial Hospital to be treated.  Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.         

FDA warns of toxic hand sanitizer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned of a recent increase in hand sanitizers labeled as containing ethanol but instead have methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and life-threatening when ingested.

Evers approved ending the declared period of abnormal economic disruption

Governor Tony Evers approved ending the declared period of abnormal economic disruption, allowing sellers to resume sale of consumer goods and services without the restrictions outlined in Wisconsin’s price gouging statutes.

July 5 marked the law’s 10th anniversary

Cigarette smoking rates have dropped since Wisconsin’s Smoke-Free Indoor Air Law went into effect 10 years ago. In 2008, before the law passed, 20% of Wisconsin adults smoked cigarettes. By 2018, the rate had dropped to 16%. High school youth cigarette smoking rates dropped from nearly 21% in 2008 to nearly 5% in 2018. State cigarette taxes were also increased during this time period and contribute to this reduction.

Juneau County Covid 19 Outbreak

CORRECTION: Please see the notification from the Juneau County Department of Human Services regarding an active outbreak of COVID-19.

This outbreak did not warrant a public health notification as our Public Health Nursing staff were able identify all close contacts through our disease investigation. As the investigation proceeds, circumstances may change and our department is dedicated to keeping the public aware of any increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 in our community.

Tomah Health Schedules Two Day Blood Drive July 23 & 24

Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin and Tomah Health are asking area residents to help with a statewide emergency need for blood by donating blood July 23 from noon – 5 p.m. or July 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tomah Middle School.

Access to Tomah clinic changed due to construction

Starting on Monday, July 6, the City of Tomah will begin installing new water and sewer lines beneath Butts Avenue from Jackson Street south to Juneau Street. Work will encompass all of July and August 2020