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Wisconsin one of 4 states to cut food stamps

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin is one of only four states nationwide that is enacting cuts to the food stamp program. An Associated Press review finds that as of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire. The decision in Wisconsin to enact the cuts comes as Republican Gov. Scott More >

Christie to campaign for Walker in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Wisconsin to campaign for fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker later this month. A spokesman for the Republican Governors Association confirmed Wednesday that Christie was coming on Sept. 29, but said details of the visit are still being worked out. A spokeswoman for Walker’s campaign More >

Lawrence receives largest gift in school’s history

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Lawrence University in Appleton says it’s received an anonymous $25 million donation to support scholarships – the largest gift in the school’s history. Lawrence leaders said Wednesday it’s a dollar-for-dollar matching gift that will make $50 million in new money available for scholarships. The university says 96 percent of Lawrence students More >

Fire destroys cabinet manufacturer in Omro

OMRO, Wis. (AP) – Officials say a cabinet manufacturer that caught fire in Omro is a total loss. Omro-Rushford firefighters say CC&R Wood Products was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon. Fire Lt. Dustin Treleven says the fire apparently started in a spray booth where workers were More >

Search continues for missing boater in Kenosha Co.

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – Authorities are searching a Kenosha County lake for a missing fisherman from Illinois. The search on Silver Lake began Tuesday night after family members reported the 66-year-old McHenry, Illinois man had not returned from his fishing trip. Sheriff’s officials located the man’s boat, but there was no sign of him. Kenosha More >

1 person killed in recycling truck accident

FREEDOM, Wis. (AP) – Outagamie County sheriff’s authorities say one person has died in a recycling truck accident. The sheriff’s department got a call about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday from a citizen in Freedom who saw a person pinned in the mechanism in the back of the recycling truck. Sheriff’s deputies are investigating.

Republicans file lawsuit over redesigned ballot

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Republican legislative leaders have filed a lawsuit seeking changes to the newly redesigned ballot for the November election. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald filed the lawsuit on Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. The complaint argues that the forms are confusing and make it difficult for voters More >

New Date for Coffee With a Cop Event in Adams County

A new date has been set for the Coffee with a Cop in Adams County. The event was to take place on Saturday, September 27th, but now will take place on October 11th. It will still be held at Myrt’s Handi-Mart in Grand Marsh.  Coffee with a Cop provides an opportunity for community members to More >

Mauston Man Charged With Disorderly Conduct and Resisting/Obstructing an Officer

Last Friday night, officers of the Mauston Police Department, Juneau County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a fight in progress in the 100 block of East State Street. The subject in question was with several people near his vehicle and was witnessed by the Mauston Police Lieutenant shoving another person. When 26-year-old More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston

Katie and Anthony Ledvina of Necedah are the parents of a baby girl, Angelica Faith Lediva, born September 8 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 18 ½ inches. Maternal grandmother is Denise Zurawski of Brooksville, Florida. Paternal grandfather is Lawrence Ledvina of Necedah. Jennifer Rubel and More >