Walker rides Harley, jogs in new video touting record

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and jogs in a red Wisconsin T-shirt on a new campaign video touting his record ahead of his run for re-election. Walker released the minute-long video online Wednesday, a precursor to the official launch of his re-election campaign expected in early November. The video More >

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Looking at Finalizing Plans For Hospital

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics is getting closer to finalizing plans for a new Hospital and Clinic in Hillsboro, pending board approval. “Our goal is to have an outstanding facility that will serve our patients and their families for many years,” says Danni Gearhart, chief executive officer, Gundersen St. Joseph’s. “Pre-construction planning is very More >

Wonewoc-Center School Board Approves Tax Levy

The Wonewoc-Center School Board approved the tax levy at its meeting on Monday night. District Administrator Sharon Ennis said the proposed mill rate is 0.01094729, which means taxpayers will pay about $10.95 for each $1,000 of equalized property valuation. This is a decrease of three cents less per thousand than it was in 2016-2017. The More >

Three Accused of Shooting BB Gun in Kendall

Monroe County authorities have identified three people as suspects responsible for shooting a BB gun at pedestrians and vehicles Saturday evening in Kendall. The Monroe County 911 Communications Center received the call at 6:25 p.m. The sheriff’s office did not identify the suspects, ages 18, 18, and 15, pending a charging decision from the district More >

Elroy Police Department Participating in Drug Take Back Initiative October 28

The Elroy Police Department along with many other agencies across the State of Wisconsin will be participating in the prescription drug take back initiative. Residents can drop off unused prescription medications on Saturday, October 28th from 9am until 1pm at the Elroy City Hall main entrance located at 1717 Omaha Street.

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING October 16, 2017. 10/10                    Chad Oliver of Westby was backing up the VARC bus onto Swain Street, Village of Chaseburg, and backed into a legally parked vehicle owned by Andrea Holm of Chaseburg.  No injuries were reported. More >

School Districts Receive Notice of Certified General Aid

While 55 percent of the state’s public school districts will receive less state aid than the previous year, some local districts will receive more according to figures released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. 2017-2018 State Aid Figures Adams-Friendship Area School District – $5,581,018 (19.74 percent increase) Necedah Area – $2,983,874 (6.58 percent More >

Hillsboro Man Killed in Head-On Collision in Iowa County

Alcohol was a factor in a fatal head-on crash that killed a Hillsboro man on Highway 14 in Iowa County Friday evening. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a 53-year-old Muscoda woman, driving a red sedan, veered into oncoming traffic as she headed eastbound on Highway 14, striking an oncoming pickup truck driven by a More >

Tomah Memorial Hosts Senior Health & Safety Expo

Tomah Memorial Hospital is offering area senior citizens a way to stay healthy and safe by attending the annual Senior Health and Safety Expo this Thursday, October 19, from 8 to Noon at the Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah. Hospital community outreach health educator Whitney Sanjari says the popular event will cover all aspects of More >

Two Milwaukee Police Officers hurt in crash following armed robbery

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Milwaukee police officers are among those injured in a crash following an armed robbery. Police say two suspects robbed multiple victims Sunday afternoon on the far north side and fled in a vehicle. The victims of the robbery gave chase and as the vehicles raced through an intersection, the suspects’ vehicle More >