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Mauston PD Handing Out Packer Cards

The Mauston Police Department is handing out the popular Green Bay Packer Cards once again. Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer said that the department will be handing out full sets of the Parker cards to the community. He said children can flag down a marked squad car and ask the officer for a set. The More >

New Lisbon District Voters Adopts Tax Levy

The New Lisbon School Board held its annual meeting Monday night.  School Superintendent Dennis Birr said that the district voters adopted a tax levy of $3,682,076. The voters also approved the fixed salaries of the school board members at $1,500 a year, authorized short-term borrowing, and the voters approved allowing the district to sell equipment More >

Fatal Accident Near Wisconsin Dells

There was a fatal one vehicle accident Thursday morning, around 6:25am, on I-90 at the 98.2 westbound mile marker in Sauk County near Wisconsin Dells. The Wisconsin State Patrol said in a release, for reasons unknown, the vehicle drove into the median. The 58-year-old Peter Miller from Racine overcorrected and lost control, crossing both westbound lanes More >

Arcadia Co-op to Merge With Allied Cooperative

Members of Arcadia Co-op have voted in favor of a merger with Allied Cooperative. The vote paves the way for the consolidation which will be effective on December 1, 2014. “We are very pleased with the result of today’s votes,” said Bob Boberg, Arcadia Co-op General Manager. “Our members have recognized the opportunities that a More >

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center, Mauston

Leanna Priessnitz of Elroy is the mother of a baby girl, Raelynn Harper Jo Priessnitz, born August 17 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston.  She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches.  Maternal grandparents are Jennifer and Brian Wells of Elroy. Ashley Rodriguez Velez and Javier Montalvo Sanchez of Wisconsin Dells are More >

Hospice Touch Seeks Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any program, but an end of life care program that serves Juneau, Adams and Monroe counties is looking for people to make a difference in the lives of others. Hospice Touch volunteer coordinator Dani Jackson says it takes more than sixty volunteers to coordinate the Hospice Touch Program at Tomah More >

Asian crazy worms found in Appleton soil

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin officials have confirmed an invasive worm species has been discovered in Appleton. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forest specialist Linda Williams tells Post-Crescent Media (http://post.cr/YXIBvA ) Thursday that the Asian crazy worm was found within city limits. She says the DNR is creating a team of experts to advise policymakers on the More >

State warns Potawatomi it could lose games

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has warned the Potawatomi tribe that it could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it succeeds in withholding its $25 million annual payment to the state. The Forest County Potawatomi says it’s withholding the payment because the state may end up owing the tribe money if Walker approves More >

Wisconsin mourning dove season to begin Sept. 1

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin wildlife officials are reminding hunters that the state’s new extended mourning dove season will begin next week. Hunters will be allowed to kill the state’s official peace symbol from Sept. 1 through Nov. 29. That’s 20 days longer than previous seasons. Sept. 1 also marks the opener for early teal and early More >

White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Milwaukee on Monday to speak at a Labor Day event. It gave no specifics about the event. A spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said she will attend Laborfest on Monday. Spokesman Joe Zepecki had no other details about whether Obama and More >