Madison students ask for more teacher diversity

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students in the Madison Metropolitan School District are calling on administrators to hire more teachers of color. Students gathered outside Madison West High School last month with signs reading, “Stop whitewashing our schools,” and “The more the variety, the better the society,” The Capital Times ( ) reported. Data from the Wisconsin More >

Wis.-based Kwik Trip acquires rival convenience store chain PDQ

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The Kwik Trip convenience store chain is acquiring a competing company also based in Wisconsin. Kwik Trip, of La Crosse, has signed an agreement to acquire PDQ, a Middleton company that operates 34 convenience stores in southeastern Wisconsin. No details about the cost of the acquisition have been released. Kwik More >

Speaker Ryan talking tax reform at New Balance shoe factory

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to Massachusetts to talk taxes. The Republican leader from Wisconsin is scheduled to tour a New Balance sneaker factory Thursday in Lawrence, a gritty city north of Boston near the New Hampshire border. While there, he’s expected to give an update on proposed tax More >

Wisconsin Republican Party Outraises Democrats

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Republican Party has nearly 50-times as much cash on hand as the state Democratic Party through the first six months of the year. Reports filed this week with the state show Republicans ended June with more than $1.7 million in the bank. That compares with just $36,000 for Democrats. More >

Juneau County Jail Roster

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Top 100 Business Trainer Josh Tolley Returns to Juneau County

Syndicated talk show host Josh Tolley will be a guest speaker at the Juneau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting on July 27th. He will be sharing how to “Grow Past Fear & Failure.” For well over a decade now, Tolley has been helping businesses from start-ups to major corporations make the adjustments to move 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 17, 2017. 7/11                      William Smith, Prairie du Chien, was traveling south on State Highway 35, Town of Wheatland, fell asleep, crossed the centerline, and proceeded into the ditch.  Smith woke up when he hit a utility More >

Minnesota Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Viola

A Minnesota man received injuries in a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon in the village of Viola. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 74-tear-old Richard Letsche was traveling east with a group of motorcycles when he fell asleep. Letsche’s motorcycle left the road and hit a curb. The motorcycle flipped into the air and Letsche was More >

Governor Walker Announces Over $132 Million in Payments to Local Governments

Governor Scott Walker today announced that earlier this month local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,782,070 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Payments to Wisconsin’s 1,925 local units of government include: $129,510,221 in General Transportation Aids; $3,015,874 to municipalities entitled to receive Connecting More >

14-year-old boy drowns at Atwater beach in Shorewood

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old has drowned in Lake Michigan off a beach north of Milwaukee. North Shore Fire Rescue says the boy jumped off a break wall near Atwater Park beach in Shorewood Tuesday evening. The boy was with friends who called 911 when he failed to resurface. Milwaukee Fire Department More >