Wisconsin student named Rhodes scholar

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – A student at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been named a Rhodes scholar and will enter Oxford University next October. The Rhodes Trust says Tayo A. Sanders II of Neenah is among 32 U.S. men and women who have been named Rhodes scholars. Sanders is a senior majoring in materials science More >

Man crossing Milwaukee street struck, dies

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee police say a 49-year-old driver is in custody after allegedly striking and killing a 40-year-old man who was crossing a street. Police say the man who was driving the car did not stop after the early Sunday crash. Witness descriptions led police to the car and driver. Police say the driver appeared to More >

Wisconsin agency preps for big jump in DNA testing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Justice Department is bracing for tens of thousands more DNA samples expected to flow into its Madison crime lab next year when new collection requirements go into effect. Wisconsin currently takes DNA samples from anyone convicted of a felony and certain misdemeanors. Republicans passed a law this spring that requires More >

DNR announces new wetland restoration plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources and federal environmental officials have developed a new plan to promote wetland restoration. Currently the DNR requires parties that get permits to fill in wetlands to offset the impact by either restoring wetlands elsewhere or by purchasing credits from banks established by other entities that have More >

Amish man dies in manure spreader accident

ELK GROVE, Wis. (AP) – Officials say an Amish man has died after he was run over by a horse-drawn manure spreader in the southern Wisconsin town of Elk Grove. Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley says in a statement that 22-year-old Amos King, of rural Cuba City, was driving the manure spreader Friday afternoon when he More >

Wisconsin gun deer hunt begins

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin tradition got off to a safe start. Department of Natural Resources officials told reporters they had received no reports of accidental shootings or other injuries by mid-afternoon Saturday on the opener of the state’s nine-day gun deer hunt. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp says officials have been hearing good reports from the More >

Door County fish business subject of federal probe

MILWAUKEE (AP) – A Wisconsin company that processes Great Lakes fish for sale worldwide has been caught up in a federal investigation into the illegal trafficking of lake trout, lake sturgeon, whitefish and walleye. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ( ) that court records show U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents set up a fake fish store More >

2 men on sinking boat are rescued on Lake Michigan

BELGIUM, Wis. (AP) – One Wisconsin man is recovering in a hospital after he and another man were rescued from a sinking boat on Lake Michigan Friday morning. The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a man who said his boat was taking on water at about 11 a.m. The boat was More >

Man charged in wife’s death to undergo mental exam

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) – A judge in Wisconsin has ordered a mental exam for an Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife with a hatchet-type weapon. Thirty-eight-year-old Cristian Loga-Negru, of Arlington Heights, Illinois, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the death of his 36-year-old wife. Police say the woman was More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams Finance Agenda 2014-11-25 Adams-Friendship School District TBA City of Elroy TBA Royall School District Agenda 11-24-14 Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station TBA City of Mauston Mauston Common Council 11-25 Mauston Finance and Purchasing Committee 11-25 Mauston School District TBA Village of Necedah TBA Necedah School District TBA City of More >