Interest in drones soars at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

TOWN OF SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The use of drones in the agriculture industry is attracting plenty of attention at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Just about every type and brand of farm machinery is showcased at the 70-acre site in the town of Sun Prairie. But the two drone exhibitors drew some of the More >

Election of School Board Members Change Approved at New Lisbon School District Annual Meeting

The New Lisbon School District voters approved a resolution that would re-apportion the election school board members Monday night. This will be so that all school board members will be elected at large and not representing a specific geographical area as it was in the past. Citizens had presented a form with 100 signatures to bring More >

Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Results

Local law enforcement agencies have released the results of their highly visible enforcement saturation patrol that took place on August 26. The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, the Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department each had officers issued citations or made arrests at traffic stops during the patrols. The enforcement resulted in zero More >

Vehicle Fire in the Town of Kildare

There was a vehicle fire in the Town of Kildare. The accident report states that 40-year-old Steven Wadman of Minnetonka, Minnesota was operating a motorhome on Interstate 90 when a fire started in the driver side rear wall near an electric panel.  Wadman was able to get to the side of the road and extinguished More >

Minority bar owners drop racketeering claims against Racine

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Minority bar owners have withdrawn racketeering and corruption claims in a federal lawsuit against the City of Racine and its officials. Civil rights claims remain against nine defendants, including the mayor, the police chief and other city leaders. Seven plaintiffs claim the defendants engaged in an elaborate plot to drive minority More >

Man sentenced for break-ins, sex assault of college student

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for breaking into students’ houses near the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and sexually assaulting one student. The Stevens Point Journal ( ) reports Nelly Makalin was also sentenced to five years of extended supervision on Tuesday. He had pleaded More >

First responders rescue person from burning van

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Emergency responders have rescued a person from a burning van in Chippewa Falls. Bystander video of the incident Tuesday night shows the person was dragged from the driver’s side of the van by two or three rescuers as the fire burned near the downtown area. WEAU-TV ( ) reports two More >

Alliant project at Madison headquarters studies solar energy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy is studying solar-energy technology in a project outside its Madison headquarters. The Wisconsin State Journal reports construction began Monday on the $5 million first phase of the project, which aims to study how solar energy works in a cold-weather climate like Madison. A second phase is expected next year. More >

Wisconsin tied with Iowa for No. 2 spot on ACT exam

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is tied with Iowa for the No. 2 spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. Wisconsin held onto second place, just behind Minnesota, among states where significant numbers of students take the test. Wisconsin’s high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36 More >

Juneau County Advanced Leadership Program Recruiting for Next Class of Developing Leaders

The Advanced Leadership Program of Juneau County is currently recruiting participants for their upcoming leadership program. The program has had over 130 participants since it started. The mission of ALP is to facilitate leadership development and to empower emerging leaders for professional, personal, and community benefit, along with helping to meet the demand for leadership More >