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Fiserv CEO Top Paid Executive in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new survey shows the top paid executive in Wisconsin is in the financial services industry. Calculations by The Associated Press and the executive data firm Equilar show Fiserv CEO Jeffery Yabuki tops the compensation list in Wisconsin, earning $21.2 million in 2016. Fiserv is based in Brookfield. The survey includes only More >

Attorneys ask for higher pay rate for defending indigent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Private attorneys who accept indigent defense appointments in Wisconsin say it’s about time the state raise the hourly rate for taking on such cases. At $40 an hour, Wisconsin ranks lowest in the country for paying private lawyers who agree to represent clients who can’t afford an attorney. On Thursday, a More >

DNR board OKs reducing fall buck-only zones

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources’ board has signed off on a fall deer hunt structure that scales back the number of counties where hunters can shoot only bucks for a fourth straight year. The 2017 season structure designates Ashland, Iron and Vilas counties and the eastern half of Eau Claire More >

Advocate: Trump’s budget hurts Wisconsin’s rural children

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to public assistance programs would disproportionately hurt children from low-income families, including minorities and those living in Wisconsin’s rural areas, the director of an advocacy group said Wednesday. Ken Taylor, executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, said Wednesday that more children in More >

Five school bus passengers seriously hurt in truck crash

LANCASTER, Wis. (AP) — A collision between a school bus and a dump truck in Grant County sent five passengers on the bus to the hospital. Sheriff’s officials say the crash at a Patch Grove intersection caused one of the bus passengers to be thrown from the vehicle. Authorities say the bus spun around, went More >

Royall School Board Approves Capital Improvement Projects

The Royall School Board approved several capital improvement projects at its monthly meeting on Monday night. The board approved new windows, stage curtains and a new piano. Superintendent Mark Gruen said the board had approved the window replacement last year, but the district decided to put it on hold and since then, they have done More >

New Lisbon to Offer the Summer Food Service Program

Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, The New Lisbon School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, provides nutritious More >

Blood Donors Needed at Tomah Memorial Hospital

Lower than expected blood collections coupled with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday have officials at Tomah Memorial Hospital asking residents to donate blood at the hospital May 25 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. “Blood Center officials are reporting the collections in May were down, plus the loss of potential collections due to Memorial Day More >

Monroe County Trunk Highway N to be Closed

Monroe County Trunk Highway “N”, west of CTH “W” and three miles northwest of the Village of Kendall, will be closed to all “through” traffic beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  The closure is necessary to replace the bridge over Spring Valley Creek.  The prime contractor, Concrete Structures, Inc. of Janesville, will have 68 days to More >

Finance Panel Expands Drug Screenings/Tests For W-2 Recipients

(Madison, WI)  —  The state Legislature’s finance panel has voted in favor of expanding drug screenings and tests for recipients in the W-2 welfare to work program. On a 12-4 vote Tuesday with all Democrats voting no, the committee endorsed more methods to screen applicants and assure treatment if they need it. Of 1,900 program More >