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Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day Celebration – 23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest

The Hillsboro Firemen’s Labor Day Celebration was recently named in a vacation list for Labor Day. The list, 23 Fun Labor Day Celebrations in the Midwest You Need to Check Out, was compiled by a lifestyle and travel blog called the BLT.  It is one of two places in Wisconsin featured in the article, Milwaukee More >

Names Released in Monday’s Fatal Accident

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names in Monday’s fatal accident on I-90 in Sauk County near Lake Delton. The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe was 36-year-old Gary D. Gritton, of Oak Creek, Illinois. He and one of his passengers, 64-year-old Gail Gritton of Oak Creek, suffered life-threatening injuries and were medically transported More >

Fewer abortions performed in Wisconsin in 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new state report says the number of abortions performed in Wisconsin dropped 10 percent last year. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services released its annual report on induced abortions Tuesday. The report finds the number of abortions that occurred in the state fell from 6,462 in 2013 to 5,800 last More >

Police: Suspect in crash that killed bicyclist released

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) — Police say a driver who was arrested in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Washington County has been released. Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell said on the department’s Facebook page Tuesday that investigators need to prove who was behind the wheel at the time 50-year-old Keith Habenicht was struck More >

CEO of troubled economic development agency retiring

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The CEO of the state economic development agency that’s been besieged with problems since Gov. Scott Walker created it in 2011 is stepping down. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary Reed Hall said Tuesday he plans to retire from the agency. WEDC Board Chairman Dan Ariens thanked Reed for his leadership during More >

Residents Vote to Increase School Board Members Salaries at Mauston School District Annual Meeting

The Mauston School District had its annual meeting on Monday night, where voters listened to a presentation of the district’s budget for the 2015-2016 school year. Business Manager Julie Lankey-Smallwood reviewed each district fund and its purpose. Fund 10 is the General Fund; Fund 21 is for special projects and this is where donations are More >

Man accused of hiding brother’s body found competent

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A Ripon man accused of hiding his brother’s body has been found competent to stand trial in Fond du Lac County. Forty-five-year-old Robert Diamentis is accused of hiding his brother Richard’s body in a plastic barrel at their Ripon home. A criminal complaint says he hid the corpse for More >

Baraboo adopts new code of conduct for sporting event

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — Parents and other fans must now adhere to a new code of conduct at high school sporting events in Baraboo. The Baraboo High School Parent/Fan Code of Conduct was developed this summer at two meetings consisting of about 25 students, parents and coaches. Athletic Director Jim Langkamp presented it Monday night More >

Wisconsin court upholds Facebook defamation judgment

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has upheld a judgment against a man accused of defaming a college lecturer on Facebook. According to court documents, John Beckett posted remarks in 2010 calling Stephen Laughland, a lecturer at Milwaukee-area colleges, a low-life swindler. Beckett posted the comments to impress his girlfriend, who was going More >

Court upholds judgment against Green Box

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld an $813,700 judgment against a Green Bay company that accepted more than a million dollars from Gov. Scott Walker’s troubled economic development agency. The 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a Brown County judge properly awarded the money to Green Box NA Green More >