Tomah Memorial Hospital Again Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

For the fourth consecutive year, Tomah Memorial has been named a top one hundred critical access hospital. Tomah Memorial scored in the top one hundred of the nearly 1,300 critical access hospitals across the United States according to a comprehensive rating conducted by the Portland based iVantage Health Analytics. Hospital CEO Phil Stuart said while More >

Adams County Man Convicted of Attempting to Sexually Assault a Child

The 40-year-old owner of an Adams County ambulance service was convicted Monday of attempting to sexually assault a young girl in 2011. According to online court records, Christopher Quinnell of Arkdale is to be sentenced July 18. Two other felony counts filed against Quinnell were dismissed in a plea deal. The criminal complaint alleges a social More >

Necedah Elementary Students Learn How to be Prepared for Disasters and Emergencies

As severe weather season begins in Wisconsin, over 50 fifth graders at Necedah Elementary learned how to be prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency during an event at the school Tuesday morning. The students participated in the Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) program.  The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be More >

Viroqua Man Medflighted After Vehicle Accident at Meats Business

A Viroqua man was medflighted after being pinned against a steel pen at a meats business in the Town of Viroqua Monday. 69-year-old Margaret Simmons was backing her vehicle into a loading dock and 57-year-old Timothy Rehbein of rural Viroqua was assisting her. Simmons hit a concrete lip and accelerated, hitting Rehbein and pinning him More >

Motorcycle Accident in Vernon County Leaves One Injured

A La Crosse woman was injured in a single motorcycle accident in Vernon County Monday. Sheriff John Spears said 30-year-old Katrina Jenkins was west bound on County Road Y in the Town of Jefferson when she went around a corner and hit loose gravel causing the front tire to slip. Jenkins then lost control and More >

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Marklein’s Veterans Employment Initiative

State Senator Howard Marklein thanked Governor Scott Walker for the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 441 to become Act 386. Sen. Marklein coauthored the bill. Act 386 creates a Council on Veterans Employment, which advises and assists the governor and state agencies with recruitment and employment of veterans. This would also include veterans with a More >

Sun Prairie man accused of killing his mother has been ruled competent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Sun Prairie man accused of killing his mother with a sword has been ruled competent to stand trial. Matthew Skalitzy was found incompetent last October and sent to a state mental health institution. Skalitzy is accused of decapitating his mother, 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky, on Sept. 11. He’s charged with first-degree intentional More >

Shooting during the Antigo’s prom has school districts reviewing their own security plans for spring dance

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A shooting during the Antigo High School’s prom last weekend has other school districts reviewing their own security plans for the spring dance. WJFW-TV says the Rhinelander school district has been working with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to make sure its plans for this weekend’s prom will keep everyone safe. And in More >

Milwaukee police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of a convenience store owner. Thirty-nine-year-old Chaabane Tandji was killed during an armed robbery at his store Sunday. On Monday, customers stopped by the store on Martin Luther King Dr. to pay their respects to a man they considered giving and hard-working. Terry Moore More >

OSHA cites Ladysmith paper mill in worker’s death

LADYSMITH, Wis. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin paper mill’s operator for safety violations after a worker’s death. The Journal Sentinel ( ) reported Monday that agency staff have proposed $119,000 in fines from a subsidiary of Clearwater Paper Corp., which owns the plant in Ladysmith. The agency said More >