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Tomah VA Looking for Summer Student Volunteers

The Tomah VA is looking for summer student volunteers.  Students, ages 15 to 18, can join their team of volunteers with assisting Veterans throughout the campus. Parents and student can set the hours of volunteering. The VA offers opportunities to escort Veterans to events, bowling, fishing and putt-putt golfing and more.  Student volunteers may be More >

Wisconsin Democrats Gain Legislative Seat In Special Elections

The two political parties split Tuesday’s special elections to fill a pair of Wisconsin legislative seats.  Democrats are still claiming a victory because they gained a seat in the 1st Senate District when Caleb Frostman prevailed.  That office had been held by a Republican.  The 42nd Assembly District Seat stayed with the Republican Party when More >

Mauston Man’s Good Deed Saves Neighbor $25,000

While driving home 30 year old Seth Westburg thought he had ran over a turtle.  Westberg, the Superintendent of Parks & Forestry in Mauston, stopped to check out what exactly he ran over.  It turned out to be a bank envelope containing $25,000 in cash.  Westberg called numerous family members trying to figure out what More >

Mauston City Council Gets Audit Results at Monthly Meeting

The Mauston City Council held their monthly meeting Tuesday June 12th.  Melanie Lendosky of Johnson Block Auditor updated the council on the audit results.  She advised the board that the audit is still in draft mode but numbers are unlikely to change.  She advised the council should set a budget in the future for their More >

Gundersen St. Joseph’s named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list

Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital and Clinics is one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for quality in the United States. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Gundersen St. Joseph’s, scored best among CAHs as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health More >

Convicted Sexual Offender Released and Will Reside in Grand Marsh

63 year old Terry Olson was released on May 31st and moved on June 8th and will be residing at 858 Fawn Lane in Grand Marsh.  Olson was convicted of First Degree Sexual Assault in 1985 and again in 1990.  He is NOT on extended supervision and has been discharged from his civil commitment.  He More >

Camp Douglas Man Arrested After Making Threats Towards Girlfriend and Law Enforcement

A Camp Douglas man who is not very fond of President Trump or police officers was arrested on June 9th.  A female victim called Juneau County authorities stating her boyfriend Patrick Johnson age 53 had threatened to kill her while holding a knife.  She stated Johnson had left heading towards Beloit.  The victim told authorities More >

Story Update: Couple Arrested In Jackson County Tied To Necedah Burglary

On June 2nd Juneau County authorities received a call from a victim stating his Necedah business had been burglarized.  The theft victim told authorities he was missing a large boat & trailer and over $1,400 that were located in a lock box underneath the front counter.   Another victim from the property theft said he was More >

Man Injured Seriously In Collision With Semi In Columbia County

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says a man was injured seriously when his car struck a semi Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s officials say the man was driving on Highway A at around 4 P-M when he missed a stop sign at Highway 16 in the town of Otsego. His car went into the intersection and hit More >

Lyndon Station Man Facing Felony Theft Charges

A Lyndon Station man is being charged with two count of Felony Theft after trying to steal over $1,300 worth of alcohol and food from two Baraboo stores.  22 year old Patrick Benitez reportedly stole from an express market on May 29th and another Baraboo business on June 6th.  According to the criminal complaint, the More >