Registration Deadline for Western Welding Skills Institute – February 23

The deadline to register for the next Welding Skills Institute from Western Technical College is quickly approaching. The institute is a 14-week intensive program, which provides basic skills in Gas Tungsten Arc welding, blueprint reading, and math. Four credits are transferable into the welding technical diploma program. The institute will be held at the Mauston More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING February 8, 2016. 2/1              A caller reported a red truck in a ditch at Saugstad Road and US Highway 14, in the Town of Chaseburg.  The dome lights were on, but no one was inside. Justin J. More >

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in the Town of Armenia

There was a single vehicle accident in the Town of Armenia last Wednesday. 26-year-old Daniel Segovia of Nekoosa was traveling south on County Road G when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow, slush covered roads. The rear of the vehicle spun, and it slid into the ditch, where it rolled onto its More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Releases Friday Morning Interstate Accident Names

The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the names of the two subjects that were injured in Friday’s morning interstate accident. The driver of the container truck was 29-year-old Andrew Oswald of Warrens and the passenger was 69-year-old Jesse Rowell of Sparta. Both men were ejected from the container truck when it struck a Monroe County More >

Public involvement meeting for US 12 improvements, Baraboo

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss preliminary design concepts for the improvement of US 12 between Terrytown Road and WIS 159 in Baraboo. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sauk County West Square Building (B24/30 room), 505 Broadway Street, More >

Wisconsin couple is a facing numerous felony charges after being found intoxicated and a 9-year-old behind the wheel

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they found the two highly intoxicated in their pickup truck and the woman’s 9-year-old daughter behind the wheel. Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert have pleaded not guilty to charges in Polk County Circuit Court. KMSP-TV ( ) reports the two were arrested More >

Attempted Murder-Suicide Investigated In Sparta

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A shooting in Sparta has left one man dead and another seriously wounded. Officers were called late Saturday about a possible shooting. When police arrived they found a 23-year-old man lying by a vehicle in the driveway with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. WKBT-TV ( ) reports police then found More >

10 vehicles a total loss after breaking through the ice during the Lake Geneva’s Winterfest

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — Lake Geneva police say 10 vehicles apparently are a total loss after breaking through the ice during the city’s Winterfest. The cars were parked on the ice of Lake Geneva when they began breaking through Saturday. Officers arrived and found 15 vehicles were partially submerged in the water. Tow companies removed the More >

A 24-year-old woman has died after striking a tree while skiing

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old woman has died after she struck a tree while skiing in south-central Wisconsin. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office dispatch was notified around 10:30 a.m. Saturday that an injured person needed medical assistance at Cascade Mountain Ski Hill. The sheriff’s office and emergency medical workers responded, along with the ski patrol from More >

A snowmobiler is dead after a crash in northern Wisconsin

TOWN OF PHELPS, Wis. (AP) — A snowmobiler is dead after a crash in northern Wisconsin. The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call reporting the crash in the Town of Phelps late Saturday night. An initial investigation found the snowmobiler was driving on the roadway off of the marked snowmobile trail. He struck an embankment More >