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Tomah Man Gets Probation for Drug Charges

A Tomah man has pleaded no contest to a charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place, party to a crime and possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, also as party to a crime January 5. Court records show 44-year-old Robert Mason, formerly of Oakdale, had his sentenced withheld, but will serve seven months in jail More >

Necedah School Board Looks at Possible Referendum

The Necedah School Board will have another meeting this month to consider the possibility of an operational referendum. At its meeting on Monday night, a representative from Robert W. Baird & Company was in attendance to facilitate a discussion on the school’s finances. Superintendent Larry Gierach said this included past information since revenue limits and More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Policy Update and County Highway Aid Petition

The Mauston Common Council approved a personnel policy update at its meeting Tuesday evening. The policy had to do with the recovery of WRS employee contribution during short term disability. Before, the handbook was silent on this circumstance, and as the Personnel Committee reviewed senarios where it could come into play, they determined it was More >

Rollover Accident in Town of Fountain, Juneau County

Icy conditions were the cause of a rollover accident in the Town of Fountain in Juneau County. According to the accident report, on Tuesday, January 10, Sarah Schemlzle of Necedah was traveling west on County Highway A, when she lost control of her vehicle on the wet, ice covered road. The vehicle spun on the More >

Juneau County Fairest of the Fair Places in Top Five at Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fairs

Juneau County Fairest of the Fair placed in the top five during the 51st Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair competition this week. Charitee Seebecker was the third runner up at the event. She competed with 39 other women from around the state. The 2017 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair title went to Rebecca Starkenburg from the Lodi More >

Federal official: Walker’s drug tests for food stamps illegal

(Washington, DC)  —  The federal official who runs the food stamp program says it’s illegal to make recipients pass drug tests to get the benefits, as Governor Scott Walker wants to require in Wisconsin. Kevin Concannon, an undersecretary in the USDA, says Walker’s office made the request to his department, and it consulted with agency More >

State judges are asked to pull out of campaign donors’ cases

(Madison, WI) — Fifty-four retired Wisconsin judges want the State Supreme Court to make current judges withdraw from cases that involve their campaign donors. In 2010, the Supreme Court told judges on all levels that a litigant’s campaign spending is not enough to make a judge withdraw. Now, the retired judicial group has filed a More >

Fond Du Lac High School, police deal with threat

(Fond du Lac, WI)  —  Students and others will see a bigger police presence at Fond du Lac High School, where a staff member found a note in a hallway which threatened an incident for Thursday. Police and school administrators say they do not believe the threat is credible, after they investigated it. But Principal More >

Wisconsin lottery winner sentenced for stalking teen girl

(Marinette, WI)  —  A Wisconsin man who became an instant millionaire with a winning lottery ticket has been sentenced for stalking and other charges related to his obsession with a teenage girl who rejected his advances. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 50-year-old Douglas P. Miron was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in jail More >

Oshkosh man accused of abusing two-month old daughter

(Oshkosh, WI)  —  A 31-year-old Oshkosh man has been arrested on suspicion of abusing his two-month old daughter. Television station WBAY reports that the Oshkosh Police Department says the child suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Investigators say the alleged abuse happened Tuesday. Police say the father took the child to Mercy Medical Center. More >