2017 Juneau County Fair Ambassadors Selected

On Thursday, the 2017 Juneau County Royal Ambassadors were chosen at Mauston High School. John Bermio of Lyndon Station was selected as the 2017 Juneau County Ambassador, Isabel Kemper of Mauston was selected as the 2017 Juneau County Junior Fairest of the Fair, and Anna Boppart of LaValle was selected as the 2017 Juneau County More >

PTWorks Expands with New Location

PTWorks is expanding to a new location. On July 14, Owner Lori Webster-Dahl revealed plans for the facility’s large expansion project. PTWorks had outgrown its location at 610 McEvoy Street and will be moving to 690 Kennedy Street when the facility opens in November. Webster-Dahl started the physical therapy business in 2009 and she said More >

Fire Causes $450,000 in Damages at Lake Delton Hotel

No one was hurt in a fire at the Flamingo Hotel in Lake Delton Thursday evening. The Delton Fire Department said first arriving firefighters discovered smoke in the indoor pool area and flames coming from a sauna, which was adjacent to the pool. The fire was quickly contained; however, the sauna and adjacent locker rooms More >

Brewers’ Rehab Updates: Sogard, Woodruff

(Undated)  —  Second baseman Eric Sogard is expected to rejoin the Brewers for Friday’s contest against the Phillies, after he completed a two game minor league rehab assignment. Sogard walked twice and scored once for Class A Wisconsin Thursday night in a 6-1 Timber Rattlers’ home loss to South Bend. Sogard, who’s coming off a More >

2 Milwaukee Officers on Foot Injured in Hit-And-Run Crash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say two officers on foot patrol were injured in a hit-and-run crash on the city’s northwest side. Police say the incident happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday when the suspect’s vehicle ran into another vehicle that struck the officers. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their More >

Woman sentenced to 20 years in death of boy who was tortured

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the torture and starvation death of a 7-year-old boy. Forty-five-year-old Etter Hughes was convicted last month of four felonies, including child neglect causing death. Authorities say Trevion Winningham was starved, burned with cigarettes, beaten and whipped with More >

Tortoise missing from Oshkosh zoo

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh police say a Russian tortoise has gone missing from the city’s zoo. Authorities say the tortoise is about 8 to 10 inches in length. It was discovered missing Wednesday morning from the Menominee Park Zoo. Police say it was likely removed by someone and taken from the zoo. The tortoise More >

Wisconsin unemployment unchanged at 3.1 percent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is unchanged for the month of June. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that unemployment in June was 3.1 percent. That is the same as it was in May, when it hit its lowest mark since 1999. The national unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent. More >

Wisconsin agriculture secretary to retire next month

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will step down next month after seven years on the job. Gov. Scott Walker’s office issued a news release Thursday saying Ben Brancel will retire from the agency on Aug. 13.Brancel sent a letter to Walker saying he wants More >

Upcoming Lunch ‘n Learn to Host Guest Speaker Josh Tolley

Residents are invited to the upcoming UW-Extension Lunch ‘n Learn on “Growing Past Fear and Failure” July 27. The guest speaker will be Josh Tolley, a nationally syndicated talk-show host and one of the top 100 business coaches in the US. Tolley is a nationally syndicated talk-show host with audiences in all 50 states and More >