Training Exercises Mean Aircraft Activity Starting Monday

People living in 21 Wisconsin counties are being informed about increased aircraft activity starting next Monday.  The Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center will be home for 60 aircraft and more than one-thousand personnel from active-duty Air Force, National Guard, Marine and Navy units until August 24th.  The annual Northern Lightning Counterland training exercise will More >


The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced Royal Bank as receiving Honorable Mention for the 2018 National Community Bank Service awards, among six other community banks nationwide. The National Community Bank Service award celebrates the outstanding and innovative volunteer efforts of the nation’s community banks and recognizes Royal Bank’s social media campaign as one More >

Governor Candidates Stay Focused On Incumbent, Not Each Other

Seven of the eight Democrats running for Wisconsin governor are focusing their criticism on Republican Scott Walker.  They met in a Madison forum Wednesday less than a week before the August 14th primary election.  Front-runner Tony Evers took a swipe at the incumbent for saying he had no intention of visiting a Wisconsin prison.  Evers More >

Ryan:  Taking On President Trump Publicly “Isn’t Effective”

House Speaker Paul Ryan says it doesn’t work when you take on President Trump publicly.  The Wisconsin Republican says that approach isn’t effective.  Ryan was quoted in a series of interviews conducted by the New York Times and presented online in a podcast.  The Speaker says his constant private interaction with the president and White More >

Milwaukee Home To 20th-Worst Drivers In U.S.

July and August are the deadliest months on U-S highways, so it won’t make people traveling in Milwaukee feel any better to find out it’s home to some of the worst drivers in the U-S.  Only 19 cities are rated worse in the report issued by the auto insurance quote website Insurify-dot-com.  More than 24 More >

City of Tomah Meetings

August 9 – Historic Preservation Commission August 13 – Committee of the Whole

Greendale Man Facing 4th OWI after being Pulled Over in Mauston

A 33 year old Greendale man is facing his 4th Offense OWI.  A Mauston Police officer pulled over Corey Mattin on State Street in Mauston.  Mattin was pulled over for going 46 in a 25 MPH zone.  Mattin told the officer he knew his license was suspended but wanted to drive because he believed the More >

Monroe County Sheriff Candidates Speak During Forum Held at Tomah High School

All 5 candidates vying for the Monroe County Sheriff’s position attended a forum held at the Tomah High School Auditorium Tuesday night.  The forum was put on by the Tomah & Sparta Chambers of Commerce and local media outlets.  Former Tomah Police Chief Wes Revels and Ron Waddell the current Lieutenant of Operations in the More >

Hillsboro Man Dies in Construction Accident

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a fatal construction accident that occurred on Spring Coulee Road in the township of Coon.  The accident occurred during a well drilling job by Kouba Well Drilling Inc. out of Hillsboro, WI. The accident was reported to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office by a fellow employee on August 7, More >

Madison Armed Robbers Plead Guilty To Felony Murder Charges

Two Madison-area men have entered guilty pleas to charges of felony murder in an armed robbery at a Culver’s restaurant last year.  Twenty-five-year-old Xavier V. Fleming and 32-year-old Nicholas A. Ivy made a Dane County Circuit Court appearance Tuesday.  They robbed the restaurant while workers were replacing floor tiles.  One of those workers, 56-year-old Christ More >