Sun Prairie man accused of decapitating his mother with a sword will remain institutionalized

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Sun Prairie man accused of decapitating his mother with a large sword will remain at a mental health institution for now. Forty-year-old Matthew Skalitzky is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the Sept. 11 death of 68-year-old Jane Skalitzky. In October, a psychiatrist found Skalitzky was incompetent to stand trial, but could More >

Legislature’s budget committee approves bill that would boost funding for drug treatment programs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee has approved a bill that would boost funding for drug treatment programs. Rep. John Nygren’s bill would increase treatment for drug treatment and diversion programs by $2 million per year. The money would come out of the Department of Health Services and go to the state Department of More >

Department of Public Instruction says 135 private and religious schools registered to accept voucher students

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Public Instruction says 135 private and religious schools in Wisconsin have registered to accept voucher students. DPI says it includes 31 new private schools applying to participate in the statewide voucher program. It allows students who live outside the Milwaukee and Racine Unified school districts to use a More >

Department of Natural Resources identifies 82 parcels of agency land to sell

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources has identified 82 parcels of agency land it wants to sell. The 2013-15 budget requires the DNR to sell 10,000 acres by mid-2017 to help pay down debt in the agency’s stewardship program, the mechanism the DNR uses to borrow money for land purchases. DNR officials say More >

Agendas for School Boards and City/Village Meetings

City of Adams TBA Adams-Friendship School District Public Board Meeting Agenda 2-8-16 City of Elroy TBA Royall School District TBA Hillsboro School District TBA Village of Lyndon Station 02-08-2016 Monthly Village Board Meeting Notice-Agenda City of Mauston Common Council Agenda 2-9-16 Finance and Purchasing Committee Agenda 2-9-16 Public Works Committee Agenda 2-9-16 Mauston School District More >

UW-Richland Student Represents Campus at 13th Annual Posters in the Rotunda

A UW-Richland student from Wonewoc will be representing the university at the 13th Annual Posters in the Rotunda event in the Capitol Rotunda. Ashley Thompson will present “Examining Coastal Beach Sands in North America” and was advised by Professor Dr. Norlene Emerson. The projects were selected by the Senate Professional Development Committee. Undergraduate student researchers More >

Upcoming Cattle Feeder Clinic in Hancock

UW-Extension will once again be conducting a cattle feeder clinic in the area.  The clinic will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station located at N3909 County Road V in Waushara County.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 am with the program starting at 9:30 am.  The clinic will conclude More >

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident in Town of Lyndon

There was a single vehicle rollover accident in the Town of Lyndon last Saturday. 18-year-old Kylie Christensen of Baraboo was traveling west on Highway 12 when the vehicle she was driving drifted onto the snow covered shoulder. She overcorrected, and slid across the roadway. The vehicle entered the ditch and overturned. The vehicle suffered severe More >

Tomah Downtown Survey Ends Soon

Time is running out to fill out the Tomah Downtown Survey. The City of Tomah Long Range Planning Committee, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, is working to assess and evaluate the downtown area, including branding, wayfinding, streetscaping, parking, building design and land uses. The objectives of this planning process are to define a More >

Voter ID Law In Effect for February 16 Preliminaries

With the upcoming February 16 primary election, voters will be required to show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. Most people already have an acceptable form of ID, such as a valid driver’s license, but for those who don’t, a free identification can be acquired at a local Wisconsin Division of Motor More >