Wisconsin ACT scores drop below national average

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s average score on the ACT college entrance exam dropped below the national average in the first year that all graduating seniors took the test. Wisconsin’s average 20.5 score is below the national average of 20.8. The state score is down 1.7 points from last year when 73 percent of seniors took More >

Schimel drops early voting fight

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee and Madison apparently will be able to start early voting next month. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is dropping an attempt to block the state’s largest cities from staring early voting in September for the Nov. 8 election. A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court on Monday denied a request by More >

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader joins call for special prosecutor for Bill Clinton’s foundation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The highest ranking Republican in the Wisconsin state Senate is joining with Donald Trump in calling for a special prosecutor to investigate Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation. Trump’s campaign released a statement Tuesday from Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. He is a Trump supporter and has called for Republicans to unite More >

Milwaukee man charged in a fatal shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man has been charged in a fatal shooting outside a police precinct. A criminal complaint charges 65-year-old Randall Drescher with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Reed Carlsen outside a south side Milwaukee police precinct Aug. 18. The complaint says Drescher told police he and a friend were parked in a More >

Verizon sues Appleton over cell tower

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Verizon Wireless is suing the City of Appleton because its Common Council rejected the company’s plans for a cell tower. A civil complaint filed by Verizon says the council’s decision is in direct conflict with Wisconsin law. The council voted last month to deny Verizon’s permit for a tower on the city’s More >

Tomah Woman Charged with Possession of Narcotic Drugs

A Tomah woman has been charged with possession of narcotic drugs. According to the criminal complaint, 23-year-old Tiffany Kuehl is also charged with possession of a controlled substance, theft, and obstructing an officer. The complaint alleges Kuehl stole medication from a residence on Lincoln Street in Mauston and when returning it at a different location, More >

Minnesota Man Pleads No Contest to Causing Mental Harm to a Child

A Minnesota man was sentenced Thursday in a Juneau County court for an amended charge of causing mental harm to a child. Court records show that 58-year-old Ronald Beckjorden pleaded no contest to the charge before Judge John Roemer. Beckjorden was originally charged with first degree sexual assault of a child. Three other charges of More >

Royall School Board Approves Safety Plan

The Royall School Board approved a new school emergency operations and crisis response plan at its meeting Monday night. The plan had been tabled last month in order to give board members time to look it over. Board President Doug Waterman said it was a cut and dry deal, and thanked Elroy Administrative Police Chief More >

One Seriously Injured in Vehicle Crash in Town of Lyndon

One person was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday in the Town of Lyndon. 21-year-old Daryl Waukau of Wausau was traveling north on County Road HH when he failed to maintain control of his vehicle. The vehicle went into the ditch traveled about 360 feet off the roadway, causing the vehicle to strike More >

Juneau County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Meeting, September 22

Members of the Juneau County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Elroy. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the More >