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Two Vehicle Accident in the Village of Necedah

There was a two vehicle accident in the Village of Necedah Saturday. According to the accident report, 29-year-old Matthew Emery of Necedah was south bound on Highway 80 and 27-year-old Tricia Keating of New Lisbon was traveling northbound. Witnesses said that Keating was distracted and turned south onto 12th Street into the path of Emery’s More >

Charges dropped against 2nd person in homicide case

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Homicide charges have been dropped against a second person in a 2007 slaying in Outagamie County. Judge Nancy Krueger Tuesday approved the decision to drop charges against Dianna Siveny in the death of her domestic partner, Laura Plamann. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1DEgwua ) reports the judge dismissed the charges without prejudice, meaning they could More >

Woman leaves jail after 2001 death trial postponed

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A woman charged with killing a Beaver Dam man in 2001 is out of jail on bond after her trial was postponed until October. The Portage Daily Register (http://bit.ly/1NCSlCY ) reports 39-year-old Leah Waldhart had been in the Columbia County Jail since February 2014. She’s accused of causing the death of Curtis More >

Court upholds $4.6m judgment against travel club business

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld a $4.6 million judgment against a travel club operation for misleading its members. State authorities accused Travel Services, Inc., which operates various clubs that offer members travel discounts, of deceptive practices in 2010. According to court documents, witnesses testified that the clubs’ prize vouchers were More >

Debate over Walker’s budget to begin with judicial issues

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first votes to be taken on Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will be on whether to further erode the already limited power of the secretary of state’s office and to eliminate a panel that provides research on judicial issues. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is scheduled to begin budget votes More >

Mother accused of leaving toddler in hot car to buy drugs

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in La Crosse County have filed charges against a woman accused of leaving her 3-year-old child in a hot car while she visited a drug house. Police say two officers spotted the toddler alone in the car Sunday afternoon when temperatures reached 70 degrees. Police reports say the child More >

Walker says world will be better with trade agreement

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tells a German audience that young people around the world will be stronger if a new trade agreement between the United States and the European Union can be reached. Walker made his comments Tuesday at the Hannover Messe trade show. A recording of his comments provided to More >

Hillsboro School Board Approves Community Education Cooperative

The Hillsboro School Board voted in favor of a Community Education Cooperative. After swearing in newly elected members, Denise Huntley, Jason Oetzman, and Jennifer Schrock, the board voted unanimously to be a part of the cooperative. Superintendent Curt Bisarek said it will provide apprenticeship opportunities for students in their senior year beginning with the 2015-16 More >

Mauston Room Tax Committee Sponsoring Free Workshop to Ensure Businesses Are On Google Maps

The Mauston Room Tax Committee is hosting a free workshop to make sure your business and its location show up on Google Maps. The workshop is open to the public and will be offered in two sessions, Wednesday, April 22, 2-4 p.m. and a duplicate session on Thursday, April 23, 9-11 a.m., at City Hall, More >

Governor Walker Approves Improvement Project at Mauston New Lisbon Union Airport

Governor Scott Walker announced a $266,667 project to install a new automated weather observation system (AWOS) at Mauston New Lisbon Union Airport. The funds will also cover the cost of rehabilitating deteriorated airport pavements with crack filling and seal coating. David Montesinos, project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said that the project More >