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Mauston Man Faces Multiple Charges after Domestic Dispute

A 23 year old Mauston man is facing multiple charges including Strangulation and Suffocation, False Imprisonment, Battery and Disorderly Conduct after authorities reported to a Division Street residence on June 5th for a welfare check.  Witnesses had called authorities due to a lot of screaming being heard from the residence.  Witnesses had heard a man More >

French Fry Fire Leads to Minor Damage in Kalahari Resort Condo

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, at approximately 5:56PM, the Delton Fire Department was notified of a fire inside of a condo unit at the Kalahari Resort. Officers from the Lake Delton Police Department arrived and were able to confirm the condo was not occupied but was full of smoke. Upon arrival of the fire department, More >

Shopko Workers Seek Promised Severance Payments

A group of Shopko workers has signed a letter asking for the severance payments they were originally promised when the company filed for bankruptcy.  A federal judge approved the retailer’s plan to phase out its operations last week and that sets things up for the remaining stores to close by the end of the month.  More >

State Budget Work Could Be Wrapped Up This Week

There’s still work to be done, but the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee could complete work on the two-year Wisconsin state budget this week.  The spending plan would then advance to the state Assembly and Senate.  The committee still has to put the finishing touches on possible tax cuts and how much money to dedicate to More >

New Transportation Plan Could Mean Bigger Fees On Wisconsin Drivers

The final version of a state transportation plan would give the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee the authority to add millions of dollars in fees.  All leaders in Wisconsin state government are trying to come up with new ways to pay for road construction and maintenance.  The Republican plan passed by the committee last week could More >

City of Mauston Meetings

June 11 – Public Works Committee June 11 – Finance & Purchasing Committee June 11 – Ordinances, Licenses, and Permits Committee June 11 – Common Council

Georgia Fracking Company Sues DNR Over Denied Permit

A Georgia fracking company is challenging the Department of Natural Resources’ decision to deny it a permit to build a sand processing plant in Monroe County.  Meteor Timber wants to spend 75-million dollars on the project which involves filling 16 acres of wetland.  When Republican Scott Walker was governor the permit was granted in 2016.  More >

New Lisbon Principal Fined $465.60 for Disorderly Conduct

New Lisbon Middle and High School Principal Gary Syftestad has been fined $465.60 after being found guilty on a Disorderly Conduct Charge.  He pleaded no contest.  The fine comes after video footage shows Syftestad pushing a student and twisting the chest area of the student.  This incident happened in May of 2018 after Syftestad heard More >

Camp Douglas Woman Faces More Drug Charges In Juneau County

33 Year old Tara Scott of Camp Douglas is making the news again.  We reported on her last week for selling drugs to a confidential informant.  A New Lisbon Police Officer recognized Scott driving in New Lisbon.  The officer knew she did not have a valid license and knew she was a suspect illegal drug More >

115.8grams of Marijuana Found in Indiana Mans Vehicle in Juneau County

An Indiana man is facing a charge of Possession of THC in Juneau County.  Authorities received a driving complaint on a silver Toyota Camry on I90 in Juneau County.  The State Patrolmen was able to locate the vehicle and perform a traffic stop.  As the trooper approached he could detect an odor of marijuana.  The More >