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Wisconsin Dells man leads police on chase through Portage

PORTAGE (WKOW) -- 29-year-old Michael Gonzalez is behind bars after police received a 911 call for a fight in an alleyway on the 100 block of E. Conant Street in Portage. Police say when they arrived Gonzalez fled on foot from officers. Portage police were able to track down Gonzalez who had two war

WKOW.COM - 2017-09-23 03:23:00

Character Education is school-wide, student-led in Portage High School

This school year, Portage High School's emphasis on building strong character traits for students is not unique, Principal Robin Kvalo said. Not yet. "Quite frankly, every school focuses on character traits," she said when asked if a new initiative might blaze a trail for other schools to follow. Kv

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 20:30:00

Dells man leads Portage officers on cross-town chase

Police arrested a Wisconsin Dells man Thursday when a call resulted in a pursuit by way of two foot chases and a ride from a passing vehicle. Michael J. Gonzales, 29, is being held in Columbia County Jail facing charges of obstructing an officer and bail jumping along with two misdemeanor cases in S

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:56:00

Portage police chase down man with two warrants for arrest

PORTAGE, Wis. - Officers from the Portage Police Department arrested a man with two warrants for arrest out of Sauk County Thursday, according to police. The Portage Police Department was called Thursday afternoon for help regarding a physical altercation in an alley behind a multi-family dwelling.

CHANNEL 3000 - 2017-09-21 21:39:02

Portage County natives in Florida seek hometown help for Hurricane Irma relief

NAPLES - Two Portage County natives who now live in Florida are looking for their hometown's help to provide relief for Hurricane Irma victims. Ron and Aschley Kezeske relocated from the Stevens Point area to Naples in 2009. Although they survived the hurricane with minimal damage, not all their nei

STEVENSPOINTJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-21 16:23:33

Portage library loading up on video games

Video games in Portage will soon level up - and then some. The Portage Public Library has announced that big boosts to its collection of video games will occur in the fall. Right now, its stack of games is only about 20 titles. That's going to look like a drop in the bucket by the end of the year. "

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:19:00

Three face felony charges after Portage traffic stop yields 17 pounds of pot

Three suspects arrested near Portage Saturday, allegedly in possession of a large quantity of marijuana, appeared in court Wednesday on felony drug charges. Jodi Lyn O'Connor, 46, of Stevens Point was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 20:53:00

Ernstmeyer, McGonigle to marry

Dave and Pam McGonigle of Baraboo, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Ann McGonigle, to Michael Allen Ernstmeyer, son of Mark and Tanya Ernstmeyer of Reedsburg. Kayla graduated from Baraboo High School in 2012 and is currently employed as a dental assistant at Dells Dental in Lake Delt

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 20:00:00

Stellpflug column: It's not hard to experience nature's healing power

Buy Now Portage students Emilio Lopez, left, and Brady Paske identify a shagbark hickory tree in the Portage school forest during a visit on Earth Day in 2016.Daily Register file photo When I spend several days raking, chopping wood or trimming garden flowers; I feel tired, sore and amazingly wonder

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 16:45:00

Columbia County panel hears budget proposals

There's so much more to creating Columbia County's annual budget than crunching numbers. And, without the moments when the Columbia County Board's Finance Committee hears details about each county department's projects and goals, the long days spent in departmental budget hearings, this week and nex

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 22:15:00

Sept. 21-23: Operation Football scores

Updated: 9:35 PM CDT Sep 22, 2017 It's Week 6 of Operation Football! Antigo 7, Medford Area 0 Bangor 66, Necedah 0 Black Hawk 50, Benton/Scales Mound, Ill. 0 Brookfield Academy 41, St. John's NW Military Academy 6 Brookfield East 45, Wauwatosa East 0 Cedar Grove-Belgium 51, Oostburg 0 Columbus 21

WISN - 2017-09-23 02:35:00

Hope Solo says she has settled grievance with US Soccer

Hope Solo says she's settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women's national team last year following comments she made at the Rio Olympics. The settlement was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle. Solo was suspended for six months and her contract with the federa

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL - 2017-09-22 18:29:13

Alzheimer's walk raises $30, 517

A dedicated group of 192 people turned out on Sept. 16 for the 17th annual Sauk County Alzheimer's Walk in Baraboo, raising $30,517 to support local programs and services available through the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Alzheimer's Walk participants stepped forward and gave hope t

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 17:43:00

Opioid Task Force cracks down on addiction in Wisconsin

MADISON (WKOW) -- The crackdown on Wisconsin's opioid crisis is taking another step forward with a special task force to help addicts. Governor Walker's task force met on Friday in Baraboo to continue its work toward ending the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. The group of lawmakers spoke specifically ab

WKOW.COM - 2017-09-23 03:06:00

Donald A. Downs: Time to end kangaroo court tribunals on campus

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, speaking this month at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, said she plans to change the way colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual violence on campus, overturning Obama-era rules. JACQUELYN MARTIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS An achievement of the mo

MADISON - 2017-09-22 20:37:00

Homicide defendant issued citations in three-car collision

A Baraboo homicide defendant who was free on bond when she was involved in crash that injured three people earlier this month has been cited for traffic violations in the incident. On Thursday, two citations that the Sauk County Sheriff's Department issued against 25-year-old Amanda N. Rotar were fi

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00

Circus World sticks with decades theme and will highlight the '50s in 2018

Circus World visitors can expect to hear doo wop under the big top next summer. The Baraboo museum this week announced a 1950s theme for its 2018 summer performance season, along with a few new and returning acts. Circus World executive director Scott O'Donnell said museum leaders decided to highlig

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 22:30:00

Climate change is real, just ask a local farmer

A roomful of 25 people in 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Baraboo were asked, "When did you first become aware of climate change?" A surprising number said "in 1988." Living in Kenosha that summer, a long string of hot, cloudless summer days prompted me to wonder, "Maybe global warming coul

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 20:38:00

GALLERY: Baraboo High School celebrates 2017 homecoming with community

Baraboo residents take part in homecoming festivities on Friday. Photos are from the Baraboo High School pep rally and the annual homecoming parade. Buy Now Baraboo High School homecoming king Braydon Scarborough crowd surfs during Friday's homecoming parade downtown. Paige Goeckermann, not picture

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 23:45:00

Paul graduates from boot camp

PFC Nicholas Paul, 20, of Portage, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Aug. 11, 2017. PFC Paul successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego in Training Platoon 2154. Following 10 days of leave fishing with fa

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 15:40:00