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Video, anti-Semitic fliers target Wisconsin school ahead of meetings over Nazi salute
BARABOO, Wis. — Authorities are trying to determine who posted anti-Semitic fliers ahead of planned meetings next week over a photograph of Wisconsin high school boys appearing to give a Nazi salute.
Nigerian mother deals with prosecutors in fasting death case
A Nigerian native charged with starving her two sons -- one of them to death -- during a religious fast has reached an agreement with Sauk County prosecutors. In September, the Sauk County District Attorney’s Office charged Titilayo A. Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, with two felony counts of child negle
Friends of the Reedsburg Library launch fund drive
Where communities build libraries, libraries build community. Since 1899 the Reedsburg Public Library has served as a community hub where local groups can meet, where library staff provide a multitude of programs, and where citizens might borrow, at no cost, a myriad of materials for both educationa
Archery season starting at Reedsburg Outdoors Club
The Reedsburg Outdoor Club indoor archery season is starting in December, located at S2064 Luedtke Road, Reedsburg. Open shooting starts from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 19 and 26 and cost $3 per hour for individuals and $5 per hour for families. Signup and free shooting will begin from 5-10 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3. T
Reedsburg school board may sell, give cemetery land
A half acre parcel owned by the School District of Reedsburg where a small one room schoolhouse used to sit could turn into an expansion of a cemetery in the Town of Dellona. At the Dec. 3 buildings and grounds committee meeting it was recommended to pass along to the full board of education a reque
2 drunken drivers arrested during Sauk County traffic stops, sheriff says
MERRIMAC, Wis. - Two drunken drivers were arrested Monday during traffic stops in Sauk County, sheriff’s officials said. A Sauk County sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop around 2:30 p.m. for a speeding violation on Bluff Road near Dan Mar Court in the Town of Merrimac, according to a release.
Panel eyes horseshoe restrictions on Sauk County highways
Citing concerns about asphalt damage, a committee is considering new horseshoe restrictions on Sauk County highways. The concern is aimed at a metal application the Amish and others weld to horseshoes in order to improve traction and lessen wear. Officials say the application can harm roads, especia
Wisconsin Men Plead Guilty Charges Linked to Killing of Mountain Lion
Three Wisconsin men pleaded guilty to charges linked to the killing of a mountain lion in January 2017. Robert Peters, 53, and Steven Reindahl, 55, both of Turtle Lake, pleaded guilty in federal court on Dec. 12 of hindering a federal grand jury investigation by providing false testimony about the 2
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Second half surge lifts Reedsburg past DeForest
It was a special night for the Reedsburg girls basketball team on Dec. 8. The Beavers played host to DeForest, where a barrage of 3-pointers from the Norskies put Reedsburg in a hole in the first half. Reedsburg was able to climb back into it however, winning 54-42 in a Badger North Conference showd
Reedsburg proceeds with potential extension on Viking Drive
While it could be years in the making, Reedsburg is pursing plans to extend Viking Drive to provide easier access to the industrial park. At the Dec. 10 regular meeting, the common council unanimously approved to allow the city to start conversations and present plans with the Wisconsin Bureau of Ae
Reedsburg City Administrator resigns over error, taxes will increase over 6 percent
Stephen Compton resigned from his duties as city administrator for Reedsburg amid budget errors and miscommunication with the council when presenting the 2019 budget that resulted in an over six percent tax increase for taxpayers the council did not approve.
DNR records 4th firearm deer season injury
MADISON, Wsi. - State wildlife officials have recorded another firearm-related injury stemming from the nine-day gun deer season. Department of Natural Resources officials initially announced three firearm-related injuries in Columbia, Dunn and Sauk counties, the fewest injuries in the history of th
Baraboo schools named to Advanced Placement honor roll
Four area school districts earned a place on the annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll for improving participation and scores over the last two years on exams that can earn high school students college credit.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Portage unable to overcome slow start in loss to Reedsburg
A slow first half weighed down the Portage boys basketball team Tuesday night. The Warriors were unable to rally from an 11-point halftime lead, falling to Reedsburg, 71-57, in a Badger North Conference game at Reedsburg Area High School. The loss comes after back-to-back wins and drops the Warriors
GALLERY: Reedsburg gymnastics vs. Viroqua
Check out photos from the Reedsburg vs. Viroqua gymnastics meet on Dec. 10.
Plain gas station robbed by man in Packers hat, Sauk County Sheriff says
A man wearing a Green Bay Packers hat robbed a gas station in Plain Saturday night, getting cash before fleeing on foot. The robbery happened at about 9:30 p.m. at the Kwik Stop on the corner of Main Street and Highway 23, the Sauk County Sheriff's Office said.
Baraboo addresses viral Nazi salute photo with all-day assembly and community presentation
After a series of listening and talking sessions, the Baraboo community has scheduled its first events in response to a viral photo of boys giving a Nazi salute before the high school’s junior prom last spring, including an all-day high school peace assembly.
Credit rating agency gives Sauk County positive marks
A national credit rating agency says Sauk County government is in better shape than many of its peers. In its annual update, Moody’s Investors Service gave the county an Aa1 rating, the second highest possible. The report noted the county’s rating was slightly stronger than the median for counties n
Sauk County foster care toy drive
BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV) - Lauren Almeida is in the process of becoming a foster parent in Sauk County and wanted to help in the holiday season to make sure kids in the area had presents for Christmas.
Deputies look for gas station robber wearing Packers hat
VILLAGE OF PLAIN, Wis. - Sauk County officials are looking for a man who robbed a gas station Saturday night, sheriff’s deputies said. Sauk County emergency crews were called around 9:35 p.m. about a robbery at the Palin Kwik Stop gas station in the Village of Plain, according to a release.