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Help Vilas Craig celebrate milestone birthday
By Steve Prestegard, with additional reporting by Dawn Kiefer. Southwest Wisconsin musician Vilas Craig will celebrate his birthday with a concert and dance at The Phoenix Center bowling alley in Richland Center on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 8 to 11 p.m.
Vernon County Sheriff's Report
The following accidents were reported by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department for the week ending Dec. 3. 11/26 Jessica Anderson, Viola, was backing out of a private driveway on County Road P, in the town of Christiana. Anderson did not see the vehicle behind her, and backed into the parked vehicl
Decorations still viewable at Van Orden mansion
On behalf of the Sauk County Historical Society Board and membership, I would like to thank everyone that helped to make this year's Edwardian Christmas celebration at the Van Orden Mansion in Baraboo a rousing success.
Suspicious driver leads to meth bust in Shawano County
TOWN OF SENECA, WI (WSAU) -- Officers in Shawano County are investigating an incident involving a suspicious driver found along Highway 29 in the Town of Seneca. The incident started with a call about a car in the median along the highway. Officers observed a man sitting in the vehicle with a blanke
IN DEPTH: Rural cities work to attract, retain youth
It’s been a long and unexpected journey, but Alaska natives David Miller and Courtney Ebert say they’ve found a community where as young adults they can work, live, raise a family, have fun and thrive.
Snowmobile trails face issues from late summer flooding
Summer floods will impact the winter snowmobile season. Tom Popp, chairman of the Monroe County Snowmobile Association, only about 75 percent of the trail system will be able to open this season due to washouts from floods in late August and early September. Area snowmobile clubs are waiting for mor
Wisconsin residents seek to preserve Driftless Area
DODGEVILLE, Wis. — The combines and balers are idle but the grain and hay wagons have found new purpose as winter descends on the Driftless Area. Normally, at this time of the year, the wagons are out of sight and stored in pole barns, machine sheds or other out buildings. Only now, they're helping
PREP GYMNASTICS: Baraboo defeats Reedsburg on the road
The Baraboo gymnastics team simply had more depth and experience than Reedsburg on Thursday when the Thunderbirds took down their Badger North Conference rivals 129.325-113.5 in a road dual.
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
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.
Vernon County flood center closes today
This is the last day for area residents to apply in person for flood relief at government recovery centers in western Wisconsin. The Vernon County center at the Westby United Methodist Church will be open today between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Viroqua Elementary School kindergartners write letters to Santa Claus
Students in Janelle Oldham’s kindergarten class at Viroqua Elementary recently wrote “Dear Santa” letters. The Vernon County Broadcaster staff hope you enjoy this bit of holiday cheer.
Solstice dinner to benefit Viroqua area families in need
Luke and Ruthie Zahm, owners of Driftless Café in Viroqua, are once again hoping to bring the community together to help families in need by hosting the third-annual Candle Light Solstice Dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Dinner service begins at 5 p.m., and reservations will not be taken.
Plain Talk: Levitan's book artfully captures Madison in the '60s
What's extra meaningful to me about Stuart Levitan's new book, "Madison in the Sixties," is that I lived and worked in Madison through most of that tumultuous decade and have fond and some not-so-fond memories of those years.
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.
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.
Food service safety class offered
The Sauk County Health Department will offer the ServSafe Manager Certification course which is required to operate a food establishment and for those who want to keep up on food safety practices.
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
PREP WRESTLING: Reedsburg grabs eight pins in win over Mount Horeb
Usually in a Badger North Conference dual, wrestlers try and help their team any way they can-whether it’s avoiding a pin to save points or try and come away with a close win by decision.
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