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Steve Cahalan: Restaurants open in Tomah and McGregor

Tomah has a new restaurant, while new owners have reopened a McGregor, Iowa, restaurant that closed a few years ago. Tomah Mayor Mike Murray opened his new Murray’s On Main restaurant last week at 810 Superior Ave., in part of the new 3rd Gen LLC development at the former site of the former Tee Pee


Missing Kzoo woman found dead in Wisconsin

KENOSHA, Wis. (WOOD) — A missing Kalamazoo woman has been found dead near the Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin. Kenosha, Wisconsin police confirmed Monday that a body found around 2:20 p.m. Saturday belonged to Amanda Hanover.


Monroe County Board to consider new treasurer, hiking camping fees

The Monroe County Board of Supervisors will discuss a resolution to appoint a new treasurer during the board's regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 27. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the county board room at the Monroe County Justice Center in Sparta.


SHERIFF'S REPORT: Wilton man referred for fourth OWI

A 40-year-old Wilton man was referred to the district attorney for fourth-offense drunk driving after police responded to a Feb. 20 crash in the town of Wellington. According to the report, Ryan R. Brandau crashed a pickup truck into a snowbank shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Hwy. P. A deputy found the


One dead, one injured in separate ATV crashes in southwest Wisconsin

One man was killed and another injured during the weekend in separate all-terrain vehicle crashes in Lafayette and Vernon Counties. Patrick McDermott, 68, of rural Blanchardville, was killed Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his ATV and overturned on Highway F in Lafayette County, the Sheriff


CANDIDATE PROFILE: Komiskey seeks to retain seat, Gigous seeks first term

The Tomah City Council District 1 seat is on the April 2 spring election ballot. The seat will be for a two-year term. Incumbent Mary Ann Komiskey has served as Tomah city council member for District 1 since April 2015. She ran unopposed for the seat after incumbent Bobby King did not seek re-electi


County prosecutor shot to death in Wisconsin

SYCAMORE – A mother of one who was shot to death by her ex-husband in an incident of domestic violence Saturday was also a prosecutor with the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s office.


Tomah man accused of molesting child

A 28-year-old Tomah man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for sexual assault of a child. Gene E. Sheppard is accused of assaulting the child June 10, 2018, at a town of Sparta residence. According to the report, the child told police an intoxicated Sheppard placed his hand down the


Body found in Wisconsin River in Mosinee

MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAW)-- The Mosinee Police Department says they're working to contact family of person found dead Sunday in the Wisconsin River before they publicly release an identification.


Wisconsin man stabbed to death in Harrah’s Casino hotel in Joliet; suspect sought

Joliet police are investigating the death of a Wisconsin man who was stabbed Sunday at Harrah’s Casino hotel. Joliet police responded to a call of a fight about 10 p.m. at the hotel, 151 N. Joliet St., and found the victim, Emanuel M. Burgrino, in a hallway. The 75-year-old man, from Hales Corners,


Xcel Energy's second solar garden up and running in our area

CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT) - Xcel Energy's seven acre solar garden site is operating and generating renewable energy for customers off of Highway 33 in Cashton. Xcel's first solar garden was build in Eau Claire in the fall of 2007.


SMSU BASEBALL: SMSU drops pair of one-run games to WSU

MAUSTON, Wis. – The Southwest Minnesota State baseball team dropped two more heart-breaking games on Saturday, losing a pair of one-game runs to Winona State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference baseball at the Woodside Sports Complex.


Tomah woman face multiple drug charges

A 40-year-old Tomah woman faces multiple drug charges after police responded to an unrelated case at a Cedar Lane residence March 15. Debra Lynn Anderson was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney after city of Tomah police allegedly found marijuana, methamphetamine and unauthorized prescri


Tomah ACT to present I Love Lucy spoof

That is the idea behind the Area Community Theatre's production of Trouble at The Tropicabana, a spoof based on the 1950s sitcom. Director Dale Stafslien said the show follows Ricky Bicardi, the owner of the Tropicabana night club, his wife, Lucy, and his best friend, Fred Schmertz, and his wife, Et


High school track and field: Cashton strong at host indoor meet

The Cashton High School boys track and field team won (79½) and the girls team took third (65½) at an indoor meet held at UW-La Crosse’s Mitchell Hall. On the boys side, Austin Schaldach won the 200 (24.92 seconds), and then teamed with Kristt Hilden, Michael Barnes, and James Harter to win the 800


New Lisbon man sentenced to 15 years in prison for child pornography production

MADISON, Wis. - A Juneau County man found guilty of producing child pornography will spend the next several years in prison. Andrew Steiskal, 23, of New Lisbon, was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.


College roundup: Ghelfi helps start late Viterbo rally in DH slpit

MAUSTON, Wis. – The Viterbo baseball team split a doubleheader against Presentation College Sunday, as the V-Hawks won Game 1, 5-4, then fell 4-0 in the nightcap at Woodside Sports Complex on Sunday.


Two referred to DA for child abuse

Two Tomah residents were referred to the Monroe County District Attorney for child abuse after police watched a video of the incident. Police viewed the video March 6, which, according to the report, shows Cora R. Loendorf, 37, on top of a child and pinning the child’s arms to the floor. Loendorf re


Local schedule: Saturday, March 23

TRACK AND FIELD: Nonconference—Cashton Invitational at UW-L, 9 a.m.; Aquinas, Central, Logan, Holmen, Onalaska at Mauston Invitational (UW-L), 3 p.m.; Aquinas, Central, Logan at UW-Stout Invitational, 4 p.m.


Hansen's IGA acquires former Gordy's store in Eau Claire

The Gordy’s Market location in Eau Claire is officially becoming a Hansen’s IGA Market grocery store. Hansen’s IGA, with its headquarters in Bangor and already operating 11 grocery stores in western Wisconsin, announced Wednesday they have officially acquired the store at 1031 W. Clairemont Ave. The