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Tomah police identify skeletal remains

TOMAH -- The remains of a body found in Tomah last fall have been identified as a Tomah man who had been missing for over nine months. The Tomah Police Department was notified Tuesday that 80-year-old Harold A. Anderson was the person found dead in the 700 block of Townline Road Sept. 17. His skelet


Winter weather advisory, winter storm watch issued for parts of southeast Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE — A winter weather advisory and winter storm warning have been issued for parts of southeast Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service, the winter weather advisory takes effect at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 for Jefferson County and Washington County. It remains in effect until noon


Tomah PD warn of new credit card scam

TOMAH, Wis. (RELEASE) -- Tomah Police are warning the public about a new scam involving VISA and MasterCard cards. Tomah Police took to Facebook Tuesday night. Here's what they said:


Sparta man accused of making murder threats

A 42-year-old Sparta man was referred to the Monroe County District Attorney after he allegedly threatened to murder several people. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a woman recorded a Dec. 22, 2018, phone call from Brian T. Zillmer, who reportedly said he was going to drive to Michi


Twenty from Tomah join March for Life in Chicago

Thousands of people gathered at the Federal Plaza in Chicago on Jan. 13 for the annual March for Life to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision 46 years ago. The backdrop featured Alexander Calder’s red flamingo sculpture.


$5.9 million Megabucks ticket sold in eastern Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN (WKOW)– A Megabucks player is $5.9 million richer after a drawing Wednesday. Wisconsin Lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at a Kwik Trip in Sheboygan, with the lucky numbers 1, 5, 28, 29, 37 and 44.


Sen. Baldwin: Partial government shutdown has ripple effect

Washington, D.C. (WXOW) The partial government shutdown is not only affecting federal employees. Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says, there’s a ripple effect. Senator Baldwin provided media availability Thursday to the media for questions about the shutdown. She says it now affects people who


Mauston man arrested on meth charges

A Mauston man faces drug charges after police say he was found in possession of methamphetamine. Jacob Williams, 27, is charged with possession of methamphetamine. He faces up to three years six months imprisonment for the charge.


Freezing rain postpones hockey, basketball

Freezing rain froze a pair of Tomah High School sports teams in place Tuesday. Tomah's boys basketball nonconference matchup at home vs. Portage was postponed. No makeup date had been set as off press time. Tomah's next home game is scheduled for Jan. 24 vs. Arcadia.


Paramedics, patient escape fire in Tomah ambulance

SAUK PRAIRIE, Wis. (WKBT) - An ambulance for the Tomah Area Ambulance Service is a total loss after starting on fire. The ambulance crew was transferring an elderly woman from Tomah Memorial Hospital to UW Madison Sunday night when they started having engine trouble.


Colton Buechner wins second place at tournament

Colton Buechner, a 4th grader at Tri County, took 2nd at the Mauston Youth Wrestling tournament on Jan. 13. Colton is nine-years-old and the son of Mike and Laura Buechner of Hancock. Also pictured are fourth place CJ Iverson from Roman, 5th place Fredrick Sandwald from Tomah, first place winner Daw


#Jaymazing: Wisconsin Company Creating Shirts To Support Jayme Closs Fund

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The outpouring of support continues for Jayme Closs and her family. Fresh off the printer Thursday are blue T-shirts with the message “#Jaymazing.” JMS Screen Printing in Cornell, Wisconsin is making the shirts with permission from the family. All proceeds from sales of this shi


Monroe County invites public comment on ATV-route proposals

The Monroe County Highway Department has received proposals to establish off-road vehicle (ATV/UTV) routes on segments of County Highways II, I, B, Q, S, SS, M, A, AA, XU and XX, which represent more than 39 miles of county roads.


Sauk Democrats stand with Juneau County

The Sauk County Democrats stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin citizens who have had their water poisoned. Our organization vows to continue to work towards legislation that protects all of the water in our great state.


Government shutdown impacts local health building project

TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Since construction of the new Tomah Memorial Hospital began more than a year ago, an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has periodically authorized the release of funds to pay expenses.


Niagara, Wisconsin man set for status conference for homicide charge

MARATHON COUNTY, Wisc. (WLUC) - A Niagara, Wisconsin man accused of murdering a man is scheduled for a status conference in March. According to court documents, Lee Franck, 58, is charged with first degree intentional homicide. He also have a few charges involving disorderly conduct and domestic abu


Monroe County Local History Room and Museum to offer lecture series

The Monroe County Local History Room and Museum will host a public lecture series this year. • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: “What Was the CCC? The History and Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps” by Bruce Thayer — Learn more about the federal work program that employed hundreds of young men during


Mile Bluff welcomes first baby of 2019

The first baby of the year born at Mile Bluff Medical Center was welcomed to the world Jan. 2 at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19.25 inches in length. Seth Adam vonStockHausen was born to parents Casey Olson and Mike vonStockHausen of Camp Douglas.


Support for marijuana legalization grows in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Governor Tony Evers has expressed he will take the first step to legalizing medical marijuana in his state budget proposal. This comes following November referendums where Dane and Rock County voters expressed overwhelming support for the legalization and regulation of marijua


Juneau County hires new deputies

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Department has two new deputies. Levi Skeens and Daniel Retallick, both newcomers to the county, began working for the department in the jail. Skeens first became interested in law enforcement in high school. He initially decided to enlist in the military, but family pers