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Twinklefest Parade set for Friday night at 7

Twinklefest Parade set for Friday night at 7

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Viroqua’s 20th annual Twinklefest parade will take place Friday night at 7 p.m. on Main Street. The theme for this years parade is “Back in the 80’s,” which pays tribute to the final year of the dacade, and the first year of the Viroqua Chamber Main Street project. In addition to the parade this year, […]

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3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

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Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

Crash causes State Highway 35 to close for several hours Tuesday

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says State Hwy 35 was closed for several hours Tuesday afternoon following a head-on crash. The Sheriff’s Office says at approximately 3:32 p.m.a two vehicle crash occurred on State Hwy 35 in the township of Freeman between cottonwood Pkwy and Old State Hwy 35. Investigators say Bealis R Giddings, 62, […]

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Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

Jackson County authorities search for missing woman

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a missing and endangered 49-year-old woman. The Sheriff’s Office said because of medical reasons it is important to find Roberta K. Rave as soon as possible. Her family is asking for assistance in locating her. Authorities said Rave drives a 2008 tan Dodge […]

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Damage reported at Vernon County park

Damage reported at Vernon County park

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Property Damage during the evening hours of Monday, November 24, 2014 or early morning hours of Tuesday, November 25, 2014, severe damage was done to the grass at Esofea Park, which is on Park Road in the Town of Jefferson. The intentional damage was done by at least two vehicles by driving and spinning through […]

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Help available for Medicare enrollment changes

Help available for Medicare enrollment changes

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Only a few days remain for Medicare enrollees to make choices about their benefits for next year.  Sunday December 7th is the last day of Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, when decisions can be made about health and prescription coverage for 2015. During annual open enrollment, persons enrolled in Medicare have a number of choices […]

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Mail drop-off box stolen in Monroe County

Mail drop-off box stolen in Monroe County

| November 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing U.S. Mail Drop box that was taken sometime between 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 22 and 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 24 from outside the Warrens Post office. The box was unbolted and removed. If anyone placed mail in the drop box over the weekend we encourage you to call […]

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Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

Florida man accidentally shot in the leg in town of Sterling

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John  Spears reports an accidental shooting that occurred in the town of Sterling on Skrede Road at approximately 5:25 p.m on Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Office Antonio A. Cruz,  71, of Viroqua was unloading his gun outside of his residence when the firearm accidentally discharged and the bullet went through the […]

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Semi driver survives train crash in Trempealeau County

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

TOWN OF LINCOLN, Wis. (AP) – The driver of a semi escaped serious injury when his rig was struck by a train and overturned in Trempealeau County. The crash happened Thursday in the Town of Lincoln. Sheriff’s officials say the 50-year-old Winona, Minnesota man failed to see the railroad crossing lights. A Canadian National train […]

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Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

Duane M. Ford announces retirement from Southwest Tech

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore, Wis. – On Thursday, November 20, the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College District Board accepted the retirement announcement and resignation of President Duane M. Ford, effective June 30, 2015. Ford became President of Southwest Tech on July 1, 2011.  Prior to coming to Southwest Tech, he served as the Dean of the College of Business, […]

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