Michigan Man Arrested In Columbia County
A 37 year old man wanted in Michigan was arrested in Columbia County while he was on a fishing trip recently. Isaac Allen Hudgen of Niles Michigan faces felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, a felony charge of weapons possession and a misdemeanor of maintaining a drug house. He could face over a decade in prison if convicted of the charges.
Mauston Company Expands
A Mauston company continues to expand. Dumore Corp of Mauston recently made an announcement of the acquisition of Grove Die Casting of Union Grove. No purchase price was released.
Sauk County Home Sales Down
Home sales in Sauk County went down in the month of January, while prices rose significantly. A Wisconsin Realtors Association Report stated that only 30 homes sold in the county last month, which is a drop from the 45 sales in January of 2014. The median price of homes sold last month statewide was $135,000, while in Sauk County the median price was $170,000.
Packers Coming To Sauk County
The Green Bay packers have announced a stop in Sauk County for their annual tailgate tour on April 16th. The Packers will be at the Ho Chunk Upper Dells Ballroom for a benefit for People Helping People.
Permit For Exotic Animals
The town of Lyndon Plan commission recently approved a conditional use permit for exotic animals used for children’s shows to stay in the town. The decision was made after an animal exhibitor in the town applied for the permit. The permit will be valid for a year at a time and a hearing will be held annually before its renewal.
Sex Offender In Mauston
The Juneau County Sheriff’s Department is notifying residents in Mauston of a sex offender moving to the area. James D. Kern has served his time and is no longer wanted by law enforcement. He is moving to 529 Gateway Ave. room 143 in Mauston. Kern is a lifetime registrant of the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program and is monitored by a GPS ankle bracelet.
Corn Maze Coming To Baraboo
The Sauk County Board’s Conservation, Planning and Zoning Committee voted to approve plans for a corn maze north of Baraboo. The plans were submitted by a company called Lifeonaire Acres. The maze will be located between County Highway A & Crawford Street north of the city.
Saturation Patrol Results
The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office has released the results of their Saturation Patrol last Friday. The results showed that there were no drunk driving arrests, however there were two speeding violations, four traffic sign violations, one drug violation, five other violations and 32 warnings. The goal of the patrol is to convince drivers not to drive while impaired.
Devils Lake Historic Designation
Devils Lake State Park has become the second state park in to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park won approval by committees of the US Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Historical Society. The first state park in the state to be listed was Copper Falls in Ashland County in 2005.