Power Line Approved
The High Powered Badger Coulee Transmission Line got final approval from the state public service commission yesterday. The one hundred 80 mile lines northern route of two proposed routes was officially approved. Initial line approval was given last month. Utilities plan to start negotiating with landowners along the lines route in May. It’s expected to be completed by 2018.
Saturation Patrol in Juneau County
A Highly visible enforcement saturation patrol is taking place tonight from 7 – 3 in Juneau County. The County Sheriff’s office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively in an effort to combat impaired driving with the ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths.
PHOX Wins Award
A Baraboo based ensemble was named band of the year at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards last weekend. PHOX, who was recently announced in the lineup at Summerfest won the award for the second year in a row. The group will also be the Grand Marshalls of the Baraboo Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration this July.
Public Schools Receive Aide
Public school districts throughout the state will share $35.5 million in library aid, which will be paid April 27th from the Common School Fund, the only state funding specifically designated for the purchase of materials for school libraries. Regionally the Baraboo school district will receive over $119,000, Wisconsin Dells over $64,000, Westfield will receive over $35,000 and Mauston will receive over $59,000. Districts must use the aid by June 30th for the purchase of print, digital, and technology resources.
Statewide Manhunt Ends
A statewide manhunt ended yesterday in Sauk County. 39 year old Eric T. Hall who has been the subject of numerous crime alerts and a statewide manhunt for burglaries was arrested at Ho-Chunk Casino. Hall was involved in three burglaries in the county last summer. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Lake Delton and Baraboo police department.
Gun Stolen In Juneau County
Authorities in Juneau County need the public’s help locating a stolen handgun. According to an incident report a man had his vehicle parked in the Germantown township and found that someone broke into his vehicle sometime between the night of April 16th and morning of April 17th and took a Glock G42 black pistol from his glove box. If you have information on this crime contact the Juneau County Crimestoppers at: juneaucrimestop.com
Scam in Baraboo
Baraboo Police are issuing a scam alert. If you receive a phone call from your local utility claiming that you owe a large amount of money, contact your utility first even if it appears that the call comes from a local phone number. Do not give out any personal information. If you feel you’ve been the victim of a scam you are encouraged to contact law enforcement.
Wyocena Man Sentenced
The Wyocena man charged with repeated sexual assault of child for having intercourse with a 15 year old girl when he was 20 was sentenced yesterday. Brandon J. Hagy will spend 12 months in Columbia County Jail with conditional release for work, school and treatment, followed by 5 years of probation.