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ADAMS COUNTY WILL HOLD A HEARING THIS AFTERNOON TO SEND A MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER WHO WAS ALSO DECLARED A SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSON IN ADAMS COUNTY NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO TO A MENTAL INSTITUTION. THE HEARING TO RE-DECLARE 63-YEAR-OLD HERBERT DROSTE A SEXUALLY VIOLENT PERSON WILL BE HELD AT 2:30. 

THE PORTAGE COMMON COUNCIL APPROVED A RESOLUTION LAST NIGHT THAT AIMS TO PREVENT COUNTY BUILDINGS FROM MOVING OUT OF THE DOWNTOWN. COLUMBIA COUNTY HAS BEEN CONSIDERING OPTIONS FOR THE FUTURE, WHICH COULD MEAN THE COURTHOUSE AND OTHER DEPARTMENT OFFICES ARE RE-LOCATED. THE RESOLUTION WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. 

AN ACCIDENT NEAR WISCONSIN DELLS AROUND 6:30 YESTERDAY MORNING TOOK THE LIFE OF A RACINE MAN. THE WISCONSIN STATE PATROL REPORTED THAT 58 YEAR OLD PETER J. MILLER LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE, CROSSED BOTH WESTBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE I90/94, AND ROLLED HIS VEHICLE INTO A DITCH. MILLER WAS EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE AND LATER PRONOUNCED DEAD.

RESIDENTS OF THE SAUK COUNTY TOWN OF WINFIELD GATHERED IN THE TOWN HALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS 27 YEAR OLD JEREMY FELIX WHO WILL BE MOVING FROM A FORTIFIED FACILITY IN BARABOO TO THE TOWN OF ABOUT 800. FELIX PLED GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED STRANGULATION IN 2010 AND THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST A DOZEN INDIVIDUALS SENT TO THE HOSPITAL DUE TO HIS ACTIONS. REPRESENTATIVES FROM DUNGARVIN AND CARE WISCONSIN WERE ON HAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE EXACT DATE FOR FELIX’S MOVE INTO THE TOWN IS STILL UNKNOWN

WORK ON MOST HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN WISCONSIN WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND. THE BARRELS WILL BE PULLED BACK STARTING AT ABOUT NOON TODAY. THERE WILL STILL BE LANE RESTRICTIONS, EVEN THOUGH CREWS ARE NOT WORKING. PEAK TRAVEL PERIODS ARE EXPECTED LATER TODAY AND AGAIN ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. 

A MARQUETTE COUNTY STUDENT TOOK HOME A TROPHY AND OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS AFTER TAKING PART IN A COMPETITION EARLIER THIS MONTH. LILLY RADZIKINAS OF WESTFIELD CAME IN SECOND AT THE FIRST JUNIOR AMATEUR TALENT COMPETITION AT THE WISCONSIN STATE FAIR.

A WOMAN WANTED FOR HER INVOLVEMENT IN HOME INVASION BURGLARIES LATE LAST YEAR WILL BE IN COURT TODAY FOR AN ARRAIGNMENT. 26 YEAR OLD TANYA M. O’NEILL WAS ARRESTED EARLIER THIS YEAR ALONG WITH 2 OTHER INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT WITH BURGLARIZING A HOME IN CALEDONIA LAST SEPTEMBER AND IN THE TOWN OF COLUMBUS LAST DECEMBER AND THEN PAWNING THE STOLEN ITEMS.  O’NEILL FACES TWO COUNTS OF BURGLARY AS PARTY TO A CRIME, EACH CHARGE CARRIES A MAXIMUM INTIAL PENALTY OF 7 ½ YEARS IN PRISON.

A MAN IN WISCONSIN DELLS WILL FACE FELONY CHARGES AFTER POLICE FOUND DRUGS IN THE APARTMENT OF A TRANSITIONAL HOUSING COMPLEX HE WAS LIVING IN. 30 YEAR OLD JOE T. ATKINSON FACES TWO FELONY CHARGES AFTER POLICE SAID HE OFFERED METHAMPHETAMINE TO ANOTHER RESIDENT OF THE STEPPING STONE APARTMENT COMPLEX EARLIER THIS MONTH. ATKINSON WAS EVICTED FROM THE APARTMENT AND FACES A MAXIMUM INITIAL PENALTY OF 18 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR THE CHARGES.

A WOMAN FROM NEW LISBON WAS INJURED IN A ONE CAR CRASH LATE LAST WEEK IN THE TOWN OF SEVEN MILE CREEK. 37 YEAR OLD WILMA JACKSON LOST CONTROL OF HER VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 12 & 16, WENT OFF THE SHOULDER AND OVERTURNED IN A DITCH. JACKSON  HAD TO BE EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE. SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HESS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

RESIDENTS OF THE SAUK COUNTY TOWN OF WINFIELD GATHERED IN THE TOWN HALL LAST NIGHT. THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS 26 YEAR OLD JEREMY FELIX WHO WILL BE MOVING FROM A FORTIFIED FACILITY IN BARABOO TO THE TOWN OF ABOUT 800. FELIX PLED GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED STRANGULATION IN 2010 AND THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST A DOZEN INDIVIDUALS SENT TO THE HOSPITAL DUE TO HIS ACTIONS. REPRESENTATIVES FROM DUNGARVIN AND CARE WISCONSIN WERE ON HAND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE EXACT DATE FOR FELIX’S MOVE INTO THE TOWN IS STILL UNKNOWN.

A SEMI ROLLOVER CLOSED PART OF HIGHWAY 80 BRIEFLY YESTERDAY. THE JUNEAU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTED THAT A SEMI HAULING MILK WAS TRAVELING BETWEEN NEW LISBON AND ELROY WHEN IT ROLLED OVER. THE DRIVER WAS TRANSPORTED TO MILE BLUFF MEDICAL CENTER WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

BARABOO BIG TOP PARADE LAST MONTH IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE GENERATED NEARLY ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN SPENDING IN THE CITY. PLANS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY FOR NEXT YEARS PARADE SET FOR JULY 25TH OF 2015. 

A DEAD CROW IN ADAMS COUNTY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE WEST NILE VIRUS LAST WEEK. COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER SUSAN GROSS-ESCH SAYS IT MEANS COUNTY RESIDENTS NEED TO TRY HARDER TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES INCLUDING PUTTING REPELANT ON CLOTHING, DISPOSING OF OR TURNING OVER ITEMS THAT HOLD WATER, CLEANING ROOF GUTTERS & KEEPING GRASS CUT.

THE MONTELLO SCHOOL BOARD IS CONSIDERING A $1.1 MILLION DOLLAR REFERENDUM THAT WOULD BE VOTED ON NEXT SPRING TO CLOSE THE GAP ON A PROJECTED $1.1 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT. OTHER OPTIONS THE DISTRICT COULD CONSIDER ARE ELIMINATING NEARLY 20 TEACHING POSITIONS OR FINDING A WAY TO ADD MORE STUDENTS TO JUSTIFY THE NEED FOR MORE STAFF. THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE OPTIONS AT AN UPCOMING MEETING. 

NUMBERS ARE OUT ON HOW MANY VOTED IN THE FALL PRIMARIES JUST A LITTLE MORE THAN 2 WEEKS AGO. STATE OFFICIALS SAID THAT 12 POINT SEVER PERCENT OF VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS, LESS THAN THE PREDICTED 15 PERCENT. THE CLOSEST RACE IN THE STATE WAS THAT OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS GLENN GROWTHMAN AND JOSEPH LIEBAM. IT WAS THE CLOSEST MARGIN FOR A WISCONSIN HOUSE CONTEST SINCE 1970. WITH GLENN GROWTHMAN NOMINATED TO FACE DEMOCRAT MARK HARRIS IN NOVEMBER FOR THE STATE’S ONLY OPEN HOUSE SEAT WHICH IS BEING GIVEN UP BY TOM PETRI. 

A MAN WANTED FOR BURGLARY AND SUBSTANTIAL BATTERY WILL HAVE A HEARING IN THE COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT TODAY. 23 YEAR OLD LEVI S. BYCZEK HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A HOME IN PORTAGE LAST MONTH AND THEN STRIKING A WITNESS ON THE HEAD WITH A HAMMER. BYZEK FACES TWO FELONY CHARGES FOR THE INCIDENT. THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR THE CHARGES CARRY A COMBINED SENTENCE OF 13 YEARS IN PRISON. 

A JUNEAU COUNTY TEENAGER WAS KILLED LATE LAST WEEK AFTER BEING STRUCK IN THE HEAD BY A TOW STRAP WHILE ATTEMPTING TO FREE A TRACTOR THAT WAS STUCK IN THE MUD. AARON BROCKMAN OF NEW LISBON WAS KILLED IN THE INCIDENT LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. 

A 23 YEAR OLD JUNEAU COUNTY MAN WAS TAKEN TO JAIL AFTER AN INCIDENT LATE LAST WEEK. JOSEPH LOPSINGER OF NECEDAH GOT INTO AN ALTERCATION WITH A FEMALE IN THE 400 BLOCK OF WEST AVENUE IN MAUSTON AND ALLEGEDLY KICKED IN A DOOR TO THE HOME. THE WOMAN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES IN THE INCIDENT. LOPSINGER WAS TAKEN TO THE JUNEAU COUNTY JAIL AND CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND BATTERY. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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