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A FIRE ON EAST STREET IN BARABOO WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED LAST NIGHT AFTER THE BARABOO FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AROUND 8 O’CLOCK LAST NIGHT. THE FIRE OCCURRED AT A FREESTANDING GARAGE AND ALTHOUGH THE BUILDING HAD SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE – NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

 

PORTAGE PRIDE WILL HAVE THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL CLEAN UP DAY EARLY NEXT WEEK. INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS WILL MEET AT COLLIPP-WORDEN PARK IN PORTAGE AT 9 O’CLOCK NEXT TUESDAY MORNING AND THEN DIVIDE INTO GROUPS THAT WILL TRAVEL THROUGHOUT PORTAGE TO CLEAN UP. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE PORTAGE PRIDE FACEBOOK PAGE.

 

ADD THE CITY OF ADAMS AND VILLAGE OF FRIENDSHIP TO THE LIST OF MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE CANCELLED THE MANDATE TO RUN A STEADY STREAM OF WATER – EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE ALREADY TOLD RESIDENTS THAT THEY CAN STOP THE STEADY STREAM INCLUDE: ELROY, PORTAGE, PARDEEVILLE, MONTELLO, MAUSTON, NEW LISBON, PRAIRIE DU SAC, SAUK CITY & REEDSBURG.

 

CREWS ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO WORK ON THE BUFFALO LAKE DAM PROJECT BEGINNING ON MONDAY WITH WEATHER PERMITTING. THE LAKE IS EXPECTED TO BY FULL BY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

 

A MADISON MAN THAT WAS ORDERED TO SERVE TIME BEHIND BARS AFTER CHARGES OF SELLING DRUGS IN WISCONSIN DELLS WILL BE SENTENCED LATER THIS MONTH ON A MURDER CHARGE IN DANE COUNTY. 27 YEAR OLD MANFORD L. WHITE APPEARED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ON WEDNESDAY AND PLED NO CONTEST TO FELONY POSSESION OF INTENT TO DELIVER COCAINE.  WHILE ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN A BEATING DEATH OF A MAN IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR. WHITE PLED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE IN FEBRUARY AND WILL HAVE A SENTENCE HEARING LATE NEXT WEEK.

 

FIRST LADY TONETTE WALKER WILL BE AT THE MACKENZIE CENTER/POYNETTE GAME FARM NEXT THURSDAY AS PART OF HER MONTHLY “WALK WITH WALKER”. SHE WILL BE JOINED BY DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM SECRETARY STEPHANIE KLETT AND DNR DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR KRISTY ROGERS. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO JOIN BY MEETING IN THE SOUTH TRAILS PARKING LOT. AT 9 O’CLOCK NEXT THURSDAY MORNING. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WALKWITHWALKERWI.ORG

 

A WOMAN FROM CAMBRIA FACES THE POSSIBILITY OF A CENTURY IN PRISON AFTER AUTHORITIES REPORT THAT SHE HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A MINOR. 21 YEAR OLD MISTINE R. CREGGER WAS ORDERED LAST FALL TO SERVE PROBATION ON THE CHARGE OF FELONY PHYSICAL ABUSE OF A CHILD. AND APPEARED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT EARLIER THIS WEEK AFTER ALLEGEDLY HAVING CONTINUED RELATIONS WITH THE TEENAGE BOY. EACH OF THE CHARGES OF FOUR COUNTS OF FELONY SECOND DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD AS A REPEAT OFFENDER- CARRIES A MAXIMUM INITIAL PENALTY OF 25 YEARS IN PRISON. A COURT HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE IN JUNE.

 

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CREATIVE SPARK OF BARABOO ARE HOSTING A CITY WIDE CLEAN UP TOMORROW. TOMORROW’S EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 1:30 TOMORROW AT THE SAUK COUNTY COURTHOUSE SQUARE.

 

 


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