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DNR Warden Case

The case of a former DNR warden who was charged with keeping weapons he confiscated from hunters is headed for a trial. 45 year old David Horzewski of Reedsburg was fired in 20-13 because of integrity issues including the use of state resources for personal reasons. A trial date has not yet been set.


Four Year Old Almost Drowns

A four year old child was taken to St. Claire Hospital in Baraboo last Thursday after Dells-Delton EMS and Lake Delton police responded to a call of the possible drowning at an indoor waterpark in Wisconsin Dells shortly after 6 last Thursday evening. A police report stated that the child was last known to be in stable condition.


Missing Person in WI Dells

The Wisconsin Dells Police Department needs the public’s help locating a missing individual. 23 year old John W. Dwyer was last seen around 11:30 Saturday night in the downtown Wisconsin Dells area. He is a white male, 6 foot 1, 150 lbs with red hair. He was last seen wearing a green flannel shirt and Oregon Ducks baseball cap. Anyone with information s encouraged to contact the Wisconsin Dells Police Department at: 608-253-1611


Burglaries in Dane

Four individuals from Sauk & Columbia Counties were arrested late last week for a rash of burglaries that occurred in Dane County earlier this month. 21 year old Drew J. Keenan and 20 year old Mackenzie D. Frydenlund of Sauk City and 24 year old Ashley N Moen & 25 year old Jordan D. Seiler of Portage were arrested for their believed connection to burglaries in the town of Dane. Deputies with the Dane County Sheriff’s office said they forced entry into locked homes and stole valuables including jewelry, precious coins, electronics, cash and firearms. The four face suspicion of burglary charges. 

21 Year Old Charged With Child Abuse

A 21 year old Columbia County man faces felony charges after allegedly abusing a 10 month old baby. Cody M. Russell of Arlington has been charged with physical abuse of the baby boy after an incident earlier this month.


Mauston Schools Referendum

Mauston schools will be having an April referendum to go over state spending caps. The school board approved the referendum Monday night.


Sauk County Alcohol Task Force

One person was arrested last weekend during the Sauk County Alcohol Task Force deployment near Sauk Prairie. The program is made possible through a state grant. 183 other people were given safe rides home by way of the Sauk Prairie Bar Buddies program.


State Loans in Juneau & Adams Counties

Juneau & Adams Counties received multi million dollar state loans Tuesday afternoon. The counties received around 4 ½ million dollars to refinance previous loans.


North Freedom Teen Accused With Battery

A 17 year old North Freedom girl will face charges after being accused of hitting a woman in the head with a shovel. Alyssa Logan Sullivan faces charges of substantial battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Sullivan could face 3 ½ years in prison or a $10,000 fine if convicted.


Big Top Parade Announces Grand Marshalls

The Baraboo Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration committee has announced that this year’s grand marshalls will be the band PHOX who got their start in Baraboo. The group recently appeared before a national tv audience on the show “Conan”. The parade will kick off at 2 o’clock on Saturday, July 25th.


Mauston Man Faces Felonies

A Mauston man will face two felony counts after an incident in the township of Germantown. 42 year old Steven Bass will be in court next month on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and one count of operating a motor vehicle with license revocation due to alcohol or controlled substance.


DOT Meeting in Baraboo

The DOT will hold a public involvement meeting in Baraboo next week to discuss the planned improvements and transfer of highway 123 between Highway DL and South Boulevard. The meeting is Wednesday night at 5 at the Baraboo Civic Center. 


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