Headlining the main stage on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Jefferson County Fair, will be country music’s very own singer-songwriter, Jon Pardi. With the perfect mix of classic country music and contemporary swing, Jon Pardi brings a show to Jefferson County that you won’t want to miss.
Next year, holiday air travelers will face new identification requirements to board their flights. When enforcement of the REAL ID Act begins Oct. 1, 2020, the regular Wisconsin driver license or ID will no longer be accepted identification for domestic air travel or to enter a federal build…
Don't tell Florence Teeters she's too old to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors as a gun deer hunter, along with ziplining, going to Mardi Gras in Louisiana every year and tending to a garden in her bare feet. Yes, she's 104, but who's counting. She sure isn't.
Although most highway construction has wrapped up for the year, Thanksgiving holiday travelers will still need to monitor the weather, watch for deer and deer hunters, and be prepared for the potential of heavy traffic along key travel corridors.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking the public's help in the case of an adult male shot while deer hunting in Washburn County on Sunday, Nov. 24, of the opening weekend of the annual gun deer season, which so far has four hunting incidents.
As Wisconsin and other states eye possible legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use, many effects of using cannabis are still not fully understood.
This weekend hunters are making their way to deer camp for the time-honored tradition of deer hunting. Wisconsin's nine-day gun deer season starts Saturday and runs through Dec. 1.
A holiday tradition which began at the Wisconsin Executive Residence 15 years ago will continue to honor those service members who cannot be home for the holidays.
Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) is looking forward to hosting interns again for the summer of 2020. The internships will run from May until August and will be within several divisions throughout LSC’s trade territory.
Wisconsin hunters are preparing to head out for the nine-day gun deer season opening this Saturday. Nov. 23. The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that deer registration is mandatory for all successful hunters and it's easier than ever to do. DNR suggests keeping this guide han…
Thanksgiving meal food prices in Wisconsin continue to remain stable this year. According to Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual Marketbasket survey the price of a Thanksgiving meal comes in at $61.57.
JEFFERSON — An annual report shows the Wisconsin Department of Corrections has asked Jefferson County Jail administrators to increase inmate access to mental health services six of the last nine years.
Following more than 24 years of elk management and reintroduction efforts, five lucky hunters experienced success in the field during Wisconsin’s second managed elk hunt.
Another Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season is around the corner, and license sales continue to indicate that the hunting tradition is alive and well throughout the state. As of Nov. 17, sales for gun, bow, crossbow, sports and patron licenses reached 538,643 compared to 539,137 in 2018 - a d…
After four years in Lake Mills, Community Purse, Jefferson County has raised $18,000 for various nonprofits in the community. The group hears presentations from nominated charities, last week when the group met Nov. 14 at Sunshine Brewery, the charities were Christmas for Kids through St. Vi…
Even one of Jefferson County’s most heinous crimes and painfully drawn out cold cases — the murders of Tim Hack and Kelly Drew — could not, after four decades, crush the dream of a woman with the closest of ties to the couple.
It’s almost time for the gun deer hunting season in Wisconsin and a new study from Ball State University says there is no link between hunting and the increased use of rifles causing more violent crimes.
After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn’s disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer.
In 1915, Harvey Higley graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Just two years later, the life of this Marinette County native changed forever when the United States declared war on Germany, entering into World War I.
Surviving the holidays can be a challenge for anyone, especially if they’ve lost a loved one. Wondering how to make it through the days and weeks ahead can seem like a daunting task. Spending time with others who lost someone special and share similar experiences can help.
The police officer stopped 18-year-old “Michael” as he pulled out of a central Wisconsin bowling alley one day in 1997, driving an old model Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue.
When Madison barber and business owner Brian Britt, 42, stepped up to a folding table in the entryway of the Urban League of Greater Madison, he had a single goal in his mind: Wipe from his record the decades-old criminal convictions he says are holding him back.
As part of the annual State Patrol awards ceremony today, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers recognized 59 people including law enforcement officers, other government employees and citizens for lifesaving efforts and exemplary public service.
OSI Industries, LLC, a Fort Atkinson, based company is recalling approximately 4,218 pounds of ready-to-eat beef patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced this week.
Although organizers of the proposed 2021 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days were already gearing up for the event, which was to be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park and its surrounding farm fields, the gathering of modern agricultural forces will not take place in Jefferson County — nor any…
Teachers’ salaries in Wisconsin averaged $51,469 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 33rd highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).
Another Wisconsin winter is coming, which means ice fishing, sledding and rising energy bills. Luckily, FOCUS ON ENERGY® has no-cost ways to upgrade your home while helping keep your power bills in check.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $251 million to upgrade rural electric systems in 13 states. The funding includes $38.2 million to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monito…
The public is invited to hear Jill Karofsky, a Dane County Circuit Judge and candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., at The Atrium, 222 Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson, hosted by the Democratic Party of Jefferson County.
A 29-year-old Wisconsin man arrested for fatally striking an off-duty Lake Mills firefighter as he assisted a stranded motorist along the snowy Beltline Highway on New Year’s Eve pled no contest to a charge of operating while suspended causing death, Oct. 3 in Dane County Court.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim in Friday night’s suspicious death in the Township of Leeds. They are now calling it a homicide investigation.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and local health departments, including Jefferson County Health Department, are investigating a cluster of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping.
New state figures show property values in Wisconsin rose last year by the fastest rate since before the Great Recession— a welcome reminder of the economic recovery. However, while some parts of the state have seen strong growth over the past decade, property values in parts of northern and …
In 2011, Sean Pugh was arrested for allegedly violating terms of his release from prison. A year and a half into his roughly two-year stay in the Brown County Jail, he realized he owed the county around $17,000 — the result of a $20 daily “pay-to-stay” fee plus fees from previous jail stints.
September 16 is the birth date of University of Wisconsin graduate Mildred Fish-Harnack. In 1986, the Wisconsin legislature voted to designate every September 16 is Mildred Fish-Harnack Day across Wisconsin.
In 2016, “Roberto” legally came to the United States for the same reason many immigrants do — to earn a living and a slice of the American dream. But Roberto, a native of southern Mexico, says he suffered a nightmare of coercion, financial exploitation, threats and mistreatment while working…
C & R Bass Anglers will be hosting the Chris Truman Memorial Open Bass Tournament this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Rock Lake in Lake Mills.
Area police departments are asking residents to stay vigilant and lock their cars and homes to discourage property invasions.