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Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property staff will also continue to provide routine sweeps of state park system properties.

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With the national average at $2.12, pump prices are, on average, 50-cents less than this time last year. In Wisconsin, the average is $1.81 per gallon. In Lake Mills on Monday, gas was $1.73.

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It didn’t faze Town of Bristol resident Curt La Haise one bit this week when the coronavirus was declared a pandemic.

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Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order prohibiting mass gatherings of 50 people or more statewide to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A copy of Secretary-designee Palm's order can be found here.

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In the next week or two, every home in the United States will receive a letter with an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.

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There will be a benefit for the family of Brandon Clift, Saturday March 21 beginning at 10 a.m. at Lucy’s Hideaway, 5847 E. County Rd. N, Milton.

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At $2.43, the national gas price average is just one penny more expensive than gas prices at this time last year. Gas prices have not been cheaper year-over-year since before Thanksgiving last November. Monday’s average is four cents cheaper than both a week and a month ago. The average gas …

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Just days after her attorney signaled she was headed toward a plea deal, former Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Janelle Gericke was back in court Wednesday facing a new burglary charge, with felony bail-jumping added on.

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A 74-year-old man accused of sharing videos of his sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy appeared in Jefferson County Circuit Court for a status conference Monday.

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Jefferson County is continuing to develop its 10-year update of the County Comprehensive Plan and Agricultural Preservation and Land Use Plan. These plans set a vision, goals and policies, and the framework that can be used to inform decisions about what county leaders should support, encour…

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The road is reduced to one lane near Kwik Trip in Lake Mills while a crew from Forest Construction repairs a forced sanitary line in the area. Avoid the area if possible. The city said in a Facebook post, "the main break resulted in sewage being deposited on the street surface. The spill is …

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The public is invited to hear Ben Wikler, chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, will address the Jefferson County Democrats at its annual President’s Day Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 16, to 8 p.m. at Neighbors Grill & Pizza, 216 Golf Drive, Jefferson. Tickets are $40 and must be purchase…

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According to Wisconsin’s DNR, There really is no sure answer, and no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. The strength of ice cannot be judged by one factor like its appearance, age, thickness, temperature or whether the ice is covered with snow. Ice strength can also vary in different areas …

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Over 20 million people in the United States suffer from addiction.

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The first time he examined a young person complaining of shortness of breath and abdominal pain, Dr. Vivek Balasubramaniam said it looked as though the patient had inhaled hot smoke during a fire.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released reports in the last three days on 29 traffic crashes, which injured two people and resulted in 12 citations.

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Police are still searching for a suspect for a hit-and-run accident involving a teenager on Church Street near Main Street in Watertown.

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Roger Kylmanen, Jefferson County Fair Park supervisor, was recognized as the District 4 VIP at the Wisconsin Association of Fairs annual convention held during the week of Jan. 5 in Wisconsin Dells. The convention had over 1,100 attendees from 68 district and county fairs from across our gre…

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The Johnson Creek Village Plan Commission and Committee of the Whole voted to recommend approval of a plan for a second Kwik Trip gas station/convenience store, with the final formal step of approval scheduled for Jan. 27 at a meeting of the village board.

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul today joined a coalition of law enforcement agencies in announcing the charging of a significant cocaine, heroin and fentanyl trafficking operation between Puerto Rico and Milwaukee. The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Matthe…

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Looking for a self-directed project this semester that can lead to prizes, mentoring and live connections to the business world? The 17th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will accept entries online for the 2020 competition until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

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Influenza hospitalizations are up in the area and state overall, with one child’s death attributed to the respiratory illness, according to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.

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State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision Monday not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Stanford Taylor to the office in January 2019, and her term ends July 2021.

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Despite crude oil price fluctuation and growing geopolitical concerns with Iran in the last week, the national gas price average has held steady at $2.58 since the beginning of the year, according to AAA. Monday’s national average is two cents more than last month and 34-cents more expensive…

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The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants.

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Gene Davis compares collecting to hunting, the only difference is you don’t kill anything except for your savings account.

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The national gas price average held steady on the week at $2.58, but that could change depending on the movement of crude oil prices due to geopolitical concerns, according to AAA. Following airstrikes in Baghdad last Friday, which killed Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani, crude oil pric…

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Wisconsin hospitals and health systems are well-known for providing high-quality and accessible care for Wisconsin citizens, helping to keep Wisconsin communities healthier. And according to a new study released Monday from the Wisconsin Hospital Association, those communities’ economic heal…