In North Carolina’s Surry County, emergency crews responded to 371 drug overdose calls in 2018.
Nurse Debra Zuhse-Green was stunned to learn that the state of Wisconsin wanted her to repay $57,000 she had received for providing home care to children with significant medical needs.
The Village of Poynette approved its 2019 budget after a public hearing meeting Monday night. The budget amounts to $4.427 million, which includes village-operated utilities like water and sewer.
Several topics, including abortion, roads and healthcare, came up during a recent debate featuring candidates for Wisconsin's Assembly District 42.
The Poynette-Dekorra-Lowville EMS District narrowly avoided the shuttering of its volunteer EMT program, thanks to an experienced firefighter and paramedic stepping forward to assume director duties.
Records obtained by the Lodi Enterprise/Poynette Press on Officer Sam Yanke, who resigned after a Sept. 26 traffic stop, paint a mixed picture of his time with the Poynette Police Department.
Wisconsin’s 42nd Assembly District candidates Ann Groves Lloyd (D-Lodi) and Jon Plumer (R-Lodi) have committed to participate in a Lodi Optimist Club candidate forum on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from noon until 1 p.m. at Lodi High School in the Large Group Instruction Room, 1100 Sauk St., Lodi. The…
About 275 people gathered last Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Arlington University of Wisconsin Agricultural Research Center. Farmers, crop consultants and government officials, learned about the latest developments in crop pest management, grain production and other crop production matters at th…
A Presentation, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of the new Administration building, new Health and Human Services building, and newly remodeled Courthouse will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.
The Lodi Fire and EMS Commissions met with the Lodi Council along with the town boards of West Point and the town of Lodi on July 25. During the joint meeting, members potentially set in motion a number of measures that will be addressed when the body meets again in September.
The Poynette Village Board approved two change orders and discussed whether or not to voice their support for the fall school referendum, among other business, at their meeting Tuesday night, July 24.
The Columbia County Board heard a report from the ad hoc building committee at their July 18 meeting. The report detailed the $45-million-dollar project’s completion. The board heard a lengthy presentation from a member of the committee, who outlined the process which included 82 meetings he…
Correction: The 1A story of the July 19 Poynette Press previously suggested the Poynette Police Department was moving to two full-time officers on duty at all times, with the full backing of the Poynette Village Board. That is incorrect on both counts — the department is planning on no such …
A lengthy search for a new officer for the Poynette Police Department reached a successful conclusion with the hiring of Beaver Dam, Wis., native Scott Anderson on Tuesday morning. Anderson said he liked what he has seen of Poynette, and appreciates Poynette Police Chief Eric Fisher’s approa…
Rep. Jon Plumer was sworn in to his position as the 42nd District Assembly seat after winning a special election on June 12. At the ceremony, Plumer restated his priorities for quality affordable healthcare, good public schools, and sustainable funding for roads, according to a release issue…
The July Fourth holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year and officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are asking motorists to plan ahead, buckle up, be patient and alert. For the safety of motorists and workers, and to accommodate expected …
The village of Poynette is in the black, with approximately $1.5 million dollars in its general fund balance, and $200,000 of that money currently allocated.
A trustee spot on the Poynette Village Board was left vacant after elections in April when former trustee Dave Hutchinson did not seek reelection. At its May 14 meeting, the board appointed Chris Polzer out of four applicants who turned in letters of interest for the job.
After the Feb.20 primary, the four candidates running for the Columbia County Circuit Court Branch 3 judicial seat narrowed down to two – Brenda Yaskal and Troy Cross. Judge Alan White vacated the Branch 3 seat when he retired in September 2017.
The Poynette Committee of the Whole discussed village economic development initiatives at its regular gathering preceding the Village Board meeting Feb. 26.
The Optimist Club of Lodi will host a candidate forum for the two primary finalists in the Columbia County Circuit Court Judicial Race on Wednesday, March 14th at 12 noon at the Lodi High School, Large Group Instruction Room.
Two busy Poynette intersections will receive flashing signs and other safety upgrades, despite two trustee's objections to some of the high costs.
The Poynette Police Department's drug citations and traffic stops rose sharply last year due to more drugs and a greater crackdown, according to Police Chief Eric Fisher.
Four candidates running for the vacant Columbia County Circuit Court Branch 3 judicial seat answered questions about their experience, why they are best suited for the seat and their legal philosophies at a forum Feb. 8.
To reduce the phosphorus levels, Poynette will ask manufacturer Research Products Corporation to keep its wastewater out of the village’s treatment plant.
Wisconsin State Representative for the 42nd Assembly District Keith Ripp accepted an Assistant Deputy Secretary Position for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer protection Dec. 29, thus resigning as the 42nd Assembly District Representative.
Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill last Thursday that allows Wisconsin farmers to soon begin growing industrial hemp. Industry advocates say hemp is used in many applications including health food products, textiles and building materials.
Wisconsin municipalities know all too well what it means to do more with less, and they have for about the last decade.
Poynette community members will likely see a tax rate decrease of .21 percent, which is the first decrease in seven years.
Wisconsin taxpayers have missed out on millions of dollars in settlements after state officials quietly eliminated one of the most effective tools for rooting out fraud in the $9 billion-a-year state Medicaid program, interviews and public records show. It is a glaring exception to Republica…
Both Poynette Police Chief Eric Fisher and Officer Ron Spurbeck never waste time when it comes to saving lives, as evidenced at the latest Poynette Village Committee of the Whole meeting.
After months of contention and a failed August vote, Dekorra voters took the next step in approving a town hall project Oct. 14, though with narrow constraints that put the building’s fate up in the air.
The Poynette Village Board will hold a Nov. 7 public informational meeting at 6 p.m. at Village Hall on upcoming 2018 street construction on Pearl, Hudson and Tomlinson Streets.
Facing a tight Poynette-Dekorra-Lowville Fire Department budget for 2018, Chief Jim Tomlinson told local officials about his worries for the department’s sustainability.
Poynette will move forward with its exploration of installing security cameras in targeted locations, according to Village President Diana Kaschinske at a meeting Aug. 28.
Lodi and West Point municipalities examined the next steps for a Lodi Area Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department station at a joint meeting Aug. 21.