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Dane County Board rejects grant to fight marijuana use
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:23 -0800

The Dane County Board Thursday night voted to reject federal grant money aimed at combating the use of marijuana. The $5,000 grant would have come from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Effort (CEASE) program. Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney said at the meeting that CEASE dollars are used for large-scale operations and not aimed at arresting individuals ...

ATVs on county roads get green light
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:01:59 -0800

SPARTA — Monroe County took a step toward joining the list of Wisconsin counties that allow all-terrain vehicles on county trunk highways.

Jefferson County firm wins grant
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:53:35 -0800

MADISON — Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson has announced his department’s intent to award $430,952 in worker training grants to help 24 employers, one in Jef

Georgia company to build box factory in Beloit
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:10:44 -0800

Pratt Industries, America's leading 100 percent recycled paper-packaging company, announced today it will begin construction on a new $52 million corrugated box factory in Beloit next spring, a project expected to create 140 new jobs.

EXTending a hand in Dunn County
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:30:19 -0800

The Master Gardener program is an all-volunteer organization sanctioned by Land Grant institutions in each state and functions as an extension of the college or university. In Wisconsin, the program is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

What goes around
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:23:37 -0800

When recycling became a law in 1990, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) gave all municipalities the option to either join a county recycling program or establish a recycling program of their own. These recycling programs are known as Responsible Units (RUs).

Wisconsin man blames beer-battered fish during drunken driving stop
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:17:13 -0800

A Wisconsin man told a sheriff's deputy he had not been drinking, but rather eating beer-battered fish when he was pulled over for what could be his 10th drunken driving offense, according to an incident report released on Wednesday.

Iowa woman killed in Pierce County crash
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:39:33 -0800

The sheriff's department says Michelle Green, from Iowa, died when her car crossed the center line and hit an oncoming car.

Evjue Foundation announces grants worth $358,600 for Madison area groups
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:30:00 -0800

The Henry Vilas Zoo's planned Arctic Passage exhibit will receive $100,000 from the foundation, which is the charitable arm of the Cap Times.

Area briefs: Sheriff’s office, warns of scam
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:04:45 -0800

Scam poses as Washington County Sheriff’s Office, demands payment for tickets The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and several local agencies are receiving calls for service regarding a scam. It has been reported a male posing as a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has been calling local residents. The posing deputy requests the citizen [...]