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Plain man arrested following Sauk Co. hit-and-run that left bicyclist dead

SAUK CITY, Wis. — A 62-year-old Plain man was arrested Wednesday following a deadly hit-and-run west of Sauk City earlier this week, the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrested Patrick Nachreiner two days after the crash near County Highway B and Cassell Road in the town of Troy Monday night seriously injured a bicyclist. The victim later died from...
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Madison man arrested following Dodgeville burglary; dog found dead inside home

DODGEVILLE, Wis. — A 20-year-old Madison man was arrested Thursday following a burglary in Dodgeville in which a dog was found dead. In a news release Thursday night, the Dodgeville Police Department said officers were called to a home on Spring Street around 5:35 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a burglary. Police determined the home had been broken into...

Small airplane with failed engine emergency lands at Sauk Co. airport

SPRING GREEN, Wis. (WMTV) - A failed engine is to blame for a small plane having to emergency land Wednesday in Sauk County, officials reported. Sauk County dispatchers received a report just after 6:05 p.m. of an aircraft that had landed at the Tri-County Regional Airport, overshot the runway and landed in a field.

Items stolen, dog dead after Dodgeville burglary

DODGEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) - Dodgeville Police Department officers were dispatched to a home Wednesday evening for a residential burglary. Officers were dispatched to Spring St. in the City of Dodgeville at 5:36 p.m., according to Dodgeville PD. When they arrived, officers found that the home had been broken into. Items...
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Marian J. Jewell

Marian J. Jewell, age 87, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2022 at CrestRidge Assisted Living, following a long illness. Marian was born on September 16, 1934, in Dodgeville, WI to Walter and Florence (Cutler) Ast, She was raised on a farm and graduated from Dodgeville High School in 1952. Marian married Lloyd Jewell of Edmund on November 15, 1952. Together they farmed and raised their three boys in the Edmund area until retiring to Dodgeville in 1994. In addition to farming, Lloyd and Marian were Real Estate Agents and they then owned and operated Horizon Real Estate for several years. Marian was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Edmund and the Dodgeville United Methodist Church. She was well known for her great meals, pasty, saffron loaf and chocolate chip cookies, crocheting, sewing and loved growing produce and beautiful flowers in her gardens. Lloyd passed away on June 27, 1999. On August 12, 2006, Marian married John (Jack) Reynolds.
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Robert Curtis Brewer

Robert Curtis Brewer, age 79, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mazomanie on Thursday, June 23, 2022. He was born in Madison on Apr. 16, 1943, to the late Guerdon and Helen (Curtis) Brewer. Upon his graduation from Cuba City High School; class of 1962 he enlisted in the United States Air Force serving in Hawaii, Japan and Myrtle Beach. Robert was united in marriage to Nancy Sobek on Apr. 26, 1969; she preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2011. Robert worked for the railroads for a short time before starting a 30-year career with the VA working in the engineering department until his retirement at age 55. In retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and time spent at the family cabin in Vernon County.
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Darrell L. Persinger

Darrell L. Persinger, 83, of Richland Center, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Richland Hospital. He was born on June 2, 1939, in Richland County, the son of Guy and Geraldine (Anderson) Persinger. Darrell was raised in Basswood and attended school in Muscoda. He married Waneta Morris on September 20, 1958, at the Basswood Church and together they had five children. Darrell drove truck for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, doing scratch-offs, and playing cards with his friends at the Legion.
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Joseph Patrick Kennedy

Joseph ‘Joe’ Patrick. Kennedy, 62, of Muscoda, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Gundersen Boscobel Hospital. He was born on February 9, 1960, the son of Donald and Irene (Minnie) Kennedy. Joe graduated from Grayslake High School and began working at a printing lab in Grayslake. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Joe loved spending time with his family and his yellow lab Bruttus Kennedy.

Evers announces $2.9 million for Southwest Tech workforce development efforts

FENNIMORE, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers today announced $2.9 million in grant funding for workforce development efforts at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore. Evers visited the Southwest Tech campus to announce the funding, which is part of a second round of Workforce Innovation Grants being awarded across the state.

Stretch of Hwy. 14 west of Mazomanie closed during early morning rush hour

MAZOMANIE, Wis. (WMTV) - The Iowa Co. Sheriff’s Office completely blocked off a stretch of Hwy. 14 outside of Mazomanie for about an hour Wednesday morning. A notification from the Wisconsin State Patrol around 7 a.m. reported that both directions of the highway were closed at Blynn Road, between Mazomanie and Arena. The closure was attributed to a traffic incident; however the nature of the incident was not indicated.

Loganville man accused of child enticement charges

REEDSBURG, Wis. (WMTV) - A 44-year-old man from Loganville was arrested last week on four counts of child enticement after allegedly following children and trying to buy them food, police reported Wednesday. The Reedsburg Police Department stated that just after 3:10 p.m. on June 17, officers responded to a report...