Area News

No interest loans available to help with home repairs

​There are government-sponsored funds available to help homeowners who would like to make repairs to their homes. The CDBG Home Repair Program offers loans at no interest to income eligible homeowners for necessary repairs.  You repay the loan when you no longer occupy the home (when you sell or move out of the home).  Loans…

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Rusk County Man Sentenced to 6 Years on Meth Charge

MADISON, WIS. — Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Unser, 60, Sheldon, Wisconsin, was sentenced on June 13 by U.S. District Judge William Conley to six years in federal prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.  This term of imprisonment is to be…

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Colfax approves ATV/UTV route

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX  — The Colfax Village Board has approved an ATV/UTV route through the village, although the route will not be able to be used until sometime after October. The public safety committee discussed the ATV/UTV route, and the general recommendation is to establish a route from county Highway M to Railroad…

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La Crosse man pleads guilty to wildlife crime

MADISON, WI – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Markos Diderrich, 28, La Crosse, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty on June 1 in U.S. District Court in Madison to a felony Lacey Act violation for knowingly transporting illegally taken wildlife across state lines.

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