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Reedsburg-Wis. Dells returns to WIAA state boys hockey

Dylan Brown scored two goals to lead Reedsburg-Wisconsin Dells to a 4-0 win over Baraboo-Portage in a WIAA boys hockey sectional final at the Omni Center in Onalaska Friday night.

It was the third meeting of the season between the two teams.

The first game was a 1-1 tie, while RWD won the second game 3-2.

The Cheavers return to the state tournament at Alliant Energy Center for the first time since 2011.

Reedsburg-Wisconsin Dells will play the winner of Saturday's Hudson-Superior sectional final at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the state tournament.

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Baraboo man accused of OWI in crash that killed passenger

Baraboo man accused of OWI in crash that killed passenger

A Baraboo man was accused of driving drunk in the crash that killed his passenger last year. 

The Sauk County Sheriff's Office said 31-year-old Matthew J. Steinhorst was arrested Thursday afternoon on a bench warrant from the Sauk County Circuit Court. 

Online records show Steinhorst was charged in Sauk County Court Thursday with three felonies including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by operation of a vehicle while having a prohibited alcohol concentration and homicide by operation of a vehicle while having a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance.

The sheriff's office said Steinhorst was driving on May 31, 2014, in the town of Excelsior when he crashed on Terrytown Road. James Wekekind, 31, of Baraboo, was a passenger in the vehicle and was fatally injured in the crash. 

11 students taken to hospital after crash involving bus

Eleven students were taken to Sauk Prairie Hospital Monday after a crash involving a school bus.

The crash happened just after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 78 at Longwood Drive north of Prairie du Sac, officials said.

Sauk Prairie School District Superintendent Cliff Thompson said 11 students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, like symptoms similar to whiplash. There were 34 students, ranging in age from 8 to 18, on the bus.

The bus was stopped on Highway 78 when a 2006 Ford Explorer, being driven by a 16-year-old boy, hit it from behind, officials said.

Thompson said the 16-year-old was also taken to the hospital.

Sauk County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Stoddard said a preliminary investigation indicates inattentiveness on the part of the driver of the car that rear-ended the bus.

Investigators are still looking into what distracted the driver.

Man, woman used tools to steal secured laptops, report says

A 37-year-old Lyndon Station woman and a 31-year-old Baraboo man used tools from the Lake Delton Walmart to remove secured laptops and steal them from the same store in January, according to a Wisconsin Dells Events report. ... Read More

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Reedsburg man indicted for robberies of 6 Madison businesses

A Reedsburg man was indicted on federal charges for six robberies of Madison-area businesses last fall, according to a release.

Keith Gary, 46, was charged Wednesday with six robberies and one attempted robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, officials said.

Gray was indicted on the felon in possession charge Dec. 10.

The indictment alleges that he attempted to rob the McDonald?s on West Broadway Oct. 29, and that he robbed six other businesses between Sept. 19 and Oct. 29.

The indictment also alleges that during the Sept. 18 and 21 robberies, Gary displayed a firearm. He also allegedly had a .32-caliber revolver and ammunition during the Nov. 13 robbery.

Dells schools could face more than $450K shortfall next year

The governor's state budget could create a more than $450,000 deficit for the Wisconsin Dells School District, according to a Wisconsin Dells Events report.

During the Dells School Board meeting Monday, the district business manager told the board the district could face a $464,065 shortfall for the 2015-16 school year... Read More

Election talk raises ethics questions

The election season in Dell Prairie certainly isn’t boring. What started as a discussion about ethics during times tax payments are collected at the town hall, devolved into accusations about who was paying for dog licenses during the town board meeting... Read More