Our network

Dells district hears plans to adapt ongoing teacher training

The Wisconsin Dells school board heard a report on the flexible professional development plan at its meeting Nov. 17.

Adaptations to the continuing education process for teachers would offer a variety of courses that instructors could take in during a development day. ... Read More

Community Sponsors

Beautiful and unique accessories, jewelry, and gifts.
Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Baraboo Christmas tree growers reporting success

Christmas tree growers in south-central Wisconsin say this year's growing season was more favorable than past years.

The Baraboo News Republic reported several Baraboo tree farms are seeing fewer trees lost this year.

Jim and Suzanne Dohner, owners of Christmas Treeland, say they only lost a few hundred trees due to dry weather this year, compared to 10,000 trees lost in 2012 and 2013. The pair started planting trees in the late '80s and selling them about a decade later.

Jack Meegan, owner of Christmas Valley Tree Farm, says he only lost a small amount of the 500 trees planted this year. He says he lost about 20 percent of his newly planted trees last year. This is the family-owned company's 39th year in the Christmas tree business.

New dinner theater open in Wisconsin Dells

One Wisconsin Dells theater has opened its doors after four years, now with an entire new look.

The Palace Theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, is now open to the public after a brother business duo spent $2 million renovating the space.

One of the brothers, Anthony Tomaska, is hoping that the new features will keep the theater's doors open for a long time.

"The stars lined up and everything came together and we were just so lucky to be here in this magnificent community," said Tomaska.

The Tomaska brothers have been partners since they were 21. Coming from a long family history in the restaurant business, they wanted to combine their love for dining with their passion for theater.

"We know the food side. To add that to the theater side, which is really what my brother Joe and I have been doing for the past 25 years, and putting them together and being able to have a dinner and a show in the same room is very unique," said Tomaska.

34-year-old killed in Sauk County crash

A 34-year-old Hillpoint man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Sauk County, according to a news release.

Around 7:20 a.m. Sauk County officials responded to a single-vehicle crash on County Road G at McCarville Road in the town of Bear Creek, authorities said.

The 34-year-old, identified as Boris Rubio, was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.

Investigators said Rubio was driving north on County Road G when he left the roadway and rolled his vehicle several times.

Icy roads and dense fog are believed to be contributing factors, according to the release. Rubio was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Community Sponsors

Beautiful and unique accessories, jewelry, and gifts.
Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Merrimac ferry closes temporarily due to ice

The Merrimac ferry is closed temporarily due to ice on the Wisconsin River, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The ferry serves as Highway 113 between Columbia and Sauk counties.

Officials expect the ferry to resume operations after a warming trend that is forecast for the next three to five days.

Flashing lights in the area are activated to notify travelers of the temporary closure, according to the release. The lights are at Highway 60 and Interstate 90/94, highways 19 and 113, highways 78 and 113, Highway 78 and Interstate 39/94, and Highway 12 and County Road K.

Woman killed after sliding off snowy road

An Adams woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on a snowy road and crashed into a tree.

The Adams County Sheriff?s Office said deputies were called to State Highway 14 north of Golden Avenue in the town of Dell Prairie at 3:36 a.m. Sunday for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Investigators said Wendy Lunny, 45, was traveling north on Highway 13 when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. She was critically injured and taken to St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo where she was pronounced dead.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to deputies.

The Kilbourn Fire Department, Wisconsin Dells Police Department, and Dells-Delton Ambulance assisted at the scene.�

Lunny was formerly a Baraboo resident, according to her obituary through Farber Funeral Home of Reedsburg.

Baraboo man charged with selling marijuana

A man was arrested in Reedsburg on Friday morning after officers located nearly 500 grams of marijuana in his vehicle... Read More