The Lancaster High School and Middle
School Chorale concert for today (12/8)
has been cancelled because of the snow.
It will be rescheduled.
Thank you for making mankind your
business. The 2013 WGLR Holiday
Auction received just over $15,600
in donations this year, thanks to the
generous bids from its’ listeners.
That total includes $1,600 for the
autographed guitar, that featured
signatures of 38 country music stars.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped
this years’ auction, including the Grant
County Cancer Coalition, and to Tim Slack
Auction and Realty for hosting the event.
Also, thanks to everyone who donated an
item to this years’ auction. If you have yet
to pick up and pay for the item that you had
the winning bid on, you can get it at the
Queen B Radio Wisconsin studios at
51 Means Drive in Platteville starting on
Monday, just after 9:00 am. Thanks again
and Merry Christmas !!
A man from Waukesha who’s accused
of killing three retired farmers from
Wiota back in April, has pleaded guilty
to the crimes.
Thirty-one-year-old (31) Jaren Kuester
made the pleas yesterday (Wednesday)
in Lafayette County Court, after a judge
found him competent to stand trial.
Kuester told Dane County Judge
William Foust he understood he was
waiving his right to a trial, with pleas
to three-counts of first-degree intentional
Foust accepted the pleas, but has ordered
a hearing for January 31st. At that hearing,
they’ll determine whether or not Kuester
was insane on April 27th when he killed
70-year-old Gary Thoreson, 66-year-old
Chloe Thoreson, and 76-year-old
Dean Thoreson at the Thoreson’s home
in the Town of Wiota.
Cold weather at the start of the nine-day
gun deer hunting season is the big
reason why deer registration numbers are
down from this years’ gun-deer hunting
season in Wisconsin.
The season wrapped-up on Sunday.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources says hunters shot 7% fewer
deer than last year. Registration numbers
show just over 226-thousand deer this
year, compared to about 244-thousand
Locally, 587 deer were registered during
the nine-day season at the New Horizon’s
Convenience Store in Lancaster, just over
500 at Jeff’s Mini-Mart in Platteville, and
641 at Krachey’s B-P in Boscobel.
At Krachey’s the total reported includes
253-bucks and 388-anterless.
Both Krachey’s and Jeff’s Mini-Mart say
the registration numbers are down from last
The City of Fennimore has received
three proposals from companies
interested in setting-up, installing
and providing the equipment for
automated meter reading for the
city’s electric and water utilities.
It’s hoped the system will be in place
by sometime next year.
Proposals have been submitted by
Cooper Power Systems, Tantalus,
and Aclara (pronounced uh-klar-uh).
The proposals don’t include the
purchase of water meters, because
the city would buy those separately.
The switch over to an automated meter
reading system is estimated to cost
between $400,000 to $500,000.
It would replace having someone
go to each electric or water customers
residence and have them read the meter.
Money to pay for it would come from
the city’s electric, water and sewer
Public Safety officials for Dubuque County
and the City of Dubuque have announced
that Smart-9-1-1 (Smart911) is now available
for all residents of Dubuque County.
That makes it the first county in Iowa to
offer Smart911 service. It’s being funded
with forfeiture funds from the Dubuque
County Drug Task Force. Yearly costs
of the service are just under $15,000.
Those costs will be split between the
Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department
and the City of Dubuque Police Department.
To subscribe to Smart 9-1-1, a safety
profile must be created on-line at
www.smart911.com. Residents of
Dubuque County in both cities and
in rural areas, are encouraged to
create their own safety profile with
Smart911. That’s so their information
will be immediately available to
Additional information is available
on-line at www.cityofdubuque.org/911,
or by calling (563) 589-7856.
One person is injured after a vehicle
crashed into an Amish buggy, last
Thursday evening, north of Fennimore.
Grant County authorities say 16-year-old
Barbie Stoltzfoos has been treated for
injuries at the Gunderson Boscobel
Area Hospital and Clinics. Barb was a
passenger in a buggy being operated
by 18-year-old Joe Stoltzfoos.
He reportedly attempted to make
a left turn from the north shoulder
of Highway-61 onto Greenwood Road.
Authorities say when he did, the
buggy was hit by a vehicle that was
going north on Highway-61. It was
being driven by 21-year-old Kathryn Miller
Joe and two passengers in the buggy
were thrown from it. While Barbie was
hurt, Joe and another passenger…
20-year-old Fannie Stotlzfoos…were
not hurt. The crash remains under
Fennimore Fire and E M S helped at
A man from Barneveld is facing his
fifth (5th) charge of drunk driving
after being arrested by Iowa County
authorities over the weekend.
According to the Iowa County Sheriff’s
Department, a deputy tried to make a
traffic stop on a vehicle in the Town
of Mineral Point Saturday afternoon.
It was being driven by 37-year-old
Timothy Larson. Larson reportedly
tried to get away, but when he did
he crashed his vehicle. Deputies
arrested Larson and took him to the
Iowa County Jail. Mineral Point Police
helped with the arrest.
Yesterday (Sunday) evening a man
from Boscobel was arrested after a
traffic stop by the Wisconsin State
Patrol. The State Patrol says
41-year-old Shawn P. Wagner was
stopped while driving on Highway-61
near Dairy Queen in Boscobel.
Wagner has been hit with his
sixth (6th) charge of drunk driving.
Authorities say there was also a child
in the vehicle at the time of Wagner’s
arrest. The traffic stop happened just
before 6:30 pm.