Author: Chris Gothner

Dane County supervisors pass $28 wheel tax

One night after loud protests over jail funding in the county budget made debating a separate measure to introduce a $28 vehicle registration fee impossible, the Dane County Board of Supervisors decided, by a wide margin, to approve the measure.

Group encourages people to 'Make Time' by leaving phones behind

In a time where many of us feel permanently connected to our cellphones, one south central Wisconsin group is encouraging people to leave their phones behind for a bit, all in an effort to connect with others and accomplish projects they're passionate about.

'Blue Zones Project' continues to grow in Dodge County

Dodge County's version of the nationwide 'Blue Zones Project,' founded in partnership with a local hospital in 2016 to certify workplaces, restaurants, schools and other organizations as promoting healthy lifestyles, continues to grow, adding its first restaurant in Juneau.

Beloit superintendent on leave pending investigation

The superintendent of the Beloit school district, Tom Johnson, was placed on paid administrative leave pending an "investigation into potential alleged policy violations," district spokesperson Jennifer Thompson said Thursday.

Report: Flu vaccine may be ineffective this season

Expert: Getting flu shot worth it, though

A recently-released study shows this year's flu vaccine may not be as effective as those of previous years, leading to an active flu season. But a local expert cautions that it's not time to panic and that getting vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself.