The Brown County Sheriff’s and Emergency Management offices have signed on to a service designed to notify people of a variety of things — from hazardous weather to police activity or other matters of public safety.

People in the region can sign up for Nixle alerts in a number of ways. For text alerts, send a text with BROWNCOUNTY – all one word, all caps – to 888777. One the web, signup is available on the Nixle website. Residents can also stop at the Emergency Management Office for help in registering.