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City Of Mauston Receives Donation from Lions Club

The City of Mauston recently received a $2000 donation from the Mauston Lions club.  The donation will go towards helping offset the cost of repairs to playground equipment in Lions Park.  The repairs took place last summer.  John Barrett is the Mauston Lions Club president he presented a check to City Administrator Randy Reeg and More >

Mauston Post Office Says Please Clear Snow and Ice

With a forecast of severe weather across the state this week, the U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to please help our letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes. “Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said Mauston Postmaster Scott Hughart.  “Maintaining a clear path to More >

UPDATE: Juneau County Hunter Looking to be Reunited with Property

WRJC News has been informed that the tote has been found by the owner and nothing was missing!   On 11/12/19 at approximately 5:30 am, a hunter lost a Scent Lok brand tote filled with hunting apparel and other misc items near the intersection of McCann Rd and STH 80 in Plymouth Township. A vehicle More >

More Information Released In Officer Involved Shooting in Monroe County

The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved death (OID) in Leon, Wis. that occurred on the night of Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Law enforcement with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparta Police Department, and Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a local business for a domestic violence-related More >

Evers Wants to Raise State Employee Minimum Wage to $15

Governor Tony Evers’ 2019-2021 state employee compensation plan would raise the minimum wage of permanent state workers to 15 dollars an hour.  His proposal released Friday also includes two-percent raises for corrections employees, bring their minimum wage to 19 dollars.  Evers says it has “market increases impacting more than 54-hundred employees across nearly 300 classifications.”  More >

Wisconsin State Patrol Cadet Charged With Sexual Assault of Child

A Wisconsin State Patrol cadet is accused of felony child sex crimes.  Thirty-one-year-old Zachary Hogenson of Fennimore was arrested Thursday in Monroe County and later transferred to Grant County where he appeared in court on a sexual assault of child charge.  A woman told authorities that when Hoganson was 19 and she was 14 they More >

Mauston Fire Station To Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony tonight at 5:30 for the new Fire Department in Mauston.  The new location is on South Hickory Street.  The public is welcome to check out this event.

Wisconsin Assembly Formerly Honors Ed Brooks

On November 7th, on the floor of the Wisconsin State Assembly, the body formally honored Tony Kurtz’s predecessor Ed Brooks by unanimously approving a Joint Resolution (SJR 62). Ed served as representative from 2009-2018 and passed away this past April. Brooks was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, on July 1, 1942. He worked as a dairy More >

Mauston School District to Hold Community Planning Session Tuesday 11/12

The Mauston School District will be holding a Community Planning Session Tuesday November 12th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in the Mauston High School Commons. As jobs and the economy continue to change, so too must the Mauston School District so that we can ensure our graduates have the knowledge and skills they will need for More >

Tomah Man Arrested for Tenth OWI on I-94 in Jackson County

A Tomah man is jailed in Jackson County following his tenth O-W-I arrest.  The Wisconsin State Patrol says 53-year-old Jon Miner was found sitting in a car stalled in traffic on Interstate 94 Tuesday night.  Troopers say Miner showed signs of impairment and field sobriety tests determine he was operating while intoxicated.  He submitted a More >