Local News

Lyndon Station Man Cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

A Lyndon Station man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. According to law enforcement, a DNR warden had requested assistance from a Juneau County deputy on 19th Avenue in the Town of Lemonweir Township for a male possibly possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The deputy arrived on scene and identified the male as 20-year-old More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Lisbon

A rural New Lisbon man is uninjured after he was involved in a one vehicle accident in the Town of Lisbon last Wednesday. 26-year-old Calvin Klinker was traveling east on 42nd Street when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went off the road and into the ditch, striking several trees before it came More >

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports

SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING September 1, 2014. 8/27  Michael Sosinsky lost control of his vehicle on a curve of St. Johns Avenue, Town of Union.  He went off road and struck a tree but no injuries were reported. 8/27  Gloria DeFlorian, More >

Wisconsin River Power Prepares for Annual Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters

Plans for the 8th annual Deer Hunt for Disabled Hunters on the grounds of Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) are complete. With help from the Adams-Friendship FFA and Allied Cooperative in Adams, the WRPCO says the chances for a successful hunt by some of the more challenged hunters will be improved this year. The FFA, More >

Portage Woman Arrested for OWI – 6th Offense

A Portage woman, 54-year-old Jill Szymanski, was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol for operating a motor vehicle under the influence, 6th offense. A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper stopped Szymanski’s vehicle for speeding early Sunday morning, August 31st, in Columbia County. The trooper subsequently determined that Szymanski had consumed alcohol, and was under the influence, More >

Train Vs Pedestrian Crash In Tomah

On Saturday night August 30th at about 11:56 PM, an unidentified subject was on the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks about 100 feet east of Superior Avenue in Tomah when the subject was struck by an eastbound train. The subject was located deceased at the scene by responding police officers. The incident remains under investigation and More >

Mauston School Board Discusses Montessori Grant and Community Survey

The Mauston School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the Montessori Charter School Grant and the community survey on school district facilities planning. While the board took no official action, they gave Mauston’s superintendent, Dr. Christine Weymouth permission to find out to see if there is interest in the community for More >

Back-To-School Safety Tips Reminders

School starts Tuesday and WRJC would like to remind everyone of a few safety tips. Triple-A Wisconsin says a fundamental rule of the road, regarding buses, is to make sure that if the bus is stopped and they have the stop arm out, regardless of which direction you or the students are going, to treat More >

Driver Lost Control of Milk Truck, Which Prompted Highway Closure

The Juneau County Sheriff’s Office has released the details of the semi rollover accident that occurred on Highway 80 on Wednesday. 25-year-old Brian Biddle of South Dakota was driving a milk truck and was traveling south on Highway 80 in the Town of Plymouth between Elroy and New Lisbon when he failed to negotiate the More >

Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program in Wisconsin to Begin Sept. 2

Juneau County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon Williams, announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs More >