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State Aid Increase for Most Local School Districts

60 percent of the state’s public school districts will receive more general state aid this school year than they did in 2015-2016.General aid is made up of equalization aid also known as the school aid formula, integration aid also known as Chapter 220 aid, and special adjustment aid also known as hold harmless aid. According More >

National Teen Driver Safety Week Held This Week (October 16 to 22)

Last year, 37 teenagers were killed and more than 5,500 were injured in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). During National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 16 to 22, parents are encouraged to help their children make better decisions behind the wheel and mentor them while they gain More >

City of New Lisbon Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Notice

NOTICE OF SANITARY SEWER SMOKE TESTING The City of New Lisbon will be undertaking a program to investigate sources of stormwater entering the sanitary sewer system.   A smoke testing survey will be conducted in the City starting the week of  October 17, 2016.  Smoke will be introduced into the sanitary sewer system to locate illegal More >

Single Vehicle Accident in Vernon County

One person received minor injuries in a single vehicle accident in Vernon County. Sheriff John Spears said late Friday night 23-year-old Cole Allen Lange of Genoa was operating a small pickup truck southbound on State Highway 35 in the Town of Genoa. Lange said he fell asleep and went off the right side of the More >

Medical Foster Home Program Seeks Caregivers

The Tomah VA Medical Center Foster Home Program is seeking potential caregivers from several communities for Veterans who do not have family members to care for them. The Medical Foster Home Program is a new service that will provide area Veterans with an alternative to traditional nursing home placements. Through the program, caregivers will provide More >

50th Assembly Candidate Forum October 24th

The November election is just around the corner and WRJC and the Juneau Action Group will be hosting a candidate forum for the candidates for 50th District State Assembly. The two candidates on the ballot are Art Shrader and incumbent Ed Brooks.  Both men will have the opportunity to answer identical questions, which they have More >

Community Sharing Food Pantry Holds Open House

The Community Sharing Food Pantry in Mauston is holding an Open House Sunday, October 16 at its building on Kennedy Street behind the Kwik Trip on Gateway Avenue.  After nearly a year of remodeling, the pantry is ready to show off its renovated building. The open house will be from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. More >

Kazakhstan Delegation Visits Juneau County

For this past week, Juneau County has hosted a delegation from Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is a Central Asian country and borders China to its east, Russia to its north, and Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to its south and the Caspian Sea to its west. The delegation arrived in Mauston on Friday, October 7, just in time to watch their More >

Home Heating Bills Are Expected To Rise This Winter

The US Energy Department says folks in the Midwest can expect to pay $150 more than last winter to heat their homes with natural gas. But Wisconsin utilities say the increase won’t be that high. The federal government says it expects a 30 percent rise in Midwest natural gas bills, due to higher fuel costs More >

National Farm to School Month & New AmeriCorps Farm to School Program

Over the past decade, the farm to school movement has exploded across the United States, reaching millions of students in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. From local food in cafeterias to school gardens and nutrition education in the classroom, the Farm to School program provides access to nutrition, education, & experiences that help our More >