Local News

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 >

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in Town of Clearfield

One person was injured in a two vehicle accident in the Town of Clearfield last Friday. On October 7, 66-year-old David Margelofsky of Lomira was traveling westbound on County Highway A. According to the accident report, he failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection of Highway 80, and struck a northbound vehicle, More >

Mauston Common Council Approves Flood Mitigation Grant Agreement and Engineering Agreement

The Mauston Common Council approved a Flood Mitigation Grant Agreement at its meeting on Tuesday night. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the city won a grant from the DNR where it would fund half of the Subwatershed A Detention Basin by Veterans Memorial Park. Thiel said the intent is to address flooding south of that More >

Wonewoc Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

A Wonewoc man pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Court records show that 31-year-old Zachary Dempsey was also sentenced Wednesday to state prison with extended supervision. He will have four years initial confinement and will also be on extended supervision for five years after he’s released. Nine other counts of possession More >