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Traffic Deaths in January Were the Second Lowest Since WWII

Last month 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes, which made it the second safest month of January in terms of traffic fatalities since World War II, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The safest month of January was in 2010 with 20 fatalities. January 2010 also had the lowest More >

Go Wild – A DNR Initiative to Encourage Outdoor Adventure

Starting this spring, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a campaign that encourages people to “Go Wild” by heading outdoors and enjoying the numerous recreational opportunities made possible by the sound management of the state’s natural resources. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board received an informational briefing on the project from Mark Rappe, of More >

Cars Detach From Trailer in Interstate Accident

No injuries in an interstate accident near New Lisbon that occurred early Wednesday morning. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, 30-year-old Bayram Mamedov of Louisville, Kentucky, was operating a semi unit with a car trailer on Interstate 90/94. The unit entered the ditch, then came back onto the interstate and rolled onto its side. This More >

Mauston School Board Looks at Field Renovation Project Possibilities

The Mauston School Board reviewed information from a contracting firm at a special meeting on Monday night. The board looked at options for the campus fields renovation project from Rettler, Incorporated, regarding preliminary planning for the improvement of Mauston High School’s track, field, and bleachers. Based on the firm’s preliminary cost estimate, the total cost More >

Two Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in Vernon County

One person was injured in a two vehicle accident on US Highway 14 near Town Hall Lane in the Town of Coon on Tuesday. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 44-year-old Dennis J. Purvis of rural Viroqua was traveling west on Highway 14 operating a plow truck for the Town of Coon and 55-year-old Brian More >

Law Enforcement: Be Aware of IRS Scam Calls

Local law enforcement agencies have taken reports regarding people receiving phone calls from the IRS and they remind residents that this is a scam. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail, will not require that you pay your taxes a certain way, and More >

Fire in Plymouth Township

There was a shed fire in the Plymouth Township. Late Monday night, the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shed on fire on Schroeder Road.  Elroy Fire Department and Elroy Area Ambulance Association were dispatched to the scene. The Union Center, Wonewoc, and Kendall Fire Departments were also dispatched. The agencies involved More >

Area Cancellations; Mauston, Adams and Elroy Issue Snow Emergencies

Cancellations for February 2: WRJC OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AT 12:30PM MAUSTON DENTAL CENTER IS CLOSING AT 3PM MAUSTON CAB IS CLOSING DOWN AT 12:30PM WONEWOC PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON HUSTLER TUESDAY NIGHT BOWLING CANCELLED NEW LISBON MEMORIAL LIBRARY CLOSING AT NOON WOMEN OF THE MOOSE LODGE IN MAUSTON MEETING IS CANCELLED; RESCHEDULED FOR More >

Sparta Man Sentenced for Failing to Update Registration as Sex Offender

A Sparta man was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison and five years of extended supervision for failing to register as a sex offender. 30-year-old Bradley J. Bakken was sentenced for failing to register as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Bakken pleaded guilty to this charge on October 22, 2015. More >

Competency Evaluation Ordered for Rural Camp Douglas Teen Charged with Bomb Scare

A rural Camp Douglas teen facing felony charges for a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation. Online court records show the evaluation was ordered at 17-year-old Clint Terrell’s initial court appearance last week. The teen is charged with causing a bomb scare and impersonating an officer More >