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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 >

Wisconsin Department of Transporation and WRJC Wishes Safe Traveling This Weekend

WRJC wishes reminds drivers to be alert, to be patient, and to buckle up this holiday weekend. To minimize disruptions for Labor Day holiday travelers in Wisconsin, most major highway construction projects will be suspended during the three-day weekend. However, motorists may still encounter lane restrictions and traffic delays, according to the Wisconsin Department of More >

Man critically injured in fall from moving vehicle

NORWALK, Wis. (AP) – A man who fell from the roof of a moving vehicle in a Monroe County field has suffered critical head injuries. Sheriff’s deputies say 22-year-old Joseph Miller climbed through the sun roof and was riding on top of the vehicle shortly after midnight Friday in a field on private property near Norwalk. More >

Warrant Arrest for Mauston Man

A Mauston man has been arrested on a bond only warrant from Monroe County. On Wednesday, a Juneau County deputy was dispatched for two men hanging out on the train tracks near County Road N from Highway 12 and 16 in the Lemonweir Township. A records checked showed that one of the men, 39-year-old Thunderhawk More >

Mauston PD Handing Out Packer Cards

The Mauston Police Department is handing out the popular Green Bay Packer Cards once again. Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer said that the department will be handing out full sets of the Parker cards to the community. He said children can flag down a marked squad car and ask the officer for a set. The More >

New Lisbon District Voters Adopts Tax Levy

The New Lisbon School Board held its annual meeting Monday night.  School Superintendent Dennis Birr said that the district voters adopted a tax levy of $3,682,076. The voters also approved the fixed salaries of the school board members at $1,500 a year, authorized short-term borrowing, and the voters approved allowing the district to sell equipment More >