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Royall School Board Approves 2016-2017 Budget and Levy Certification

The Royall School Board approved its 2016-2017 budget and levy certification at its meeting on Monday night. Administrative Assistant Melanie Benson said the total budget will be $7,463,498 and the mill rate will be $11.71. That is down $1.53 from last year. The board also discussed the possibility of a new greenhouse and using some of More >

One Vehicle Accident in the Town of Lindina

A Kenosha man was injured in a rollover accident in the Town of Lindina Monday, October 17. According to the accident report, 40-year-old Micah Splittgerber was eastbound on County Road O from Sarnow Road, when his vehicle struck gravel. He overcorrected; enter the opposite lane and then the ditch. It caused the vehicle to rollover More >

PSC Urges Consumers to Seek Assistance Before Heating Moratorium

MADISON- The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) urges consumers currently disconnected to contact their local utility to make arrangements for service reconnection prior to the start of the winter heating moratorium. During the moratorium, from November 1 to April 15, utilities are prohibited from disconnecting customers who are behind on their bills. While Wisconsin More >

Sparta Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sex Trafficking & Drug Crimes

Monta Groce, 30, Sparta, Wis., was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for using violence, threats and coercion to compel three young women suffering from heroin addiction to prostitute for his profit in Wisconsin and Minnesota.  This prison term will be followed by a 20-year term of supervised release. The sentence was announced by More >

50th Assembly Candidate Forum

The Democrat 50th Assembly District Forum was held at the Hatch Public Library Monday night. The forum started out with a welcome and introduction from Moderator and General Manager of WRJC, Jim Murphy. He reminded the candidates, incumbent Ed Brooks (R) and challenger Art Shrader (D), that because it was a forum and not a More >

One in Custody High Speed Chase in La Crosse and Monroe Counties

A high speed chase that started in La Crosse County and ended in Monroe County Monday morning has resulted with one person being taken into custody. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol – Tomah Post, it began when La Crosse Police got a report around 8:15 a.m. of a stolen white van with Bob’s Locksmith 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 October 24, 2016. 10/17           Carol Hanson of Viola was traveling northeast on State Highway 131, Town of Kickapoo, when she noticed a bull or steer in her lane of traffic.  Carol steered to the right to avoid More >

Spotlight on Non-Profit Organizations in Tomah – November 16

The public is invited to attend the Tomah Chamber and Visitor’s Center Non-Profit Expo on Wednesday, November 16th at 5:00 PM.  The event will be held at Three Bears Resort in Warrens.  Food samplings prepared by Three Bears Resort’s Executive Chef will be available.  Beverages will be available for purchase. Non-profit organizations who wish to More >

Single Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured in the Town of Summit

One person was injured in a single vehicle accident in the Town of Summit. According to the accident report, on Thursday, October 20, a 17-year-old driver was northbound on County Road I and drifted onto the shoulder. The driver overcorrected, entered the opposite lane, and lost control of the vehicle. It entered the ditch and More >

50th District Assembly Forum Tonight at Hatch Public Library

WRJC and the Juneau Action Group will be hosting a candidate forum for the candidates for 50th District State Assembly this evening at Hatch Public Library. 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 not seen, but More >