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Motel Guest Stuck By Use Hypodermic Needle Left Behind In Bed

A La Crosse man tells police his son was stuck by a used hypodermic needle which had been left behind in a motel bed.  The incident happened at the Adriatic Motel in La Crosse at about 2:25 A-M Saturday.  Police confirmed the man’s report that the needle was found under the covers on that bed.  More >

Lack Of Workers Forces Muskego McDonald’s To Close Early

Potential customers thinking a quarter-pounder would hit the spot were disappointed when they wheeled into the McDonald’s restaurant in Muskego Monday night.  There weren’t enough workers to cook the chicken nuggets and french fries.  A sign reading, “Sorry lobby is closed due to low staff,” was placed on one of the doors and the drive-thru More >

Waupaca Man Draws Prison Sentence For 14th OWI

A Waupaca man is returning to prison after being convicted of his 14th drunk driving offense.  Sixty-four-year-old Daniel Nordell was given a six-year sentence during a Monday appearance in Waupaca County Circuit Court.  Investigators say he was arrested after hitting a mailbox, a speed limit sign and a utility pole in Farmington last May.  His More >

Increase in Mosquitoes Bring Potential for Disease Health Concerns

We have seen an increase in mosquitos due to the recent flooding.  Some tips to protect yourself: Use effective mosquito repellent (bug sprays) approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and apply according to the label instructions.  There are many products available, but few are actually effective. For skin and clothing, use repellents with 20-30% More >

Golden Eagle’s Coach’s Corner From Timmy’s Timeout Airs Tonight On SmashCountry92.9  

Tonight WRJC will make history at least in my short era here.  Tonight we are hosting our first ever coach’s corner live from Timmy’s Timeout in Mauston.  It will feature Mauston Head Football coach Roland Lehman but we will also discuss other Mauston sports teams as well.  Mauston is having very successful seasons in Football, More >

Mauston High School Graduate Becomes World Champion in Power Lifting

A 2018 Mauston High School graduate can now call himself a World Champion.  Niko Iglesias used a deadlift of 606 pounds to become a World Champion at the Junior World Powerlifting Championship in South Africa.  The event took place this past weekend.  Iglesias won gold medals in the Bench Press, Squat, Deadlift, and Total.  Iglesias More >

Aftermath Of Wisconsin Flooding:  Mosquitoes By The Million

They sure are annoying.  An entomologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says the nuisance factor from millions of mosquitoes is a bigger consideration than worries about diseases like West Nile.  After days of rain and flooding, standing water is providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes.  Susan Paskewitz says this is going to be an unusual More >

2 People Die In Crash Involving Milk Hauler

A weekend accident involving a milk hauler truck has left two people dead in La Crosse County.  The Wisconsin State Patrol reports 61-year-old Brian Lee of La Crosse was driving the milk truck on Highway 53 when a car pulled out of a side road.  Those two vehicles collided, then the milk hauler crossed over More >

Columbia County Man Admits Shooting Stepchildren With Nerf Darts With Needle Tips

A 33-year-old Town of Lewiston man is in the Columbia County Jail, accused of shooting his stepchildren with nerf darts which had needles attached.  Brian Alexander had his bail set during a Monday court appearance.  Three children told authorities Alexander shot them with the needle-tipped nerf darts, with one of them showing investigators small red More >

Juneau County Highway Department Road Closing Tuesday 9/11/18

The Juneau County Highway Department will be closing County Road I from County G to Byington Road near Wonewoc for bridge repair.