WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin http://www.wrjc.com Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:14:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Notice: Water Emergency Cancelled http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/notice-water-emergency-cancelled/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/notice-water-emergency-cancelled/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:14:35 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106946 On March 30th, 2015, the City of Adams and Village of Friendship cancelled the water emergency. All customers can now discontinue running their water.

The City of Adams Water Utility

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Butterbrodt, Kathleen “Kathy” M. (Oleson), age 62, of Nekoosa http://www.wrjc.com/obituaries/butterbrodt-kathleen-kathy-m-oleson-age-62-of-nekoosa/ http://www.wrjc.com/obituaries/butterbrodt-kathleen-kathy-m-oleson-age-62-of-nekoosa/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:07:58 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106941 More >]]> web_ButterdrodtKathleen “Kathy” M.  Butterbrodt (Oleson) age 62 died peacefully surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, WI on March 27, 2015 due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

Kathy was born to Wally and Gerri Oleson on June 28, 1952 whom she respected and loved dearly.  Graduating from Assumption High School in 1970, she went on to work in the Port Edwards Paper Mill.  This is where she was blessed to meet her husband Reginald “Reggie” Butterbrodt.  They were married June 21, 1979.  Their love and dedication to each other is a testament to the bond of marriage in sickness and in health.

Kathy gave life to daughter Kimberly, and was a proud Grandmother to Haley and Abigail Strickland.

Her disease took from her the ability to travel, and make the best cream puffs, however, as a woman of faith; Kathy enjoyed the simple things in life. Kathy loved to read, watch the birds and the squirrels outside her window, and spend time with her beloved animals; Dallas, Underfoot, and Odie.  She also enjoyed spending hours on the phone with her lifelong friend Brenda Hoffmann.

Kathy is survived by her husband and caregiver Reginald, (Nekoosa, WI), Mother, Gerri Oleson (Rudolph, WI),Daughter Kimberly (James) Strickland (Mosinee, WI), Step-daughter Connie Butterbrodt (Phoenix, AZ), Grand-daughters Haley and Abby, Brothers, Michael (Barbara) Oleson (Mosinee, WI), Kenneth (Sandra) Oleson (Wisconsin Rapids, WI), God-child Steven Livernash (Wisconsin Rapids, WI), Aunts Beverly Wolf, Janice Steidel, and Donna Livernash,  Uncle Eugene (Shirley) Oleson,  along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Wallace “Wally” Oleson.

Upon Kathy’s request there will be no services.  A special thank you goes out to friends and family who throughout the years lifted her up through prayer.

“After you have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness through Christ, will give you his eternal glory.  He personally will come and pick you up, and set you firmly in place, and make you stronger than ever.  To him be all power over all things forever and ever. Amen.”

1 Peter 5:10

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Royall High School Softball Coach Jessica Lambert http://www.wrjc.com/sports/royall-high-school-softball-coach-jessica-lambert/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/royall-high-school-softball-coach-jessica-lambert/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:04:57 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106935

Jessica Lambert talks Royall Panthers softball with Troy Matz

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Necedah Cardinals Softball Coach Matt Hunkins http://www.wrjc.com/sports/necedah-cardinals-softball-coach-matt-hunkins/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/necedah-cardinals-softball-coach-matt-hunkins/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:02:54 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106932 http://www.wrjc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MATT-HUNKINS-NECEDAH-SOFTBALL.mp3

Necedah High School softball coach Matt Hunkins previews the season with Troy Matz

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Alcohol Believed to be a Factor in Accident in Vernon County http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/alcohol-believed-to-be-a-factor-in-accident-in-vernon-county/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/alcohol-believed-to-be-a-factor-in-accident-in-vernon-county/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:52:14 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106926 More >]]> DSCF2008


There was a one vehicle accident in the Town of Christiana early Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said the accident occurred on Highway 27 near County Road X. A vehicle driven by 33-year-old Gabrial L. Gore of Westby was northbound on Highway 27 when he lost control of his vehicle. He went off the road, then crossed the center line, and went over the embankment and overturned.  Gore was transported to Gundersen Heath Center in La Crosse by Med-Link Air. Spears says alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office

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New Display Coming To Miller Park http://www.wrjc.com/sports/new-display-coming-to-miller-park/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/new-display-coming-to-miller-park/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:49:26 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106924 More >]]> The multi-media Selig Experience will open at Miller Park on May 29th.  The Brewers announced the opening date yesterday.  It’s the team’s tribute to its original owner Bud Selig, who retired in January after 22 years as Major League Baseball’s top executive.  The Selig Experience tells the story of how he brought the team to Milwaukee, how he helped preserve the city’s franchise with its commitment to Miller Park, and his decades-long efforts to grow-and-promote big league ball in his hometown.  It ends with a reproduction of the former commissioner in his old office at Milwaukee County Stadium.  The exhbit will cover 15-hundred square feet, with artifacts from Selig’s tenure as the Brewers’ owner.  The Selig Experience will be free for ticket-holders during Brewers’ games at Miller Park, and will be open to selected tour groups. 

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Jimmy Nelson Still Struggling On The Mound For The Brewers http://www.wrjc.com/sports/jimmy-nelson-still-struggling-on-the-mound-for-the-brewers/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/jimmy-nelson-still-struggling-on-the-mound-for-the-brewers/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:47:36 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106922 More >]]> The Milwaukee Brewers did not play yesterday, but starter Jimmy Nelson struggled in a minor league game at the team’s spring complex in Phoenix. Nelson gave up ten earned runs in four-and-a-third innings.  He surrendered eleven hits and four walks, while striking out six in an 86-pitch outing.  Nelson was penciled in as Milwaukee’s Number-Five starter for the year, after Yovani Gallardo was traded to Texas during the off-season.  The right-handed Nelson has been a solid performer at Triple-”A” but has struggled when he has pitched with Milwaukee. This spring, he has an unimpressive E-R-A of almost six-and-a-quarter in four Cactus League starts. Nelson has given up nine earned runs in 13 innings.  Today, the Brewers will play Cincinnati in the first of five remaining Cactus League contests in Arizona.  Milwaukee’s regular season begins next Monday at home against the Colorado Rockies.

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Tuesday March 31 Area High School Sports Schedule http://www.wrjc.com/sports/tuesday-march-31-area-high-school-sports-schedule/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/tuesday-march-31-area-high-school-sports-schedule/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:45:19 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106909 More >]]> Necedah, Wisconsin Dells and Reedsburg are hopeful of getting in their high school girls softball openers today if the conditions are dry enough at the respective game sites. Coach Matt Hunkins Necedah girls are scheduled to play host to La Farge today in one of the matchups. Six starters return for a Necedah squad that was 4-10 in league play and a five-win team overall led by Michaela Horak who enters her third year as an effective lead-off hitter for the Cardinals. Jamie Bistodeau, Angel Pintarro, Samantha Hernandez, Amber Zander and Vanessa Zipperer also return as starters and a couple of Freshman will play key roles as well including Isabell Negaard in the pitchers circle and Lindsey Murphy at shortstop. Necedah opens the conference season at Royall Thursday on NOW 92-one FM!

Wisconsin Dells is slated to host Sparta today at Kaminski Park with coach Dale Gray welcoming back Alex Zapuchlak and Dana Percival as all-league first teamers from a 12-9 squad with Taryn Alvin, Payton Lindner, Jessica Myklebust and Katie Kalcik among the other key players returning with Kalcik leading a group of four pitching candidates. The Lady Chiefs must replace two key graduated players in shortstop Hayley Buss and first baseman Carly Pfeiffer.

The Reedsburg girls are slated to play at Portage in Badger North softball today. Second year coach Heather Fish has over half of last year’s squad returning but no all-league players as the Beavers look to improve on a three-win season. Reedsburg’s game with Mount Horeb this Thursday has been postponed to a later date.

Adams-Friendship is scheduled to play at Watertown Luther Prep today in softball with the Adams girls 0-1 after a 4-3 loss to Mc Farland on Saturday.

Wisconsin Dells was slated to host Mount Horeb today in their high school baseball opener but the game will be played at 1 PM Thursday leading up to their game with Reedsburg at 5 PM that day. Coach Mike Michalsky’s squad won 15 games last year but fell one game short of the league title behind Wautoma. Dells loses all-conference pitcher Ashton Mace among others but Zach Van Wie and Justin Hintze return as all-league first teamers with Diggy Cimaroli returning as an all-conference second team performer. If the Chiefs can find an ace on the mound to replace Mace, they should contend again with a strong hitting team in place once again.

Coach Tyler Lee’s Necedah baseball team also is hopeful of hosting La Farge today. Necedah hopes to contend in the Scenic Bluffs with Matt Brown, Noah Harried and Ashton Knutson all returning as all-league players from a second place team in the league standings with Brown, Knutson and Jordan Murphy anchoring a strong pitching staff. Ryan Fuller is another key returnee for the Cardinals.







































































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Mauston Police Chief Set to Retire http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/mauston-police-chief-set-to-retire/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/mauston-police-chief-set-to-retire/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:23:06 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106919 More >]]> After 40 years of policing and 20 of those years as the City of Mauston Chief of Police, Chief Mark Messer has officially submitted his letter of retirement effective June 1st, 2015. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said the City of Mauston wishes Mark and his family all the best in his upcoming retirement, and wishes to express appreciation for his dedicated service to the City and the community.

Chief Messer issued this statement:

I, Chief Messer, would like to take this opportunity to thank the Police and Fire Commission, Common Council, businesses, and all of the residents of the City of Mauston for their support for the past 20 years.
Also, I would like to personally thank all the members of the City of Mauston Police Department. It has truly been a privilege to work with each and every one of them while providing policing services within the community. My law enforcement career has been truly rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. THANK YOU, it has been an honor.

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Service Tuesday for victim of suspected bank robber http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/service-tuesday-for-victim-of-suspected-bank-robber/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/state-news/service-tuesday-for-victim-of-suspected-bank-robber/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:13:35 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106917 More >]]> WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – A funeral service is scheduled for the Marinette County man authorities say was killed by a bank robbery suspect who later fatally shot a state trooper. A visitation and service will be held Tuesday for 59-year-old Thomas Christ (krist) at the Presbyterian church in Wausaukee. An online obituary says Christ is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marge, two sons and two grandchildren. Authorities say Christ was fatally shot March 24 after encountering Steven Snyder, suspecting of robbing a bank in Wausaukee. Snyder was later found in Fond du Lac where he died in an exchange of gunfire that also took the life of Trooper Trevor Casper. The 21-year-old trooper was buried Monday in Kiel.

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