WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin http://www.wrjc.com Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:03:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Candidate Series Part Nine: Pat Bomhack http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/candidate-series-part-nine-pat-bomhack/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/candidate-series-part-nine-pat-bomhack/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:03:14 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98893 More >]]> Pat BomhackPat Bomhack announced in April that he was running for Senator Dale Schultz’s seat in the 17th Senate District. Bomhack is a native of Waukesha and moved to Spring Green recently to practice law. While studying law, he interned for Judge Bill Dyke in Iowa County. He also previously worked on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and executive office staff of Governor Jim Doyle. When asked why he’s running for the seat, Bomhack said he’s deeply perturbed about the direction that Wisconsin is headed. “I’m concerned, especially with the much more decisive and conservative elements starting to control the state legislature, and I feel the best way I can serve is by representing Southwest Wisconsin in the state’s senate.”

If elected, Bomhack said his number one focus is getting the parties working together more, getting consensus on the issues. “I’m going to be someone who seeks compromise between the parties, and essentially, I am going carry forward the legacy and the banner of Senator Dale Schultz.” He said to do this, it is about the commitment one puts forth to achieve compromise and to have the support of ordinary people. “I think Senator Schultz has demonstrated that you can be someone who can be bipartisan, and reaches across the aisle. You just have to be committed to doing so.”

Bomhack said his priorities are strengthening rural economy, reinvesting in public schools, and promote women’s equality.

Bomhack said he’s going to fight for rural economies, to “get them going.” One step in Bomhack’s plan is to repair rural roads. “Almost 20% of our rural roads in rural areas in Wisconsin are considered in poor condition, and it’s not just a public safety issue, it’s an economic issue.” He said by fixing the roads, farmers and manufacturers will be able to transport their products to markets. Bomhack also believes by helping fix rural roads will help with tourism in the local economies in Southwest Wisconsin.

In job creation in general, Bomhack said the government can play a role in very specific policies. “I think we should raise the minimal wage to over $10; that would help over 17,000 families and individuals in Southwest Wisconsin.” He said that families that work 40 hours a week shouldn’t be living in poverty. He said this is a way to generate local consumer spending, getting people to spend at local stores. “This will help generate the economy from the bottom up, rather than the approach we’ve seen in the last four years, which is give big giveaways to the corporations and hope that money tickles down; it just hasn’t worked.”

Bomhack also wants to reinvest in Wisconsin’s public schools. “This maybe the defining issue that separates me and Howard Marklein.” Marklein is Bomhack’s opponent for the 17th Senate seat. Bomhack says that Marklein is an “advocate for out of state voucher interest that wants to take the public schools and turn them into profit centers.” Bomhack supports reinvesting in the public schools by fixing the funding formula. “Right now, the way the formula is set up; rural schools are getting short changed, especially by the expansion of school vouchers.” He says he supports a school aid formula proposal called “Fair Funding for Our Future.” It’s a proposal brought forth by State Superintendent Tony Evers.

On the Common Core Standards, Bomhack said that they should be fully implemented. “However,” Bomhack said, “as legislators, we need to be reevaluating and constantly assessing to see where we can tweak and adjust the program as is.” He believes that pulling the curriculum would be disruptive to schools and would waste millions of tax payer money and years of time.

Bomhack said he wants to promote women’s equality. “Here in Wisconsin, women still make 80 cents to the dollar. There are a lot women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who have been fighting for women’s equality for their whole lives. It’s not the time to go backwards.” He said they need to ensure equal pay for equal work in the work place.

Another issue Bomhack said he wants to address is big money in politics. “One of the issues I care so deeply about is getting corporate influence out of our political democratic process. That’s why just like Russ Feingold, I’ve taken a pledge to not accept any money from corporate PACs or lobbyists”

When asked what distinguishes him from Marklein, Bomhack said he is going to stand on the side of his constituents and not his party or outside organizations. “I embrace the approach of Senator Dale Schultz and that’s why I was honored when Senator Schultz said that I was the candidate that most shared his values, and that Marklein was out of step with the voters.

The Fall General Election is November 4th. The polls open at 7am and close at 8pm. This is the last candidate profile by WRJC this election season.

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Area Runners Competing Today At The WIAA State Cross Country Meet In Wisconsin Rapids http://www.wrjc.com/sports/area-runners-competing-today-at-the-wiaa-state-cross-country-meet-in-wisconsin-rapids/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/area-runners-competing-today-at-the-wiaa-state-cross-country-meet-in-wisconsin-rapids/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:51:24 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98911 More >]]> The annual WIAA State Cross Country Meet is today at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids and our area will be represented with runners competing today. The Mauston full boys and girls teams qualified for State last week at the Black River Falls Sectional with the girls winning the team title and the boys were second behind Colby/Abbotsford to earn a State berth. It’s the 21st girls team trip to State for Mauston, the most of any Division Two School, while it’s the fifth boys team appearance for Mauston at State and the fifth time that both squads have qualified in the same year. Both squads also won the South-Central Conference team titles this year and look to cap a big season with a strong showing at State. The Boys lineup today for the Golden Eagles features Seniors Adam Kramer and Theron Wilkinson, Juniors Nick Zolendek and John Maki along with Sophomores Daniel Walsh, Nick Wilkerson and Mitchell Burch. Mauston’s girls lineup shows Seniors Brittney Lubinski, Kate Tower and Dana Osthoff, Juniors Megan Thomas and Bailey Jensen, Sophomore Lindsey Harvey and Freshman Grace Hammer. Wisconsin Dells also has their full girls team at State in D-2 for the first time after a runner-up finish in the Sectional at Black River Falls and for the second straight meet, Sophomore Monica Jaled and Freshman Taylor Campbell finished 1-2 overall to lead the Lady Chiefs. Other Wisconsin Dells runners in action today include Seniors Angie Johnson and Sarah Quinn, Sophomores Anubis Ruiz and Greta Wimmer along with Freshman Paris Lindner. For the second year in a row, Adams-Friendship’s Azure Hodkiewicz is a State Meet qualifier in girls D-2 after a top ten individual finish at Black River Falls. The Junior also earned first team all-conference honors the previous week at the SCC Meet. Nekoosa’s Ben Eidenschink and Josh Schrader also are individual qualifiers on the boys side in D-2 today.

Hillsboro Freshman Annie Haas will run at the State Meet today in the D-3 girls field after placing seventh overall at the Westby Sectional a week ago. It’s been a big season for the 9th grade standout, having also won medalist honors this year at the Scenic Bluffs Meet in New Lisbon two weeks ago.

Sophomore Joey Rausch is a State Meet qualifier for the Baraboo boys in D-1 after advancing on from the De Forest Sectional last week.

Boys runs today at Wisconsin Rapids are 11:30 AM for D-3, 12:10 PM in D-2 and 12:50 PM in D-3 with the girls runs at 1:30 PM in D-3, 2:10 PM in D-2 and 2:50 PM for D-1.


Royall High School has never qualified for the WIAA State Girls Volleyball Tournament but they will accomplish that feat if they can win tonight as they battle Hazel Green Southwestern High School in a D-4 Sectional final at Onalaska Luther. Royall is 28-10 for the season after routing Plum City 3-0 on Thursday with a solid all-around performance with Paige Hyer recording 21 kills for the Lady Panthers. Southwestern won their match 3-0 over River Ridge on Thursday and they are 24-4 overall for the season. This will be a matchup of state ranked teams as well with Southwestern ranked seventh and Royall tenth in the final D-4 coaches poll for the regular season. This is the third time to this level in the WIAA Tournament Series for the Royall girls and they hope the next step can be taken tonight. 7 PM is match time at Onalaska Luther High School and the D-4 State Tournament semi-finals are Friday morning at 10 AM at the Resch Center in Green Bay.

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Friday Area Level Two High School Football Playoff Scores http://www.wrjc.com/sports/friday-area-level-two-high-school-football-playoff-scores/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/friday-area-level-two-high-school-football-playoff-scores/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:06:49 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98924 More >]]> Division Seven

Pepin-Alma 47 Hillsboro 20 Hillsboro finishes 7-4 for the season

Bangor 52 New Lisbon 20  New Lisbon finishes 7-4 for the season

Division Six

Edgar 49 Necedah 8  Necedah ends the year at 7-4 overall

Division Four

Spencer-Columbus Catholic 28 Wautoma 27  Wautoma finishes 9-2 for the season

Division Three

Reedsburg 20 Monona Grove 14  Reedsburg rallies from 14-0 down to advance on at 8-3 overall

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Students Evacuate OMS After a Chemical Pool Systems Failure http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/students-evacuate-oms-after-a-chemical-pool-systems-failure/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/students-evacuate-oms-after-a-chemical-pool-systems-failure/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:37:17 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98915 More >]]> Mauston Olson Middle School was evacuated Friday morning due to a chemical pool systems failure. In a joint press release from the school, the Mauston Police Department and the Fire Department, students were immediately evacuated to the Mauston High School next door. Authorities say as a precautionary measure, approximately 40 students were sent to Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston for evaluation. Parents of the transported students were called immediately to respond to the hospital while students were being evaluated. All other middle school students remained at the high school till the end of the school day.

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Sauter, Dell, age 67, of New Lisbon http://www.wrjc.com/obituaries/sauter-dell-age-67-of-new-lisbon/ http://www.wrjc.com/obituaries/sauter-dell-age-67-of-new-lisbon/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:16:06 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98913 More >]]> Dell Sauter, age 67, of New Lisbon died on Thursday October 30, 2014 at the Serenity House in Tomah after a long illness. Dell was the daughter of Harold E. and Lucy M.(Pahl) Sauter and was born on November 4, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN. Dell graduated from Lake View High in Lakeville, MN in 1964.

Dell was raised in Minnesota and in 1966 moved to Necedah, WI, she remained in Necedah until 1992 when she moved to South Carolina and attended college and received a degree in Graphic Design. She later moved back to Juneau County and settled in at Half Moon Bay in 2000. Dell enjoyed painting and drawing pictures of all kinds, including portraits. She loved to play the piano, and was an avid car enthusiast. Dell was a faithful member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her daughter Cole (Shaun) McCullough of New Lisbon, her son Jim (Deena Jackson) Sauter, her brother Jim (Debbie) Sauter of Necedah, her 2 sisters Marge (Joe) Zaleski, and Marilyn (Scott) Peak both of Necedah, WI, 5 grandchildren Tempestt (Steve) Bezemek of Necedah, Dominique (Nate Griffin) Tafel of Milwaukee, WI, Alanna (Alan Revels) McCullough of New Lisbon, Morgan (Micah Fulton) Schweich of Mauston, Monique (Patrick Guyse) Schweich of Auburn, IN, and by 2 great grandchildren Sebastian and Harlow Bezemek of Necedah.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:30a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (401 Mansion St.) in Mauston, WI. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at the Hare Funeral Home (217 W. Pearl St.) in New Lisbon on Monday from 4:00p.m. till 7:00p.m., and will continue on Tuesday at the church from 10:30a.m. till the time of service.

Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family.

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Sold-Out Crowd Attends the 7th annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/sold-out-crowd-attends-the-7th-annual-juneau-county-womens-night-out/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/sold-out-crowd-attends-the-7th-annual-juneau-county-womens-night-out/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:49 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98908 More >]]> On September 30, 600 ladies seized the opportunity to refresh and renew at Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation’s 7th annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out.  Ladies of all ages could hardly wait as they gathered at Mauston High School for an evening of fun.

On September 30, 600 ladies seized the opportunity to refresh and renew at Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation’s 7th annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out. Ladies of all ages could hardly wait as they gathered at Mauston High School for an evening of fun.

Six hundred ladies seized the opportunity to refresh and renew at the 7th annual Juneau County Women’s Night Out. Women of all ages gathered on September 30 at Mauston High School for an evening of fun and entertainment. The night was dedicated to living a long, sweet life!

One attendee summed up the event by saying, “This event keeps getting better year after year. I love coming to this event just to be in the company of 599 other women and I really enjoyed hearing from Dr. Zorba!”

Highlights from the night included an Italian dinner, more than 70 informational exhibits, free health screenings, gift bags, door prizes, raffles and relaxing piano music. Ladies also participated in interactive Zumba and belly-dancing demonstrations. They also got to hear two exceptional speakers.

Doctor Heidi Brown, who specializes in gynecology and urology, came from UW Health to give an educational presentation entitled ‘Mind Over Matter; Brain Over Bladder: Tips for maintaining a healthy pelvic floor.’ One out of three women experiences some form of pelvic floor disorder. During her presentation, Dr. Brown explained the various forms of these disorders, including urinary incontinence, and gave women tips on how to prevent and treat their issues. “Pelvic floor disorders affect young women and men too,” said Dr. Brown. “It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about these conditions and symptoms you may be experiencing.”

After Dr. Brown spoke and raffle prizes were awarded, Women’s Night Out highlighted keynote presenter, Dr. Zorba Paster. During his talk, Dr. Zorba encouraged everyone in attendance to live a long, sweet life. He drew from his experience as a practicing healthcare provider and his many worldly travels. He outlined five tips for living a long life.
• Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day – the more color on your plate, the better.
• Subscribe to 4 pillars of financial health – set financial goals, control debt, spend appropriately, and give something away.
• Have 3 good friends – good health is a team sport; have someone who you can talk to whenever and about whatever you need.
• Limit yourself to no more than 2 hours of leisure screen time each day – be sure to read, get outdoors, and pull your eyes away from the computer, television, or your phone.
• Get 1 hour of physical activity a day – Activity is cumulative; turn chores into exercise and make opportunities to add activity to your daily routine.

Doctor Zorba encouraged activity by saying that the negative impact inactivity has on health is devastating. He stated, “Sitting is the new smoking.”  To end his presentation, Dr. Zorba added, “I encourage you to be actively involved in life. Ask yourself, ‘What would I regret not doing?’ if you only had one month to live and do something. Live without regrets and do not squander your life.”

Doctor Zorba is a provider at Dean Medical Center in the Madison area and is a professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. To learn more about him, visit www.wpr.org/zorba.

Women’s Night Out is brought to you by the Juneau County Women’s Health Initiative, a division of Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation. Watch for details on the 2015 Women’s Night Out event as they become available. To stay up-to-date, ‘like’ Mile Bluff Medical Center Foundation on Facebook.

Contributed by Katie Nuttall 

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Hillsboro School Board Approves Four Tax Levy Options; Final One to be Determined on Referendum http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/hillsboro-school-board-approves-four-tax-levy-options-final-one-to-be-determined-on-referendum/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/hillsboro-school-board-approves-four-tax-levy-options-final-one-to-be-determined-on-referendum/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:53:21 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98905 More >]]> The Hillsboro School Board approved four different tax levy options on Thursday night during a special school board meeting. Its situation is different from other school districts because Hillsboro needed to approve four levy certifications contingent on the results of the November 4th referendum two questions.

Levy Option #1: This scenario is based on the current deficit budget for the 2014-15 school year. 2015 Tax Levy No Referendum

Fund 10…………………. 1,568,303
Fund 38…………………. 11,572
Fund 39……………………422,950
Fund 80……………………13,092
All Fund Tax Levy…… 2,015,917

Levy Option #2: This scenario is based on only Question 1 (Operational Referendum) passing on 11/4/14. 2014-15 Tax Levy Question 1 Passing

Fund 10…………………..1,818,020
Fund 38…………………..11,572
Fund 39…………………..422,950
Fund 80…………………..13,092
All Fund Tax Levy….. 2,265,634

Levy Option #3: This scenario is based on only Question 2 (Capital Projects Referendum) passing on 11/4/14. 2014-15 Tax Levy Question 2 Passing

Fund 10………………….1,568,144
Fund 38………………….11,572
Fund 39………………….563,006
Fund 80………………….13,092
All Fund Tax Levy….2,155,814

Levy Option #4: This scenario is based on both Question 1 (Operational Referendum) & Question 2 (Capital Projects Referendum) passing on 11/4/14. 2014-15 Tax Levy Questions 1 & 2 Passing
Fund 10………………….1,817,861
Fund 38………………….11,572
Fund 39………………….563,006
Fund 80………………….13,092
All Fund Tax Levy….2,405,531

Once the election results are tallied, they will submit the appropriate levy to the DPI and municipalities. There will be a motion at the next school board meeting on November 5th meeting to certify the final levy based on the results of the referendum.

The board also discussed the final 2014-2015 Budget. Hillsboro received their October 15th certification, which was needed to update teh budget that was approved at the all district meeting.The revenue cap increased $9,237 since the 7/1/14 worksheet. This would affect the district’s general aid, taxes and computer aid. Since the final general aid certification decreased, the tax levy will increase due to the revenue shift of the two sources. Computer aid also increased slightly for the district.

The Hillsboro School Board’s next meeting will be Wednesday, November 5.



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Rutgers QB Situation For Badgers Game Saturday Still Uncertain http://www.wrjc.com/sports/rutgers-qb-situation-for-badgers-game-saturday-still-uncertain/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/rutgers-qb-situation-for-badgers-game-saturday-still-uncertain/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:46:33 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98904 More >]]> Rutgers is still not saying who they’ll start at quarterback tomorrow, when the Scarlet Knights host Wisconsin in their inaugural Big Ten Conference match-up. Senior Gary Nova suffered a knee injury last week against Nebraska, and he’s listed as questionable for the Badger contest.  Coach Kyle Flood said Nova, who has thrown for over 2000 yards this season, has been limited all week at practice, and his playing status might not be known until game-time.  If he doesn’t go, redshirt freshman Chris Laviano will get the start at quarterback for Rutgers.  For Wisconsin, receiver Jordan Fredrick is expected to play.  He practiced all week, after hurting his right-shoulder in a punt return play against Maryland last Saturday.  The Badgers are coming off a 52-to-7 rout of the Terrapins, which improved Wisconsin’s record to 2-and-1 in the Big Ten and 5-and-2 overall. Rutgers comes in at 1-and-3 in the league and 5-and-3 overall. Kick-off is 11 AM and the game will be televised on ESPN.

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UW Green Bay Mens Basketball Wins Exhibition Opener http://www.wrjc.com/sports/uw-green-bay-mens-basketball-wins-exhibition-opener/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/uw-green-bay-mens-basketball-wins-exhibition-opener/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:42:35 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98902 More >]]> The U-W Green Bay men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half last night to a win a home exhibition over Division-Three Ripon College, 78-to-56. Ripon hung close in the first half, and trailed by five at the break.  Keifer Sykes, the Horizon League’s pre-season player-of-the-year, had six assists in a scoreless first half for Green Bay.  He scored all 16 of his points after the intermission.  He also had ten assists and five rebounds.  Coach Bo Ryan’s Wisconsin Badger men’s basketball squad opens with a home exhibition against UW-Parkside Wednesday.

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Will The Bucks Sign Point Guard Brandon Knight http://www.wrjc.com/sports/will-the-bucks-sign-point-guard-brandon-knight/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/will-the-bucks-sign-point-guard-brandon-knight/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:37:32 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=98900 More >]]> The Milwaukee Bucks have until 11 o’clock tonight to either sign starting point guard Brandon Knight, or let him become a restricted free agent next summer. Bucks’ coach Jason Kidd has said he’d like to keep the 22-year-old Knight, who’s starting his second year with Milwaukee after being traded from Detroit for Brandon Jennings in mid-2013.  If they don’t sign him today, the Bucks can still keep Knight by making a qualifying offer next summer — thus allowing Milwaukee to match any offer Knight would get from another team.  Tonight is the deadline for N-B-A teams to avoid free agency for fourth-year players who were drafted in 2011, and are now in their final seasons of their rookie contracts.  Knight was solid in Milwaukee’s season-opening loss at Charlotte on Wednesday night.  He had 22 points, 13 assists, and eight rebounds in a two-point overtime loss to the Hornets.  Meanwhile, the Bucks are gearing up for their home opener tonight, when they take on the Philadelphia 76′ers. Milwaukee is 0-1 overall after losing a 24-point lead and the game at Charlotte on Wednesday. Tip-off is around 7:40 PM tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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