WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin http://www.wrjc.com Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:28:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Area Fall Sports Conference Standings September 26 http://www.wrjc.com/sports/area-fall-sports-conference-standings-september-26/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/area-fall-sports-conference-standings-september-26/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:51:00 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130768 More >]]> South-Central Conference Football

Adams-Friendship 2-0, Nekoosa 2-0, Mauston 1-1, Wautoma 1-1, Wisconsin Dells 0-2, Westfield 0-2

South-Central Conference Volleyball

Mauston 4-0, Wautoma 4-0, Wisconsin Dells 2-2, Westfield 2-2, Adams-Friendship 0-4, Nekoosa 0-4

Scenic Bluffs Conference Football

Bangor 3-0, Royall 3-1, New Lisbon 2-1, Brookwood 2-2, Cashton 2-2, Hillsboro 0-3, Necedah 0-3

Scenic Bluffs Conference Volleyball

Royall 7-1, Cashton 5-2, Brookwood 5-2, Bangor 5-3, Hillsboro 2-4, New Lisbon 2-5, Necedah 2-5, Wonewoc-Center 0-6

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Vernon County Sheriff John Spears Reports http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/vernon-county-sheriff-john-spears-reports-174/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/vernon-county-sheriff-john-spears-reports-174/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:12:53 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130760 More >]]> SHERIFF JOHN SPEARS REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ONGOING ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR AND NARRATIVE EXCERPTS FROM THE WEEK ENDING September 26, 2016.

9/21             Joyce Wopat of Ontario, was traveling east on Dell Road, Town of Clinton, following a truck pulling a horse trailer.  Wopat stated she thought the truck was slowing down to allow her to pass.  The truck and trailer, operated by Kristina Sagehorn, Sparta, was in fact making a left hand turn into a private driveway.  Wopat passed the truck and trailer, and both vehicles collided.  Wopat was given a verbal warning for Failure to Yield the Right of Way.  No injuries were reported.  Both vehicles received moderate damage.

9/21             Theft of a green “Vernon County” highway sign on State Highway 162 at the Vernon / La Crosse County line.

9/25             An ATV knocked down Stop Signs on State Highway 80 / Beaver Creek Drive and State Highway 80 / Staley School Road, Town of Greenwood.

9/25             A 50 LB bag of apples were found on County Road I/ County Road U, Town of Kickapoo.

9/26             6 reportable car / deer crashes:

Jessica Jorstad, Chaseburg, on County Road K, Town of Bergen;

Vernon County Sheriff Deputy William Roesler, on County Road S, Town of Liberty;

Casey Cano, Gays Mills, on State Highway 131, Town of Stark;

Tasha Mitchell, Hillsboro, on County Road F, Town of Forest;

Steven Kahler, Reedsburg, on County Road Q, Town of Greenwood;

Grover Wooten, Norwalk, on State Highway 33, Town of Forest (Dog).

***********                                               This past week                 Year to Date

Alarm Responses                                           10                                   261

Animal Related issues                                     53                                   937

Assisting Municipalities                                   31                                  1500

Crimes Against People                                    9                                     487

Crimes Against Property                                 10                                   437

Domestic Crimes                                           3                                     99

Fire Responses                                              34                                   1289

K-9 Calls                                                        0                                     25

Medical Responses                                         30                                   1306

Mental Health Cases                                      0                                     84

Missing Person Investigations                         6                                     138

Safety Escorts                                                6                                     187

School Walk Through                                     9                                     228

Search and Rescues                                        1                                   14

Security Check                                               107                                   4991

Serving Legal Documents                                15                                  969

Suspicious Activity Investigations                    21                                  995

Threat Investigation                                        0                                     41

Traffic Accidents                                            26                                   857

Traffic Related Investigations                          163                                 4566

Vehicle Lockouts                                            9                                     300

Weapons Investigation                                   1                                    20

Unclassified Calls for Assistance                      50                                   1691

_____                              ______

TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE                       636                                 23156

ADMISSIONS INTO COUNTY JAIL                    14                                   760


John B. Spears, Sheriff

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Edwards, Howard L., age 74, of Oxford http://www.wrjc.com/obituaries/edwards-howard-l-age-74-of-oxford/ http://www.wrjc.com/obituaries/edwards-howard-l-age-74-of-oxford/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:10:10 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130756 More >]]> web_edwards_h-photoHoward L. Edwards, age 74, of Oxford, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m.  on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.  Rev. Richard Eberly will officiate. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.  Interment will be at the Davis Corners Cemetery at a later date.

Howard was born July 5, 1942 in Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin to Lloyd and Dolores (Rieck) Edwards.

He graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1960 where he enjoyed playing baseball and football.

Following their graduation, Howard married his high-school sweetheart Carol Heitman.  This marriage was blessed with two children Brent and Kris. Carol preceded him in death in 1996.

Howard married Nancy (Zufall) Gore on September 27, 1997 in Sparta, Wisconsin.

Howard worked in Wisconsin Dells for Big Joe Manufacturing starting as a welder and worked his way up to Plant Manager.  He later worked for Monroe Truck Equipment in Monroe as Shift Supervisor and retired from D&S Manufacturing in Black River Falls in 2001.  Howard also owned and operated Challenger Custom Bows with his wife Nancy for 10 years.

Howard enjoyed traditional bow-hunting, building bows, arrows, and equipment.  He also enjoyed teaching others about traditional archery skills, and going to archery shoots and events. Howard helped found the Wisconsin Traditional Archer’s and was an active member.  Howard had a love for animals, bluegrass music, and watching sports, especially baseball and football.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd & Dolores Edwards and his first wife, Carol J. (Heitman) Edwards.


Wife:  Nancy Edwards of Oxford, Wisconsin

Son:  Brent (Dana Boyd) Edwards of Baraboo, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Kris (Brad) Statz of Rock Springs, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Jazmyne Edwards of Merrimac, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Jaala Edwards of Baraboo, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Jarrad Edwards of Merrimac, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Alex Statz of Rock Springs, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Max Statz of Rock Springs, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Luke Statz of Rock Springs, Wisconsin

Step-Daughter:  Kelly (Al) Winecke of Rock Springs, Wisconsin

Step-Son:  Richard (Tami) Stone of Deforest, Wisconsin

Step-Daughter:  Connie (Erik) Dreher of Montello, Wisconsin

Step-grandson:  Bryant (Leslie) Stone of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Step-grandson:  Jamie Dreher of Montello, Wisconsin

Step-grandson:  Dakota Dreher of Montello, Wisconsin

Brother:  Richard (Nola) Edwards of Wausaukee, Wisconsin

Brother:  Michael (Jill) Edwards of Adams, Wisconsin

Further survived by Bailee Hill, Hailee Smith, Felicia Dreher, nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends including his many archery friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.


Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

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Monday September 26 Area High School Sports Report http://www.wrjc.com/sports/monday-september-26-area-high-school-sports-report/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/monday-september-26-area-high-school-sports-report/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:06:08 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130747 More >]]> CROSS COUNTRY

Reedsburg hosted their annual cross country Invite Saturday at a wet and muddy Hartje Center with Claire Koenecke of Reedsburg the girls medalist for the large schools with Sauk-Prairie the team champ. Victoria Patten led the Baraboo girls and Jenna Stott for Tomah. In the small school grouping, Rae’ven Eddy led Royall and Mikayla Mc Nally for the Necedah girls. Baraboo was the large school boys team champ at the Hartje Center with Jasper Swallen their top finisher with Noah Brunner leading Reedsburg and Trevin Nelson for Tomah. Necedah was 3rd in boys small school team scoring led by Nick Wilkerson with the top runner for Royall Tyler Johnson.

Wisconsin Dells places 9th in a large field of strong schools on the girls side at Saturday’s meet in Janesville with Freshman sensation Laura Beghin the overall medalist with Lindsay Cunningham also in the top 50 and Andy Never set the pace for the Dells boys in their run.

Adams-Friendship cross country teams continue to improve as the boys and girls both placed sixth with full teams at the 12-team Pacelli Invite on Saturday. Tim Hicks led Adams with a fifth place overall boys finish and Devon Austin was 15th overall and Alyssa Kuss placed 8th in the girls race for the Green Devils.

Hillsboro’s girls squad placed second and the boys third in the small school division at Saturday’s event in Fennimore. The runners ran in groups throughout the day with Dawson Cordner, Hannah Munson and Annie Haas all placing in the top five in their individual races for Hillsboro with Wells and Hass both sixth overall in the boys and girls standings respectively.


Reedsburg lost all three matches at Saturday’s Portage Quad to Lodi, Portage and Madison Memorial with Brooklyn Schyvinck leading kills and digs and Aly Gesteland led in assists for the Beavers.


No Reedsburg or Baraboo players reached the semi-finals at the Badger Conference girls tennis tourney over the weekend with Waunakee the team champion.

Tomah takes part today in the MVC girls tennis tournament at UW-La Crosse.


Reedsburg plays at Platteville today in one of their final non-conference matches of the season.


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New Lisbon Homecoming Tailgate Party http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/new-lisbon-homecoming-tailgate-party/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/new-lisbon-homecoming-tailgate-party/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:56:22 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130751 More >]]> The New Lisbon High School Music Department will be hosting a Tailgate Party from 5:00 – 7:00 prior to the Homecoming football game on Friday, September 30th. The menu will include a brat or hot dog, sauerkraut, chips, coleslaw, beans and beverage.  The cost per plate is $6.00 and all proceeds will be helping the choir students who will be traveling to New York City next spring.  Takeouts are available and in case of rain the Tailgate Party will be held in the High School Multipurpose Room.


Contributed by Bev Rood

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Jury Trial for Woman Accused in Necedah Shooting Begins Today http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/jury-trial-for-woman-accused-in-necedah-shooting-begins-today/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/jury-trial-for-woman-accused-in-necedah-shooting-begins-today/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:43:35 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130749 More >]]> The jury trial for a former Necedah woman accused of first degree intentional homicide began Monday morning. 23-year-old Natalie Murphy of Camp Douglas, formerly of Necedah, also faces a charge of first degree reckless endangering safety. The charges stem from the shooting death of 24-year-old Andrew B. Dammen of Mauston in February 2015. Law enforcement said Murphy admitted to shooting Dammen in the chest and that Murphy told them Dammen told her to shoot him. The jury trial is scheduled to go to Friday.

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Western Technical College to host Open House http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/western-technical-college-to-host-open-house-3/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/western-technical-college-to-host-open-house-3/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:29:07 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130743 More >]]> Western Technical College will host the annual College-wide Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse campus and regional locations in Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Tomah, and Viroqua.

Admissions information, program information, facility tours, refreshments, and door prizes will be available at each location.  The residence hall in La Crosse will be open for tours and wait list sign up. For the fifth year, the college will be waiving the $30 application fee for those who apply during the open house. The offer is available to high school seniors and older, who wish to apply to attend Western in 2017, and they must apply in person.

At the La Crosse main campus, all activities will be held in the Lunda Center. There will be representatives from student services, clubs and organizations, and four-year universities that accept Western credits.  FAFSA filing for the 2017-2018 school year will also be available at the La Crosse main campus only. Your 2015 tax return is needed to complete the application on site.

The Vehicle Technologies Center, 2719 Larson St., La Crosse, which houses the Automotive Technician and Truck and Heavy Technologies Technician programs, will be open for program information and facility tours.

The public is invited to attend anytime during the open house events, which are free. For details on activities, visit www.westerntc.edu/openhouse. For more information about additional Western Technical College programs and services, call 608.785.9200 or visit the website at www.westerntc.edu.


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Two Car Crash Injures Three in Sauk County http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/two-car-crash-injures-three-in-sauk-county/ http://www.wrjc.com/news/local-news/two-car-crash-injures-three-in-sauk-county/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:12:57 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130740 More >]]> There was a two car crash in the Town of LaValle on Highway 33 that left three people injured Saturday evening. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister said the initial investigation revealed that a pickup traveling east on Highway 33 crossed the centerline and struck a westbound SUV head-on.  The driver of the SUV, who was the lone occupant, was transported from the scene to UW Hospital by MedFlight with life threatening injuries.  The driver of the pickup was also transported from the scene to UW Hospital by MedFlight with serious injuries. The only other occupant of the pickup, an infant, was transported to Reedsburg Area Medical Center by Reedsburg Ambulance for evaluation.  This crash remains under investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.  Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call 800-377-1195 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 888 847-7285.

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Packers Enter Bye By Hanging On To Beat Detroit http://www.wrjc.com/sports/packers-enter-bye-by-hanging-on-to-beat-detroit/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/packers-enter-bye-by-hanging-on-to-beat-detroit/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:05:27 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130738 More >]]> (Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers start their bye week at 2-1 after winning their home opener against Detroit, 34-27. The Packers almost blew a 31-3 lead just before halftime, as the Lions scored 24 of the game’s final 27 points. The Packers did not seal their victory until a scamper by Aaron Rodgers late in the fourth quarter, and Rodgers ended 14 straight games without a passer rating of at least 100. It was 129.3, as he completed 15 of 24 passes for 205 yards and four first half touchdowns, two to Jordy Nelson, who caught six passes for 101 yards while Eddie Lacy ran for 103 yards as Green Bay now has almost two weeks before their next game October ninth when they host the New York Giants. Detroit’s Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards and three TDs, and Marvin Jones caught six passes for a career high 205 yards and two scores as the Lions outgained Green Bay 418 yards to 324 in total yards but still fell to 1-2.

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Other Packers News: Run Defense Makes History, New Injuries http://www.wrjc.com/sports/other-packers-news-run-defense-makes-history-new-injuries/ http://www.wrjc.com/sports/other-packers-news-run-defense-makes-history-new-injuries/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:04:01 +0000 http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130736 More >]]> (Green Bay, WI)  —  The Packers’ run defense makes history, by holding the Detroit rushing offense to just 50 yards. ESPN says the Packers have now held three straight opponents to 50 yards or fewer on the ground, their longest string since 1938, when they had a nine game streak. Meanwhile, Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says tight end Jared Cook will need more tests to determine the extent of his right ankle injury early in the second half against the Lions, as the Packers’ biggest free agent acquisition left in crutches and a walking boot. Green Bay also lost fullback Aaron Ripkowski to a back injury in the first half, on a day when five defensive starters sat out with injuries, Sam Shields, Morgan Burnett, Clay Matthews, Letroy Guion, and defensive end Datone Jones. The Lions played without two defensive starters, lineman Ziggy Ansah and linebacker and former Wisconsin Badger DeAndre Levy.

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