WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin 2015-03-28T17:57:14Z http://www.wrjc.com/feed/atom/ WRJC WebMaster <![CDATA[Knuth, Rodney A., age 66, of Elroy]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106820 2015-03-28T17:57:14Z 2015-03-28T17:57:14Z More >]]> Rodney A. Knuth, age 66 years, of rural Elroy, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly at his home on March 27, 2015.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Sharon (Voss) of Elroy, children, Amy (Kelly) VanderMark of Portage, David (Sara) Knuth of Janesville, and Kelly (Tony) Green of Elroy. Four grandchildren, Benjamin Knuth, Joshua Knuth, Payton Green, and Parker Green; two brothers, Vernon (Joyce) Knuth of Loganville and James (Kim) Knuth of North Freedom; two sisters, Beverley (Robert) Meyer of North Freedom and Arlene (James) Gregory of Reedsburg and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for friends and family will be held at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy, Wisconsin from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 and also Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy. A Christian Celebration of Rodney’s life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, Wisconsin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, with Pastor Wes Dunbar officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Fowler-Prairie Cemetery in Elroy.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Grace Lutheran Church – 226 Erickson Street, Elroy, WI 53929.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Possible Overdose Death in Adams County]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106814 2015-03-27T22:14:15Z 2015-03-28T10:07:47Z More >]]> An Adams County man is dead after a possible drug overdose. The Adams County Sheriff’s office said in a release, authorities were called to a home on Cottonville Avenue in the Town of Strongs Prairie Thursday morning and found 40-year-old Kevin Bergeron in the bathroom area of the residence. Attempts to resuscitate Bergeron were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The caller had requested an ambulance for a victim of a possible overdose; Sheriff Sam Wollin said. The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. This incident remains under investigation by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and the Adams County Medical Examiner’s Office. No further information is being released at this time.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Saturday Area Sports Schedule]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106817 2015-03-27T23:57:22Z 2015-03-27T23:57:22Z More >]]> Mauston will compete in their third indoor track meet of the high school season on this Saturday at UW-Stout. Nick Zolendek won a distance title in each meet for the Golden Eagle boys with John Maki also claiming a first at UW-La Crosse. Dana Osthoff and Alyssa Weitkum won titles for the Mauston girls at UW-La Crosse, helping them to a third place team finish and the girls 800 relay set a new school indoor meet record as did Morgan Denton in the shot put in the opening meet at UW-Whitewater. Competition begins today at 3 PM.

Adams-Friendship is hopeful of opening their high school girls softball season today with three games scheduled in the Mc Farland Tournament. Coach Bryan Brom’s squad has won three straight SCC titles and return six starters from a 15-5 team led by three-time SCC Player Of The Year Emma Roenneburg in the pitchers circle. Peyton Quinnell, all-leaguer Sam Follen, Alyssa Hickey, Sydney Babcock and Rachel Dehmlow also return but another veteran-Madi Follen, is out with an injury. Mc Farland, Oregon and Black River Falls would be the Green Devils opponents today, starting at 10 AM in Mc Farland, weather permitting.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Man pleads guilty to threatening governor’s son on Twitter]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106812 2015-03-27T20:05:23Z 2015-03-27T20:05:23Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Milwaukee man has pleaded guilty to threatening Gov. Scott Walker’s adult son on Twitter. Online court records show Robert Peffer pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening or obscene messages. Judge Dennis Flynn sentenced him to 90 days in jail and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine on the first count. He stayed 90-day jail stints on the other three counts in lieu of probation. The judge also banned Peffer from using social media for anything besides looking for work. Prosecutors have said the tweets to Matthew Walker, a Marquette University student, in June 2014. Over a span of six days Peffer sent 36 tweets threatening violence to Matthew Walker or making lewd sexual references about him and his family.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Mining company withdraws Wisconsin application]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106810 2015-03-27T17:56:29Z 2015-03-27T17:56:29Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources says a company that was looking to open a huge iron mine in northern Wisconsin has officially withdrawn its plans. Gogebic Taconite was considering digging a 4 1/2-mile long mine in the Penokee Hills just south of Lake Superior but announced last month it was closing its office in Hurley and future investment in the project wasn’t feasible. DNR officials announced Friday the company has withdrawn its pre-application notice. They said the land around the site will now reopen to the public. About 3,500 acres around the site is open to the public through the state’s managed forest program. Republican Gov. Scott Walker, however, signed a bill in 2013 that prohibited public access to 600-foot restricted zones around mining equipment and roads around the site.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[New rec area on old munitions site to get final inspection]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106808 2015-03-27T17:55:57Z 2015-03-27T17:55:57Z More >]]> BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – Final inspections are taking place this weekend at an old munitions complex in Sauk County that’s the site of a new state recreation area. The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/1GxjHFb ) reports the Saturday inspection is being done by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and about 200 soldiers from a Madison-based battalion of the Wisconsin Army National Guard. The Sauk Prairie Recreation Area takes up nearly half of the 7,350-acre site of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, which was decommissioned years ago. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Dairy Forage Research Center also own parts of the former munitions site. Mark Aquino of the Department of Natural Resources says the inspection will “provide an extra level of assurance” nothing was missed in 10 years of cleanup and demolition work. The recreation area is set to open to public later this year.

Information from: The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Wisconsin NASCAR Driver Update]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106806 2015-03-27T17:37:09Z 2015-03-27T17:37:09Z More >]]> Wisconsin has two drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Top-15 going into Sunday’s race in Martinsville Virginia.  Paul Menard of Eau Claire is ninth in the series’ point standings, and Matt Kenseth of Cambridge is 13th.  Both are entered for the S-T-P-500 on Sunday along with Travis Kvapil of Janesville.  Kvapil is also entered for the Camping World Truck Series’ Kroger-250 tomorrow at Martinsville.  It’s the first race in a month for NASCAR’s truck circuit.  Johnny Sauter of Necedah will try to improve on his fourth-place standing after two events this season. The second-tier Xfinity Series is off this weekend.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Reserves Come Up Big For The Badgers Thursday]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106804 2015-03-27T17:34:52Z 2015-03-27T17:34:52Z More >]]> The Wisconsin Badgers might be cleaning out their lockers in Madison today, had two backup guards not stepped up last night against North Carolina. Jackson played in his first game since January 11th, after getting over a broken foot.  He had four points, one assist, and a rebound in nine minutes of Wisconsin’s 79-72 West Regional semi-final victory in Los Angeles. Zak Showalter had six points, one assist, one rebounds, and one steal in eight minutes.  Both made some clutch baskets in place of Bronson Koenig, who played only 23 minutes with foul trouble.  Koenig fouled out with 16-point-seven seconds to go. The Badgers’ victory over Carolina set up a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight contest between Wisconsin and Arizona — which the Badgers won by a point in overtime to make the Final Four.  Tomorrow’s game starts at 5:09 PM.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Area Spring Sports Update]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106802 2015-03-27T17:20:29Z 2015-03-27T17:20:29Z More >]]> Kristin Darnell had two top four finishes for the Necedah girls track team at Thursday’s indoor meet in Marshfield. Darnell placed third in the 1-mile run and followed that up with a fourth place effort in the two-mile. Necedah was 12th in team scoring in the 15-team field with Wittenberg-Birnamwood the team champ. Mauston competes in their third indoor meet of the season Saturday at UW-Stout.

Adams-Friendship was to open the high school girls softball season today but their game with Black River Falls has been moved to May 17th. The Adams girls are hopeful of playing three games Saturday in a tournament at Mc Farland. The Wonewoc-Center girls were scheduled to face Athens today but that game has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

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WRJC WebMaster <![CDATA[Enderle, Joseph P., age 60, of Mauston]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=106800 2015-03-27T16:45:42Z 2015-03-27T16:45:42Z More >]]> Joseph P. Enderle, 60 of Mauston passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at his home.

Joe was born in Mauston on October 26, 1954 the son of Markus and Mildred Enderle Sr.

He was a graduate of Mauston High School the Class of 1972.

He is survived by his sister Virginia Bambrough of Madison, a brother Mark Enderle Jr. of Mauston, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Yvonne Enderle.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2015 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery.

Crandall Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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