WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin 2016-09-27T15:06:46Z http://www.wrjc.com/feed/atom/ WRJC News <![CDATA[Shrader Receives More Endorsements]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130745 2016-09-27T15:06:46Z 2016-09-27T15:06:46Z More >]]> Congressman Mark Pocan and the Clean Wisconsin Action Fund have announced their support for Democrat candidate for the 50th Assembly District, Art Shrader. Shrader has already earned the endorsements several other elected officials and other organizations. Shrader will face incumbent Representative Ed Brooks in the November 8th election. The 50th District includes all of Juneau County and parts of Richland, Monroe and Sauk counties.

WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Tuesday September 27 Area High School Sports Schedule]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130817 2016-09-27T15:05:36Z 2016-09-27T15:05:36Z More >]]> GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Mauston at Wautoma (SCC)

Adams-Friendship at Nekoosa (SCC)

Wisconsin Dells at Westfield (SCC)

New Lisbon at Royall (Scenic Bluffs)

Bangor at Hillsboro (Scenic Bluffs)

Necedah at Wonewoc-Center (Scenic Bluffs)

Brookwood at Cashton (Scenic Bluffs)

Tomah at Sparta (MVC)


Mauston at Nekoosa (Conference) 5 PM

Adams-Friendship at Wautoma (Conference) 5 PM

Wisconsin Dells at Wisconsin Heights (Capitol Conference) 6:45 PM

Reedsburg at Baraboo (Badger North) 5 PM

Tomah at Sparta (MVC) 4 PM


Reedsburg at Lodi (Non-Conference) 4:30 PM

WRJC WebMaster <![CDATA[Matchey, Mark Durkin, age 55, of Adams]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130813 2016-09-27T14:48:58Z 2016-09-27T14:48:58Z More >]]> webMark Durkin Matchey, age (55), of Adams, WI passed away August 29, 2016 in Des Moines, IA.
Graveside services will be conducted at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery at 3pm on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.  Pastor Don Caves will officiate.
Mark was born August 27, 1961 to James and Jane Matchey (Kopacz) in Milwaukee, WI.  He graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1980 and went on to play college baseball in Boone, IA, before attending the Business School at UW-Stout.  He worked in Sales in the Staffing Industry for over 30 years.
An avid sportsman, Mark enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, water skiing, and boating.  Mark also enjoyed football, especially watching the Green Bay Packers and loved attending games whenever possible.
After college, Mark spent many years living and working in Minnesota, before moving to California, Hawaii, Washington and Iowa.
Over the years, Mark kept in touch with so many of his childhood friends and people he met along the way.  He truly loved being around friends and family and had the gift of making people laugh with his entertaining way of telling stories.
Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents Clifford and Neah Matchey, and Chester and Veronica Kopacz, also his father, James Matchey.
Surviving family include:
Mother:  Jane (Dave) Singers of Mesa, Arizona.
Brother:  Michael (Cheryl) Matchey of Coto de Caza, California.
Brother:  Jeff Ruthenberg of La Vale, Maryland.
Brother:  Steve (Linda) Ruthenberg of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Further survived by other relatives and many friends.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.
WRJC News <![CDATA[Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available to Juneau County Producers]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130811 2016-09-27T14:47:21Z 2016-09-27T14:47:21Z More >]]> (Mauston, Wisconsin), September 26, 2016 – Juneau County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Jon Williams today announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to natural disasters including flooding and flash floods could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

“LIP provides livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Williams.

LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to an eligible adverse weather event, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold.

“A notice of loss must be filed with FSA within 30 days of when the loss of livestock is apparent,” said Williams. “Livestock that die within 60 days of the date of the qualifying event will be considered eligible for loss benefits.”

The LIP national payment rate for eligible livestock owners is based on 75 percent of the average fair market value of the livestock.

According to Williams, producers should contact the Juneau County FSA Office at (608) 847–7221 to schedule an appointment to submit a notice of loss and application for payment.

Producers are encouraged to bring supporting evidence, including documentation of the number and kind of livestock that died, supplemented if possible by photographs or video records to document the loss, purchase records, veterinarian records, production records and other similar documents.

For more information on LIP, please contact the Juneau County office at (608) 847-7221 or visit FSA online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/wi.

WRJC News <![CDATA[Man Injured in Vehicle vs. Buggy Crash]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130805 2016-09-27T14:30:26Z 2016-09-27T14:30:26Z More >]]> A rural Viroqua man was injured when a vehicle struck the back of his buggy Monday morning. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said 36-year-old Nicholas Tollefson of rural Viroqua was traveling east on County Road O in the Town of Hamburg, and collided with the rear of a horse-drawn buggy. The operator of the buggy, 32-year-old Joseph Keim of rural Viroqua sustained minor injuries and was transported to Vernon Memorial Healthcare. Spears said Tollefson was not injured. The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

WRJC News <![CDATA[UW-Madison to seek tuition increases for non-residents, professional students]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130803 2016-09-27T13:44:56Z 2016-09-27T13:44:56Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says she’ll ask the university’s governing board to raise tuition for out-of-state and professional students. The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2d6AjdU) that Blank also told faculty Monday that the flagship school in Madison will distribute $9 million in raises and bonuses to faculty and academic staff. The initiatives were part of Blank’s State of the University speech to the faculty senate. Blank said the university needs to stabilize its financial basis as state funding declines. The last time regents approved tuition increases for non-resident and professional school students at UW-Madison was in spring 2015. Blank says tuition at UW-Madison’s professional schools are “very low.”

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal,http://www.madison.com/wsj

WRJC News <![CDATA[Judge upholds right-to-work law]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130801 2016-09-27T13:43:43Z 2016-09-27T13:43:43Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has refused a union’s demand to block Wisconsin’s right-to-work law. The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Unions have argued the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation. Two chapters of the International Union of Operating Engineers filed a lawsuit in May alleging the law amounts to an unconstitutional taking. U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller upheld the law on Monday, citing a 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding Indiana’s right-to-work law. A Dane County judge struck down the Wisconsin law in April, but a state appeals court has reinstated it while it considers state attorneys’ appeal.

WRJC News <![CDATA[Pence postpones Waukesha rally]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130798 2016-09-27T13:42:43Z 2016-09-27T13:42:43Z More >]]> WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has postponed a Wisconsin rally because it’s the day before Donald Trump will be in the same city. The planned Pence rally Tuesday night was to be in Waukesha, just four miles from where Trump was to be on Wednesday. Pence spokesman Marc Lotter said Monday that since Trump will be in the same city the next day, “we are adjusting the schedule.” Lotter says that Pence will be back to Wisconsin. Pence is the governor of Indiana and he is working with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on debate preparation. Walker is standing in for Democrat Tim Kaine to help Pence prepare for the vice presidential debate next week. Pence says they have held a couple mock debate sessions already.

WRJC News <![CDATA[Preliminary estimates in damage cost for Vernon County]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130790 2016-09-27T13:34:11Z 2016-09-27T13:34:11Z More >]]> Preliminary estimates for damage as a result of last week’s floods in Vernon County have been released. According to the Vernon County Emergency Management, the figures show $1.5 to $2 million for private properties and up to $4 million for public infrastructure. Vernon County officials are warning residents to be aware of possible scams as clean-up efforts continue.

WRJC News <![CDATA[Man arrested in poisoning of his dog]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=130796 2016-09-27T13:33:06Z 2016-09-27T13:33:06Z More >]]> PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a southern Wisconsin man in the poisoning of his dog. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested the 28-year-old Poynette man on Friday on suspicion of felony mistreatment of animals. Deputies responded to the man’s home in the Village of Arlington on May 1, 2015, on a complaint of suspicious containers and food found in the fenced-in backyard. The man’s 4-year-old golden retriever, named Gander, died on suspected poisoning two days later. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2dxciiu ) reports the man is in jail awaiting a court appearance.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,http://www.jsonline.com