WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin 2014-07-29T18:30:21Z http://www.wrjc.com/feed/atom/ WRJC News <![CDATA[Public Meeting Involving Highway 27 Corridor Study in Monroe County]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93323 2014-07-29T17:59:17Z 2014-07-29T17:59:17Z More >]]> The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting to discuss the study of Wisconsin Highway 27 from Interstate 90 to westbound Wisconsin Highway 71 in Monroe County, including a segment through the City of Sparta. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Sparta Community Center. The purpose of the study is to identify ways to preserve the functionality and maintain safety along this corridor.  The goal is to identify and plan for long term safety and operational improvements and access management strategies to preserve the corridor in its current configuration for as long as possible.  Wisconsin Department of Transportation and study team staff will be available before and after the presentation to answer questions, explain exhibits, and provide additional information regarding the project.  Wheelchair accessibility is available at the meeting site. Hearing impaired people may request an interpreter at the meeting if they plan to attend by contacting Kevin Ruhland with MSA Professional Services, Inc. at 1-800-446-0679 prior to August 8, 2014 by dialing 711 for the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting or would like more information contact Paul Wydeven, WisDOT Project Manager, at  Paul.Wydeven@dot.wi.gov or by phone at (608) 246-7910.

 

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WRJC <![CDATA[Brewers Trade Rumors]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93321 2014-07-29T18:30:21Z 2014-07-29T17:32:41Z More >]]> With the Major League trading deadline just two days away, the rumors involving the Milwaukee Brewers continue to heat up.  This morning, CBS Sports.com said the Brewers are among the playoff contenders interested in picking up Jon Lester.  The Red Sox left-hander is 10-and-7 with an ERA of just over two-and-a-half.  However, there’s virtually no chance the team that gets him now would sign him into next year, since Lester becomes a free agent this winter.  Also, reports say the Red Sox want Milwaukee’s top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson,which could be too high of a price for what would most likely be a three-month “rental.”  Speaking of price, the buzz continues about the possibility of Milwaukee trading for Tampa Bay starter Mark Price, who’s signed through next year.  However, the trade talks might be fading, since the Rays have gotten hot this month, and they’re only four-and-a-half back for the final American League Wild Card.  Tampa edged Milwaukee 2-to-1 last night, and the two teams will play again this evening in Saint Petersburg.  Alex Cobb will start for the Rays against Milwaukee’s Matt Garza.



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WRJC News <![CDATA[Police say shooting didn’t involve robbery]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93318 2014-07-29T16:36:11Z 2014-07-29T16:36:11Z More >]]> EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Eau Claire police say a teen’s gunshot injuries are not related to a robbery as the initial investigation indicated. Officers responded to a call Sunday that a juvenile had been shot and wounded while being robbed. On Tuesday, police said their investigation shows one juvenile accidentally shot another minor with a stolen gun. Authorities say the two juveniles have also been linked to a stolen car and a burglary. A police official declined to give the ages of the juveniles.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Wisconsin ministry offers housing to students]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93316 2014-07-29T16:35:30Z 2014-07-29T16:35:30Z More >]]> OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) – A Roman Catholic ministry has offered a new faith-based housing option to University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh students. Post-Crescent Media reports (http://post.cr/1lS2Rn8 ) the Newman Student House will open this fall. The off-campus facility is a six-unit coed apartment building about a half-mile from the university. Residents must follow the house rules, including no drugs, alcohol or overnight guests. They must also agree to a set of expectations laid out in its community policy and follow an honor code. The house ministry director says the students will also be encouraged to pray, share meals and participate in monthly service projects. He says Newman Student House residents aren’t required to follow Catholicism, but they should share in its mission.

Information from: Post-Crescent Media, http://www.postcrescent.com

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Wisconsin schools want to stick with Common Core]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93314 2014-07-29T16:33:36Z 2014-07-29T16:33:36Z More >]]> JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker’s recent statement calling for a change in the state’s curriculum standards. The Janesville Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1qIHI6v ) that Walker issued the written statement last week. It asked the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill in January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by the public. Common Core is the set of curriculum standards that specify what is taught in grade-school classrooms throughout the state. It includes the statewide expectations for English and math education. In 2010, Wisconsin became one of 44 states to adopt the standards. The director of curriculum at the Janesville School District says a change in statewide curriculum would be counterproductive. She says Wisconsin school districts have already spent an estimated $25 million on Common Core development.

Information from: The Janesville Gazette, http://www.gazetteextra.com

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Milwaukee ex-cop completes service, avoids jail]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93312 2014-07-29T16:32:17Z 2014-07-29T16:32:17Z More >]]> MILWAUKEE (AP) – A fired Milwaukee police officer who was convicted of slamming a suspect’s head against a wall has completed his community service, meaning he won’t serve jail time. A jury convicted 49-year-old Rodney R. Lloyd in April of misconduct in public office. He faced up to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. A judge fined him $2,000 and stayed a 45-day jail sentence, meaning Lloyd would only serve the time if he failed to pay the fine or complete 250 hours of community service. Online court records say the court verified Lloyd’s community service Tuesday and permanently stayed the jail sentence. Lloyd arrested a man on a domestic-violence complaint last year. Prosecutors say Lloyd slammed the suspect’s head into a concrete wall when the man was being verbally abusive.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Juror, witness confrontation leads to new trial]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93310 2014-07-29T16:31:13Z 2014-07-29T16:31:13Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A 60-year-old Oneida man will get a new trial on a drunken driving charge after a defense witness got into an argument with two jurors. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Gerald Blasczyk on Tuesday. Blasczyk was charged in May 2011 with operating while intoxicated with 10 or more previous offenses after another driver found him passed out in his Jeep, which was still running. A third man, Frank Vandehei, testified that he had been driving the Jeep, not Blasczyk. After testifying, Vandehei confronted a juror in the parking lot about a question the juror asked during his testimony. A second juror was there during the confrontation. The appeals court says that confrontation could have influenced the jurors during deliberations, and Blasczyk deserves a new trial.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Court dismisses case against UW-Stout official]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93308 2014-07-29T16:29:53Z 2014-07-29T16:29:53Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed against the University of Wisconsin-Stout heads groundskeeper by a student who fractured her ankle after slipping on ice. The 3rd District Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by Amber Malean. She sued UW-Stout grounds supervisor Mike Smith, alleging he was negligent in not clearing an ice patch leading to a campus building on Jan. 30, 2012. But the appeals court says Smith is protected from being sued by a law granting public officials immunity.  Additionally, the appeals court says there was no evidence that Smith knew of the ice patch on which Malean was injured. The court says it would be “manifestly unfair” to require a public official to react to a situation they didn’t know about.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Dells Motor Speedway Results]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93301 2014-07-29T16:22:49Z 2014-07-29T16:19:19Z More >]]> Two Super Late Model feature races highlighted the racing card at Dells Raceway Park on Saturday night. Dan Lensing won both 30-lap events with Jeremy Miller finishing as runner-up in both races, Other Saturday night feature race winners included Jimmy Robinson for the Hobby Stock division, Colton Morgan for the Bandits, Cory Talaska for the Legends and Ron Wilson won the main race for the Illinois Vintage Series. It’s Kids Bike NIght along with racing from the Bandeleros series this Saturday night at DRP.

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WRJC WebMaster <![CDATA[Herriot, Robert B., age 71, of Friendship]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=93302 2014-07-29T16:15:23Z 2014-07-29T16:14:54Z More >]]> Dad 2014 Obit (1)Robert B. Herriot Jr. (Bob), 71 of Friendship died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, after a three year battle with cancer.

Bob was the oldest child in a family of thirteen children. With a variety of jobs in Adams and Wisconsin Dells during his teenage years, he was able to save enough money to pay for college.  Bob graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 1966 with a BA in Social Science.  In 1966, he joined the US Army where he worked as an intelligence clerk.  After service, he studied law at Marquette University School of Law.

In 1972, he married Margaret Gogin at St. Paul Catholic Church in Genesee Depot, WI.  Margaret was the youngest child from another family of thirteen.  The couple had three children, Nicole, Christopher and Jaime before separating in 1990.

Bob started a real estate development company in 1985.  The company’s focus was the development of Self-Storage projects and site location services for large apartment developments.  He retired in 2008 and joined First Weber Real Estate to work in his retirement years.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother Gwendolyn, brother-in-laws Jim Pokszyk and Dominic Lalicata as well as nieces Mandy and Casey Herriot.

Survivors:

Daughter:  Nicole (Cameron) Goodman and granddaughter Claire of Elmhurst, Illinois

Son:  Chris (Kristen) Herriot and grandchildren Sophie and Colton of Hartland, Wisconsin

Son:  Jaime Herriot of Dousman and grandchildren Breana and Haleighy.

Father: Robert B. Herriot Sr. of King, Wisconsin

Brother: David Jon Herriot of Janesville, Wisconsin

Brother: Richard Lee (Toni) Herriot of Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Sister: Pamela Ann Hotchkiss of McFarland, Wisconsin

Brother: Patrick Noel (Victoria) Herriot of Adams, Wisconsin

Brother: Floyd Thomas (Kay) Herriot of Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sister: Dawn Elizabeth Pokszyk of Adams, Wisconsin

Sister: Deirdre Anne Lalicata of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Sister: Holly Maria (Peter) Kochalka of Cambridge, VT

Brother: Mary Gwen (Nicholas) Schneider of Portage, Wisconsin

Sister: Heidi Marie Herriot of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Sister: Heather Jean (David) Waller of Friendship, Wisconsin

Brother: Neal Arthur Herriot of Chesterfield, NH

There will be a private memorial held for Bob in Hartland WI on August 9th.

Roseberry Funeral Home in Friendship is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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