WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin 2016-04-30T10:28:59Z http://www.wrjc.com/feed/atom/ WRJC News <![CDATA[Gov. Walker Visits Kendall Depot to Kick Off National Travel and Tourism Week]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124829 2016-04-29T21:29:10Z 2016-04-30T10:28:59Z More >]]> Governor Scott Walker came to the Kendall Depot Friday to kickoff National Travel and Tourism Week and promote Wisconsin Tourism. Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett introduced the governor and said tourism a lot of times is taken for granted and Governor Walker prioritize it instead, by giving more money to tourism.

Governor Walker said Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $19.3 billion in 2015, a nearly $1 billion boost from $18.5 billion in 2014. He said that it was because of workers in the industry that made people want to come back to Wisconsin.

 

Governor Walker also visited places in Milwaukee, Eau Claire, and Green Bay to show the wide variety of tourist attractions Wisconsin has to offer.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Friday April 29 Area High School Sports Scoreboard]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124831 2016-04-30T03:43:13Z 2016-04-30T03:43:12Z BASEBALL

Hillsboro 10 New Lisbon 2

Bangor 8 Wonewoc-Center 2

Pittsville 9 Necedah 0

Tomah 8 Reedsburg 3

SOFTBALL

Bangor 15 Wonewoc-Center 0

PIttsville 16 Necedah 7

Cashton 15 Brookwood 0

BOYS TENNIS

Monona Grove 7 Reedsburg 0

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Saturday April 30 Area High School Sports Schedule]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124822 2016-04-29T19:17:12Z 2016-04-29T19:17:12Z More >]]> TRACK AND FIELD

Mauston, Adams-Friendship, Tomah at KC Relays at UW-La Crosse  4 PM

Wisconsin Dells at Princeton Meet 11 AM

BOYS GOLF

Mauston at Sparta Invite 9 AM

Reedsburg at Waunakee Invite  10 AM

GIRLS SOCCER

Mauston, Adams-Friendship at Central Wisconsin Christian Tournament  10 AM

BASEBALL

Portage, Sheboygan North at Adams-Friendship Triangular 10 AM

Royall, Wonewoc-Center, Hillsboro at La Farge Tournament  10 AM

SOFTBALL

Adams-Friendship, New Lisbon at Portage Tournament  9 AM

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Mauston High School Baseball Coach Chris La Vold]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124819 2016-04-29T19:11:06Z 2016-04-29T19:11:06Z ]]> 0 WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Mauston Golden Eagles Boys Tennis Coach Derek Felska]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124816 2016-04-29T19:09:19Z 2016-04-29T19:09:19Z http://www.wrjc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/DEREK-FELSKA-UPDATE.mp3 ]]> 0 WRJC WebMaster <![CDATA[Jackson, Dolores M., age 92, of Camp Douglas]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124811 2016-04-29T18:24:16Z 2016-04-29T18:24:16Z More >]]> Dolores M. Jackson, age 92, of Camp Douglas, WI. died on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Crest View Nursing Home, in New Lisbon.
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 11:00am, at the Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon (217 W. Pearl St.). Relatives and friends may call at the Hare Funeral Home on Monday, May 2, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, and on Tuesday from 10:00am until the time of service. Pastor Deb Burkhalter presiding. Burial will take place in the Camp Douglas Village Cemetery.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Juneau County Tourism Growth Outpaced State Average in 2015]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124809 2016-04-29T15:56:45Z 2016-04-29T15:56:45Z More >]]> MAUSTON, WI – The annual economic impact figures released today by the State Department of Tourism show that direct tourism spending in Juneau County last year was nearly $60 million and grew just under 6 percent, outpacing the 4.42 percent average increase of the state’s 72 counties.

According to the figures, which were being promoted around the state today by Gov. Scott Walker and tourism officials, Wisconsin tourism topped $19.3 billion in 2015, an increase of nearly $1 billion or 4.42 percent.

The report, conducted annually for the state by Tourism Economics, show the following for Juneau County in 2015. Percentage increases over 2014 are shown in parentheses.

• Direct tourism expenditures: $58 million (5.95 percent)
• Total tourism business sales: $95.3 million (5.53 percent)
• Employment: 742 jobs (2.06 percent)
• Total labor income: $13.6 million (4.38 percent)
• State and local tax revenue: $7.1 million (4.3 percent)

The county’s percentage increases were above the state average in four of the five categories. Labor income for Juneau County was just below the state average of 4.88 percent.

The annual report reinforces the value and potential of marketing tourism in the area, according to Mary Hudack, Executive Director of the Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce. Since early 2015, Hudack and the Mauston Room Tax Committee have been promoting the Greater Mauston area as a single tourism destination under the brand “Naturally Connected.”

“These figures for 2015 and the growth in tourism they reflect support our belief that tourism has great potential in our area,” said Hudack. “This spring we are working even more closely with other communities in Juneau County to promote the natural outdoor experiences in our area with a unique campaign that will launch in early May.”

Terry Whipple, Executive Director of the Juneau County Economic Development Corp., said tourism plays an important part in the JCEDC’s strategic initiatives. His office has been working closely with Hudack, other communities and organizations to continue growing tourism.

“Tourism is a clean, sustainable way to bring outside dollars into the county and to support our other economic pillars such as manufacturing, farming and entrepreneurship,” said Whipple.

 

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Mauston Common Council Approves Engineering Agreement]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124807 2016-04-29T14:37:29Z 2016-04-29T14:37:29Z More >]]> The Mauston Common Council approved an engineering agreement with MSA Engineering for the 2017-2018 Capital Project Design at its meeting on Tuesday night. The council approved the agreement in an amount not to exceed $119,000. The design will be for upcoming roadway projects for the city in the next two years. After a closed session, the council approved hiring a person for the Parks Superintendent/Arborist/Sexton position and the wage at $20 an hour. The name of the hiree was not released pending notification.

Other items the council approved:

  • Approved operator’s licenses for Daniel Schneider and Nichole Stock
  • Approved the liquor license transfer and temporary amendment to the liquor license for Randall’s Uptown Bar
  • Approved vouchers in the amount of $134,371.66
  • Approved a resolution authorizing the submission of an application relating to the city’s participation in the Wisconsin DNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. City Administrator Nathan Thiel said it’s basically the extension of the final phase of the Riverwalk project.
  • Approved the cellular lease purchase to Landmark for one lump sum payment of $123,000 pending review of legal documents for 15 years
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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Friday April 29 Area High School Sports Schedule]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124804 2016-04-29T19:07:23Z 2016-04-29T13:58:40Z More >]]> BASEBALL

Onalaska at Mauston

Tomah at Reedsburg

Wonewoc-Center at Bangor DH (Scenic Bluffs) moved to Wonewoc

New Lisbon at Hillsboro (Scenic Bluffs)

SOFTBALL

Pardeeville at Mauston

Reedsburg at Adams-Friendship

Tomah at Black River Falls

Wonewoc-Center at Bangor DH (Scenic Bluffs) moved to Wonewoc

New Lisbon at Hillsboro (Scenic Bluffs)

TRACK AND FIELD

Wisconsin Dells at Marshall 4 PM

Reedsburg at Baraboo Relays 4 PM

Necedah at Plainfield Tri-County Invite

GIRLS SOCCER

Dodgeville at Adams-Friendship  4:30 PM

Sauk-Prairie at Reedsburg 5 PM (Badger North)

Tomah at Janesville Craig Invite Friday, Saturday

BOYS GOLF

Wisconsin Dells at Tomahawk Invite

Reedsburg at Baraboo 3:30 PM (Badger North Dual)

Tomah at La Crosse Invite

BOYS TENNIS

Reedsburg at Monona Grove  4:30 PM

 

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Hospice, Palliative Care Groups Offer End-of-Life Care Film]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=124779 2016-04-28T19:56:05Z 2016-04-29T13:52:16Z More >]]> Ninety percent of Americans know they should have conversations about end-of-life planning, yet only 30 percent have done so.  Officials with Hospice and Palliative Care programs at Tomah Memorial Hospital and the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hoping to change those statistics during a special program May 3. A free screening of the PBS film,  “Being Mortal” will be held next Tuesday, May 3 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hatch Public Library in Mauston. Tomah Memorial Hospice Touch Chaplain Robert Streeter says the event underscores the importance of planning ahead no matter the age and after watching the film, there will be a panel discussion including a question and answer session.  Tomah Hospice provides care for patients in Monroe, Juneau and Adams counties, plus portions of Vernon and Sauk counties.  Streeter said a screening of the film will also be held June 2 in Tomah.

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