WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin 2015-05-23T02:59:07Z http://www.wrjc.com/feed/atom/ WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Friday May 22 Area High School Baseball Results]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109536 2015-05-23T02:59:07Z 2015-05-23T02:59:07Z More >]]> Mauston keeps alive their hopes of sharing the South-Central Conference baseball title with a win 11-9 over Wautoma on Friday. Mauston gets two hits each from Jake Arens, Brett Lubinski, Jared Lenz and Tarren Hall with Lenz the winning pitcher and he also gets a save as well after returning to the mound in the 7th to close the game. Mauston has won five in a row overall to get to 13-8 for the season and they are now 5-4 in the SCC. Mauston closes out league play with a game against Westfield Tuesday.

Nekoosa now has the lead in the South-Central at 6-2 after a 6-2 win Friday over 5-4 Westfield.

Necedah suffers a non-conference loss at home Friday 12-7 against Weston who banged out 20 hits against two Necedah pitchers. Necedah had ten hits of their own led by a two-hit, four-rbi performance from James Becker. Necedah plays two games in a three-team tourney at Brookwood High School Tuesday.

Reedsburg falls to 4-7 in Badger North baseball after a 5-4 loss at Sauk-Prairie Friday with Brady Nehring the losing pitcher. Reedsburg had 11 hits in defeat.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109533 2015-05-22T22:13:23Z 2015-05-22T22:13:23Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Walker announced Friday that he has appointed Mike M. Grebe, son of Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive of the Bradley Foundation, to the board. The foundation has backed a number of conservative public policy experiments, including welfare reform and, voucher schools. Michael W. Grebe also has served as chairman of Walker’s campaign. Walker announced, too, that he has appointed Jim Troupis, an attorney who often works for the GOP, as a Dane County circuit judge. The governor says Troupis will fill a seat previously held by Judge John C. Albert, who has retired. Troupis will serve until August 2016.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Emails show disputes continue on Wisconsin Supreme Court]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109531 2015-05-22T22:12:18Z 2015-05-22T22:12:18Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Even with a new chief justice, the disputes continue behind the scenes inside the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Backers of a constitutional amendment allowing the justices to decide who will be their leader argued it would lead to more harmony on the Supreme Court. But emails released Friday show that the tenure of new Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is off to a rocky start. The emails show Justice Patrick Crooks told Roggensack in a Sunday message that a closed conference Roggensack scheduled on Monday violated the court’s rules because all seven justices had not agreed to call it. Crooks was among three justices who also did not appear at a swearing-in Monday for law school graduates. The emails were requested by The Associated Press and provided by Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Former deputy committed in slaying of wife, sister-in-law]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109529 2015-05-22T22:11:11Z 2015-05-22T22:11:11Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Nicholas McNamara ruled Friday Andrew Steele is a danger to himself and others, should not be released and instead sent to an institution for the foreseeable future. The 40-year-old Steele had pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to killing his 39-year-old wife, Ashlee Steele, and her 38-year-old sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, of Lake Elmo, Minnesota last August at the couple’s home near Madison. The defense convinced jurors that the Saginaw Township, Michigan native suffered from a neurocognitive disorder as a result of ALS. Steele broke down in court and apologized to the victims’ families.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves limbs]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109527 2015-05-22T22:10:36Z 2015-05-22T22:10:36Z More >]]> MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County medical examiner’s report says a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his Milwaukee apartment, but started moving his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue. The report says the man’s girlfriend called police Tuesday because she had not heard from him recently. A police officer entered Thomas Sancomb’s apartment and found him at the foot of his bed. The report says authorities found him “cold to the touch and in rigor” and didn’t attempt to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead and his family was notified. The report says as his body was about to be removed, he began moving his limbs. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital. His diagnosis was redacted from the report. Sancomb’s brother, John, says he’s “doing better every day.”

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Lawmakers nix Walker plan to eliminate higher ed board]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109525 2015-05-22T22:09:13Z 2015-05-22T22:09:13Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee have killed Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to eliminate a small state agency that approves and regulates for-profit colleges. The Joint Finance Committee nixed the idea without debate on Thursday. David Dies, director of the Educational Approval Board, told the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday (http://tinyurl.com/m5rhna6) that it’s better for the state and people who attend the for-profit colleges to keep the board operational. Walker had proposed doing away with the board in his budget released in February. He argued that it would lift unnecessary financial and regulatory burdens on the schools and that some of its consumer protection functions could be handled by other state agencies. But opponents argued it plays an important role in overseeing the schools.

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

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Legislator preparing to unveil bill legalizing blaze pink]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109523 2015-05-22T22:08:18Z 2015-05-22T22:08:18Z More >]]> MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Real men could wear pink in the woods under a bill legislators are preparing to unveil next week that would legalize blaze pink for hunters. Rep. Nick Milroy, a Democrat from South Range in northwestern Wisconsin, plans to hold a news conference Tuesday to announce the measure. A Milroy aide said Friday that Milroy was vacationing in the Boundary Waters and couldn’t be reached for comment on the bill’s details. Sen. Terry Moulton, a Chippewa Falls Republican, wrote in a column for the Dunn County News this week that the bill is designed to encourage more women to try hunting. He said a University of Wisconsin-Madison textile expert performed experiments for the legislators and determined that blaze pink is just as visible as blaze orange in the wild.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Highly Visible Enforcement Saturation Patrols Announced]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109519 2015-05-22T21:45:44Z 2015-05-22T21:45:44Z More >]]> The Juneau County Sheriff Office, Mauston Police Department and the New Lisbon Police Department are working collaboratively with news media in efforts to combat impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement combined with a comprehensive public- education/awareness campaign.

The above agencies will be conducting Highly Visible Enforcement saturation patrols on May 29, 2015 at 7 PM to 3 AM. Juneau County residents and visitors will see an increase in Law Enforcement visibility during these times.

The goal is not to arrest more drunken drivers. The goal is to deter drunken driving, so that we can reach our ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths.

In the past 10 years, fatalities from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 348 in 2003 to 185 in 2013, which is a 47 percent reduction.
Injuries from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 6,445 in 2003 to 2,660 in 2013, which is a 59 percent reduction.
Although we’re making progress in preventing drunken driving, too many people are still being killed or injured because of the irresponsible decision to drive while impaired.

It is the goal of this collaborative effort to prevent traffic deaths and injuries involving drunken driving.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the listed agencies and speak with:

Captain Gary Pedersen Juneau County Sheriff Office
Lieutenant Michael Zilisch Mauston Police Department
Chief Brent Granger New Lisbon Police Department

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Hillsboro Tigers Baseball Coach Ryan Budnik Talks About A Big Win Over Bangor]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109516 2015-05-22T19:13:37Z 2015-05-22T19:13:37Z ]]> 0 WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Mauston High School Boys Golf Coach Kurt Andreasen Offers An Update On The Season]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=109513 2015-05-22T19:10:23Z 2015-05-22T19:10:23Z http://www.wrjc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/KURT-ANDREASEN-GOLF-UPDATE.mp3 ]]> 0