WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin 2016-06-30T18:38:58Z http://www.wrjc.com/feed/atom/ WRJC News <![CDATA[Armed Robbery in Tomah]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127346 2016-06-30T18:38:58Z 2016-06-30T18:38:58Z More >]]> There was an armed robbery in Tomah Thursday. The Tomah Police Department said they and detectives from the Monroe County Joint Investigative Task Force are currently investigating the incident, which occurred at the BeMobile Verizon Premium Wireless store. A vehicle with Illinois plates believed to be involved in the incident was located abandoned in Oakdale. Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to contact the Tomah Police Department at 608 374-7400 or the Monroe County Crime Stoppers at 608 269-STOP.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Juneau County Recognized by Congressman Ron Kind for Hosting Successful 10th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127339 2016-06-30T17:02:29Z 2016-06-30T17:02:29Z More >]]> The Volk Field Small Business Conference has drawn over 2,000 businesses across the region in the past decade. Its objective is to provide quality business training on a variety of relevant topics and critical networking opportunities with government agencies and prime contractors.  As a result, participants can grow their sales by entering or expanding their government contracting opportunities with Federal, State and Local government entities and larger prime contractors.

Conference host, Volk Field, and original sponsor, Juneau County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC), were honored by Congressman Ron Kind for their continuing commitment and dedication to the annual conference.

“It’s been rewarding to see local businesses benefit from attending this conference. A number of Juneau County businesses are providing products and services to governments and prime contractors, from local transactions to trade with global multinational companies. Conferences like this make opportunities happen.” says Terry Whipple, Executive Director of JCEDC.

JCEDC Assistant Director, Tamaya Oldenhoff, adds “The industry of government plays a significant role in our county’s economy, and this conference really helps our local businesses learn the ropes and make the connections they need to sell to government agencies. In my 3 years of involvement with this conference I’ve been amazed at the diversity of things government agencies contract for… everything from assembly to artwork, catering to construction, water to widgets, and more.”

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Contributed by Tamaya Oldenhoff
JCEDC Assistant Director

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WRJC WebMaster <![CDATA[Brandau, Galetta B., age 92, of Wilton]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127342 2016-06-30T16:58:30Z 2016-06-30T16:58:30Z More >]]> Galetta B. Brandau, 92, of Wilton, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Sunset Ridge Assisted Living Home.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1:00 P.M at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 401 Mill St, Wilton. Pastor Kristin Wendland will officiate. Burial will in the church cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and at the church on Sunday from 12 Noon until the time of the service. The Smith-Nelson Funeral Home of Wilton is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Mauston Legion Baseball Update]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127338 2016-06-30T15:19:41Z 2016-06-30T15:19:41Z More >]]> Mauston’s Legion baseball program won two of three games this week in the Woodside Sports Summer High School Baseball League. In the Tuesday League, Mauston won their first game of the evening 9-3 over Wonewoc with Riley Luehman going 3×4 and Jake Arens 2×4 at the plate with Dakota Barnier the winning pitcher. New Lisbon scored eight runs in the top of the 7th to beat Mauston 12-5 in the second game Tuesday. Kyran Fitzgerald allowed four runs on three hits with seven strike-outs for Mauston and he had the lead when his pitching stint ended. Gunnar Peterson had two rbi’s, and Justin Spaniol and Cole Haschke had two hits each for New Lisbon and pitcher Sam Rogers struck out 12 Mauston batters.

Mauston edged Hillsboro 4-3 in a well played game in the Wednesday League with Wyatt Finucan and Dylan Erler combining on a three-hitter on the mound for Mauston with Erler getting the win in relief.  Tarren Hall and Travis Erler each had two hits for Mauston who is 5-0 in the Wednesday League and 3-3 in the Tuesday League for the summer.

Mauston is scheduled to play at Wisconsin Dells tonight in a 6 PM game at the Woodside Complex in Wisconsin Dells.

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Most Highway Projects to be Put on Hold for Fourth of July Holiday Travel]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127335 2016-06-30T14:27:35Z 2016-06-30T14:27:35Z More >]]> To accommodate heavy traffic expected during the three-day Fourth of July holiday weekend, construction on most major highway projects in Wisconsin will be suspended at noon on Friday, July 1 and will not resume until Tuesday, July 5. However, motorists may still encounter narrow lanes and lane shifts, which require reduced speeds in work zones, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

“Peak travel times are expected between approximately noon and 8 p.m. on Friday and Monday,” says Don Greuel with WisDOT’s Project Services Section. “Traffic will be heavy throughout the holiday period, so driving through work zones will require caution and patience. To prevent crashes, drivers need to slow down, pay attention and not follow other vehicles too closely when approaching and traveling through work zones. Rear-end collisions caused primarily by speeding, distracted driving and tailgating are the most frequent type of crash in work zones.”

Last year, five people died in a traffic crashes in Wisconsin during the Fourth of July holiday period, which ran from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5.

“To help prevent needless deaths and injuries from traffic crashes, the Wisconsin State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be out in force during the holiday weekend to crackdown on speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, unbuckled drivers and passengers, as well as drunken driving,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.

Significant road construction projects that may affect highway travel during the holiday weekend include the following:

  • Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee County – lane closures on I-94 eastbound at Sunny Slope Road and on I-41/I-894 northbound at National Ave. The system ramp from I-94 westbound to I-41/I-894 southbound and various other exit and entrance ramps remain closed.
  • Lakefront Gateway project in downtown Milwaukee – access to the lakefront at Lincoln Memorial Drive is closed. Posted detours show alternate access to lakefront destinations and locations to re-enter the freeway system.
  • In Elkhorn, the US 12/County NN Interchange has closures on its on/off ramps affecting travel to the Lake Geneva area. Adjacent collector/distributor roadways remain open providing access to I-43 ramps. Detour routes are posted.
  • I-41/US 45 rehabilitation project in Washington County – a single lane closure on I-41/US 45 northbound from County Q to the I-41/US 45 split will be in effect from Thursday evening (June 30) until noon Friday (July 1).
  • I-39/90 in Dane and Rock counties – new exit ramp location from I-39/90 southbound to WIS 59 (Exit 163) near Edgerton and Newville. Ramps to/from I-39/90 northbound at US 51 interchange (Exit 156) are closed until late September 2016. Alternate routes are required.
  • Madison Beltline and Verona Road (US 18/151) interchange in Dane County.
  • I-90 in La Crosse reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • US 51 in Marathon County – single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 mph between Decator Drive and County WW.
  • WIS 29 in Marathon County – single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 mph between Sunrise Drive and Business 51.
  • US 51 in Oneida County – passing lanes between Rocky Run Road and South Blue Lake Road are closed. US 51 remains open to one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • Business 51 (Post Road) in Portage County – single lane closures and temporary traffic signals between Green Drive and Springville Drive.
  • WIS 54/Wood and Portage County U intersection – single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 mph.
  • I-41 in Brown County – there are narrowed travel lanes and shoulders in several locations and reduced speeds to 55 mph from Grant Street to Lineville Road. Also, the southbound I-41 off-ramp to Velp Avenue remains closed with a marked detour.
  • I-43 and I-43/I-41 interchange in Brown County – I-43 between Atkinson Drive and I-41 is reduced to a single lane in each direction with speed reduced to 55 mph. The southbound I-41 off-ramp to I-43 remains closed with a marked detour. Also, the northbound I-43 ramp to I-41 southbound remains closed.
  • Eastbound WIS 172 to southbound I-41 ramp closed June 20 for about six weeks to connect the existing ramp with new construction.
  • Eastbound WIS 172 traffic seeking southbound I-41 will be detoured east on WIS 172 to Vanderperren Way, to Ashland Avenue and back to southbound I-41.
  • In Manitowoc County, I-43 will be down to one lane near the village of Cleveland. Travelers can use I-41 as an alternate route north or south.
  • US 10 eastbound between Winnebago County CB and I-41 northbound is reduced to a single lane.
  • In Marinette County – US 141 southbound is closed in the village of Wausaukee from WIS 180 to north village of Wausaukee limit. A detour using local streets is posted.

For up-to-the-minute information on work zones and incidents that may affect highway travel, motorists can access the state’s 511 travel information system by downloading the free 511 Wisconsin mobile app or following @511WI on Twitter. Users can also access the system by dialing 511 on a phone or visiting 511wi.gov on the web. To eliminate distractions while behind the wheel, drivers should use mobile communication devices only when their vehicle is completely stopped and off the traveled portion of the roadway.

 

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Necedah School Board Approves Preliminary Budget, Faces Deficit]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127332 2016-06-30T13:55:18Z 2016-06-30T13:55:18Z More >]]> The Necedah School Board held its meeting on Monday night. The board approved a preliminary budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The district faces a deficit of $202,080. Superintendent Larry Gierach said the budget is based on information that is available to them at this time and will be subject to change. He also said they will continue to work on the budget throughout the summer and early fall with a goal of submitting a balanced budget at the Annual Meeting on Monday, October 10.

Other items the board acted on included a cooperative agreement with the Wisconsin Rapids Virtual School for several students who live in the district. Gierach said the majority of these students are home schooled students who do not attend Necedah schools. This agreement works much like Open Enrollment so the district will receive some equalization aid for these students.

The school board also approved an initial contract with CESA #5. The cost of the contract is $1,107,577. The cost for the majority of these services are related to special education at $983,476.

Also approved were lunch prices for the 2016-2017 school year. Gierach said there is an increase of $.05 for Middle School/High School lunches from $2.60, but elementary lunch prices will remain the same at $2.30.

Then, the board approved the position of an assistant cross country coach. This position will be responsible for the middle school team as well as helping out with the varsity team.

The board then approved the purchase of a copier, a five year leasing agreement for three other copiers, and two new school vans to replace two older vans with high mileage.

 

 

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WRJC News <![CDATA[Elroy’s Pool Reopens]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127330 2016-06-30T13:39:55Z 2016-06-30T13:39:55Z Elroy’s city pool reopened Wednesday. According to the city, the baby pool remains closed while chemicals are balanced and stabilized. Fiberglass needed to be fixed and a heat pump needed to be replaced.  Annual and family passes will be discounted. If you have any questions please call the pool at 608-462-2411.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Guerra Pitches Gem, Brewers Blank Dodgers]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127324 2016-06-30T13:22:44Z 2016-06-30T13:22:44Z More >]]> (Milwaukee, WI)  —  Junior Guerra throws eight shutout innings as the Milwaukee Brewers blank the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 at Miller Park. The 31-year-old rookie right hander gave up two hits and two walks while striking out seven, and after throwing 109 pitches, Guerra gave way to Michael Blazek who pitched a perfect ninth. Guerra is now 5-1, and Milwaukee is 9-2 in games in which he starts. The Brewers ruined Brock Stewart’s Major League debut, tagging him for five runs in the second inning which included a three run homer from Kirk Nieuwenhuis and a two run double from Ryan Braun, who also homered and had four RBIs on the night.  The Crew has now tied its three game series with LA at one game apiece, with the rubber contest set for Thursday afternoon.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[Brewers’ Santana Makes Little Progress With Elbow Injury]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127322 2016-06-30T13:21:34Z 2016-06-30T13:21:34Z More >]]> (Milwaukee, WI) — Domingo Santana, who was supposed to be the Brewers’ regular rightfielder this season, is not making much progress with his sore elbow. Manager Craig Counsell says rest and therapy are all Santana needs, but he must be pain free before he can start indoor exercises and throwing workouts in the outfield, and it probably won’t happen until after mid July’s All Star break. Santana has been on the disabled list since June eighth, after missing games with an injured right shoulder earlier in the year. He has only played in 40 games, batting .234 with four homers, 13 RBIs, and a .347 on base percentage. Four others have replaced Santana in right field, including utility infielder Hernan Perez.

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WRJC Sports <![CDATA[NBA: Bucks To Be More Active In Free Agency With Higher Cap]]> http://www.wrjc.com/?p=127320 2016-06-30T13:20:54Z 2016-06-30T13:20:54Z More >]]> (Milwaukee, WI)  —  The NBA free agent negotiating period begins at 11:01 Thursday and with the salary cap expanding for a second straight year, the Milwaukee Bucks expect to be more active on the open market. The Bucks released forwards Damien Inglis and Johnny O’Bryant on Wednesday to create more cap space. They reportedly have $60 million committed for next season, and this year’s salary cap is expected to rise by about $25 million to a total of $94 million. Some of that will be used to sign Milwaukee’s own free agents, possibly center Miles Plumlee and guards Jerryd Bayless and Steve Novak, and there’s been talk that Milwaukee might try to deal center Greg Monroe. The Bucks are looking for more three point shooting and stronger defensive help up front, and early media speculation has Milwaukee interested in Memphis guard Mike Conley, Chicago guard E’Twaun Moore, and Cleveland backup guard Matthew Dellavedova.

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