In his first year hunting, Sawyer Molitor harvested this buck opening morning in Juneau County.
Photo Credit: DNR Wisconsin’s annual nine-day gun deer hunt sees increase in...
MADISON - Close to 600,000 deer hunters embraced the excitement of another nine-day gun deer season in Wisconsin, and preliminary numbers show an...

Be Heart Smart During the Hunt
(Milwaukee, WI) – Deer hunting season has arrived and thousands of hunters are headed to the woods. The American Heart Association encourages...

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff to host online...
MADISON - Join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts Monday, Oct. 31 at noon for an online chat about chronic wasting disease in...

Wisconsin Civil War Unit Battle Flag Returns To Home State
MADISON, Wis. (September 22, 2016) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum announced today that a descendant of a Civil War soldier from the 2nd Wisconsin...

The tradition of community continues at Stewart's Chapel in Mauston
In 2008 the Juneau County Historical Society (JCHS) opened the doors to Stewart's Chapel in rural Mauston and welcomed the community in for a pot...

Hustle on into Hustlerfest this Weekend
Hustler fest begins Friday, August 26 at 5:30 p.m. and culminates late afternoon on Sunday, August 28. There are activities for all ages during the...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Mackenzie Griffiths and Matthew Cypcar of Mauston are the parents of a baby boy, HuntLee John Cypcar, born November 14 at Mile Bluff Medical Center...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Sianna Posey and Kyle Barton of Necedah are the parents of a baby girl, Audrie Faith Barton, born October 27 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center
Sarah Busch and Nathan Wenzel of Adams are the parents of a baby girl, Maddilynn Mae Wenzel, born October 4 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in...

Motorcycle strikes deer
Date: July 4, 2016 Sheriff John B. Spears reports a motorcycle accident on July 3, 2016 at approximately 9:00 am. The accident occurred on State...

Local Students Participate in District Music Festival
HILLSBORO, Wis. (March 16, 2016) – Many music students from numerous area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA)...

The Great Snowman Challenge of 2016
It started as a simple post to our Facebook page when we shared the Tomah Police Department's picture of a tiny little snowman atop one of their squad cars with a notice to...

Christopher David Duff, 42 - Photo: 2012 Wisconsin Dept.of Corrections Multiple felony charges filed in domestic abuse case -defendant out...
Christopher David Duff, 42, of Lyndon Station, is scheduled for a July 13, 2016 initial appearance on charges of burglary of a dwelling,...

Woman stabbed with screwdriver
Earlier this afternoon the Juneau County District Attorney's Office filed aggravated battery/domestic abuse and disorderly conduct/domestic abuse...

Roemer to rule on possible mistrial in the State's case against...
Earlier today in Juneau County Circuit an evidentiary hearing was held in the State of Wisconsin's case against a former village president of...

Back Row; Sarye, Alysha, Lauren, Camille Front row: Lexy, Rachel Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Necedah teens made after school...
The Necedah After-School Program is a program designed to help students, 3rd through 8th grade, with a goal to impact student achievement through...

Necedah High School Veterans’ Day Program
Necedah High School Student Rhiannon March spoke about MIA/POW’s from World War I until present at the Necedah High School’s Veterans’ Day Program...

‘Book’toberfest – Successful Community Event for Necedah Families!
Necedah Elementary and Middle School highlighted student successes, literacy fun and middle school survival tactics through a family and community...

WANTED - Rural Grocery Stores
I love small rural communities. As a teen growing up in the 70’s I lived in a rural town of 1,200 and we seemed to have it all. We had a theater...

A Depot Destroyed - History Alive in Juneau County
Nearly 60 years ago on April 3, 1957 one of the biggest train accidents in Mauston history occurred. Around 7:30 p.m. a train with 139 cars...

Tornado Destruction - History Alive in Juneau County
In a time when tornado sirens and meteorologists were nonexistent, tornadoes struck without warning, without safety plans, and were often deadlier...

Wisconsin celebrates Clean Air Month and a decade of Air Quality...
MADISON - During the month of May, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating not only Clean Air Month but also the tenth...

Melissa Herek of Elroy named Wisconsin Elementary Principal of the...
Principal Melissa Herek learned of the recognition April 4 during the Lawrence-Lawson morning meeting. Students and staff from her other school,...

What’s a Parent to Do?
As a parent myself, I understand how difficult it can be directing your child into a career path in which they will enjoy and prosper. We now...

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to crack down on drunken motorists ...
To combat drunken driving, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive...

Vincent E. Kratky 51 of Kendall
Vincent E. Kratky 51 of Kendall passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home. He was born on February 11, 1965 to Frank and Josephine...

Gladys L. Parmenter, age 98, of New Lisbon
Gladys L. Parmenter, age 98, of New Lisbon died on Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 at the Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon. Gladys was the daughter of...

Solovey reaffirms bid for reelection
The race for Juneau County District Attorney is promising to be an interesting one. As reported earlier this year, Juneau County Board...

Juneau County District Attorney, Michael Solovey and Sheriff Brent Oleson are at odds over what Oleson calls a lack of confidence in the ability of the district attorney to carry out the duties of his office Video Clips from March 15, 2016 Juneau County Board Meeting with...
To follow are links to the Messenger's Facebook page where video clips have been posted from the March 15, 2016 Juneau County Board Meeting with...

Riding along with Juneau County's Lt. Beier
“I'd always been interested in law enforcement”,answered Lieutenant Colleen Beier, as I started my ride along with her in the beginning of her...

Date with the Dead investigators; Melanie Carroll, Diane Doyle, Sandy Gjavenis, and Lynn Chitwood. Date with the Dead visits The Messenger
This past month The Messenger’s office in Elroy was the destination of an investigation, a paranormal investigation. The events leading up to the...

SAUK COUNTY BIRD TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS - Protect...
The Sauk County Health Department reports a dead crow found in Sauk County on October 2, 2016 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the...

Juneau County Farm Bureau Hosts Annual Meeting, September 22
Members of the Juneau County Farm Bureau will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Elroy. All...

Former Mauston Resident and NASCAR Racer Opens KBR Performance in...
Kelly Bires has had a dream since he was a little boy growing up in Mauston. He has been around cars since he was young and always wanted to be a...

141 School Districts received Sparsity Aid
Small rural districts across the state shared in $17.7 million in sparsity aid for general school operations, which was paid out on the third...

Rabies positive bat found in Baraboo
The Sauk County Health Department has been notified of a rabies positive bat that was submitted from the Baraboo Police Department on Tuesday July...