Trappers who incidentally trap wolves encouraged to contact DNR
MADISON – Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact department staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and...

CWD sampling plan in place for Adams, Juneau, Portage, Marathon and...
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. - In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff are collecting deer heads for...

The Sprague Bridge at its original location on 9th
Street East linking Necedah and Armenia Townships. It is now located along a snowmobile trail off 10th
Street East linking the two townships. PHOTO: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Finding the Sprague Bridge
There are nine locations in Juneau County which are listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Eventually, I would like to check them...

Photo courtesy of Institute for Justice Judge rules Wisconsin home bakers free to sell baked goods directly...
Press Release | October 5, 2017 After years of waiting, the people of Wisconsin can finally buy homemade cookies, cakes, muffins and...

The Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg and the Iron Brigade had...
This past Sunday, September 17 was the 155th anniversary of the bloodiest single-day battle in the United States Civil War - Antietam - and believe...

Delegation from Kazakhstan in Mauston September 29 – October 8
MAUSTON, Wisconsin – An Open World delegation from Kazakhstan arrives in Mauston on Friday, September 29th for a week-long program to promote...

Recent Birth at Mile Bluff
Nicole and Jordan Becerra of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Charlotte Abigail Becerra, born September 14 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in...

Recent birth at Mile Bluff
Chari Dayton and Darin Kurth of Friendship are the parents of a baby boy, Coyle Darrell Dayton-Kurth, born July 28 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Ciara and Mike Eden of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Bexlee Delaney-Jo Eden, born July 21 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. She...

Filmmakers interview local Vietnam Vet for documentary
'APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home' is the journey of two film-makers, born after the conflict in Vietnam, who are searching for the “truth” between what...

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)...

30 years later and Blackstone case remains unsolved
An anniversary is about to occur, a significant one - 30 years. Yes, three decades of memories but there will be no celebration, rather, some will...

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...

Marty E. Wilcox will be taking over as the new proprietor of the old Star Route Motel and Lounge which he will name the Rock Star Route Bar and Grill.
Karen Eggleston Photo Local establishment changes hands in Necedah
At the Monday night Town of Necedah Board Meeting, the remainder of the 2016-2017 liquor license was surrendered by the owner of the Star Route...

Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking with the Real Freedom 5K...
Human Trafficking is all over the news lately! Whether you are hearing or reading local Wisconsin or national publications, this has become a huge...

Village of Necedah continues to move ahead with senior housing
The Village of Necedah Board received an overview of the 2016 Audit from Kim Shult of Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP of Madison. The overall...

Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Kinsey Thums
Kinsey Thums is a 17-year- old senior at Wonewoc Center High School. She is in choir, drama club, forensics, Spanish club and student council. I...

Outside of the Classroom - Prominent Elroy woman’s sad ending
The next two weeks of my column will involve crime in and outside Juneau County during the 1920s. Of course, most of us were not living during...

Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Martina Graewin
Martina Graewin is a 16-year-old from Kendall who attends Wonewoc-Center High School and is a junior. Martina mentioned, “I am a very active member...

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...

Pictured (L to R): Dave Koller, district manager Midwest Region VALIC Financial Advisors, James Edmond, President of AWSA, Meliss Herek, Principal of Lawrence-Lawson and Cataract Elementary schools, Jim Lynch, executive director, AWSA, Roy Hinz, MEEMIC Foundation. 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...

Medicare Plans for 2018 – Some New, Some Ending, All with Changes
Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period, which allows enrollees to choose their health and drug coverage for 2018, started on October 15th. All enrollment choices for...

David A. McCracken, 65, of Kendall,
David A. McCracken, 65, of Kendall, died October 16, 2017, at his home. He was born May 29, 1952 to Robert and Reita (Kobleske) in Hillsboro, WI. ...

Possible pending charges for trio allegedly shooting bb gun at...
Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins is reporting a call of a subject shooting a bb gun at passing vehicles and pedestrians. The call was received...

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
Photo: Contributed Fighting to Save Wisconsin Dairy Farmers
On April 10, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind to the Acting Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging him to take action to assist Wisconsin dairy...

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...

Sixty-year-old Monroe County man arrested for marijuana grow operation
PRESS RELEASE - October 6, 2017 Monroe County Sheriff Scott Perkins reports that a subject was arrested on drug charges in the town of LaGrange...

A Community Response to Tragedy - Editorial
I first learned about the apartment fire in the wee hours of Monday morning - I was still up and working on our Summer Guide which would need to go...

Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Ian Donaldson makes time for...
Ian Donaldson is a senior at Mauston High School and as graduation day approaches, plans for his life begin to feel more and more real. Besides...

Town of Clearfield Residents devastated by flooding for over two...
The Town of Clearfield residents along 30th Street north of Hwy 80 have been dealing with high water levels causing flooding for over two months...

Representatives from the Juneau County Sheriff's Office, Mauston Police Department, Necedah Police Department and S.A.F.E. in Juneau County collect prescription drugs from Jan Suchomel of Necedah.

Pictured left side front to back is Mauston Police Officer Zobal; MacKensie Vinz, S.A.F.E; Scott Jennings, Juneau County Sheriff's Office. Right side front to back, Jan Suchomel and Necedah Police Officer Alex Thompson. Drug Take Back Day
On Saturday, April 29, the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Mauston Police Department, Necedah Police Department and S.A.F.E. in Juneau County...

Bill Pfaff, Town of Lisbon Chairperson requesting an amendment to the ordinance to allow the New Lisbon Fire Department to cover the entire Town Of Lisbon starting January 1, 2018. Mauston Fire Department currently covers that area, no reason was given for the change. New Lisbon Fire Department to cover all of Town of Lisbon Starting...
The New Lisbon Common Council met for a Special Session on April 3 to discuss the sale of bonds $997,024 Waterworks System and Sewerage System...