Extended trout season lures anglers for fall fishing
MADISON, Wis. - While state forests may be showing off their brightly colored fall foliage these days, many Wisconsin trout anglers will be setting...

Despite rumors, the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail will not close early
If you’ve been hearing rumors as to the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail closing early this year, rest assured that they are not. The area’s tourists are...

2016-17 deer hunting season - CWD sampling plan in place for Adams,...
CWD sampling plan in place for Adams, Juneau, Portage and Marathon counties for 2016-17 deer hunting season WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – 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 Medical Center
Audrey Christman and Cory Pekala of Mauston are the parents of a baby boy, Dylan Jordy Pekala, born September 8 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff Medical Center
Samantha and Christopher Chmielewski of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Alexis Rose Chmielewski, born August 19 at Mile Bluff Medical...

Recent birth at Mile Bluff Medical Center
Kayla and Jonathan Brockhaus of Lyndon Station are the parents of a baby girl, Lily Anne Brockhaus, born August 16 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...

Necedah Village Board Meeting
The Necedah Village Board met on Monday, August 8, 2016 and the meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Police Administrator Tony Hiess said that...

Nearly two dozen attend public meeting in Elroy
On July 12,2016 the City of Elroy held a public meeting before the Common Council Meeting in regards to the City Hall/Public Safety Building. At...

Town of Necedah Board Meeting gets heated
Monday June 13, the Town of Necedah Board met at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order, the Pledge of Allegiance was said and roll call was...

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...

Extended trout season lures anglers for fall fishing
MADISON, Wis. - While state forests may be showing off their brightly colored fall foliage these days, many Wisconsin trout anglers will be setting...

Rep. Kind Announces Resources to Help Wisconsin Farmers Recover...
La Crosse, WI – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced a number of available resources to aid farmers in dealing with the aftermath of last week’s...

Cyber Hygiene to Protect Your Business -October is Cybersecurity...
(MADISON) – Wisconsin individuals and businesses lost over $10 million in cyber theft in 2015. That’s why Governor Walker has declared October as...

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...

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...

A home for Laurel - Someone you should know
Being a single mother of two boys in today's world can be filled with challenges. For many single moms free time is a luxury. Now imagine being a...

Cancer Diagnosis Leads to a New Lifestyle for One Montana Man
I see a lot of unusual things as I drive around Juneau County but coming up behind a covered wagon of sorts being pulled by draft horses has to be...

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...

Milk Truck Accident in Vernon County
Sheriff John B. Spears, reports on July 5, 2016, at 3:28 AM, a rollover accident occurred on State Highway 162 and Knudson Lane in the Town of...

Don’t let Blue-Green Algae take the fun out of summer swimming!
As the summer gets into full swing and weather continues to be warm, the threat of blue-green algae in lakes, rivers, and streams grows greater. ...