Rider avoids dog and rolls ATV
Date of crash: 05/28/2017 Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports an ATV crash in the town of Clinton. On May 28th, 2017, Vernon County...

Accidental discharge of a weapon takes life of a 17 year old...
Date: 05-21-2017 Sheriff John B. Spears reports a fatal hunting accident that occurred on Pisgah Road East of State Highway 131 in the Town of Whitestown. At...

Rollover accident caused by driver falling asleep at the wheel -...
Date of crash: May 21st 2017 Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single vehicle rollover accident on May 21st 2017 at approximately 1:05 pm. The...

‘Simply J.P.’ performs one of her musical selections during a recent concert at Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston. ‘Simply J.P.’ entertains at Terrace Heights Retirement Community
On Tuesday, June 20, the tenants of Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston enjoyed a concert by 'Simply J.P.' Olson. She sang a variety...

Huebner wins award for Excellence in Music Education
Congratulations to Mrs. Diane Huebner for winning the Award for Excellence in Music Education. Each year the Madison Symphony Orchestra and...

Art can be found at the Juneau County Sheriff’s Office - Jeri Rockwell
If you are familiar with our Facebook page then you have seen Juneau County through the creative eyes of Jeri Rockwell, as we often share the...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Caitlin and Ben Miller of New Lisbon are the parents of a baby boy, Eli James Miller, born June 9 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. He...

Recent Birth at Mile Bluff
Amber and James Bruce of Arkdale are the parents of a baby girl, Bristol Elizabeth Bruce, born May 23 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. She...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Jennifer and Timothy Chase of Adams are the parents of a baby boy, Patrick Matthew Chase, born May 9 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. He...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Caitlin and Ben Miller of New Lisbon are the parents of a baby boy, Eli James Miller, born June 9 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. He...

Carl E. Wurster, 87 of rural Kendal
Carl E. Wurster, 87 of rural Kendall, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, June 25, 2017. He was born September 24, 1929, to Leo Christian...

Six teens injured in rollover crash (Sauk County)
PRESS RELEASE On June 23, 2017 at approximately 10:16 p.m., the Sauk County Communications Center was notified of a single vehicle traffic crash...

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...

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...

Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Kailey Murphy: An American Red...
Kailey Murphy is a senior at Mauston High School. Besides finishing up her senior year at school, she volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul in Mauston,...

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...