Columns

Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Gabrielle “Gabi” Botnari
Gabi Botnari is a 17-year-old junior at New Lisbon High School, something that makes Gabi unique is that she is a foreign exchange student through...


Outside of the Classroom: After 50 years of coaching Royall HS...
There is Mr. Baseball, The Babe, Shoeless Joe, and Hammerin’ Hank, but the name that has stuck around this area is “Vit”. Also known as Joe...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Sara Erickson
Sara Erickson is an 18-year-old senior who attends iLEAD Charter School in Mauston. I asked her about in-school clubs/sports and out of school...


Outside the Classroom -Typical flooding in the county
After an early April snowstorm, followed by two back-to-back snow and ice storms two weeks later, and finally several inches of rain last week, it...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Bailey Granger
Bailey Granger is a 17-year-old (who turned 18 on May 9) senior who attends New Lisbon High School. The person who told me about Bailey stated,...


PHOTO: JULIE MECIKALSKI Outside the Classroom - The Bluffs of Juneau County
One of the unique pleasures of Juneau County is the bluffs that spread throughout the county as well as most of western and southwestern Wisconsin....


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Becca’s Healing Journey
I had originally planned on writing about an awesome here in Juneau County, but I had a doctor’s appointment on Monday, April 23, that turned into...


Outside the Classroom - Rural Life Celebration in Hustler
This past Sunday was the “Come and Join the Celebration of Rural Life” in Hustler. The event which was sponsored by Thrivent Action Teams Grants;...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Tanner Hutchins
Tanner Hutchins is a 19-year-old from Necedah. Although he has graduated, he is still an amazing teenager who is a part of the National Guard, “I...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Becca Discusses Internet Safety
Internet safety, something we all know about, but rarely talk about. I recently received an unwanted, inappropriate message via Facebook, so it...


Outside the Classroom - One of WI’s largest manhunts occurred in...
A lot was happening during 1961. John Kennedy, the youngest man to be elected, was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States. The Cold...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Becca Bruss
Becca thought she was off the hook this week, foolish teen! Actually, Becca, has no idea that this week her column is being heisted, by me, her...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Marcus Sterbenz
Marcus Sterbenz is a 17-year-old senior at Necedah Area School District. I asked Marcus to tell me about himself- the sports/clubs he is a part of...


Outside of the Classroom: Remembering Ken Harris
Last week, sadness struck the New Lisbon School District community as one of their beloved high school teachers passed away unexpectedly. As with...


A Philip Koehring legacy—the treadbelt above is a
part of one or more of Koehring’s inventions. His ginormous
creations allowed organizations such as
NASA to use equipment with such power to send
people into space. Koehring’s son, Philip, Jr., is
standing second from right. He continued his father’s
legacy until his death in 1994. PHOTO: NASA Did he, or didn’t he? The mysterious death of Philip A. Koehring -...
Last week’s article discussed the shooting death of the nationally-known industrialist and millionaire Philip A. Koehring, Milwaukee, who died in...