Columns

Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Kasi Hall
Kasi Hall a 16-year-old junior from Mauston. I asked Kasi what she likes to do for fun and she replied, “I like to write, play music and take...


Outside the Classroom - Wreck of the old number 10
With the large number of trains that pass through Juneau County over the past 150 or so years, it is amazing there have not been a lot more...


Juneau County's Teenagers of Today: Abby Frisk
Abby Frisk is a sophomore at New Lisbon High School. She is 16 years old and involved in the fall musical, yearbook staff, the POMS team, Spanish...


Outside of the Classroom - Boy Sheriff’s fall from grace - part 2
Last week’s column started describing the life of Lyall “Boy Sheriff” Wright, a Lyndon Station native, who was considered a hero for getting Hattie...


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...


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...


Mystery on Highway 12 - History Alive in Juneau County
It was 84 years ago that Phillip A. Koehring, a millionaire from Milwaukee, was found dead in his silver Cadillac on Highway 12 in a field near...