Local Government

Hot weather increases chances for pavement buckling
Madison - Drivers asked to be alert for potential pavement problems, traffic slow-downs, and to move over for roadside workers including highway...


Photo: Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction 123 school districts receive High Cost Transportation Aid...
MADISON — Earlier this summer, the Department of Public Instruction distributed $7.5 million in aid to 123 school districts that had student...


Vandalism at New City of Elroy Building
Recently a rash of vandalism at the new City of Elroy building has put two of the city’s workers at wits end. It appears that vandals have been...


Judge Roemer resigns - Gov. Walker seeks applicants for Juneau...
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Juneau County Circuit Court. The new appointee...


Scott Ethun, Department of Human Services Director addresses the Juneau County Board of Supervisors about the Comprehensive Community Services Program. Ethun addresses opioid epidemic in Juneau County
A full-time Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) Facilitator position has also been approved within the DHS. The salary and benefits for the...


Mandi Morris, Jim Satori, Gail Hitchcock, and Raye Walz Elroy Chamber donates $5000 to Elroy Area Ambulance
The Elroy Area Ambulance Service is in desperate need of two new ambulances. Each new ambulance will cost the Elroy Area Ambulance Service...


The Juneau County Board heard from Barb Theis, Juneau County Health Department Health Officer, left and Jennifer Timm, Department of Nursing, Assistant Professor, Winona State University about a new health improvement initiative call Health in All Policies coming to Juneau County.t Overall health ranking of Juneau County has improved but still...
Barb Theis, Juneau County Public Health Officer presented her annual Health Department report at the Juneau County Board Meeting on May 16. Theis...


Nathan Thiel, Mauston City Administrator and Mayor Brian McGuire listening on as Thiel discusses the land donated to the City of Mauston last month. JC-AIRS to hold open house at Veteran's Park May 18
At the May 9 Mauston Common Council meeting, Nathan Thiel, City Administrator discussed the property donated to the City of Mauston last month by...


The new City of New Lisbon Common Council at the yearly reorganazation meeting on April 18. Seated left to right: Karren Elsing, Marv Newlun, Mayor Lloyd Chase, Mark Toelle and Gary Cowan. New Lisbon proposes application for Community Development Block...
The New Lisbon Common Council met on April 18 at 7 p.m. A yearly reorganization meeting was held. Gary Cowan was nominated and selected as the New...


New ATV Routes In Elroy
The City of Elroy opened up all the city streets and alleys for ATV’s. However, this may become a decision that the Common Council might end up to...


Juneau County Board Supervisors and staff members from the Department of Public Heath, Department of Human Services and the Aging and Disability Resource Center gathered on the morning of April 18 for a groundbreaking ceremony. The groundbreaking is for the new Public Service building on Hickory Street in Mauston expected to be completed by February 2018. Interest rate lower than predicted on $8.7 million bond for new...
The Juneau County Board members gathered at the lot on Hickory Street at 8:30 a.m. on April 18 for the groundbreaking of the new Juneau County...


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...


Former Mauston Police Chief Mark Messer and his wife Michel presented current Mauston Police Chief Mike Zilisch with a check for $1,000 to use towards the purchase of Dress A uniforms for the members of the Mauston Police Department. Mauston residents give back to their community
Two Mauston residents attended the April 11 Mauston Common Council meeting to give back to the city they call home. Retired Mauston Police Chief...


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...


Greg Lowe (right) is given a commendation plaque by Juneau County Board Supervisor Alan Peterson (left) for Lowe's service to Juneau County for over 35 years Woodside Sports Complex Proposes Large Concerts on its Grounds
At last week’s March 21 Juneau County Board meeting a resolution was passed to accept the bid from Miron Construction to be the prime contractor...


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