Outdoor Adventures - more than just a ride
Question - What do riding, hunting, passion, love, and fun have in common? Answer - Outdoor Adventures. Saturday, July 15, marked the 3rd Annual...

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...

Outside the Classroom- Belle LaFollette: an amazing lady’s...
Several years ago, I received a couple of fellowships from the UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Museum to study a three-year program called...

The best of our community cookbooks - Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes 1 lb. Ground Beef 1⁄3 Cup Chopped Green Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon Salt 16-oz. Bottle of Heinz Chili Sauce 1⁄2 Cup Chopped Onion 1...

Stovewood architecture and preservation
I wanted to write about a building I saw in Oneida County that was constructed over 100 years ago using stovewood architecture. When I proposed it...

Recent birth at Mile Bluff
Chari Dayton and Darin Kurth of Friendship are the parents of a baby boy, Coyle Darrell Dayton-Kurth, born July 28 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Ciara and Mike Eden of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Bexlee Delaney-Jo Eden, born July 21 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. She...

Recent Births at Mile Bluff
Ciara and Mike Eden of Mauston are the parents of a baby girl, Bexlee Delaney-Jo Eden, born July 21 at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. She weighed 7 pounds, 11...

Filmmakers interview local Vietnam Vet for documentary
'APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home' is the journey of two film-makers, born after the conflict in Vietnam, who are searching for the “truth” between what...

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)...

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...

Outside the Classroom- Belle LaFollette: an amazing lady’s...
Several years ago, I received a couple of fellowships from the UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Museum to study a three-year program called...

Utility pole, shed, and machinery struck after driver loses control...
Date of crash: August 18, 2017 Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle accident with two occupants that occurred on the...

David W. Lamb, age 59, of Camp Douglas
David W. Lamb, age 59, of Camp Douglas, WI, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. He was born June 7,...

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...