October Apply for Energy Assistance 

The State of Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Program will begin October 1, 2019 and will run through May 15, 2020.  The program will be administered at CWCAC, Services, located at 534b LaCrosse St, Mauston, Wisconsin.

People wishing to schedule appointments should contact our office by calling (608) 847-5988, Monday- Friday, between 8:00a.m. to 4:30pm..

The WHEAP program is designed to provide some assistance to eligible households to help them with their heating costs.  The amount of the assistance will be based on the household’s heating and electric costs, gross income and household size.

Household’s applying for WHEAP benefits will need to provide documented proof of:

Picture ID of applicant

  • Social Security numbers for all household members
  • All gross income for the three months prior to the month in which they apply
  • Heating and electric costs for 12 months, preferably from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.


THE PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATION***************************

Anyone experiencing an after-hours fuel or furnace emergency should contact the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department at (608) 847-5649 for referral to a WHEAP staff member.


Outreach Site for 2019-2020

Necedah Village Hall                Tuesday  October 15th       10:00am to 11:30am

Union Center Village Hall        Thursday October 17th        9:00am to 10:00am

Oakdale Electric                        Saturday October 19th       8:00am to 11:00 am





HOUSEHOLD    3 MONTH                 ANNUAL

SIZE               INCOME                   INCOME


1                  $ 7,168.25                 $28,673

2                  $ 9,374.00                 $37,496

3                  $11,579.50                $46,318

4                  $13,785.25                $55,141

5                  $15,991.00                $63,964

6                  $18,196.50                $72,786

7                  $18,610.00                $74,440

8                  $19,023.75                $76,095


October 13th-19th Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Week

The following activities are open to the public.

October 13-19, 2019: Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Week (NNWR) There are activities available daily for you to come and enjoy this beautiful preserve at N11385 Headquarters Rd, Necedah, WI.
Tuesday, October 15, 9 AM-4 PM:  Nature Inspired Arts, a display of nature-inspired art will be on exhibit with a chance to talk with some of the creators. 1-2:30 PM: Nature Journaling and Sketching with Deb Biechler-Participants meet in the Visitor Center then disperse to sketch and write in nature (as weather allows). Those who desire will meet back at the center to share experiences.
Wednesday, October 16, 1-2:30 PM: Explore Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of immersing your senses in the forest to reduce stress and increase immune function. Dress for the weather. Among Trees-a guided journal for forest bathing- ($18.95) will be available to help continue and enhance your forest bathing practice. Friends group members and workshop attendees receive a 10% discount on the book. The workshop is led by Deb Biechler.
Thursday, October 17, 10:30 AM: Dr. Karen Oberhauser biologist, author, educator will talk about her role as a research biologist & proponent of citizen science. She is a former director of Monarch Lab at U of Minnesota and current director of the Arboretum in Madison. 12-1 PM: Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Center potluck. Beverages will be provided.
Friday, October 18, 1-2 PM: Cranes Around the World Presentation by Jeannie VanVianen and staff from the International Crane Foundation. Desserts available.
Saturday, October 19, 10-11 AM: Mark Pfost presents on Wetlands and Wetland Restoration. Find out about and be inspired by recently completed projects.

Saturday is Family Day at the refuge. From 10 AM-2 PM, enjoy a variety of on-going activities that include birds, nature art, a scavenger hunt and more. 11:30

AM, Celebrate NNWR’s 80th birthday with cake while supply lasts.
The Visitor Center is open from 9 AM-4 PM and NNWR property from sunrise to sunset.

October 19th – Briggsville American Legion SWISS STEAK DINNER 

American Legion, Carl E.Grabman, Post 329, Briggsville,WI SWISS STEAK DINNER, Saturday 19 Oct 2019, Serving 4:00 P.M. .> 7:00 P.M.
Meal: Adults $10.00, Children 5-12 $5.00 Includes desert & beverage
Many Door Prizes & Raffle.
See You There


October 25th-26th – Haiti Mission Rummage Sale in Tomah 

Haiti Mission Team HUGE  Rummage Sale

Friday, October 25

8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 26

8 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH available both days BAKE SALE, too!

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

310 W. Elizabeth Street – Tomah

Donations for the sale will be accepted the week of Oct. 21.  

For more information or assistance with donations, please call or text

Laura Bishop @ 608-343-7039

All proceeds will be sent directly to Haiti to help children’s ministries

and medical needs


October 27th – Trunk or Treat Food Pantry Driver in Necedah 

Food Pantry Drive

When: Sunday October 27th

Time: 1-3 pm

Where: Necedah School Parking Lot

All children up to through 5th grade

Admission Fee: 1 non perishable food item per child or cash donation

If you would like to decorate your trunk please call

Becky at 608-853-1050

Candy and decoration not provided


November 2nd – Camp Douglas Legion Hall Soup Sandwich Supper

Saturday November 2, 2019 with help from Thrivent, a Soup Sandwich Supper will be held at the Legion Hall, 101 Main Steet, Camp Douglas, Wi (across from St James Catholic Church) 4 pm to 7 pm. Donation suggested is $5 per person. Door Prizes. Proceeds from the Supper will help purchase Christmas Gifts for Vets without Family , who may not otherwise get a Christmas Gift. The donation will also help sponsor the Veteran’s Christmas Party. Thank You for Your Support! Any questions contact Sharon Halverson 608-547-2222 or email yukon@mwt.net


November 28th – Wonewoc Badgers 4H Turkey Trot 

Earn your thanksgiving feast!!!! The 4th Annual Wonewoc Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8 a.m.  This race begins at the Wonewoc Center High School and  will feature a 5k course that utilizes our streets, bike paths and sidewalks. This is not a chip timed race, but there will be finish times provided. There is no time limit and is walker friendly.  There will be gender specific age group awards for the following categories: top male and female, under 16, 16-29, 30-49, and 50 and over. Finishers will receive a long sleeved t-shirt and refreshments at the end.  This year is a non timed 1/4 mile kids race starting at 8:15 a.m.

Prices will increase November 1, 2019 to $25.00. Also, register by November 8, 2019 to guarantee a shirt.

All proceeds will benefit the Wonewoc Badgers 4-H Club.

Registration will begin at 7:15 the day of the race.

Race packets can also be picked up the day before the race at the high school. Novemeber 27th from 3:00 P.M.-5:30P.M.


Al-Anon Family Group Meetings

Mauston Monday Night Al-Anon Family Group Meetings, a support group for family and friends of alcoholics are held on Monday nights at 7pm at Mile Bluff Medical Center 2nd floor.

Contact Linda at 608-562-5611 or Gail at 608-547-6708.


Facebook Fridays

Every Friday at Hatch Public Library, there will be one on one help using Facebook from 9 to 11am.


Elroy Central Library Presents

On Thursdays from 10am-12 noon, Rev. Wesley Jacob Ph.D., will host “Islam and the West.”  Entry is free. Topics include major Islamic doctrines, main Islamic sects, doctrinal points of tension between Islam and Christianity, clash of Islamic and Western cultures, Muslim-Christian interfaith dialogue, the crisis of ISIS and the matrix of conflicts in the Middle East, and Survey of Global Islamic Jihadist Groups. For more information, contact Carolyn Chute (608) 524-0424 or Kari Preuss, (608) 462-2407.


Soup & Salad Bar Fridays at Festival Foods in Mauston

The Juneau County Senior Nutrition Program, in partnership with Festival Foods in Mauston are offering Soup & Salad Bar Fridays. Eligible diners can stop in at Festival Foods, or take Mauston Public Transit to Festival Foods for $0.50 each way and have the Soup & Salad Bar and do grocery shopping on Fridays. Please contact the ADRC for more information.


Adult Coloring Club

Adult Coloring Club at the Necedah Library 1:00-3:00pm on Mondays. Bring your own supplies. They will supply beverages, music & good company. Meet others that are enjoying this relaxing new trend!



Juneau County Family Resource Center “Playgroups” for children, 0-5 years, when accompanied by an adult.  Mauston. Fridays from 9:30-11:30 at Grace Community church basement 201 Oak St Mauston (Also 3 yr old Head Start class room)   Age appropriate art and play activities, story time and snack offered. No Cost. For more information: (608)847-4991.  The new Family Resource Center location is 121 Division St, Mauston.


Hatch Public Library Events

  • The first Thursday of the month is Lego Night from 3:30 – 4:30PM
  • Every Monday morning at 10am is Toddler Time for kids 2-5 years old
  • Every Tuesday morning at 10am is Hatchlings Time for kids 0-3 years old
  • Every Tuesday night at 6PM is Yoga Night


AL-ANON GROUP – For more information, call 608-562-5611.

  • Mondays, 7 pm, at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

If interested in group meetings, call Arlene at 608-847-6893.


Monthly Community Supper/New Lisbon American Legion Hall

A Monthly Community Supper will be held the last Tuesday of each month beginning March 26th from 4:30-6 p.m. at the New Lisbon American Legion Hall.  No charge.  Everyone encouraged to attend-regardless of age, address or handicap.  Come for the meal, the fellowship or both.  Hosted by New Lisbon United Methodist Church and sponsored by various businesses and individuals.  For information on volunteering, donations or sponsoring call 847-3005.


Dine at 5 at Bluffs Senior Dining Center in Camp Douglas

Dine at 5 at Bluffs Senior Dining Center in Camp Douglas the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 6:15pm with entertainment to follow. Please reserve your meal by 1pm on the Monday prior to dinner.



UW Extension Broadband Office 855-306-8050 or wibroadband@uwex.edu

Juneau/Adams County WIC Clinic times and locations, click here.

Juneau County Revolving Loan Fund Sub-Committee (RLF) meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the UW-Extension meeting room #301 9:30 a.m.*

4-H Leaders Association meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Juneau County Agricultural, Industrial, Recreational Society (JCAIRS) meets the first Monday of each month in Room 301 UW-Extension meeting room at 6 p.m.* 

Juneau County Industrial Recreational Committee (IRC) meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the UW-Extension meeting room #301 10:30 a.m.*

Juneau County Revolving Loan Fund Committee (RLF) meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the UW-Extension meeting room #301 9:30 a.m.*

*SOME MEETINGS MAY REQUIRE CLOSED SESSIONS – all meetings are subject to change.  Please contact the UW-Extension Office at 847-9329 with any questions or concerns.