February 5 & 6 – Westby 2016 Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament

Friday, February 5th Kick-off breakfast at Borgen’s Cafe: 7 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Open training: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Team captains meeting at Rod & Gun building: 3:30 p.m. Registration deadline for skiers: 5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies: 7 p.m. Competition with fireworks between rounds: 7:30 p.m. Long standing jump will follow the competition Live music at the Rod & Gun: 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 6th Open training: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Registration deadline for skiers: 11:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies: 12:00 p.m.
Competition with Media Day: 12:30 p.m. Long standing jump and awards ceremony will follow competition. Live music at the Rod & Gun: 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Admission Prices: Pre-sale Button: $15 Standard Button: $20 at the gate Gold Button: $50 Children 12 and under: Free

February 6 – Necedah Friends of the Library Antique Appraisal show

Got treasures? The professional antique appraisers from Barrett’s Auction House in Wisconsin Rapids will be at the Necedah Library for the annual Friends of the Library Antique Appraisal show on Saturday, February 6th from 9am-12pm. Get 3 items appraised for $10.00 or 1 item for $5.00. Items must be small enough to be carried in. No firearms or weapons. All proceeds help the library.

Feburary 6 – New Lisbon Chamber Annual Bowling Tournament

The New Lisbon Chamber Annual Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 6 at the Hooterbowl in Hustler. There are two time slots (4pm and 7pm), the cost is $20 per person, and it is a 8 pin tap. Call 608-427-3444 to reserve your spot today. Contact Jenny Kochie at 608-547-8868 with any questions. Proceeds to benefit the New Lisbon Food Pantry.

February 8 – Scheduling Open House

Mauston High School will hold a Scheduling Open House on Monday, February 8 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Commons and Auditorium. The focus of the event is to provide an opportunity for parents and students to meet with teachers and learn more about courses offered for next year. Rather than a structured meeting, the open house is informal, with parents and students free to meet with various departments at their leisure. The open house coincides with the high school’s 2016-17 scheduling process that started this week. All parents and students in Grades 8-11 are encouraged to attend.

February 10 – Yoga Returns to the Library

After taking a break for December and January, certified yoga instructor Erica Horton resumes her popular, free yoga classes at the Library, on February 10, at 6PM.  Every Wednesday evening at 6PM, anyone interested in basic beginners yoga, is welcome to join this class.

February 10 – The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Group Concert 

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Group will be coming to Mauston High School Auditorium, Wednesday, February 10th at 7pm. Tickets in advance are $5 for students//$8 for adults. Tickets will be available at the Mauston High School and at CarQuest in Mauston. At the door, tickets will be $8 for students//$10 for adults. There will be a special appearance by the Mauston High School Show and Jazz Choir. Partial proceedings benefit the Mauston High School Choral Department. People can contact Kathy Cook for further information. kcook@maustonschools.org 608-847-4410 x4457

February 11 – Financial Aid Workshop

Mauston High School Counseling Department is hosting a financial aid workshop on Thursday, February 11 from 5:30-7:00pm in the Business Ed. Wing (Room D104). This is a “hands-on” experience with the goal of a completed and submitted FAFSA application by the end of the evening. An advisor from Great Lakes College Access Team will be there to assist with the application process and answer questions you may have while working on the FAFSA form on the computer. There are numerous questions that are needed in order to complete the application. A specific list of items is available from the counseling office. All information reviewed by the advisor from Great Lakes is private and confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than helping students and families apply for financial aid.

February 12 – Valentine Bake Sale

There will be a Valentine Bake Sale at Oakdale Credit Union in Mauston on Friday, February 12 from 9am-4pm. Proceeds will benefit the Juneau County Sea of Change.

February 14 – Hillsboro Lions Bingo 

The Hillsboro Lions Club will be holding a Valentine Bingo on Sunday, February 14 at 1pm at the Hillsboro Fireman’s Community Center. Refreshments will be served.

February 26 & 27 – Faith Christian Church’s 2016 Awake Women’s Conference

Faith Christian Church is holding its 2016 Awake Women’s Conference Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27. The theme this year is “Crafted…You are God’s Masterpiece.” Wendy Pope from Proverbs 31 Ministries will be the keynote speaker. Registration – $50.00
Everyone must pre-register. Someone will be avail-able at the Welcome Desk to help people register. For registration, visit Eventbrite.com or download the Eventbrite application on your smartphone. For more information, call 608-847-4019 email: faithchristian@frontier.com website: faithchristianmauston.com

February 20 – Muskie Matter Inc. Family Ice Fisheree & Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 20, Muskie Matter Inc. will hold its Family Ice Fisheree & Fundraiser on Castle Rock Lake at Shipwreck Bay. Prizes paid out based on participation. Registration starts at 6am-10am. Call Mark at 608-415-1231.

March 2 – Hatch Ed Presents “Stories from Love, Loss and What I Wore”

Hatch-Ed presents on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, a humorous look at the clothes women wear in ‘Stories from Love, Loss and What I Wore‘, a play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.  This reader’s theatre performance is scheduled twice at the Community room in the Hatch Public Library in Mauston on Wednesday at 1pm and at 7 pm.  The cast includes Karen Fritz, Dianne Lutes, Gail Carlson, Myrna Kelly and Sheila Berkes.  This is part of the ongoing Hatch-Ed presentations at the library.  There is no charge.  The story begins with the description of one woman’s wardrobe interspersed with the compelling articles of clothing women love and remember – that special bridesmaid dress, the favorite Christmas dress, the exciting team sweater, or the new winter coat.  You will hear what women say when they look in their closet, try on clothes in a store or listen to their mother’s advice.  These stories spark the memory of clothes you hold dear, giving you a show of laughter and insight into what you want the world to see and how you make that happen with the clothes you choose.

March 6 – “Stylin’…Don’t Stress, We’ve Got Your Dress.” 

Hatch Public Library presents on Sunday, March 6, from 10am-4pm “Stylin’…Don’t Stress, We’ve Got Your Dress.” This event is for prom and free dresses for ladies. There will be free fittings and alterations, door prizes, music and food. They have over 100 great dresses and are still accepting dresses, shoes and accessories. Donations can be dropped off at Hatch Public Library.

AARP Tax Aide Program

The Aging and Disability Resource Center will be offering the AARP Tax Aide Program for the 2015 tax season. People with low to moderate income can have their state and federal taxes prepared by trained AARP Tax Aide Program volunteers at the Hatch Public Library. Appointments are necessary and are on a first come, first served basis. There are Thursday appointments from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday appointments from 9:00am to 2:00pm. All appointments can be made by calling the ADRC of Eagle Country, Mauston Office at 608-847-9371. No walk-ins are allowed due to the high demand for this program.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
April 7 & 14
Fridays: February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, & 15

March 12 – The 1st Annual Purple Plunge

Relay for Life of Juneau County will be holding the 1st Annual Purple Plunge on Saturday, March 12 from 11am-2pm at the Dirty Turtle. Freeze to fight cancer. There will be a silent auction, chili cook off, bad toss tournament, and more.

March 13 – St. Mary’s Ham Dinner

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lyndon Station will be holding a Ham Dinner, Sunday, March 13 from 11am-1:30pm, Menu includes: Ham, green beans, corn, baked potatoes, vegetable tray, coleslaw, rolls, pies, and beverage. Adults – $9, Carry-outs – $10, Children (6-12) – $5, Children 5 and under free. There will also be a raffle. Proceeds will help offset Church Window Restoration Project.

Adult Coloring Club

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

Winter Walking Hours 

Winter walking hours are beginning to help you stay active this season. Schools in Mauston, New Lisbon, Necedah, Wonewoc, Elroy and Adams have set aside times on school days for you to come and enjoy walking in the warmth of the indoors during the cold weather months. Call Mile Bluff’s Health Promotion Department at 608-847-1845 for more information. Please note that walking hours are only available the days that schools are in session.

Mauston High School                                                            Olson Middle School

800 Grayside Avenue, Mauston                                                508 Grayside Avenue, Mauston

6:30-7:30 a.m. & 3:45 -5:00 p.m.                                               Enter at west parking lot, door #1.

Use the main front doors.                                                          Access to certain areas will be restricted on game nights.

4:00-6:00 p.m.

West Side Elementary School

708 Loomis Drive, Mauston

4:00-7:00 p.m.


New Lisbon Schools                                                                 Necedah Schools

500 South Forest Street, New Lisbon                                         1801 South Main Street, Necedah

Use the multi-purpose room entrance, door #1.                          Use the main entrance at the front of the school.

6:00-7:30 a.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.                                                  6:00-7:30 a.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Wonewoc-Center School                                                          Royall High School Hallways

101 School Road, Wonewoc                                                        1501 Academy Street, Elroy

Use the entrance by the flag pole.                                                Enter at the front door.

3:30-5:30 p.m. (Monday – Thursday)                                           6:00-7:30 a.m.


Adams-Friendship High School

1109 East North Street, Adams

Enter at the front door.

6:30-7:30 a.m. (Mondays)

6:00-7:30 a.m. (Tuesday – Friday)

4:00-9:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday



Juneau County Family Resource Center “Playgroups” for children 0-5 years, when accompanied by an adult. 102 Hickory Street,  Wednesdays, 12:30 -2:30 pm. Age appropriate activities, storytime and snack offered. No Cost.

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

Mile Bluff Medical Center Events

A monthly parenting program is available to those with children 12 months and younger.  This program is held the second Monday of every month at 4:30 pm.  This program is available to assist you during the first year of your baby’s life.  For more information or to register please call 608-847-1013.

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.

Juneau County Adult Center

Cards (Euchre, Dirty Clubs, or 500) – Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 1pm.

Bingo – Every Wednesday and Thursday at 10am.

Work on jigsaw puzzles or watch TV.

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.