May 21 – Open House for Head Start 

Renewal Unlimited and Mauston Head Start will be holding an open house Thursday, May 21 from 10am – 6pm at the Family Resource Center. The building is directly across the street from the police station near Riverside Park. We will have children’s activities, door prizes, and refreshments here at the center and would love to meet more families in the area who may be interested in the program. For more information, call 847-4991

May 22 – Paint Nite Fundraiser for New Lisbon

Help support the New Lisbon Educational Foundation as it hosts a Paint Nite Fundraiser for the Athletic Field Project. It is the oldest in the conference and it needs serious upgrades. The Paint Nite will be on Friday, May 22 at 6:00pm and held at the New Lisbon Community Center, also known as the American Legion. Tickets are $45. For more information, click here.

May 25 – Memorial Day 

The New Lisbon American Legion will be holding their Memorial Day observance at 10:30A.M. on Memorial Day, May 25. To better serve those with mobility challenges, this year the entire program will be held on the Legion Community Center grounds. Immediately following the program, a chicken dinner will be served in the Community Center.

The Elroy American Legion and Auxiliary Post 115 will again hold Memorial Day Services.  Services will begin with a firing squad, color guard, and Taps at each of the cemeteries and Elroy Library.  Flags and war markers identifying the veterans buried in each of the cemeteries have been placed by the Legion and Auxiliary members.  The ceremonies will begin at the Zion Cemetery at 9:15am, followed by the Fowler Cemetery at 9:30am, Elroy Library at 9:45am, the City of Elroy at 10am, St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Elroy at 10:30am, and the Elroy Legion Memorial Hall at 10:45am.  The program will begin inside the Legion Hall at 11am. The Royall High School Band will perform and the reading of the roll call of deceased veterans from the area will be read and a poppy placed for each of their names. The program will conclude with all attendees proceeding to the Brooklyn Bridge for the final firing salute and laying of the wreaths by Royall High School Students.  Following the program, a free lunch will be provided by the Legion Auxiliary.

May 27 – Job Fair 

Are you looking for a career in criminal justice that offers rewarding challenges and room for growth?  The Department of Corrections is currently seeking applicants for our Correctional Officer positions throughout the State, specifically for Juneau (New Lisbon), Jackson (Black River Falls) and Chippewa (Stanley) Counties. Visit the Job Fair at the New Lisbon Correctional Institution to learn about Correctional job opportunities, state benefits, retirement and more.  Staff will be available to assist with the application process. Call Chris Arens at 608-562-7314 with any questions. For more information, NLCI JOB FAIR 5-27-2015.

May 30 – 2nd Annual June Dairy Month Kickoff Fundraiser

Promoting the development of Veterans Memorial Park, it’s the 2nd Annual June Dairy Month Kickoff Fundraiser will be Saturday, May 30 at the Summit Ridge on Highway 58. There will be a buffet meal of broasted chicken and roast beef and it will be served from 5pm to 9pm. There will be a cash bar available till close. Limited number of tickets being sold. For more information, call Sandy Madland (393-2515), Joan Holig (547-0166) or Karyn Bell (547-9707).

June 13 – Sauk County Dairy Breakfast 

The 26th Sauk County Dairy Breakfast on the Dairy Farm will be Saturday, June 13, hosted by the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, S8822 Sunset Drive, Prairie du Sac, 53578. Breakfast will be served from 7-11am, rain or shine, with a menu of scrambled eggs with ham, pancakes, cheese, applesauce, frozen custard with strawberries or honey fudge topping, milk, juice, and coffee. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-12, and free for those 6 and under. There will be bus shuttles to the farm as parking is limited. Buses will run from Badgerland Financial, Schwartz Insurance, and Culver’s on Business Highway 12 and 78, north of Prairie du Sac.

June 12 & 13 – New Lisbon Memorial Library Book Sale

New Lisbon Memorial Library will be having a used book sale, Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13th. On Friday, the used book sale will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM to 12 noon.  Please feel free to drop off any of your used books that you might be looking to get rid of at the New Lisbon Library by June 8th. Then, come and browse the book sale and take home some new books for your reading pleasure.

June 19 – H.O.P.E Walk

Friday, June 19, is the H.O.P.E. walk in Hillsboro from 6pm to 11pm at the high school track. The walk is to raise money to help people out who have cancer. There will be something do for all who attend. You can also check out their Facebook page. Any question call Mary Johnson at 608-548-6860

June 26 & 27 – Necedah Community Wide Garage Sales

The Necedah Community Wide Garage Sales are Friday, June 26 & Saturday, June 27th. Registration forms are available at the village hall, Necedah True Value and Red Hen Antique Shop. Register now to get your sale advertised on the map and mark your calendar! Like us on Facebook at “Discover Necedah” for more info.

June 28 – People Powered Pull: A Tractor Pull with a Twist

Hillsboro Excellence in Education presents “People Powered Pull: A Tractor Pull with a Twist”. It will be held on June 28 with registration starting at 9:30am and the first pull at 10:00am. In the competition, teams of 10 people will pull a full size farm tractor (in neutral with its engine off) over a distance of 100 feet. The team with the lowest elapsed time wins bragging rights and for each winning team member a nifty T-Shirt. $100 per team ($10 per member) and it goes to the scholarship fund. Contact Bob Potter to reserve a spot for your team (608-489-3549).

June 25, 26, 27, and 28 – “The Wizard of OZ”

On June 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and June 28 at 2:00 p.m. – ACT presents The Wizard of OZ on the Tomah High School stage. Based on the classic Frank L. Baum story, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg and background music by Herbert Stothart this production features songs like “If I Only Had a Brain”, “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Tickets at $15 for adult nonmembers, $10 for adult members, $7 for nonmember students ages 5-18, and $5 for member students can be purchased now at, and purchased at the high school one hour before each production. Children under the age of five will not be charged for this performance. Special pricing is available for groups of 20 or more by calling the theatre at 374-7469.

July 6 & 7 – Auditions for “Godspell”

July 6 and 7 at 6:30 p.m. – ACT directors, Rocky Shutter & Barb Sullivan, will hold auditions for ACT’s fall production of Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell. High school students and adults of all ages are invited to audition by singing a one minute selection on the ACT stage at 907 Kilbourn Ave. in Tomah.

July 19 – 40 et 8 Annual Family Picnic

The 40 ET 8 is holding its annual family picnic, Sunday, July 19 and will be held at the 40 ET 8 Memorial Forest. There will be a chicken barbeque with other food choices also including hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and ice cream! There is soda and a beer tent with games to win six packs. There is live music–this year it’s Shitz & Giggles. There are locomotive rides, Kid’s treasure hunt, bingo, raffles, and silent auction. All proceeds go to nursing scholarships, with funds set aside to help children in need. This is a fun family event, all for a good cause! Come out and join the fun!

July 24 & 25 – Juneau County Hazardous Clean Sweep

Agricultural waste participants and small businesses — Don’t forget to pre-register. Moderate charge for tires and Freon appliances, TV’s, computer equipment, fluorescent bulbs (must pre-register for fluorescent bulb disposal) FRIDAY & SATURDAY JULY 24 & 25, 2015 at the Juneau County Highway Department, 930 East State Street, Mauston. Friday, July 24, 2015, Agricultural Clean Sweep Collection Hours: 9:00 am to Noon, Friday, July 24, 2015, Household Clean Sweep Collection Hours: Noon to 4:00 pm, Saturday, July 25, 2015, Household Clean Sweep Hours: 9:00 am to Noon. To pre-register agriculture and small business items, contact Greg Lowe or Kerrie Wheeler, at (608) 847-7221, Ext. 101, by July 17, 2015 This is a limited funded program. Pre-registrations received after July 17, 2015 may not be accepted. For more information, call 847-7221 ext. 101.

September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, October 2, 3, 4 – “Godspell”

ACT presents Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell, a musical based upon The Gospel According to St. Matthew. Featuring songs like “Day by Day”, “All Good Gifts”, and “By My Side” Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m.

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.

FAMILY & FRIENDS CONNECTIONFor more information, call 608-847-1838.

This support network meets quarterly and is open to the family and friends of nursing home residents

  • Thursday, May 7, 2 – 3 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

Topic – Coping with guilt

AUTISM SUPPORT GROUPFor more information, call 608-847-1285.

This group offers support services to families of children with autism.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 7 pm, Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston

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.

UW Extension Broadband Office 855-306-8050 or

Juneau/Adams County Clients may call 608-847-9375 for WIC Clinic times and locations.

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.