March 12th-31st –  Mile Bluff to hold Clothing Drive

Help patients, families in emergency situations 

When responding to medical emergencies, the number one priority of the individuals providing care is to save lives.  At times, this can mean that a patient’s clothes may be cut or damaged.  There are also circumstances when patients and their loved ones arrive in the Emergency Department with soiled or bloodied clothes.  In times like these, it’s a comfort for individuals to have a fresh set of clean clothing to change into. In order to be able to help in these situations, Mile Bluff Medical Center’s Emergency Department is coordinating a clothing drive starting March 12 to March 31.  The team is looking for new and gently-used clothing items of all sizes that are easy to slip on, such as sweatpants, T-shirts, socks, sweatshirts, etc.  If you have items like this that you can part with, please consider a donation.  All sizes, child through adult, are needed.

Clean cloths could be the comfort needed to help an individual or family during a very difficult time.

If you would like to make a clothing donation, you can drop it off at:

-Mile Bluff’s Emergency Department

-Mile Bluff Medical Center – Main registration desk

-Elroy Family Medical Center

-Delton Family Medical Center

-Necedah Family Medical Center

-New Lisbon Family Medical Center

-Terrace Heights Retirement Community

-Crest View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


March 23rd – St. Paul’s Catholic Church New Lisbon Fish Fry

Serving from 5:00pm to 7:00pm Ticket cost is $10. The menu includes baked or fried cod, baked or american fried potatoes, rolls, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.


March 23 – Dairyland Donkey Basketball

7:00pm. Friday, March 23. At the Necedah High School. 1st Game is Firefighters vs Law Enforcement. 2nd Game Alumni/Students vs Staff. Tickets available at the high school office or Necedah True Value. Sponsored by: Necedah Athletic Booster Club.


 March 23 & 24 – The Matt Ellipsis Show

Area Community Theatre is happy to be hosting The Matt Ellipsis Show Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24 at 7:00 p.m. A comedian and Christian rapper, Matt explained that he will essentially be emceeing this show which will provide a platform for area performers in various genres to introduce themselves to the community. He is hoping this “sampler plate” of Tomah area will show audiences the “Best of Tomah”, a community he and his family have come to love.


March 25 & 29 – Reedsburg United Methodist Church

Reedsburg United Methodist Church, 833 Third Street. Invites you for the Last Supper Reenactment. Performance times are Sunday, March 25th at 7pm and Thursday, March 29th at 7pm.


March 29 – Shari Sarazin to entertain at Terrace Heights Retirement Community

On Thursday, March 29, Shari Sarazin will be performing at Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston.  Beginning at 2 pm, Shari will play musical selections on her Celtic harp.  In addition to playing the harp, Shari is also a vocalist and composer.  She is sure to offer another crowd-pleasing performance.  The concert is free and open to the public, however space is limited.  If you would like to join the tenants for the March 29 concert, call 608-847-2377 to reserve your spot today. Also ask about a facility tour; apartments are now available.


February 26 – April 13 — Western to offer student run computer help desk

Western Technical College Computer Support Specialist students will be offering a technology support help desk for the community from Feb. 26-April 13. Services will be available online, over the phone, or in person in room 219 of the Business Education Center, 405 8th St., La Crosse.

The support desk will run on Mondays from 10:00 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m.-noon, and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Students can assist with computer software training, hardware support, and general troubleshooting. The help desk is part of Western’s community engagement program, which takes credit courses and uses them to address and solve community needs.

“This program is not only helping the students learn, it is also helping the public,” said Cindy Prindle, the instructor for the classes. “It teaches our students how to become leaders in our community.”

If interested in visiting the help desk in person, walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Community members may park in Western lot H or visitor parking spots for free during help desk hours. Interested individuals can make an appointment or seek technology assistance by calling 608.785.9900, emailing, or visit

For more information about community education at Western, visit


April 14th – Ladies “Spring Fling” Luncheon

Ladies “Spring Fling” Luncheon at noon. Saturday, April 14th at Trinity Lutheran CHurch, Hustler. Guest SPeaker “Simply J.P.” Fellowship, delicious, meal, music, basket raffles. Cost $8. Bring a Friend. RSVP Sharon Halverson 608-547-2222 or email


April 15 – Varsity Band is coming to Hillsboro

Sunday, April 15th at 1:00pm. At the Hillsboro High School Gym. Refreshments will be served by the Hillsboro Music Coalition. UW Band will be selling souvenirs.

Advance tickets: Adults $10 each, Children 18 & under $5.

At the Door: Adults $15 each, Children 18 & under $10.

Tickets available at: Hillsboro High School Office, Farmers State Bank of Hillsboro, Wonewoc, La Farge, Readstown and Union Center, Royal Bank of Hillsboro, New Lisbon and Elroy, Peterson Pharmacy & County Market. Call for more information 608-547-8042. Sponsored by the Hillsboro Lions Club


April 17 – Camp Douglas American Legion Post 133

5pm to 7pm  Meat Raffle and Social Hour. Refreshments available and free lunch. Public is welcome


April 18 – Queen of the Holy Rosary School – Necedah

Queen of the Holy Rosary School – Necedah

Kindergarten Roundup for the 2018-2019 school year.

When: April 18, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00AM

All are welcome to come and check out the school/classroom, and meet the teacher.

Come see what we are all about.

We are a Private Christian School Since 1982.


Queen of the Holy Rosary School

W5606 Shrine Road

Necedah, WI 54646


May 9 – Mobile Food Pantry 

The Mobile Food Panty will be at Silver Star Health in New Lisbon.  Available to Juneau County Residents, proof of address needed,bring bags and boxes, expect wait times in line. Dates are March 14th, May 9th, September 12th, November 14th.


May 12 – Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center

On Saturday, May 12, Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center will hold the 12th annual Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk. Registration is now open. Please share this information with the community as appropriate. The event starts and finishes at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center, located at 28 Commerce Street across from the Lake Delton Walmart.  The festivities begin at 9:30 am with a free kids’ run/walk for children up to age 12, followed by the 5k event at 10 am.


New Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce – BINGO

Snacks, soda and water for sale. Bring your family and friends. Please invite and share this event! Dabbers are needed. We do have them for sale too. Bingo starts 6pm Promptly. Doors open 5:15pm. Bingo will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. Pleas note some venues have changed, see below. Please contact the New Lisbon Are Chamber of Commerce with any questions Karen (608) 562-3555

March 20th at New Lisbon City Hall

April 17th at New Lisbon Fire Department

May 15th at New Lisbon City Hall

June 19th at New Lisbon City Hall


UW-Extension Announces Master Gardener Training in Juneau County

UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are members of the local community who take an active interest in growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, trees and lawns.

“What really sets them apart from other home gardeners is their commitment to learning and sharing what they learn with others,” said Alana Voss, Juneau County Agricultural Educator.

Master Gardener Volunteers participate in over 36 hours of training taught by University of Wisconsin-Extension staff and specialists in topics ranging from botany and soils; edibles and ornamentals; pest control using conventional, organic, and chemical-free methods.  Training is a mix of classroom lecture and activities, online videos, and reading assignments.

Training for the Level 1 Master Gardener Volunteer Program begins January 22, 2018 at the Juneau County UW-Extension Office. Trainings will take place from 6-9pm every Monday night until April 23, 2018. After completing the training, individuals can become a certified Master Gardener Volunteer by providing 24 volunteer hours in UW-Extension approved projects, each year.

“The service opportunities are wide-ranging,” said Voss. Master Gardener Volunteers support community gardens, speak to local groups, and plan or assist with a variety of garden-related community projects.  In Juneau County, Master Gardener Volunteers have contributed over 15,349 hours since 2000

Applications are currently being accepted.  Contact Juneau County UW-Extension office at 847-9329.  Or, visit their web site at


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. 102 Hickory Street, Mauston. Wednesdays 10 am – Noon. Age appropriate art and play activities, storytime and snack offered. No Cost. For more information: (608)847-4991.

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.


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

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.