Mauston Referendum Public Informational Sessions  

You are invited to attend public informational sessions about the school district referendum at the Hatch Public Library, Tuesday, March 3 at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, March 3 at 3:00 PM, and Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 PM. Superintendent Christine Weymouth and Mauston School Board members will share information and answer your questions.

March 4 – St. Paddy’s Party 

Everyone is Irish this time of year! Join the Hatch Public Library on Wednesday, March 4, at 1PM for its St. Paddy’s Party. Musician John Duggleby performs as Paddy O’Chair in a humorous musical revue!  This event is part of the Hatch-Ed series, which is a new series of library programs for adults.

March 7 – Cancer Benefit

No one fights alone. There will be a cancer benefit for Maria Belcher on Saturday, March 7 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm at the Elroy Legion Hall. There will be a bake sale, a BBQ with chips, desserts, and beverages available for purchase, door prizes, many raffles and silent auctions. For more information or to make a donation, call or text Deb @608-547-8326.

March 7 - 80th Annual Arts/Crafts Country Gift Show

Monroe County Historical Society’s 80th Annual Arts/Crafts Country Gift Show will be held Saturday, March 7 from 9am till 3pm at Sparta’s Senior High School on N. Black River Street, the corner of HWY 27 AND HWY 21. There are over 225 booths with free parking and free admission. Lunch is available. All proceeds are used to preserve Monroe County’s history.

March 7 – Food Fair and Farmers Market

A winter farmers market at Sacred Heart School Gym in Reedsburg on Saturday, March 7. It will be from 9am-1pm. There will be 25 different vendors, six different mini sessions, and ask-an-expert tables. It’s Reedsburg’s 5th annual Food Fair and Farmers Market.

March 10 – Relay for Life of Juneau County Kick-Off Event

On Tuesday, March 10, Relay for Life of Juneau County will have their kick off event at Anjero’s Sports Bar and Grill at 6pm. This year’s theme is “Wings of Hope.” Here you will learn what’s new for 2015, sharing the event website and how to register your teams online, and meet team captains. Food and drink will be provided. RSVP by Thursday, March 5 to Stephanie Printz at 404-417-8004 or

March 12 – New Lisbon Annual 8th Grade/Faculty Games

Sponsored by New Lisbon Schools Staff, come out and see the annual 8th Grade/Faculty games, Thursday, March 12th. Doors open at 5pm, and concessions are available. At 6:00pm is the 8th Grade Girl vs New Lisbon Women’s All Stars Basketball game and halftime will feature 6th Grade Girls Basketball. At 7:15pm is the 8th Grade Boys vs. New Lisbon Men’s All Star Basketball game and halftime will feature 4th Grade Boys Basketball. Between the games, High School Poms/Junior High Poms and 8th Grade Pie in the Face. All proceeds go to fund the New Lisbon Personnel Scholarship.

March 14-15 State Powerlifting

Necedah Powerlifting Club has the privilege of hosting the 2015 WHSPA Boys and Girls State Championship in Necedah on March 14th and 15th.  They expect more than 300 lifters from all over the state.

March 14 – Organ Concert 

The United Methodist Church in Mauston is happy to be hosting an organ concert on March 14 to benefit “S.E.A. of Change”, an organization
dedicated to helping Juneau County’s homeless. Organist Ken Hager will be performing a variety of music ranging from classical and sacred music to polka and popular show tunes. In Ken’s own words, his program will be “a unique blend of styles, from Bach to Rodgers & Hammerstein, as well as sacred favorites.” The concert will be from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

March 15 – St. James’ Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

St. James’ Lutheran Church in Necedah (Highway 80 South) is having its 21st Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner on Sunday, March 15 from 3:30-7pm. The food includes a beverage and dessert. Cost is $8.50 for adults. Children from the age of 5 to age 10 are $5 and kids under 5 years of age are free. Take outs are available. For any questions, please call 608-565-7252.

March 15 – St. Mary’s Ham Dinner

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lyndon Station will be holding a Ham Dinner, Sunday, March 15. Dinner will be served from 11:00am-1:30pm. Menu includes: Ham, green beans, corn, baked potatoes, vegetable tray, coleslaw, rolls, pies, and beverage. Cost is: Adults – $9, Children (6-12) – $5, and children 5 and under are free. Carry-outs are available and are $10. There will be a raffle and you do not need to be present to win. Proceeds will help offset the Church Window Restoration Project.

March 17 – Last Day to Buy Car Dunk Tickets

Outdoors Forever is selling Car Dunk Tickets now until March 17. Guess the day and time the car sinks. First place receives $250, second place $150, and third place receives $50. Guesses are $2.00 or 3/$5.00. Outdoors Forever is dedicated to youth outdoor education, wildlife habitat, and the safe, ethical, and wise use of natural resources.

April 1 – Hatch Public Library Invites Author Larry Scheckel

Join the Hatch Public Library on Wednesday, April 1st at 1PM to meet author Larry Scheckel. Known in the newspapers as the Science Guy, Larry is also the author of a new memoir, “Senecca Seasons”, about growing up on a Wisconsin farm. This event is part of the Hatch-Ed series, which is a new series of library programs for adults.

April 20 – Pop-Up Make N’ Take Party

The Sewcial Lounge is coming to Mauston to host a Pop-Up Make ‘n’ Take Party. Grab your friends and join us for some sewing, sewcializing and fun! Even if you have no sewing experience at all you are welcome to join us. The cost is $30 for the event and it includes everything you need to complete your project, just bring yourself and your smiles! It will be held at the Best Western Park Oasis Inn at 10:00am – 11:30am, 11:30am – 1:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Spots are limited. For more information, contact or click here.

Six River Toastmasters International Travel Presentations

The display case located in the library entrance will be showcasing the particular country or regions chosen by the speakers.

April 2 – A Day in Zanzabar – Margie Strouse

April 20 – Costa Rica – Tammy Wetley

There is no charge to attend. Speeches happen at 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. and 8:15 – 8:30 there will be public comments.  Questions? Email:

May 6 – Hatch Public Library Invites Author Royal K. Sutton

Join the Hatch Public Library on Wednesday, May 6th at 1PM to meet author, Royal K. Sutton.  Sutton’s book, “On the Edge of Extinction” is a pictorial from glass negatives, taken of Native Americans in 1898 at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. This event is part of the Hatch-Ed series, which is a new series of library programs for adults.

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.

Grief Support Group

This group offers support services to families and individuals who are coping with the death of a loved one. The group meets at 7 pm at Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. For more information, call 608-847-1285.
• Thursdays, December 4; December 18

Al-Anon Group - For more information, call 608-562-5611.

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

Winter Walking 

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from exercising this winter. On school days, many area schools are open so the public can walk indoors. Please note that these are when school is in session.

Mauston High School                                                                          West Side Elementary School
800 Grayside Avenue, Mauston                                                              708 Loomis Drive, Mauston
6:30-7:30 a.m. & 3:45 -5:00 p.m.                                                             4:00-7:00 p.m.

Olson Middle School
508 Grayside Avenue, Mauston
Enter at west parking lot, door #1.
Access to certain areas will be restricted on game nights.
4:00-6:00 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                                                                    Wisconsin Dells High School
101 School Road, Wonewoc                                                                  520 Race Street, Wisconsin Dells
Use the entrance by the flag pole.                                                          Use Iowa Street entrance.
4:00-6:00 p.m.                                                                                        6:15-7:30 a.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Royall High School Hallways
1501 Academy Street, Elroy
Enter at the front door.
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)

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.