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Chamber Welcome Tourism Community Events Accommodations Dining Shopping Local Art & Attractions Woodside Sports Complex Parks & Recreation Location Mauston – New Lisbon Union Airport History of the Boorman House Rural Living Homes Mauston School District College & University Business & Industry Health Care Houses of Worship Habitat for Humanity City Government Advertiser Index

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Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to learn more


Mauston combines the friendly small-town charm of scenic Wisconsin with the progressive, on-the-move attitude of a much larger city and a strategic location ideally suited for commerce and tourism. Established as a sawmill settlement and incorporated in 1887, the City of Mauston (population 4,447) is situated exactly halfway between Minneapolis and Chicago on Interstate 90/94 and just a short drive north of the state capital, Madison. The hub of Juneau County, Greater Mauston is naturally connected to the outdoors with woods, lakes and rivers. The Lemonweir River flows through our revitalized downtown and a newly created river walk that has quickly become the community’s focal point for commerce and leisure. The Wisconsin River, Petenwell Lake and Castle Rock Lake – Wisconsin’s second and fourth largest lakes – are just minutes away (see Tourism section for details). While preserving our heritage with places such as the

Boorman House Historical Museum and historic buildings such as the Juneau County Courthouse and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the city has adopted a modern approach to economic development, new housing/residential areas, transportation and community facilities such as our great schools, senior housing and many parks. We are committed to controlled, sustainable growth that reflects a respect for the importance of open space and natural beauty. The result is a lifestyle that puts the great in Greater Mauston. For more information, contact: Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce 651 N. Union St., Unit 3  P.O. Box 171 Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-4142  (866) 516-1646 www.Mauston.com/chamber chamber@mauston.com mauston.org

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TOURISM Tourists find themselves naturally connected in greater Mauston


Greater Mauston offers an abundance of year-round recreational and leisure opportunities that are available to residents and visitors alike. Water-based activities include great fishing, boating, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding and tubing on our lakes and rivers. Other superior recreational opportunities include horseback riding, camping, snowmobiling, hiking and biking. Recently, the Mauston Room Tax Committee launched its new tourism brand and campaign to tell more potential visitors about the area. Mauston is naturally connected to the natural beauty of south central Wisconsin that was extolled by two of America’s iconic conservationists – Aldo Leopold and John Muir. Greater Mauston also encompasses Elroy, Lyndon Station, New Lisbon, Wonewoc, Camp Douglas and Hustler and Necedah, all within a 45-minute circle. Here are just some of the reasons why visitors should discover what local residents already appreciate about Greater Mauston:  The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge with its breathtaking photo ops is a 44,000-acre preserve for wildlife that includes eagles, pheasants, gray wolves, coyotes, foxes, cranes and more. The refuge is open year-round and is just a 20-minute scenic drive north of Mauston.


 Juneau County Castle Rock Park, situated on the 16,000-acre Castle Rock Lake, has 16 acres, a sandy swimming beach, great fishing, boating and 300 campsites. Buckhorn State Park is also located on Castle Rock Lake.  The Cruisin’ Turtle party boat, based at the Dirty Turtle pub in New Lisbon, offers scenic tours for groups and private parties.  Castle Rock Golf Course is a scenic 18-hole public course located at the gateway of Castle Rock Lake and Petenwell Lake, just north of Mauston.  Mauston’s Historic Boorman House offers a step back in time to the founding of Maugh’s Town as a sawmill settlement in the late 1800s. Special thematic open houses are held during the Christmas holidays, and a quilt exhibit and sale is held there in September.  The entrance to the Elroy-Sparta biking trail is 20 minutes from Mauston on the back roads. Plans are in the works to directly connect our biking trails to this nationally known rails-to-trails system.  Wisconsin Dells and its renowned waterparks are just 20 minutes south of Mauston on I-90/94.








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Mauston’s Special & Annual Events feature their own unique flavors


Mauston’s small-town charm includes visitor-friendly community events that both tourists and residents enjoy. The newly enhanced Riverside Park and river walk along the Lemonweir River features the Mauston Community Band on summer evenings in the band shell and old-fashioned Movies in the Park on Saturday evenings. The Greater Mauston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the farmers market every Saturday morning and late Tuesday afternoon from May to October. In addition, there are special events with their own unique flavors, beginning with the Mauston Pumpkin Bash. Held the second Saturday in October in Riverside Park, this signature event features pumpkin smashing catapults, pumpkin carving, costume parade and contest, trunk or treating (a combination of trick or treating and tailgating).

Nearby activities that weekend include wagon rides, mazes and horseback riding (with haunted versions of each). Other special events held each year include:  Juneau County Fair – 3rd week in August, Veteran’s Memorial Park  Waterfest/Venetian Lights Boat Parade – 1st weekend in August, Juneau County Castle Rock Park  Wa Du Shuda Days – 2nd weekend in August, New Lisbon’s Riverside Park  Wonewoc Old Fashioned Days – 3rd Saturday in May  Hustler Fest – last weekend in August For a complete list of events, activities and experiences, visit mauston.org.

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Annual Homemade Sled Competition – 3rd Saturday in February, Mauston Easter Egg Hunt – Good Friday, Mauston Spring Fling Craft & Gift Show – 3rd Saturday in April, Mauston Mauston Farmers’ Market – Saturday Morning & Tuesday afternoons May thru October Movies in the Park at Riverside Park – Selected Saturdays May thru October, Mauston Elroy Fair – 4th week of June Masuton Fireworks – 1st Saturday in July Mauston Fire Dept Chicken Feed – 1st Saturday in July Wa Du Shuda Days in New Lisbon – 2nd weekend in July Castle Rock Boat Bash Celebration – 3rd Saturday in July Parkfest in Lyndon Station – Last full weekend of July Waterfest on Castle Rock Lake – 1st Saturday of August Mauston City Wide Garage Sales – First Friday & Saturday of August Juneau County Fair – 3rd week of August Summer Parade – Last day of the Fair Hustlerfest – Last weekend of August Fly-in Drive-in at Mauston/New Lisbon Airport – 1st Saturday of September Apple Dumpling Days in Elroy – 2nd Saturday of September Pumpkin Bash – 2nd Saturday of October Holiday Craft & Gift Show – Saturday before Open Day of Gun Deer Season November Christmas at the Boorman House – Weekend after Thanksgiving and 1st weekend in December Holiday Parade – 1st Saturday of December Santa’s House – 2nd Saturday of December

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With its prime location on Interstate 94, halfway between Chicago and Minneapolis, Mauston has long been a prime spot for business travelers. A number of excellent lodging

choices are available to fit any business travel budget with amenities that allow professionals to stay connected while on the road.

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Guests staying at this central Wisconsin hotel will be just 5 minutes from Woodside Sports Complex and minutes from Wisconsin Dells, Burr Oak Winery and the Elroy Sparta Bike Trail.


Positioned halfway between Chicago and Minneapolis, the Greater Mauston area finds you centered in the scenic Wisconsin outdoors that inspired John Muir and Aldo Leopold, two of America’s iconic conservationists. Year-round outdoor recreational experiences abound: from swimming, fishing and boating to biking and hiking to hunting and snowmobiling and more, all within easy reach.


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Our strategic location also provides a natural hub for leisure travelers to explore Greater Mauston’s year-round outdoor recreational opportunities and activities. From boating and fishing to biking, snowmobiling, hunting or wildlife viewing, our scenic back roads make for easy connections with all the attractions in our area. Greater Mauston has a full range of lodging options from hotels and resorts to camping sites, B&B’s, cottages and vacation rentals, making us an ideal location for not only business travelers but for couples, families and group gatherings. We also have a range of conference facilities to host everything from small meetings to large weddings in a way that suits everyone’s needs.

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There are a number of great places to eat in Mauston and in the surrounding Greater Mauston area, with a blend of dining choices to meet every need. Fast food, family

restaurants, casual, fine dining and ethnic restaurants are examples of the wide number of choices to make every meal something special.

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The shopping in South Central Wisconsin, in general, and Greater Mauston area, in particular, offers a variety of shopping options. It has all the big-city conveniences while offering choices unique to small towns.

motorcycles, marinas with watercrafts and inflatable water accessories. Food shoppers will be delighted to partake in awarding-winning cheeses and the finest smoked meats in the area.

Shoppers will find unique offerings in the Mauston area, from family retail to specialty shops, thrift stores, apparel and antique shops. Other offerings include Harley-Davidson

There are so many choices, all within a half hour of Mauston. Chart your course and start exploring the shopping in the Greater Mauston area.

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The Mauston area is home to several local artists whose work reflects a unique expression or application all their own. Local art is not limited to painting, sculptures or crafts, but also includes musicians, dancers and

writers. They all share a creative ability to express feelings and capture the natural beauty in this rural community. Local artists’ works are featured around the area in shops, murals or at area watering holes.


There are so many activities near Mauston, and virtually all of them involve getting out and enjoying the outdoors. Our bluff country, with its scenic vistas, and Castle Rock Lake are beautiful year-round, but especially in the fall or after a fresh fallen snow. History abounds in our charming community. Learn more about the area’s past at the Boorman House, home of the Juneau County Historical Society Museum.

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Next, move on to some of our renowned wineries, cheese factories and apple orchards where you can spend a leisurely afternoon. Those looking for adventure spring, summer, fall and winter you will not be disappointed with the many activities near Mauston area.


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Woodside Sports is Mauston’s premier sports complex that offers camps, clinics, tournaments and other events for all ages. This western themed sports complex features eight all-turf baseball fields. The second facility will include soccer and baseball fields, as well as the Wisconsin Dells Center located just down the road in Wisconsin Dells. The Woodside Wisconsin Dells Center is an indoor dome large enough to hold one football field that also hosts tradeshows and conventions. Sports offered are baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, field hockey, volleyball and wrestling.

THE PRESENT & FUTURE In 2002, Damon purchased the land from Lucille Feldman Nichols, one of the original five Feldman children. It has been over 10 years of persistence, commitment and patience that Damon’s vision has begun to formalize into a reality. On Nov. 13, 2010, one half mile from Woodside Ranch, ground breaking ceremonies were held at the construction site where over 100 community officials, residents, media and celebrities attended, including thenChicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, hall-of-famer Paul Molitor and future hall-of-famer Frank Thomas. Since 2010, Woodside Sports Complex has grown to include the 245-acre facility in Mauston, as well as soccer and baseball fields in Wisconsin Dells. Future plans also include championship stadiums for baseball and soccer as well as tennis courts. Opened in June 2014 with eight fully synthetic turf baseball/softball fields in Mauston, Woodside eventually hosts over 80 events per year when complete, and is committed to becoming the premier complex that provides programming for youth and athletic development, and attractions for the entire family.

HISTORY: HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Today’s famous Ranch Guest House started out as a simple two-story farmhouse built in the 1850s. Driven by aspirations of becoming a farmer, Davenport, Illinois, railroad worker William Feldman, his wife Sophie and their five children purchased the farm in 1914. Known as Woodside Farm for the next 15 years, the Ranch became a getaway from the city, and the Feldmans saw their dream expand as more of the friends and family vacationed there. For the next 60 years, Woodside Ranch was owned and operated by the Feldman family. In 1998, Damon Zumwalt, owner of Woodside Ranch and owner/developer of Woodside Sports Complex, visited Woodside Ranch as a guest over the winter, and while on horseback he ventured through the woods and into the meadows. Damon’s first thought was, “How many soccer fields could I build here?” A visionary and entrepreneur, Damon envisioned hundreds of youths playing sports, and believed Woodside Ranch had the potential to become the most unique sports complex in the country. As a father of five children, all of whom were involved in sports growing up, Damon had an idea of what worked and what didn’t work. Damon’s vision was to create a state-of-the-art complex where youths would compete and learn valuable lessons taught through sports, lessons and principles he also learned through his career as a high school and collegiate athlete.

WOODSIDE RANCH RESORT AMENITIES The Woodside Ranch Resort & Conference Center of today is an all-inclusive guest ranch that is open year-round. The all-inclusive rate includes your meals, lodging, activities and of course, horseback riding and pony and wagon rides. Lodging options consist of cozy cabins with working fireplaces, ranch house rooms (rustic hotel rooms) and a recently renovated lake house. Meals are home cooked and served family style in the ranch house. In the morning, the legendary breakfast ride takes guests out in the woods to breakfast. For those looking to stop in for a day of fun, Woodside also offers horseback rides and pony and wagon rides to the public as well. There is something for everyone. Discover a Wisconsin legend 100 years in the making.

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Mauston residents enjoy a wide variety of recreational and rrelaxation elaxation opportunities. Youth and senior activities, sports leagues, club organizations and general interest programs can be found in area recreational parks and facilities.

MARACHOWSKY PARK Located on Liberty Street off West State Street

Residents of Mauston and Juneau County also enjoy easy access to Juneau County State Parks and the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge.

RIVERSIDE PARK Located on Mansion Street

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK Located across from Mile Bluff Medical Center

LIONS PARK Located on South Union Street JONES PARK Located on Maughs Street MURPHY’S PARK Located on Monroe Street MILE BLUFF PARK/KIWANIS PARK Located behind Mile Bluff Medical Center OAKRIDGE PARK Located on Treml Drive Call city hall to reserve a pavilion for a fun day at any of the parks with your family and friends: (608) 847-6676.

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Mauston finds you surrounded by natural wonder, wildlife and has a rich variety of outdoor activities. The city of Mauston is located next door to Wisconsin’s second and fourth largest lakes, Petenwell and Castle Rock Lakes. Other natural features that surround our area include the Dells, multiple rivers, Indian effigy mounds and the Necedah Wildlife Refuge. Mauston also has a rich rural history with access to diverse agricultural experiences from cranberry bogs to dairy farms to apple orchards. The city’s beginning was based on the lumber industry of early Wisconsin. Mauston’s unique name originally was Maughs Town, named after its founder Milton M. Maugh. Incorporated in 1887 with a population of 1,857, the city

today has a population of approximately 4,500 maintaining its rural character. However, the city does benefit from its central location, for instance, it is the Juneau County seat. Mauston is often referred to as the halfway point between Chicago and the Twin Cities. Mauston’s position along Interstate 90-94 provides easy access to several economic centers: Madison, WI ................................................ 1 hour La Crosse, WI ............................................... 1 hour Milwaukee, WI .......................................... 2 hours Minneapolis, MN ....................................... 3 hours Chicago, IL ................................................ 3 hours

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A community that is readily accessible by air transportation holds a competitive advantage and realizes economic and quality of life benefits that can affect every citizen. The Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport is fast becoming the principle access route from a community to the nation and world. As an important part of our statewide transportation network, local airports such as Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport play a critical role in fostering business growth and economic development. Convenient access to air transportation allows businesses to quickly move goods and key personnel from one site to another, saving valuable

time and increasing productivity. The Mauston-New Lisbon Union Airport also provides facilities for emergency medical flights, law enforcement, agricultural spraying, pilot training and many other important community services. These services include management and operation of the airport, as well as the businesses providing aircraft maintenance, fueling, storage rental, charter sales and leasing activities. The airport has a 3,686 x 75-foot paved runway, rotating beacon and PAPI. It accommodates all small single-engine piston aircraft and some twin-engine piston aircraft under 12,500 pounds. Plans are in place to expand the runway in the near future. We invite visitors who land at our airport to enjoy local accommodations, restaurants, retail shopping and recreation, and to explore our area for commercial/industrial opportunities. The airport is located four miles north of Mauston between Mauston and New Lisbon.

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Mauston was founded by Milton M. Maughs, and the town was originally named Maughs Town after its founder; it was based on the lumber industry of early Wisconsin. Learn more about Mauston’s storied past at the Boorman House, built by Benjamin C. Boorman at 211 N. Union St. Boorman was born Sept. 3, 1830, in Kent County, England, emigrated to New York in 1840 and was apprenticed at an early age by the owners of Wadsworth Flouring Mills. He came to his father’s farm near Delevan in 1845 where he worked for several years. Construction began in 1874 on a new 13-room home for the Boorman family, and was completed in 1876. The exterior was covered with a cream colored brick, made by S.E. Ellsworth at his yard about a half-mile south of the Allaby corner, junction of County Trunk G and State Highway 82. The interior lumber was of the finest woods being finished in the Boorman Mill. The building was erected on lots 13 and 20, Boorman’s Addition, and stood in a beautiful grove of trees. There was a carriage shed, an extensive lawn and a formal garden. Several brick sidewalks extended to the street. There was a large, columned porch on the front or east side of the house and cupola or “Widow’s Walk” adorned the roof. The rooms were large and airy with a curved mahogany staircase to the second floor. Three marble fireplaces graced three rooms and apertures throughout the house held many lamps. The house was furnished with the finest silver, carpeting and furniture including a Grand Piano. The cost of the building was $12,000.

Boorman died Aug. 17, 1886 of consumption and after the closing of his estate, Jeff T. Heath came into possession of the mills, dam and the Boorman House. On the death of Heath in 1903, the house was purchased by Tom Powers, a wellknown Mauston citizen. He lived there with his family, selling to John Tremain about 1930 who sold to Francis Gardner and his wife. They sold the house to Edward Pierce about 1962. The Juneau County Historical Society was formed at the Boorman House in 1963 and used the house for a museum for a number of years before moving to the Boorman House about 1978. The historical society purchased the house for a Museum from Edward W. Pierce on Aug. 6, 1987.



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Mauston is a rural community centrally located in southwestern Wisconsin on Interstate 90/94. Mauston’s location gives it the advantage of maintaining a “small town” lifestyle with a short commute to “big city” activities. The community is within a three hour drive to both Chicago and Minneapolis. Close enough for a client visit, yet far enough away to get quality rural talent and lower real estate costs.

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Several unique recreational and cultural experiences surround Mauston. Wisconsin Dells is only 20 minutes east of town. The second and fourth largest Wisconsin lakes with resorts and outdoor recreation

are minutes north of Mauston. Miles of state bike trails pass through the county, and the nationally acclaimed Necedah Wildlife Refuge lies a few miles north.

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The City of Mauston has a variety of affordable homes in styles suited to everyone’s taste. Executive properties, quaint homes on tree-lined streets, townhomes, apartments and historical homes are among the available choices.


The Mauston High School Technology Department has a contract with the City of Mauston to build new homes in the Mauston area. Through this innovative program, high school students learn various carpentry skills,


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and what is required to become a carpenter. Real estate is a driving force in the U.S. economy, and Juneau County stands as one of the most secure areas in which to invest in property. The local market has experienced a steady improvement over the last few years. A variety of housing styles and price ranges in Mauston ensures a choice for everyone’s lifestyle. Juneau County property tax rates compare favorably within this region, and home values continue to remain stable for those looking in Mauston for their piece of the “American dream.”

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The Mission of Mauston Schools: in partnership with families and community, is to be the school district of choice that is committed to educating students to set goals, think critically, act responsibly, and work cooperatively to become successful citizens. The School District of Mauston encompasses 324 square miles in the heart of the Lemonweir Valley, offering an excellent comprehensive public education for students ages four through high school. The Mauston Board of Education believes that a strong public education is the most certain means of developing an informed community. Public schools are the bedrock of healthy, engaged communities. Mauston Schools makes a bold promise to build a quality foundation of learning in the community so that our young people can be instrumental in creating a promising future. Mauston Schools know that the children, youth, and citizens of the community deserve no less than our best efforts at supporting our students’ highest levels of academic and personal achievement. Mauston Schools have high quality teachers, support staff, and school principals who have high expectations for all students. Mauston has five schools that are dedicated to studentcentered excellence. Every level of the organization is a part of championing a quality educational experience that maximizes each student’s potential for success. Every individual in the organization has a united purpose to help students reach their highest levels of attainment. Teachers, support staff, parents, students, and the community play a significant and important role in a collective partnership to serve our students. This collective support is evidenced in school hallways, athletic fields, classrooms, and at community events. All adults are positive ambassadors for the students and the schools in the School District of Mauston. A RICH AND FOCUSED LEARNING EXPERIENCE Students in the Mauston Schools experience a high quality and coherent instructional program in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Each school has a school improvement plan that defines its goals and priorities as a school. Teachers, administrators, and support staff are evaluated on an annual basis to ensure that each staff member is growing professionally and that their work is aligned with District and school defined priorities. In addition to strong teaching and learning for student success in college, career, and life, students at all schools also participate in instrumental and vocal music, adaptive and general physical education, visual arts, integrated technology, and library and media instruction. At the secondary schools students have the opportunity to study these


specific interests in more depth through clubs, co-curricular, and other academic and non-academic activities. Classrooms at all grade levels are equipped with SmartBoard technology and multiple laptop and one-to-one technologies. Teachers are actively engaged in integrated technology instruction through the use of SmartBoard Assessment Responders and Document Cameras. A variety of instructional support programs are in place to assist students in their learning. Programs include family and community engagement resources, Parent and Teacher Organizations, English Learners, Special Education and school counseling at all grade levels. WEST SIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 708 Loomis Ave.  Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-5616 GRAYSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 510 Grayside Ave.  Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-5616 LYNDON STATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 201 Hoehn Dr.  Lyndon Station, WI 53944 (608) 666-2431 OLSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 508 Grayside Ave.  Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-6603 MAUSTON HIGH SCHOOL 800 Grayside Ave.  Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-4410 ILEAD CHARTER SCHOOL 800 Grayside Ave.  Mauston, WI 53948 (608) 847-4410


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The Hatch Public Library was made possible by generous contributions of both time and money from many citizens in our community. Notably, Bill and Jean Hatch stepped forward to make a $1 million pledge toward the building of our new library in memory of their grandaughter, Deena Hatch, motivating the community to make the dream a reality.

The Hatch Public Library provides free materials and services to help area residents meet their personal, educational, professional and recreational needs. In addition, we offer magazines, audio books, music CD’s and DVD’s. The Library also has a state-of-the-art computer lab with 16 internet computers and free Wi-Fi access. The Hatch Public Library subscribes to more than 100 magazines, receives 4 daily newspapers and offers preschool story times.

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Western Technical College is a state technical college and part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The system was created over 100 years ago to meet the training and education needs of specific regions throughout the state. Western’s main campus is in La Crosse, but classes are offered throughout the region including Black River Falls, Independence, Mauston, Sparta, Tomah and Viroqua. Western offers more than 100 programs of study including associate’s degrees, technical diplomas and certificates, as well as employment skills training and courses that transfer to four-year universities. The mission of the college is to provide relevant, high-quality education, in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows the communities that they serve.


The University of Wisconsin-Extension Office of Juneau County staff teaches, learns and serves Juneau County citizens by connecting them to the university’s resources. The extension office acts as catalyst for transforming lives and local communities through developing networks, inclusiveness, relationship-building, promoting lifelong learning and respect for one’s self and neighbors. Juneau County’s University of Wisconsin-Extension offers 4-H and youth programming, the Advanced Leadership Program, volunteer training support and development, educational resources, environmental resources, farm and agricultural business support, food-nutrition-health education, horticultural training (Master Gardener Program) and support, home and family assistance, as well as starting a business and support of economic development. These programs wrap around life stages and respond to the concerns of citizens. ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The Advanced Leadership Program strives to identify, cultivate and support leadership development in Juneau County. The ALP program collaborates with other organizations and

Community relationships are vital to Western. Each program has an advisory committee made up of people from local business who are either in that career or are considering hiring for that career, helping to ensure Western graduates have the skills they will need in the workforce. In addition, students get real-world experience by participating in related community service projects as part of their course work.

businesses to deliver leadership training for area citizens. The program offers 10 sessions over a 10-month period, with each session geared toward a certain topic and/or community issue. Pre-seminar assignments, classroom and experiential visits and activities are used in the learning process. The ALP has had over 88 graduates since it started. The program provides a broad perspective on personal, political, economic, leadership and social issues impacting Juneau County and its citizens. To get involved in the program or to sponsor it, contact the UW-Extension office at (608) 847-9329, gary.kirking@ces. uwex.edu or any of the staff at the UW-Extension. JUNEAU COUNTY LUNCH & LEARN SERIES The Lunch and Learn Series is a collaborative effort of the Greater Mauston Chamber of Commerce, UW-Extension Juneau County-Community Development, Mauston Area Schools, Juneau County Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Mauston Area Development Corporation. The purpose of the monthly series is to bring relative topics to the citizens of Juneau County, to allow them to be more informed and understand the changes that are happening in our society and area. Sessions include topics related to economic development, social changes, leadership and skill development, current events, diversity and other interesting and dynamic topics. Specific recent sessions have included social media, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Doing business in China, The history of Juneau County and How to deal with negative people. Sessions are held monthly at the UW-Extension Office conference room, 211 Hickory St., Mauston. Call the UW Extension office at (608) 847-9329 or email gary.kirking@ces.uwex.edu for more information, or to be added to the invitation list.



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Mauston’s stable job market has seen a positive expansion in its retail and tourism market. We provide about 3,000 jobs to our community and the region. Juneau County is in the top third of the strongest wage paying counties in the state. The following list outlines the top 10 private employers within the city and its immediate borders. EMPLOYER

Type of Business

Mile Bluff Medical Center .................................. Medical Parker Hannifin ....................................... Manufacturing Master Mold .............................................. Manufacturing Brenner Tank ............................................. Manufacturing Festival Foods ...................................................... Grocery Brunner Manufacturing .......................... Manufacturing Kwik Trip .............................................................. Trucking Stroh Precision Die ................................... Manufacturing Dumore Corporation ................................ Manufacturing ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Programs & Financing TIF: Tax Incremental Finance The City of Mauston has two Tax Incremental Finance (TIF) districts. Both are financially healthy and stable, positioning the city with the ability to comfortably incentivize new development. The first TIF is the city’s industrial park located on the west side of town. The park has access to rail and is located on State Hwy 12/16.The city recently expanded the industrial park and created over 30 acres of developable land with provisions for streets, water, sewer, electrical, telecommunications, storm water detention and drainage. Property in the recent expansion is city owned. The second TIF is the city’s business park located on the east side of town. The park has easy access to Interstate 90/94, offers the basic public amenities (street, water, sewer and electricity) and provides a variety of parcel sizes for future development. The city, county and private entities own lots open for development.

Downtown Redevelopment The city has cleaned and prepared downtown sites for redevelopment. It is shovel-ready, over an acre in size and in a good location next to the County Justice Center, one block from State Street. Revolving Loan Fund The city maintains a revolving loan fund to provide gap financing for small businesses and start-ups. The primary purpose of the program is to provide additional jobs. The loan amount is subject to the availability of funds. There is no set minimum or maximum, but generally loans will not exceed the 20 percent of available funds. Private funds must be leveraged at least one dollar for every dollar of RLF funds. In addition, at least one permanent full-time equivalent position must be created or retained for every $20,000 of RLF funds requested. Economic Development Corporation The city is serviced by two development corporations, the Greater Mauston Area Development Corporation and the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation. GMADC is the primary contact for development opportunities within the city. CITY DEVELOPMENT PLANS Most importantly, the city has the infrastructure to support additional growth. The school system infrastructure is also positioned for growth. The City recently invested in the redevelopment of its downtown by rehabbing its downtown Riverside Park and developing a mile of Riverwalk. Those investments have in turn attracted private development to invest and revitalize the Downtown and entry corridor. The City has every intention to continue its focus and efforts to expand park and trail amenities throughout the community.

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The greater Mauston area has access to healthcare evolving for life through the full spectrum of services available at Mile Bluff Medical Center. Since 1883, Mile Bluff has operated the only hospital in Juneau County; and for generations, area families have trusted their care to Mile Bluff – from birth to adolescence and on through adulthood. To continue to meet the growing needs of the community, Mile Bluff has since added

nursing homes in Mauston and New Lisbon, a retirement community apartment complex in Mauston, an assisted living facility in New Lisbon, and outreach medical facilities in Lake Delton, Mauston, Necedah, New Lisbon and Elroy. Mile Bluff Medical Center continually strives to bring sophisticated medical services, expert healthcare providers and the latest technologies to the local region. By doing this, it ensures that residents can receive exceptional care during times of illness, injury, and even wellness, without having to travel to a big city. With nearly 50 medical providers on staff, Mile Bluff is able to offer family medicine, maternity care, gynecology, general surgery, emergency medicine, childbirth/delivery, podiatry, orthopedic surgery, geriatric medicine, pediatrics, urgent care, internal medicine and facial cosmetic procedures. In addition, almost 50 visiting specialists see patients in Mauston each month from 16 different fields of practice, such as allergy, cardiology, neurology, optometry, rheumatology, urology and more.

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Mile Bluff is committed to providing compassionate and progressive care, improving the health and wellness of the community and going beyond expectations in healthcare today and always. To fulfill this mission, Mile Bluff also offers a wide variety of specialty outpatient services, including: audiology, dialysis, physical and occupational therapy, sleep medicine, medical imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, infusion and cancer care, pulmonary rehabilitation, nutrition counseling, speech pathology, home health, respiratory therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, childbirth education, tobacco cessation programs, pastoral care, diabetes education, massage, support groups, social services and health fairs. No matter the stage or phase, Mile Bluff provides the greater Mauston area with healthcare evolving for life.

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Long ago, the first settlers in the area realized the importance of faith in establishing a strong sense of community, and built the town’s first churches to reflect their convictions. Over the years, religion has had a strong presence in the lives of our citizens. Today, Mauston’s faith community is as strong and vibrant as ever. The faithful gather in any one of more than a

dozen nearby worship facilities that hold services throughout the week and represent a broad spectrum of beliefs. Through the Mauston Area Ministerial Association, religious leaders work hand in hand with civic groups and are active in the daily lives of residents. They provide valuable care, offer direction and lend comfort and relief to those in need. Photo by Diane Dahl

Worship: 9:00am Sunday School: 10:30am Worship on Wednesdays: 6:00pm, meal at 6:30pm, classes at 7:00pm, praise team at 7:00pm.

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Across the U.S., Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 400,000 homes for low income working families, impacting over 850,000 children who live in those homes. Now Habitat for Humanity is at work in Juneau County. Habitat started working in Juneau County in 2009. Locally Habitat has built or renovated 10 homes for low income working families in Juneau County and continues to build one home per year. Who Habitat helps: Habitat helps families who have a steady income and agree to put in 500 hours of sweat equity in helping to build or renovate their home. Habitat for Humanity also has a strong partnership with the Mauston High School. In conjunction with its Advanced Construction class led by Mike Borreson, interested students get the opportunity to gain real-world carpentry experience in field and many of the students go on to carpentry or construction careers. JUNEAU COUNTY GAINS FOREVER When construction is completed, the selected family purchases the home from Habitat with a no-interest mort-

gage. The monthly mortgage payments provide capital back to Habitat for building more homes to help additional families. As a result, any donations or volunteer effort contribute to decent and affordable housing for working families in Juneau County for many years to come. HOW YOU CAN HELP Habitat is a volunteer organization, and many of the resources needed for building homes are donated. Anyone willing to give of their time, to donate building materials, to provide professional services or to make financial contributions is welcome. Another way to support Habitat in Juneau County is to donate items to the Mauston Habitat ReStore, located just south of Mauston on Hwy 12-16. All proceeds from ReStore sales go to Habitat’s housing programs. WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU Anyone wishing to volunteer or work with Habitat can give them a call at the Habitat ReStore, just south of Mauston, at (608) 847-2000, or visit www.maustonrestore.com or www.habitat-ajc.org.



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Mauston operates under a Mayor-Common Council-Administrator form of government, which has become the traditional and dominant type of organization in the state of Wisconsin. The city welcomes new residents to become involved and engaged in the community. You can view our meetings, stay informed, and learn more about our services by visiting our website at www.mauston.com or like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/cityofmauston.



The Bank of Mauston .............................. 3

Mauston Super 8 ..................................... 9

Best Western Mauston ............................ 8

Mauston UMC ....................................... 25

BTU Management Inc. ........................... 19

Mile Bluff Medical Center ..................... 28

Castle Rock Golf Course ....................... 12

Oakdale Credit Union ........................... 19

Castle Rock Hideaway ............................. 9

Oakridge Apartments ........................... 18

Castle Rock Marine ............................... 14

Powers Gourmet Chocolates ................ 11

Cottage Care Circle .............................. 17

Roche-a-Cri Pharmacy ........................... 24

The Cottage Keeper ............................... 9

Shipwreck Bay ....................................... 10

The Dirty Turtle ....................................... 6

Smith II Marine ...................................... 14

Edward Jones ......................................... 3

Stonefield Apartments .......................... 18

Fawn Creek Winery ............................... 10

Terrace Heights ..................................... 25

Festival Foods ......................................... 2

Tomah Pharmacy ................................... 24

Greater Mauston ..................................... 8

True Value ............................................... 2

Lampert Lumber ................................... 19

Wells’ Lakeside Cottages ........................ 9

Mauston Furniture & Appliances ........... 19

Wisconsin River Meats .......................... 11

Mauston Pharmacy ................................ 24

Woodside Ranch ..................................... 5

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