Wisconsin’s Messenger of Juneau County closes
e Messenger of Juneau County (Wisconsin) closed its doors on June 6. A note on the door of the paper’s o ce in Elroy said the paper was shutting down permanently, the Reedsburg Star-Times reported.
Phil Calian, owner of the Messenger of Juneau County, wouldn’t say if customers will receive refunds, the Star-Times said. Calian said that customers should email the paper for more info.
“Again, this is not a situation of bankruptcy, this is closing of a paper, so subscribers should feel free to contact us using that email address,” he told the Star-Times.
“We are sad to announce the Messenger of Juneau County has closed, e ective June 6, 2018,” the June 6 note on the door said. “ e newspaper will no longer be published following the resignation of the paper’s sta . Any questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will all miss the paper!”
Missouri-based Lewis County Press bought the paper in 2014. e Messenger was the only Wisconsin paper the company owned.
In a May 29 interview on WRJC radio, Publisher and Editor Eva Marie Woywod said no employees had healthcare and she thought they weren’t paid enough. “ e leader of the sta had resigned, Eva, and I just couldn't nd a replacement,” Calian told the Star-Times.